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Get the gear that incorporates exciting technology with proven performance and finish off your setup with the Smith Phenom Snowboard Goggles. Fitted for comfort and protection from the elements, the Vaporator Lend technology eliminates fogging and enhances visibility in high light conditions. TLT optics enhance color up against all the white you'll be seeing as you shred up the snow banks, and the articulated strap system makes sure that you have a snug fit without getting in the way.
Key Features of the Smith Phenom Snowboard Goggles:
Spherical, Carbonic X Lens with TLT Optics
Painted Vaporator Lend Technology with Portex Filter
I bought these googgles about mid way through the season to upgrade my cheapo oakleys and am very glad i did. Ive rode these in very varying temperatures and can say they have never once fogged. They give you amazing peripheral vision and have many different styles of interchangeable lenses. I have the ignitor mirrored lenses and feel they work well in a wide variety of light levels. However, the nose bridge is a little big and feels a little strange due to it sitting low on the nose, but it can be lived with. I would highly recommend these to anyone who has a medium to large face and wants a great pair of fog free goggles
I just recently bought these goggles and the Prodigy goggles...I am Asian and it is very hard to find goggles that fit well with my face...I was going to try to buy some Oakleys ones cause they actually make Asian Fit, but they were damn expensive...So I bought the Neon Synth Ignitor Mirror ($46!)...they look sick and feel amazing on my face, they don't slide down like my A-Frame Oakley
I got these after using Oakley crowbars for about 3 years, and I love them. They fit really well when wearing just a beanie, but they but fit as well with certain types of helmets. These offer a great range of view because of the spherical lens. So if you are in the market for a new goggles definitely, look in to getting a pair of Phenoms
I have this in ignitor lens and it's awesome. everything is super clear and didn't fog one bit (expect for when i ate it hard i got snow all over it LOL) but overall it's a super pair of goggles and it's a steal at this price. get it!
Had a chance to try these out at Mammoth on a cloudy day. The lens was amber and it worked just as good as my older Smith googles. The Spherical shape took a little getting used to, but I couldn't tell the difference between a sperical and non-spherical at the end of the day. It worked well with my Giro helmet, except I had to adjust the strap to it's max to fit it around my helmet. Also, the silcone backed strap helps keep it in place. My other Smith's don't have it, and sometimes I notice after a hard fall, the strap came off my helmet. Overall, Smith makes great goggles and are worth the price you're paying
I got these goggles halfway through the season. You can't beat the New Synth design it is amazing. I used them mainly at night and the vision was really good for it. And for the price you can't beat these goggles!!
Just got these for an insane deal to supplement my goggle quiver. I already have the Anon Figments with a dark lens (Blue Solex), so I needed some for the overcast days. I got these with the sensor lens and the fit is great, the fit with my helmet (Red Mutiny) is almost perfect, and the lenses do exactly what they're supposed to. For me, they're even a little more comfortable than the Anon's... great overall purchase
Got these for my 2nd season of riding stepping up from spy targaII. What a difference a spherical lens makes. The goggle fit like a glove and worked perfectly. The strap was perfect and I found no problems with the plastic piece as others have mentioned.
I have this goggle in matte black with the sensor lens and it is awesome. The lens brightens up the hill like no other and the frame is one of the most comfortable i have ever had. A for sure on anyone's christmas list.
My favorite goggle up until now was a really old Smith Prodigy. I used it for 7 years probably....and I would still probably be using it except that the strap finally broke. The foam was starting to wear away as well. Best money spent on goggles and it was going to be really hard to replace. I targeted Smiths because I like the strap clip (I use a helmet and it's just so much easier getting it on/off). I don't know why other companies don't offer it....maybe they fear accidental releases but that has NEVER happened. I bought some Spy Orbits before the Phenom and the vision is poor...try tunnel vision...makes me nervous and it doesn't fit my face as well. The phenoms are super comfy, have great lens choices (and cheap) and never fog. EVER. I was also looking at the I/O's and would love a pair of those. I don't think I'll ever buy another brand goggle. Smith's rock.
Very nice goggles, fit nicely around a helmet (Giro Shiv) and very comfortable. Got mine with the sensor mirror which is usable in a lot of conditions (overcast/fog/cloudy) with good contrast/visibility, however it is a little light on a sunny day. It is still usable however it caused me to squint a bit at some angles. I would recommend having a darker alternative if you plan on getting the sensor
I got these for hitting my 1,500pt mark, but I still think they would be a good value if I had paid for them. Just broke them in this past weekend. What immediately struck me was that the color is quite vivid and not as artificial feeling as many other lenses types. To be fair, it was a perfectly clear day, so I still haven't tried them in stormy conditions. The reason I chose this pair is because the lens was recommended for good performance in a variety of conditions. It was also a warmer day and even though I was sweating, there wasn't the slightest bit of fogging. FYI - I still consider myself a bit of a novice so take that with grain of salt when reading this review.
