Share

Goggles

Giro Axis 2019-2020 Snowboard Goggles Review

The Giro Axis gets the best of both worlds in every sense. A pricepoint goggle with premium tech, and riding style with solid functionality.

In a world that can maybe feel overcrowded with Prizms and Lumalenses, Giro offers a different alternative, but one with over a hundred years of backing. The Vivid lens is designed with Zeiss Optics and delivers super-sharp contrast to work in a wide variety of conditions. With the additional bonus lens that comes as standard, you’re set to go, whatever the weather gods serve up that day.

“With the additional bonus lens that comes as standard, you’re set to go, whatever the weather gods serve up that day.”

Eating shit off the jumps is never fun, even less so when you have to run back up the mountain to pick up all the paraphernalia that came loose at impact. Fortunately, the Axis lenses have the convenience of four magnets positioned around the frame, with the safeguard of four snap pins too, so they should stay put no matter how big the ragdoll.

The Axis should appeal to a huge range of riders out there, and not just from that appealing price tag. They have a medium fit, with OTG compatibility and should stay crystal clear all day with Giro’s exclusive Evak ventilation system and anti-fog treatment. Although they don’t come with the Adapt Strap compatibility, the range of frame and strap options out there will cater to most rider’s styles seasons to come, eliminating the need to refresh your look every winter.

Tester’s Verdict

Rob McCreathWhitelines

“This is more like it! I actually tested the (more expensive) Agent goggles from Giro in the morning and then swapped to these for the afternoon. The Axis definitely have more of a snowboarder’s look to them, with the cylindrical lens and just a hint of a frame along the top. They sat really snug to my face, so I was never aware of seeing the edges out the corner of my eye.

“While I didn’t find the Agent to be the most reliable magnetic lens system, the Axis felt much more solid with the additional snap-in points”

While I didn’t find the Agent to be the most reliable magnetic lens system, the Axis felt much more solid with the additional snap-in points. Just beware, unlike some of the other premium Giro’s, these don’t come with the Adapt Strap interchangeability, but there’s some sick looking colourways out there, so pick one you like and stick with it, you’ll be the envy of all your mates and have a few spare quid left over for apres too.”

Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production