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Though goggles might just seem like fancy sunglasses, they may in fact be one of the most important pieces of safety equipment you take with you to the resort. Wrapping all the way from one temple to the other, goggles protect your eyes and half of your face from cold, wind, and snow. They also allow you to check out the best trails, the most amazing views, and generally enjoy your time on the ski mountain with your snowboard buddies.

There are many lens types that come with goggles, all optimized for different weather conditions and scenarios. Sunny days call for darker lenses, while blizzard conditions require lighter lenses so that more light can get through to your eyes. Most importantly, a good pair of goggles fit your face perfectly so that you almost forget that you’re wearing them. We’ve put together a guide to finding the best women’s snowboard goggles this season to help you make the most of your time on the slopes. Check it out, and see you out there!

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Quick Answer - The Best Women's Snowboard Goggles

  1. Smith Drift
  2. Oakley Fall Line XM
  3. Anon Tempest
  4. Smith I/O MAG S ChromaPop
  5. Anon WM1
  6. Giro Dylan
  7. Roxy Rockferry Torah
  8. Oakley Flight Deck XM
  9. Dragon X2S
  10. Spy Legacy

 

Comparison Table - Best Women's Snowboard Goggles

PictureNameInterchangeable LensFrame SizeUV ProtectionHelmet CompatiblePriceRating
Smith DriftNoMedium100%Yes$4.8
Oakley Fall Line XMYesMedium100%Yes$$$4.8
Anon TempestYesMedium100%Yes$$4.8
Smith I/O MAG S ChromaPopYesSmall/Medium100%Yes$$$$4.8
Anon WM1YesSmall/Medium100%Yes$$$4.7
Giro DylanYesMedium100%Yes$4.6
Roxy Rockferry TorahNoMedium100%N/A$$$4.5
Oakley Flight Deck XMYesN/A100%Yes$$$$4.7
Dragon X2SYesMedium100%Yes$$$$4.6
Spy LegacyYesLarge100%Yes$$$$4.9
PictureNameInterchangeable LensFrame SizeUV ProtectionHelmet CompatiblePriceRating
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Reviews - The Best Snowboard Goggles for Women

Smith Drift

Specs
  • Frame Size: Medium
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: No
  • Lens Shape: Cylindrical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Photochromic: No
Features
  • Lenses Provide Impact Resistance And Optical Precision With Minimal Distortion
  • Anti-Fog Inner Lens Coating Helps To Mitigate Fogging And Keeps Your Vision Clear
  • Covered By A Smith Lifetime Warranty

BEST FOR: PERFORMANCE AT A VALUE

The Smith Drift snowboard goggles are just about the best performance you’re going to find from a goggle for the price. These goggles provide active ventilation to reduce fogging on your lenses in almost all conditions, and they also have a special anti-fog coating on the interior of the lens to ensure that you have a clear field of vision throughout the day.

The goggles are designed to be compatible with snowboard helmets and particularly for Smith’s helmets. Their seamless compatibility makes sure that there’s no gap between your goggles and your helmet, keeping you warm, dry, and your field of vision clear throughout the day. Finally, these medium-fit goggles are covered by Smith’s signature lifetime warranty, so you can enjoy a day on the hill without worrying about losing or breaking your goggles, knowing they can easily be replaced.

Oakley Fall Line XM

Specs
  • Frame Size: Medium
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: Yes
  • Lens Shape: Cylindrical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Photochromic: No
Features
  • Rimless Frame Design Provides Increased Field Of Vision And Better Helmet Compatibility
  • Three Layers Of Face Foam And Moisture Wicking Fleece On The Interior Allows For All Day Comfort
  • Compatible With Most Prescription Glasses

BEST FOR: ULTIMATE COMFORT

Transition from the streets to the slopes with these sleek glasses-compatible snowboard goggles. Discreet notches on the frames of the goggles allow glasses stem to fit comfortably inside without putting added pressure on your temples or the bridge of your nose. Additionally, these goggles are designed for interchangeable lenses, so as the conditions change, you can switch out the lenses for darker or lighter ones to help you see better in any weather condition. Finally, the combination of three layers of face foam, a 50 millimeter wide adjustable strap, and a flexible frame that conforms to your face even in extreme cold weather make these goggles some of the most comfortable on the market for long days at the resort.