Used these goggles for the first time yesterday, i have to say that they are awesome. im a beginner and i fell and stumbled alot and at no point did these goggle came off or even moved. they are secure. These goggles are so comfortable that sometimes i have to check that there still on my face cause i dont feel them anymore. these goggles are for medium to large face, and for someone with a massive nose bridge. So that is my only problem with these, the gap between the nose and goggle, where wind gets in can be annoying on those cold days
Vision is great with these goggles! I can see fine while boarding at night. Even though I have a small nose, there is enough padding to fit snugly onto my face. The only downside I have had with these goggles is that they fog when I'm wearing my underarmour face mask. Doesn't help even when the ventilation holes are open. Other than that, these goggles are great looking and a must have
This google is awesome! Got them in the Chocolate Evolve and they look sweet! Very very comfy with great vision. I have the sensor mirror lense and it cuts out that harsh glare but also highlights all those small deviations on the mountain which sometimes catch you out when riding. I've previously owned Anons and Oakleys but so far these take the cake! Haven't tried them with a helmet yet but they are meant to integrate quite well with the Smith helmets
amazing goggles they have never fogged on me and even in some of the worst conditions it highlights all the dark spot on the mountain they are defenitly worth the price i wont need goggles for a couple seasons at least
just got my own pair. used a friends a few times last season and they fit extremely well on my small face. most standard goggles are too big for me (gap above the bridge of nose), but these are pretty snug. has pretty standard antifog, like any goggles if you take em off they fog up. took a couple minutes for it to clear away.
I bought these goggles before I found out about (unfortunately), but they are the ones I'm wearing in my profile pic. I wear a M/L size in sunglasses and these fit me perfectly, so those with larger heads/faces might find these a bit small. I got them with the ignitor mirror lenses and they are a great all around lens that works great on both sunny and overcast days. The padding seems to have held up well and is very comfortable, but I've only used them for one season so far. No complaints about these goggles. Smith makes quality products
Haven't been on the slopes with these yet, but I love the feel of them. I have a much better view than I did with my previous goggles(Oakley O Frames). I have a small head(and a small face), so if your head is big, you may not have the same experience in terms of wide viewing angle
these are a great pair of goggles. they fit really well with my bern baker helmet and fit my face really well too. i got them in the matte black with the rose polarized lens. what a difference the polarization makes! im so glad i got these. i will admit that the peripheral view may not be as nice as the i/o's or crowbars but for the price and the quality these are great. also, when you use the built in vent these goggles are fog free.
One of my friends has these goggles and he let me borrow them for a session and i loved them. They fit really well when you have just a beanie on and they fit well with a helmet on to. These goggles are really well designed and are very durable as well. If you are looking into getting a new pair of goggles i would recomend these. Aslo the style of the goggles is great. these are great goggles for the price you pay!
these are a great pair of goggles. i tried them on a week ago and the anti fog lens was very good compared to a few of the other goggles i tried on, which also claimed to be anti fog. also, the white chainmail looks fantasti
Some of the best goggles I own, the lenses are very wise offeing great peripheral vision, the mirrored lenses look very slick and cut out all the rays on those bluebird days but still give you great visibilty on overcast days, a little bit plain but still a very good pair of goggles for a great price
Picked these up at a local 50% off sale. Couldn't beat the price! These are my second pair of goggles so I can only compare these to my older Smiths, and they are so much better. The red lens really helps me pick out bumps along the hill
I have two pairs of these goggles. One sensor mirror and one platinum mirror. The sensor mirror lens is by far the best low light lens I've ever looked through. Its not that great on a bluebird but out in Whitefish MT we get way more fog than sun. I where the platinum mirror for the bluebird days.
I purchased the Phenoms with a Sensor mirror lens which is actually quite see-through which I was initially surprised with. This lens is great for most conditions - from bright sunny days and lit-up nights to white-outs on those snowy days.
No foggig up, ever!
The strap has a clip on the back which makes it easy to pull on and off, especially if you have a helmet.
