- LENS: Cylindrical or Toric
- SYSTEM: Magnetic
- TINT SHOWN: Sonar Bronze (Cylindrical)
- FRAME SHOWN: JT
- PRICE: £259 / €289
As far as we’re aware, the new Anon M4 snowboard goggles offer the first opportunity to use two different lens shapes within one standard frame. Whether you want these with the sleek cylindrical lens or the rounder toric version is up to you, and if you like both then there’s no need to choose.
As the name suggests, the Anon M4 goggles follow on from the spherical, frameless M2 and the cylindrical, framed M3. They sit somewhere between the two in terms of aesthetics, with a very thin outline around the lens.
“Several magnets hold the lens in place even through the heaviest yard sale”
Thanks to the shape of the Anon M4, the peripheral vision is amazing. Given that the lenses themselves are made by Zeiss, a leading brand of optical equipment suppliers, the combination is unrestricted, crystal clear vision that’s almost unrivalled on the market.
An efficient venting system makes misting highly unlikely, but even on those muggy days the anti-fog treatment on the lens itself is up to the task. The fleece lining on the triple-layer foam helps too, by slowing down the release of sweat into the goggle’s atmosphere.
Anon’s Magna-Tech system remains the best on the market, albeit one that comes at a cost. Several magnets hold the lens in place even through the heaviest yard sale, but a very simple manipulation of the frame makes popping it out as quick and easy to do as catching an edge, but without the pain.