Smith Goggles; Eyewear That Is Worth Your Money

Smith Goggles, also called smith optics is a big name in the snow goggle industry. If you’re on the mountain for any length of time, you’ll probably hear the name, Smith. Most of the time you’ll see a really sick pair of snow goggles that makes every detail pop.

In many ways, they’ve set standards for innovation, new tech, and style. Below I’ll be writing a shortlist that talks about almost every type of snow goggles that Smith Optics sells.

I’ve created an article for each and every post, but if you want to learn more about goggles check out my post on purchasing the right pair of goggles here.

If you ski or snowboard, it won’t matter where you shred if you can’t see. I once made a mistake and grabbed my night goggles while snowboarding in Vail. It did not end well for me. I’ve had similar experiences at Afton Alps which is my local Minneapolis resort, but at least there it’s a 5-minute walk to my car.

I had to buy a new pair of snowboarding goggles, they were expensive and I only used them once.

Smith Goggles; What’s So Great About Them?

For Starters, Smith has been in the optics industry for the last 50 years. They have some inexpensive goggles which do their job and they do it well. However, they also have some high-end goggles which will make any experienced shredder drool.

Their goggles are high quality, durable, and they look amazing.

In addition to that, they have all sorts of new technology they’ve created and integrated into their Goggle systems. Check out what I’ve learned as I’ve dug into Smith Goggles.

Smith Goggles; The 4D MAG

These are the high-end Smith Goggles (or maybe they’re called the flagship I don’t know). Off the bat you’ll notice a plethora of choices. For lenses, they have 8 different colors and the frames come in 10. That means you have 80 different options to set up your mountain look.

Just make sure you have the right lens for the right conditions.

Goggle Details:

Vision Improvements:

  • For future reference when I refer to MAG that means the Smith lens change system. It’s a quick-changing lens system that uses magnets to swap out lenses. This alone makes them worth it to me.
  • When I refer to ChromaPop, I’m referring to the lens’s ability to enhance contrast and natural color. It literally makes every detail pop out.
  • BirdsEye Vision: gives you a full view of the periphery.

Every one of these items enhances your vision, so you can have an epic time on the mountain. At the time of this writing, these goggles are in the high end for pricing. However, I believe you get what you pay for.

To check out more about these goggles, I’ve written a full review of the Smith 4D MAG Here.

Smith Goggles: I/O MAG

Like the 4D MAG above, these are part of Smith Goggles’ high-end line. They are slightly cheaper than the previous ones, and the one difference I can see involves their spherical lens shape.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of this shape. Check out my blog post on picking the right snow goggles for more information on that.

Goggle Details:

There are 2 things everyone worries about when they’re thinking about goggles, vision, and comfort. I’ll give you a good breakdown of the technology Smith Goggles have in this particular model.

Vision Improvements:

  • Like the previous pair of snow goggles, these contain the Smith MAG Quick Lens Change System. This means you can swap out your lenses extremely fast, due to strategically placed magnets.
  • Spherical Carbonic-x lens: The spherical lenses work with your eyes extremely well and they give a distortion-free picture along with good impact resistance (avoid hitting trees…)
  • 5X Anti-fog inner lens: This is actually trademarked to Smith Optics, so you shouldn’t find this tech with other goggle companies (unless approved by Smith Optics). This anti-fog lens will give you fog-free performance.

Comfort Improvements:

  • If You have a smaller face look for the same goggle but it’ll say Asian fit. That fits smaller faces.
  • They integrate with smith helmets (same company, shouldn’t be a problem)
  • Other improvements to give you epic comfort on the mountain.

If I have to choose between a pair of these or the 4D Smith Goggles (keep in mind I’m writing down the list). I’d choose these. I like the way they look. The spherical lenses are perfect for me, and I run hotter than most people, so I’d love the 5X lens. I’d hope that would fix my foggy goggle problem.

To learn more about these goggles, check out the full review of these Smith I/O Mag Goggles here:

Smith Goggles: The Skyline

Smith Skyline Goggles are like using a wide-screen tv on the mountain. Wearing these you’ll have full peripheral vision and the spherical lens will match your eyesight perfectly.

Pair these up with a smith helmet and an awesome balaclava, and you’ll be good to go.