All with a lifetime warranty, how can you go wrong
I own two pairs of phenoms, yes, i love them that much. They fit my face very well(much better than anons did in my experiences). I have a relatively small face, so if your face is small, don't hesitate to purchase these. They were really well priced in the past(30$ i believe). they reflect if you pick up the ignitor lens if that's what you prefe
This is one sexy goggle. It sits right in the middle between the huge ass goggles and smaller ones. Has a great fit that goes well with a helmet yet is not to big and still looks great with a beanie. The perfect all-round google.
heaps comfortable and great fit. the quick release system is also heaps useful... ive worn a few helmets with them and some fit and some dont with the phenoms so its a toss of the coin. other then that there an outstanding goggle.
Demo'd these and liked them very very much. They felt light and had a large comfy foam area unlike the oakleys I tried. fits my face better. Wears well on my helmet but not too sure about the back strap clip but it did the job well. The vision was huge in these and had no problems. overall one of the better googles out there. Waiting for more colours so i can buy =)
I just wore these goggles for the first time today and they are awesome, I love the fire mirror on these and the comfy fit. The goggles fit perfect on my face and is not too large or too small, they are a medium size fit. The goggles do not place gaps in between the helmet that I wear. I would totally recommend these to those that want to buy. The easy straps are also a plus
I picked these up for a bargain back in April, and I'm really impressed with them. They literally didn't fog up once during a week spent in 3 Valleys, France, with about 8 hours riding daily, give or take. The other thing really setting these apart is the level of comfort - you can get on with enjoying the powder, dodging skiers and not have to worry about constantly adjusting your kit. Fully recommended
I have the ones with the ignitor mirror and they work really well. I dont get any glare or fogging and I have good vision while wearing these on the slopes. They're stylish and the lens is mirrored but you can still kind of see my eyes up close when I wear them.
Only have 11 days with the Phenom with Blue Sensor Mirror, and so far I've been more than pleased. They're especially great for overcast and cloudy days but are also useful when the sun's out. Haven't had any problems with fogging or scratching, and what I like most about the Phenom is the venting system that allows you to open/close as you wish unlike other goggles
Great goggles. Never fogs up! I used to have cheap goggles that always fogged up and got fed up with them so i bought these. I also love the fact that the foam is pretty thick, thats how i like my goggles. I definitely recommend these for anyone
Just tried these goggles out for the first time yesterday. I haven't tried many goggles, but I was still very impressed with these. The field of vision is great, no worries about your peripheral with these. They look great, got lots of compliments on them as well. They're really comfortable as well, I wasn't itching to take them off even after many hours. Not a bit of fog after 6 hours of riding, what more can you ask for?
GREAT goggles. I've always had issues with fit, comfort, antifog, and lenses for snowboarding goggles. I've gone through about 4 pairs before getting to these.
everything from the air vents, to the sensor lens, to the view range is perfect for me. A little on the more expensive side, but I'd say these are better than the Oakley A-Frames. But to each his own, these were my favorite pair of goggles
I bought these two weeks ago and have feel in love with them. I have heard they dont fit well with some helmets but they work just fine with mine. They have never fogged up on me like my old goggles did and feel great on my face. The foam is kinda big but I really like my goggles like that. When my friends ask to try them they dont want to even give them back, one of them even bought a pair. The lens is also great for most conditions. If you need goggles go get a pair of these now
I bought these from my local ski shop as they were on sale. I've used them a lot and they are a bit dark. They fit great on me and I love the style. They are easily adjustable and can be worn with most Giro helmets. I am very pleased with these but I probably wouldn't pay $80 for these. Then again I probably wouldn't pay $80 for any Goggles in general.
Good looking pair of googles. The platinum mirror lens is clear overcast and light conditions. I like how the foam is thinner around the bridge of the nose so that it doesn't feel like it pinching on my nose and restricting my breathing.
I really liked my phenoms. They fit my small/medium asian face very well. Nice viewing angle, however, there is a small gap about .5cm on the top of my nose. I think that will lessen the longer I wear them. The foam seems to conform to my face. The quick strap is very nice and convenient for putting on the goggles, however, I have not paired these up with a helmet yet, so do not know how well they work with helmet goggle clips. I was surprised at the construction of the goggle at first, in a bad way. I do not know if these were designed to separate on impact, but the goggle seemed to have been constructed of multiple parts fitted (with gaps) together. Still very strong though. I got the ignitor lens, and it was more orange than I expected. I used a platinum lens before, and the color distortion was less obvious. May try a lens with a wider viewing angle in the future, especially one with an asian fit design, so I can see my feet better.
