Our pick of this season's best Zeal snowboard goggles

Coming out of the North American outdoor capital of Boulder, Colorado, Zeal Optics was founded back in 1997 by avid outdoor enthusiasts. They keep that energy up to this day, providing high quality eyewear for those who like to live adventurously.

One big standout feature in Zeal’s goggle line is the ground-breaking, potentially game-changing, ‘Observation Deck Technology’. This tilted cylindrical polycarbonate lens offers a far larger field of vertical peripheral vision. It’s touted to increase your range of vision a whopping 20%. In laymans terms, basically the lens bends underneath where the bottom rim usually sits like a ‘J’ shape giving you more to play with. It allows you to see more of the line below you while simultaneously blocking direct light and eliminating reflection from your cheeks.

Zeal’s goggles are available with three different tiers of lenses; Optimum, Optimum Polarized and Optimum Polarized Automatic + (Or ‘good, better, best’). Each comes with 100% UV protection as standard, with Zeal’s Everclear Anti-Fog molecules permanently infused into lens material and Permashield Hardcoat offering long term scratch free durability.

The motto you’ll find associated with Zeal is ‘Use Less. Give Back. Explore More.’ And they stick to their guns with this one, they’re part of 1% For The Planet, partners in POW, and work with organisations that promote social change. Goggle straps are also made with Sorona rather than nylon, the production of which boasts a significantly reduced carbon footprint and use plant-based materials in their sunglasses frames.


Scroll down or select from the links below to check out our reviews of this season’s best Zeal snowboard goggles.



Zeal Lookout RLS Snow Goggles 2022-2023

Price: £146-£252

When it comes to goggle brands, Zeal doesn’t have the highest profile. In terms of quality, though, it’s in the big leagues. The Zeal Lookout RLS goggles sit at the top of the range, offering the brand’s highest specs available for this particular lens shape.

Who Are the Zeal Lookout RLS Goggles For?

The frameless cylindrical lens will doubtlessly turn heads on the mountain, and the tilted design really does deliver increased peripheral vision. If you want absolutely zero compromise in optics but still want your goggles to look the business, ‘lookout’ for these.


Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Zeal Lookout RLS here


Zeal Hangfire Snow Goggles 2022-2023

Price: £110-£216

Zeal has leapt forward in lens technology this season. Their new Hangfire model are the first spherical goggles that use Observation Deck Technology (ODT) to mimic an eagle’s eye view of the mountains, increasing your up and downward peripheral vision by 20%. There are three different types of lenses to choose from, ranging from standard anti-fog up to those that automatically change depending on the light levels. The rimless frame creates a minimalist look, whilst the medium fit will suit most face shapes without appearing overly bug-eyed. Handy extras include the no-slip strap that will keep your goggles from sliding down while you’re riding.



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