Goggle Details:

Vision Improvements:

  • The Spherical Carbonix-x lens: It will give you distortion-free optics and impact resistance. (spherical lenses match the lenses of your eyes the best. For more information read my post about picking the best goggles.
  • Fog-X anti-fog inner lens: This gives you fog-free performance. I love anti-fog technology, it’s one of the best inventions for goggles.
  • Available with ChromaPop Lens: The ChromaPop lens enhances the contrast and natural color. Basically, this makes the details pop.

Comfort Improvements:

  • They’re designed to integrate with Smith Helmets. This gives you comfort/venting, and fog-free performance. When the gear fits right, it makes the day go so much better.
  • They’ve added extra foam, a comfortable strap, and they have a few different sizes so you can find the perfect fit.

Click on the link to learn more about the Smith Skyline Goggles.

Smith Goggles; The Squad

The Squad Snow Goggles have the largest cylindrical goggles lenses that smith makes. That means you’ll have a better view of the mountain and with the large lens, you won’t have to worry about your line of sight being blocked.

The goggles have 6 frame colors and 8 lens choices. This means you have 48 different style options with your snow goggles. Add the ChromaPop lens and you’ll have everything you need on the mountain.

Goggles Details:

Vision Improvements:

  • They have Cylindrical Carbonic-x lenses. This gives extra clarity and impact resistance.
  • There is anti-fog tech built into the goggles for a fog-free experience.
  • They come available in ChromaPop, this enhances contrast and makes the details on the mountain pop.

Comfort Improvements:

  • The way these goggles fit & integrate with smith helmets is comfortable and will keep you warm.
  • They’ve added extra layers of foam which seal the goggles against your skin, and keep you warm.
  • Multiple sizes to choose from means you’ll always find the right fit.

Click on this link to Learn More About Smith Squad Goggles.

Smith Goggles; The Prophecy OTG

The Prophecy OTG is an economical, Spherical Carbonic-x lens that is very economical. At the time of this writing, you can get a pair brand new for around $120.

While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the higher-end models, it’s a great bang for your buck.

Goggles Details:

Vision Improvements:

  • The Spherical Carbonic-x lens: This lens is a piece of amazing technology. It removes distortions and gives great impact resistance. This means when you’re riding through the trees. You’ll be able to see everything.
  • They’re Available With ChromaPop Lenses: In addition to the spherical lens, these babies enhance the contrast and natural color in the line of sight (whatever you see). In basic terms, this means the details will pop.
  • Fog-X anti-fog inner lens: One of the greatest banes of snowboarders everywhere is foggy lenses. I hate them so much. However, these have an anti-fog lens which gives a fog-free performance.
  • OTG Goggles: These fit over the glasses. Which means you can wear corrective lenses while shredding. No need to worry about your contacts!!!

Comfort Improvements:

  • They’re designed to integrate with all smith helmets, they’ve got some great ones so check those out.
  • Multiple layers of foam to contour your face and keep the cold out.

Click on this link to learn more about The Prophecy OTG.

Knowledge OTG

The Smith Knowledge OTG gets the job done at a minimal cost. If you’re out skiing, snowboarding, or doing anything out in the snow. These goggles will protect your eyes and give you more clarity.

The lens shape is cylindrical (to understand this read my post about selecting the right goggles), and they have anti-fog technology built into the lenses. They might not have all the bells and whistles, but you’ll have an epic day riding with them.

This is a fraction of the cost when compared to Smith Optics flagship snow goggles.

Goggle Details:

Vision Improvements:

  • Cylindrical Carbonic-x lens: These lenses give clarity and strong impact resistance. In addition to that, the goggles have added built-in airflow technology to keep things ventilated. (this will help keep the fog away)
  • Fog-X anti-fog inner lens: This means theirs an extra layer between the lenses. The extra layer will help keep the fog away. Pair that up with the airflow technology above, and you’ll see with greater clarity all day.
  • OTG Goggles: OTG means over the glasses. This means you won’t have to worry about losing a contact lens. Instead, you can wear your glasses and keep shredding.

Comfort Improvements:

  • Integration With Smith Helmets: The Goggles are built to fully integrate with Smith helmets, this removes the spaces where wind can get in, and you won’t get as cold.
  • Extra Foam Layers: This gives the goggles a greater seal and a more comfortable fit.