Anon Tempest

Specs
  • Frame Size: Medium
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: Yes
  • Lens Shape: Spherical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Photochromic: No
Features
  • Frames Are Lightweight And Flexible So They Are Sure To Form To Your Face And Fit Almost All Face Shapes
  • Triple-Layer Face Foam Provides Comfortable Barrier To The Wind And Cold
  • Venting Around The Entire Perimeter Of The Goggles Ensures That You Remain Fog Free All Day

BEST FOR: LUXURIOUS PERFORMANCE

The Anon Tempest goggles are as stylish as they are effective. Superior fit and comfort combines with advanced lens technology to make these goggles some of the best out there. The lenses have a spherical design, meaning they’re curved both horizontally around your eyes and also vertically from the bridge of your nose to your forehead.

This design provides enhanced field of vision and clarity while you’re out enjoying the mountain. The lenses are also interchangeable so that you can adjust them if the weather conditions suddenly change from sunny to cloudy to snowy. The lenses adhere to the goggles with a magnetic mechanism that ensures a seamless fit between the lenses and the frames, which makes sure that no wind or excess moisture gets into the goggles causing fogging.

Smith I/O MAG S ChromaPop

Specs
  • Frame Size: Small/Medium
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: Yes
  • Lens Shape: Spherical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Photochromic: Yes
Features
  • Photochromic Lenses Sense The Light And Then Adjust Automatically To The Best Tint For The Conditions
  • Durable Lens Coating Repels Moisture, Grease, And Grime
  • Strap Is Silicone-Backed To Prevent It Slipping Off Of Your Helmet

BEST FOR: HIGH TECH VISION

Advances in goggle lens technology can really help you have the best time possible out there on the slopes. The Smith I/O MAG S ChromaPop Photochromic goggles feature the best of the current lens technology with a spherical design (meaning, the lenses are curved both horizontally across your face as well as vertically from your nose to your forehead) for better field of vision and clarity and photochromic lenses. The photochromic technology automatically adjusts the tint of your lenses to better match weather conditions on the slopes. When you purchase these goggles, they also come with a second lens, one that’s best and will adjust for bright light and one that’s best and will adjust for lower light conditions. Finally, a durable hydrophobic lens coating repels moisture, grease, and grime for longer lasting performance.

Anon WM1

Specs
  • Frame Size: Small/Medium
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: Yes
  • Lens Shape: Spherical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Photochromic: No
Features
  • Magnetic Facemask Integration Seals A Facemask To The Goggles With Magnets To Protect Against The Cold
  • Over The Glasses Design Allows You To Comfortably Wear Your Eyeglasses Under These Goggles
  • Anti-Fog Treatment On The Interior Of The Lenses Keeps The Goggles Clear In All Conditions

BEST FOR: THOSE THAT RUN COLD

If you tend to run cold in the winter, then these goggles might be the ones for you. Powerful magnets on the base of the goggles allow you to attach a facemask when the weather turns colder or detach it easily when you’re cooling off on the chairlift. Also, the better the fit, the warmer that you’ll be. These goggles are also designed specifically for women, meaning they have a smaller overall profile, so they’re guaranteed to hug your face without any gaps.

These goggles also feature really easy-to-use lens change technology so that you won’t have to spend much time fumbling with your lenses without your gloves to change them out when the weather changes. Finally, these goggles are fully helmet compatible so you won’t have to deal with that annoying (and chilly!) gap between the helmet and your goggles.

Giro Dylan

Specs
  • Frame Size: Medium
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: Yes
  • Lens Shape: Cylindrical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Photochromic: No
Features
  • Mid-Size Frame Provides Expansive, Wide Angle Field Of Vision
  • Amber And Pink Lens Is Good For Sun And Light Overcast Conditions; Yellow Lens (Included) Is Best For Overcast Days
  • Compatible With All Giro Helmets

BEST FOR: RETRO PERFORMANCE

The retro style of the Giro Dylan snowboard goggles combines with serious performance and value, making these one of the best deals out there. The wide-angle field of vision, the impact-resistant cylindrical lens, and the choice of the amber & pink lens or the yellow lens provides best-in-class visibility in all conditions. The amber & pink lens is best for sunny or light overcast conditions, while the yellow lens will help you see in overcast and low-light conditions. Finally, the frame is rimmed with three layers of face foam, including a plush fleece layer that helps with moisture wicking, that combine for superior, all-day comfort.

