- LENS: Cylindrical
- SYSTEM: Classic
- TINT SHOWN: Gold
- FRAME SHOWN: Teal
- PRICE: £55-99 / €69-129
Each year, the Whitelines 100 contains what we feel are the best snowboarding products on the market. However, in much the same way that a snowboard doesn’t have to have all the carbon-riddled trimmings to make the cut, a pair of goggles doesn’t have to feature fighter-pilot-approved tech.
If a pair can prove its performance in the field, it’s a contender; and if it can do so whilst coming in at a staggeringly low price, then it’s pretty much a shoo-in. That’s why you’re now reading about the Head Infinity snowboard goggles.
On the surface, the Head Infinity is a fairly basic model. It’s got single-density foam, simple styling, and an old-fashioned lens-changing system. Indeed, that’s it’s biggest drawback; whilst the fresh lens definitely feels 100% secure due to the frame sitting in the middle of the double lens, it’s actually a bit fidgety to get to that stage.
“Lightweight and anonymous, with great vision and plenty of anti-fogging features, they’re hard to fault”
In the grand scheme of things, though, it’s not a big concern. It gets easier the more you do it, and it’s not something you have to do more than a couple of times a day at most. Perhaps that makes it not the best choice for multi-day backcountry missions, but for resort riding it’s spot on.
More importantly, once they’re on your head, the Head Infinity goggles are the absolute business. Lightweight and anonymous, with great vision and plenty of anti-fogging features, they’re hard to fault. As long as you can work with a mid-sized cylindrical design, these will definitely surprise you.