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The I/O Mag was a highlight of our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide. Testers particularly loved the easy-to-use lens-swap tech, which relies on sturdy, hassle-free magnets to lock the glass in place. “Best of all, there was no wind channeling or goofy lens dislocation,” we wrote.

The magnetic MFI system keeps your face covered without fogging up

We gave these goggles a Gear of the Year award in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “The optics are tack sharp, with (to our eyes) zero refraction or mirroring. We were able to pick up subtleties in the terrain while bombing a groomer at 40 mph,”…

It’s 2021. Let’s retire the cringeworthy label already.

A simple mechanism makes Julbo's Aerospace goggles effective and easy to use

Fast tint shifts, seamless lens changes, and better antifog technology mean you can focus on your line

Sussing out the best new skis meant four straight days of shredding. Here's some of what we wore to stay warm, safe, and comfortable.

This high-tech—and high-priced—workout gear looks like it's out of science fiction

From protective equipment to hand sanitizer to donations, here's how gear producers are helping to slow the spread of the virus

Last week the snow-sports world was arguing over whether or not chairlifts should be running during the coronavirus crisis. Now it's donating goggles to hospitals in need.

We recommended these goggles for sensitive eyes in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide. Sweet Protection’s retina-illumination grading system protects from UV rays and blue light and boosts red light to improve contrast. “On the hill in a Colorado storm (and during a partly cloudy day at Big Sky), contrast…

One writer's meditation on the confusing world of snow-sports apparel

What we're most excited about for the upcoming season

A well-packed ski bag can mean the difference between an epic holiday and trashed gear. Here's how to do it right.

A well-packed ski bag can mean the difference between an epic holiday and trashed gear. Here's how to do it right.

20 pieces we'll be using on the mountain this winter

Two newcomers shake things up, while a couple of old hands succeed with clever tech

Last year, these goggles were our go-to pair. The magnetic lens swap is simple and straightforward, so you can easily adjust to changing weather while on an alpine ascent. We also like the wide field of vision and the Contact’s subtle style.

This past winter, our writer tested 20 new ski and snowboard goggles and the Scott Linx came out on top. He called these the best “performance bang for your buck.” “We took the Linx out in storms and blue-sky sessions through the spring and forgot we weren’t wearing goggles…

Build confidence and skill before your first big dip

Beacon, check. Shovel, check. Hawaiian shirt, check.

Our favorite snow-sports eyewear of all time, from affordable to high-tech

Our resident gear expert is a fan of rising at the crack of dawn to get a couple laps in

This dorky little windshield wiper is the world's most effective tool for cleaning your goggles

New gear that doesn't cost a month's rent

Ben shows off our top gear picks under $50

The Smith I/O was already one of our favorite pairs of goggles—and now it’s even better, thanks to a new magnetic lens-swapping system

Trekking the span of the frigid southernmost continent alone and unaided demands durable equipment

Knowing the basics on lenses, fit, and venting will help you find a pair you love

With a new year and new gear right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at our favorite products from the past 12 months

This simple, affordable product will protect your expensive eyewear

From ski straps to boot bags, here's our favorite gear for getting to the hill and back

New lens designs are improving the view even on low-contrast days

Tough and functional for those long days on snow

Can Spy's new electrochromic tint-changing lens unseat the Smith—my favorite goggles ever—from its throne?

The prescription goggles are the best solution for those who simply can't go without their specs on the slopes

The decorated skier talks productivity and good habits as he prepares to defend his gold medal in Pyeongchang and enters his 12th year running his eyewear company

Traveling far and wide for powder doesn't have to be an awkward nightmare, thanks to this cleverly designed carry-on

The big outdoor trade shows are upon us, which means it's time to start looking at the top products for winter 2018–19. Here's what our editors are most excited about.

The gear you need to shred all winter long

Shred all winter long with these essentials

REI’s winter sale features excellent products at rock-bottom prices

Cylindrical lenses that strike the perfect balance between performance and price.

A group of Outside editors took advantage of a recent snowstorm to rip around on some of the newest designs for winter 2017-18

Alpine optics have made huge leaps. Enjoy the view.

Tools to vanquish flat light forever

Turn the mountain into fun and games.

Perpetually foggy goggles are one of the few things that can ruin a precious powder day. Thankfully, two companies agree and are working to produce the world’s first anti-fog technology.

The coolest, most high-tech solution to goggle fog we've seen

Can't get to the slopes yourself? There's a virtual reality goggle for that.

Oakley partnered with Garmin to make the new Airwave 1.5 HUD goggle. We have to admit, it's pretty cool.

And hello to the F-Bom, the world's first snow goggles with active anti-fog technology.

Virtual reality is just for gamers. But augmented reality—a new wearable technology—could revolutionize how we train for sports, making athletes faster, better, and more precise.

In the market for ski goggles? Here's what to look for this season.

Ready to hit the hills? If your gear needs an update—this winter or next—consider these pieces from POC.

Outside reviews the best gear from SIA's 2013 Snow Show, including the Scott LCG.

Pants are fine, but if your goal is waist-deep powder, a good pair of bibs like FlyLow’s Bakers ($330) are what you need.

Most goggles feature fog-resistant double lenses, but the cheap ones are built flat and bent into the frame, creating distortion, which can cause headaches. Invest in optically correct spherical lenses. Polarization? It cuts reflected light, but it can mask ice, too.

Scott's Off-Grid Goggle allow you to adjust the shape of the frame to fit your face.

Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Icebreaker Oasis Crewe Razor Shirt.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 gift guide, including the Lib Tech C2BTX snowboard.

She can shred like nobody's business. Here's what to get her.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the K2 Rescue Shovel Plus.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Arnette Mercenary goggles.

Some of the world's best outdoor gear is still made right here in the USA.

What are the best snowshoes for deep snow? What are the best goggles for snowshoeing? Jennifer from Helena, Montana Judy from Portland, Oregon

Triathlon is one of the most gear-intensive sports there is, so try a few tris before you invest in a top-of-the line wetsuit or bike. In the meantime, here are a few great buys that will shave seconds off your time and get you amped for an Ironman. Specialized Women's…

The future of ski goggles is here.

The Link is the only goggle on the market with a lens that’s both polarized and photochromic. It cuts glare, and, if you drop from a sunny ridgetop into a shady couloir, the tint automatically fades to let in more light. zealoptics.com…

Would you buy your teenage son a $200 goggle? We wouldn’t either. Optic Nerve’s Antero has a clarity-boosting spherical lens, the likes of which could once be found only on high-dollar units. nerveusa.com…

The lightweight, flexible frame is vented from all sides, and the lens is festooned with no fewer than 18 vents. In other words, it’s practically impossible to fog these goggles up. Plus, it’s available with a prescription insert. adidas.com…

With its fog-cutting yellow-based tint, the Revolution has the most effective photochromic lens we’ve seen, capable of going from a milk-bottle day to bright sun. julbousa.com…

Got a small noggin or narrow face? The multilayer, face-conforming foam and small frame will fit you right. scottusa.com Bonus: Extra-wide outriggers on the strap ensure a snug fit with or without a helmet.

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