Roxy Rockferry Torah

Specs
  • Frame Size: Medium
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: No
  • Lens Shape: Spherical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: N/A
  • Photochromic: No
Features
  • Features A High-Definition, Mirrored, and Spherical Lens
  • Lens Also Has A Specialized Anti-Fog Treatment For Vision Clarity Throughout The Day
  • Padded With Foam And Polar Fleece For Maximum Comfort

BEST FOR: BOLD AND BRIGHT STYLE

The Roxy brand is known for its bold colors and edgy designs, and the Rockferry snowboard goggles are no exception. Bold colors on the strap and a mirrored, raspberry-colored lens make these the perfect addition to your stand-out ski outfit. The goggles also feature a spherical lens design (curved both horizontally across your face as well as vertically between your nose and forehead) for superior vision and minimal distortion. Finally, the polar fleece lining on the inside of the goggles that rests against your face make the fit incredibly comfortable, even on long days both on and off the ski hill.

Oakley Flight Deck XM

Specs
  • Frame Size: N/A
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: Yes
  • Lens Shape: Spherical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Photochromic: No
Features
  • Oakley Lens Technology Helps To Improve Contrast And Definition On Snowy Terrain
  • Notches Near The Temples Allow For Comfortable Eyeglass Compatibility
  • Rimless Design Provides Unmatched, Wide-Angle Field Of Vision

BEST FOR: CLARITY AND VISION

The rimless design of the Oakley Flight Deck XM snowboard goggles, modeled after jet fighter pilot helmet visors, provides unmatched wide-angle field of vision for maximum clarity on the snowboard hill. Oakley’s lens technology boosts contrast, so that you can be sure that you’ll have superior vision and definition even in the snowiest, low-light conditions. Additionally, the goggles feature a triple-layer of foam and a fleece lining around the rim of the goggles, ensuring a tight seal, moisture wicking, and all day comfort.

Finally, the lenses also have a specialized anti-fog treatment, so that even when you’re working hard out there on the trails, you won’t have to stop and wipe off the condensation on the interior of your goggles. You should have clear vision all day and in all conditions!

Dragon X2S

Specs
  • Frame Size: Medium
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: Yes
  • Lens Shape: Spherical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Photochromic: No
Features
  • Comes With Two Lenses: One Optimized For Sunny Conditions And One For Low-Light Conditions
  • Frameless Design Makes For Superior Field Of Vision
  • Venting Around The Rims To Reduce Fog And Condensation

BEST FOR: VARIABLE CONDITIONS

The best feature of the Dragon goggle lines is its Swiftlock lens changing technology, which makes it incredibly easy to switch out your goggle’s lenses as conditions change throughout the day. If a sunny day suddenly turns blustery and snowy, simply pull out the low-light lens (which is included in your purchase), and switch it out in seconds.

The goggles also feature color filtering technology that corrects for distortion and optimizes for clarity, so that you can both enjoy the views and stay safe as you cruise down the hill. Finally, the signature Dragon colors and style seen both on the strap and in the colors chosen for the lenses make these goggles some of the most stylish, safe, and effective goggles out there.

Spy Legacy

Specs
  • Frame Size: Large
  • Polarized: No
  • Interchangeable Lens: Yes
  • Lens Shape: Spherical
  • UV Protection: 100%
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Photochromic: No
Features
  • Includes A Premium Bonus Lens For Low Light Conditions So That The Weather Will Never Hold You Back
  • Venting In The Frame Of The Goggles Prevents Fogging
  • Lenses Are Changed Out With A Button Mechanism So That Your Field Of Vision Can Remain Fingerprint Free

BEST FOR: TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Inspired by the grit and courage of NASA’s astronauts, the Spy Legacy snowboard goggles are the ones you’ll want to buy to take it to the next level. They fit seamlessly with most snowboard helmets, so you should be able to throw them in with the rest of your gear and hit the slopes without having to worry.