Click The Link To Read A More In-Depth Post About The Knowledge OTG

Smith Goggles; Range

The Smith Goggles title Range is an entry-level cylindrical lens snow goggle. This means you won’t break the bank purchasing them, but they won’t have all the bells and whistles that you might want.

However, don’t let that stop you from purchasing a pair of them. They still do a great job of protecting your eyes, giving you clarity of vision, and the price is excellent. (use the savings to purchase other gear)

The Range comes with 6 different frames and lens colors. This means you have 36 options to choose from, but make sure you choose the lens that’ll work for your shred conditions.

Goggle Details:

Vision Improvements:

  • Cylindrical Carbopnic-x lens: This style of lens gives extra clarity and protection for your eyes. With added impact resistance your eyes will be well taken care of with a pair of these.
  • Fog-X Anti-Fog Inner Lens: An inner lens gives you added fog protection, and will keep you fog free on many days of shredding.

Comfort Improvements:

  • Designed for Ultimate Integration With Most Smith Helmets
  • Extra Foam To Give Comfort And Connection To Your Face

To Read More About The Smith Range Snow Goggles Click Our Link To A More In-Depth Blog Post.

Smith Goggles: Riot

The Smith Riot is an inexpensive and streamlined snow goggle created to keep you shredding on the mountain. I’m seeing a bad price of $70-$100 (at the time of writing) the low end is in the middle of July.

The lens is a Cylindrical Carbonix X lens, to learn more about lenses please read my post about picking the right snow goggles.

These would be a great and inexpensive addition to your snowboarding or skiing gear. They have 5 different frame colors along with 6 different lenses. This means you have 30 combinations to choose from, however, make sure you wear what you need for the conditions.

Goggle Details:

Vision Improvement:

  • Cylindrical Carbonic-X Lens: This lens gives clarity and impact resistance. While the basic lens does a great job of giving clarity, spend a little extra if you must to get the ChromaPop lenses. This’ll give you clarity and make the details pop. It’ll be worth it.
  • Fog-X: This anti-fog inner lens keeps the clarity longer so you can keep shredding.
  • ChromaPop Lens: I’ve written this a lot, but this lens will make details pop and it will enhance the contrast and natural color of the mountain. You can’ ask for much more with current technology.

Comfort Improvements:

  • Like all smith goggles, you’ll be able to integrate with most smith helmets.
  • They’ve added extra foam and padding to wick away moisture and create a good seal for your face.

While these goggles won’t have all the bells and whistles, they’ll still keep you going on the mountain. I’d highly recommend getting a pair of these if you’re just looking for something to keep you going.

To learn more about these goggles check out my blog post on Smith Riot Snow Goggles.

Smith Goggles: Showcase OTG

The Showcase OTG by Smith Goggles is an epic design for everyone, and even more so if you wear glasses. The OTG means over the glasses, and as someone who has to wear them from time to time. I love when something has been designed to fix my issues.

In addition to that, they’ve added an extra inner goggle lens which helps prevent fogging (on the lens and hopefully your glasses)

These goggles could be the ones you want to see.

Goggle Details:

Vision Improvements:

  • Spherical Carbonic-X Lens: If you’ve read any of my other articles, you’ll know taht I love sperical lenses. It fits my vision better, and they look cooler. However these will keep you relatively free of distortions and impact resistance.
  • Fog-X: I talked about this above. This is an inner lense that will prevent your goggles from fogging up.
  • OTG: This stands for Over The Goggle which means you can wear your glasses with goggles over them. I can’t tell you how many people have lost contact lenses while riding, and didn’t know where to go.
  • ChromaPop Lens: It’s the best kind of lense. These lenses give contrast and improve the color in sight. The Smith website says it best when it says the details pop.

Comfort Improvements:

  • Integration: They Integrate with most smith helmets, I say most because I’m not sure about backwards compatiability.
  • They’ve added extra foam, and venting to give you the best experience possible while wearing these goggles.

If you’re wanting to learn more about goggles in general. Check out my blog post on Choosing the right goggles. and to Learn More About The Showcase OTG, Check Out My Blog post Where I go more in-depth on them.

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