Anon M2 2018-2019 Snowboard Goggles Review

While the new Anon M4 offers a choice of cylindrical or toric lenses, the only way to get a spherical lens with the brand’s ‘Magna-Tech’ system is to opt for the Anon M2 snowboard goggles.

Despite being around for a few years now, the Anon M2 goggles remain one of the best, freshest pairs on the market. After cracking the magnetic-lens-change tech that we were all dreaming about a decade ago, Anon combined it with the rest of its stellar tech and the result is a modern classic.

“The ‘SONAR’ tech is up there with the best enhanced goggle lenses out there”

The combination of all-round venting and an anti-fog treatment on the lens make the Anon M2 goggles highly unlikely to get steamed. If you use the magnetically-attached face mask too, with its perforated section just in front of your mouth, you’ve got 100% weather protection with none of the potential fogging that a face cover can lead to.

The ‘SONAR’ tech is up there with the best enhanced goggle lenses out there, such as Oakley’s PRIZM and Dragon’s Lumalens, and the unrivalled field of vision offered by a spherical lens means that you can see everything around you, clear as a bell.

If you prefer a cylindrical lens then the Anon M3 does the same job with the different shape, and those looking for a female-specific version should definitely check out the Anon WM1.

Tester’s Verdict


“There have been no great leaps forward for the Anon M2 snowboard goggles in 2018/19 – perhaps they’re just giving other models a chance to catch up?

The magnetic system works as well as ever. Trying to literally throw the lens at your own face and catch it with the frame is addictive, and immensely satisfying when it works.

“They really are worth the price tag”

It’s no mere gimmick, though. When you ride, that lens isn’t going anywhere. Unless you’re actually trying to pop it out with your hands, it’ll stay put all day, every day. And when you do want to do a switch, it couldn’t be easier.

It’s still a lot to pay for a pair of goggles, so no-one would blame you if you passed these up, but they really are worth the price tag.”


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