Ok, so, Goodr is making ski goggles. This should be a very exciting update for anyone who has worn Goodr sunglasses, because what’s better than a sweet looking bomber pair of shades that only cost $25? The answer is a sweet pair of bomber ski goggles that only cost $75. I have to admit, I had my doubts when I first got the rundown on the new Snow G’s. A goggle that comes with two magnetic lenses and a sweet hard case for $75 is definitely bordering on too good to be true territory. However, after spending most of a day on the mountain in a pair, I can confirm that Goodr has knocked it out of the park once again.
The magnetic lenses are ridiculously easy to swap in and out, but still feel super solid in the frame and don’t leave you worrying that they might fly off if you go too fast. The foam is nice and comfortable against your face, and seals well around the bridge of your nose to prevent excess airflow. On a similar note, the upper and lower vents do a great job at preventing any fogging, even when it’s 15 degrees out and you’re huffing and puffing up a bootpack. I was seriously impressed with the quality of the lens itself, from field of view, to clarity, and even color profiles. I was using the high-light lens, and was fortunate enough to get an idea of how it performed in bright morning sunlight, as well as flat-light conditions as some light snow rolled in later in the day. The lens isn’t crazy dark, which allows for solid visibility even in fairly low-light weather.
All that said, I do have one critique for the folks over at Goodr. These goggles are big. Like, almost too big. They’re comparable to most other brands XL goggle models, which isn’t the worst thing in the world but it does make the fit pretty unique. My hope would be that we see an update to the Snow G line before long that includes a medium or small fit option to allow a wider range of people to get their hands on a pair. That said, if you like a slightly larger frame goggle, I can confidently say that this is the best value for money goggle on the market right now. It’s likely not going to replace a $300 pair of high end goggles in your quiver, but it can easily outperform competing models at 2-3 times the price.