- LENS: Spherical
- SYSTEM: Magnetic
- TINT SHOWN: Sonar Smoke
- FRAME SHOWN: Marble
- PRICE: £199-229 / €229-259
Yes, perhaps the idea of gender-specific goggles is a dubious one, but there’s no denying that, on the whole, women’s heads are smaller than men’s. If you’re after all the same tech but in a less sizeable frame – and a colourway selection that skews a little more towards ‘traditional’ female-focused design – then the Anon WM1 snowboard goggles are worth a look.
Key to their enduring popularity is the ‘Magna-Tech’ lens changing system. Each lens is anchored to the frame with 14 magnets, which won’t fail even if you fall out of a helicopter and tomahawk down a 50-degree pitch.
“Each lens is anchored to the frame with 14 magnets”
At the same time, changing the lens is very simple; just squeeze the frame in a specific way (it’s self-explanatory once you’ve had a go) and hey presto, out it pops. Then just get the new one anywhere near the frame, and the magnets will do the rest. Click!
Pay a little extra and the Anon WM1 goggles also come with a magnetic face mask, which attaches to the bottom of the frame to create an impenetrable seal over your skin. It’s much more effective and reliable than trying to tuck a neck tube or bandana under your goggles, and perforations directly in front of your mouth prevent fogging.