Smith lens is very nice. It has great anti-fogging and have a good view and brightness. This is my 2nd Smith goggle, my first one is prodigy. If I call Prodigy's merit was wide sight, otherwise phenom's is the best wearable one. But don't misunderstand, it doesn't have narrow sight. just narrower than prodigy.
I've definitely beaten these up, but they have held up great so far, showing little wear and tear! The lenses have never fogged up on me while riding or hiking (and I even put them on top of my head when wearing a beanie on the lift). I'm also happy that they fit well with my R.E.D. helmet, and that I don't have any issues of there being a gap. The only complaint I have is that I wish they had more peripheral vision to offer so that I wouldn't have to turn my head so much. But all in all, a very solid pair of goggles
I really liked my phenoms. They fit my small/medium asian face very well. Nice viewing angle, however, there is a small gap about .5cm on the top of my nose. I think that will lessen the longer I wear them. The foam seems to conform to my face. The quick strap is very nice and convenient for putting on the goggles, however, I have not paired these up with a helmet yet, so do not know how well they work with helmet goggle clips. I was surprised at the construction of the goggle at first, in a bad way. I do not know if these were designed to separate on impact, but the goggle seemed to have been constructed of multiple parts fitted (with gaps) together. Still very strong though. I got the ignitor lens, and it was more orange than I expected. I used a platinum lens before, and the color distortion was less obvious. May try a lens with a wider viewing angle in the future, especially one with an asian fit design, so I can see my feet better
I bought a pair of the Deathray frame Phenoms in Australia two years ago. I used them as my everyday goggle for 4 seasons. There are very few scratches, but I take care of my goggles. I don't always use the bag (I'll wipe with my glove on storm days), so the lens is pretty durable. I like the graphic on my frames, so I can't comment on that
Got these for a great deal last season. The fit is really good. The mirrored lenses are great for sunny days, but not good at all with overcast days. I don't know if its just me, buy sometimes the vents let in way too much air, causing my eyes to get really dry. This is even with the vent options closed. Very durable...i've ridden w/ these pretty much all season and not even a scratch on the len
A friend gave me these googles and i find them to be a bit big. The clearity of the googles are very good and they don't fog up. However i can't really look down and see my feet without turning my head. These would be good googles for those who wear glasses or have generally a big head.
I bought the neon synth color from a different vendor, but they priced really great right now and would highly recommend them for use on overcast days. They fit well over my Berm helmet and do not fog up at all really. I love the colors and really helps you stand out on the mountain
The Smith Phenoms are in the top 5 best goggles in my opinion. It's got a good sized view and visor is really clear. I like the shape of the phenoms on the top edge which has a slim profile. Great for fitting with most helmets. These things have gone under rough riding and I force bending one but it is just resilient.
I love smith goggles and bought a pair of these, but the viewable seemed a little small for me. I prefer the prodigy's, but I have a pretty big face so if you have a more medium sized face these are perfect. Sensor Mirror lens is one of the best flat light lenses I have ever used
I bought these goggles last year and they're great. Really nice looking goggles, very comfortable and most of all they don't fog up. So far I haven't come across any problems with it. Great price can't go wrong
Smith makes great goggles, and this year they added rubber backing to the straps for less chance of slipping. The lens is curved and thick, and their tints are great. My only problem is I have a larger asian face and there's a slight gap on my nose area. I find regular oakley a frames fit a little better for me.
Hello, I've had these goggles out a few times now, for the most part I have enjoyed them. They are a high quality, stylish goggle, that won't fog up on you. However it appears my lens has a manufacture defect where the lens does not appear to be cut correctly, which as a result hinders my visibility range in my left eye. I have tried other Smith Phenoms, and they don't have the same issue. These lens have a lifetime manufacture warranty, and they will replace them for free. However I have to go to a Smith dealership and send them off, which is a Pita. Overall, great goggle, but I think I got unlucky
I got some of these and was really excited at first. They look great (kind of a fighter-pilot look), but once I put them on with my helmet they didn't look so good. As someone mentioned, there is a lot of padding on the top of the goggles - meant to eliminate the gap between goggles and helmet. Unfortunately since my helmet (Smith Maze) was designed to fit with goggles, a gap was CREATED. This is only a problem for people with certain helmets. The bridge of my nose also felt a bit uncomfortable but the range of vision was excellent. Since the goggle-gap issue is a deal-breaker I am returning them so I can't say how well they vent. Overall, they seem like excellent goggles but don't get them if your helmet is designed to fit with goggles
First off, I did a little modding on the goggles to make them over the glasses compatible. The goggles are big enough to be able to handle OTG while still being comfortable. They look a lot better them my old OTG goggles so that's a plus. The only thing I noticed was the strap might be a little on the tight side especially if you need to use them with a helmet.