The spherical lenses (curved both horizontally across your face as well as vertically between your nose and forehead) makes for superior vision and minimal distortion, and the lenses also feature anti-scratch technology and venting that prevents excess fogging. Finally, the lenses are changed out with a simple button mechanism so that your field of vision remains fingerprint free in all conditions and so that you can easily switch out the lenses if the weather suddenly changes while you’re out on enjoying the trails.

 

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD GOGGLES

COST

As with all outdoor gear, you have to find the best balance for you between performance and economy. Goggles are, however, one of the most important pieces of snowboard equipment because they allow you to see and enjoy the slopes in any weather condition. All goggles will offer some protection from wind and cold, but it’s important to find a pair that fits you well and that is optimized for the type of conditions that you normally enjoy.

 

FIT

It is really important that your goggles fit your face well. They should feel snug but not tight, and they should fit nicely between your forehead and nose such that there isn’t a gap between your helmet and goggles. Some designs are made specifically for small or large faces, so you should be aware of these differences as you’re deciding. For more information about fit, check out REI’s Expert Advice column on choosing the best snowboard goggles for you.

 

HELMET COMPATIBILITY

Almost all goggles are compatible with helmets these days; after all, most snowboarders are wearing helmets for safety and warmth. Some companies make both helmets and goggles and design them as a system so that they fit flush against one another across your forehead. If you’re trying on goggles in a store, you should definitely try them on with a helmet to make sure that they fit comfortably on your face when paired with a snowboard helmet. The straps around the goggles can be adjusted for different circumferences so if you find yourself on the hill without a helmet on a particularly leisurely, warm spring day, then you can reduce the size of the goggles to fit your head.

 

LENSES

Goggle lenses come in all colors of the rainbow. Some are mirrored, some are polarized, some even have digital displays that pair with GPS or Bluetooth technology. The most important thing is to wear the right lenses for the right conditions. If it’s snowy, then you’ll want to choose a lighter lens (higher visual light transmission), and if it’s bright and sunny outside, a darker lens will help you see better (lower visual light transmission). There are lenses that fall in the middle of the spectrum that can be used in all weather conditions, but if you’re just learning to snowboard and just getting to know the slopes, it may be worth choosing snowboard goggles with multiple lenses to help you see perfectly in all conditions.

 

GLASSES & PRESCRIPTIONS

If you wear prescription eyewear, there are goggles that are compatible with eyeglasses. The design is typically referred to as OTG, or “over the glass” styles. They have space to accommodate your glasses while avoiding undue pressure on your temples and nose.

 

 

FEATURES EXPLAINED

CYLINDRICAL LENSES

Cylindrical lenses curve from left to right across your face but remain flat vertically, between your nose and forehead. Cylindrical lenses offer good performance at a lower price point.

SPHERICAL LENSES

Spherical lenses curve both horizontally and vertically across your face, giving the goggles a “bubble-like” look. Spherical lenses reduce glare, fogging, and distortion, and also increase your field of vision.

INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES

Many goggles come with two or more lenses that can be easily swapped by the wearer depending on light conditions.

VISUAL LIGHT TRANSMISSION (VLT)

This term refers to the amount of light that reaches your eye through your goggle lens. Lighter lens tints have a higher VLT because more light is allowed to pass through, while darker tints have lower VLT because less light gets through the lens to your eye. Darker tints are better for sunny days while lighter tints are better for cloudy or snowy days with less sunlight.

VENTILATION

Most goggles have some kind of built-in vents to mitigate the fog and condensation that results from your sweat and body heat meeting the cold winter air. A few high end goggles might also include built-in fans to help distribute the moisture.

GOGGLE FRAME

This term refers to the piece that holds the proper shape of the goggles. Most frames are made of a kind of polyurethane plastic because it has some give and flexibility. Generally, a more flexible frame is better for colder temperatures.

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