Founded by an avid ski bum, Smith Optics has been manufacturing some of the best snow sports goggles on the market for years. Their wide experience shows in this OTG snow goggle that we recommend for night skiing.
Despite being a bit bulky, these Knowledge goggles are nothing but comfortable. Thanks to their floating foam membrane that minimizes pressure, it allows for proper breathability to avoid fogging and provides a relaxing fit.
These goggles sport Smith’s signature Carbonic-X lenses that provide anti-glare and anti-fog properties, in addition to reducing sun glare and enhancing peripheral vision. This is an area where cylindrical lenses do better than spherical ones. However, there’s no lens swapping system here, which means you won’t be able to swap lenses for night skiing. Instead you will have to buy a dedicated pair that has the proper lens (clear, yellow, etc) for skiing at night.
In an effort to reduce optical distortion, these goggles implement the Porex™ filter technology, which tries to balance the lens’s internal pressure with atmospheric pressure. In our opinion, it succeeds in that.
Moreover, the tapered lens technology they use improves vision by allowing a bigger amount of light to get to your eyes. Hence, seeing clearly, especially at night.
The fit is advertised as “large,” but we found that “medium” describes it best. Wider faces might find these goggles a tad tighter than they should be. As for the strap, it’s made of flexible silicone and offers quick fit adjustment through its clip buckle.
What We Like
- Fit over eyeglasses perfectly
- Almost-perfect visibility
- Wide field of vision
- Porex™ technology adjusts pressure
- Comes with a microfiber bag
- Lifetime Warranty
What We Don’t
- They might be tight for bigger faces
- Their anti-fogging isn’t always the best
Specs & Features
- Cylindrical lens
- Standard bridge fit
- Helmet and eyewear compatible
- Compatible with eyeglasses and helmets