These goggles fit the best out of all the goggles I've owned. The googles look to be made well but there is a design flaw IMO by having the white frame reflecting onto the lens from the inside. I fixed the issue by painting the inner frame black.
The Sensor mirror is a versatile lens in average to bright conditions. Will struggle with contrast some what in very flat or low light, however will still be better then the platinum or very light blocking lenses. The frame itself is of average size. So great if you don't want a uber small lens or massive goggles. Straps have plenty of length to fit over helmets.....unlike Oakleys
Very happy with the Phenom googles. I purchased the Chocolate Evolve / Ignitor Mirror colour and think it looks awesome. The lense does not fog up and has a ventilation slot that can be opened and closed. Very happy
I bought one of these used last year but they were practically brand new. These goggles fit me perfect(im asian) and were very comfortable. The lenses gave me no problem riding during sunny or cloudy weather.
Many would probably agree that this is one of the best looking goggle out there. Once you put them on, however, although it has good vision overall, but I feel it lack peripheral vision when compare to the Smith I/o . If they can make this goggle with Smith i/o vision, it would be the perfect goggle to own. This goggle is design for people with bigger faces. I have a small face, so there was a nose gap underneath the goggle. Overall great goggle, I recommend trying these on first before you buy
After having bought the smith I/O for $250 on ski field and then having bought the phenoms as a spare goggles, i can barely tell the different in quality. Amazing for a goggle selling for $60. Appears only difference between this and the high end I/O is the slimmer look and interchangeable lens of the I/
These are the first pair of goggles i bought with the spherical lense so compared with what i am used to the all round vision is brilliant. My mate and I bought a pair of these and a pair of the prodigies to see which fit best. We decided the phenom's fit my face (thin) while the prodogiy's were slightly bigger so my fat faced mate took them.
Great spherical goggle for those with larger heads
I'm quite happy with these goggles. I've got a somewhat larger head, and these goggles accommodate me well. I use them with a RED Mutiny helmet, and the fit in front is seamless, HOWEVER, the back of the goggles comes together with a clasp which is incompatible by default with this helmet. Smith does have a little adapter called the Helmet Helper for about $5, which makes the band a little easier to fit on a helmet, and eliminates the issues caused by having a clasp in back. It also adds a bit more grippy/tacky material to ensure the goggles won't slide off easily
I used these goggles this season. My friend let me use his and now I'm looking into getting some of my own. They provide a wide, clear vision and don't fog up. They fit well and are comfortable to wear all day. I recommend these to anyone wanting cheap goggles without compromising quality
The goggles do not place gaps in between the helmet that I wear. I just wore these goggles for the first time today and they are awesome, I love the fire mirror on these and the comfy fit. The goggles fit perfect on my face and is not too large or too small, they are a medium size fit. I would totally recommend these to those that want to buy. The easy straps are also a plus
got to wear these last weekend cause i had forgotten my oakley's at home so i borrowed these from a friend.. they treated me well.. had some restriced sight cause they seemed small for my face.. not too bad though
I've been using the goggles all season. I bought them to be compatible with my Smith Holt helmet as part of their helmet goggle integration. I like the way they look and fit without the helmet however the foam actually sticks up outside the frame (can somewhat be seen in pictures) causing a gap between the helmet and goggle. I switched over to electric goggles after trying my friends because I liked the larger size and they actually fit better with y Smith helmet. The Phenoms are still a solid goggle and have held up really well over multiple uses. They do look pretty good if you're not wearing the with a helmet IMO. I still have them and use them when I'm not riding with a helmet or for lower light conditions (lighter gold lens) or as a loaner pair if someone forgets their goggles. Overall decent goggles just beware of the foam if you plan on wearing them with a helmet.
The goggles themselves are pretty good and they serve their purpose. But i sort of have a big head and i can feel the goggles kind of squeezing my face. It's noticeable at first but i sort of got used to it. It doesn't fit snuggly with my helmet either (i'm wearing a pro tech). I did notice some fog build up because there was a little gap around the bridge of my nose, but maybe it's because I'm asian. Otherwise, it does what it's supposed to do and it's still a good pair of goggles. The review may seem a bit negative, but the cons aren't enough to make me go out and buy another pair. Would be perfect if it weren't for my big head
This is a great goggle for anyone looking for an all-rounder. It fits well, has the porex filter which means = no more fogging between the two lenses! The spherical lense doesn't make you look like a huge blowfly & it's compatible with the helmet. All in all, a good buy