• Price: £40 / €50
  • Frame/Lens: Orange / Bronze

If anyone ever tells you that you need to shell out at least a ton on goggles in order to get a decent pair, The Head Solar FMR snowboard goggle is the one to waggle in their face.

Yes, there’s no denying that the Head Solar FMR is a more basic pair of goggs than most on the market, but it’s still got it where it counts. The ‘frameless’ design isn’t too far removed from some of the priciest models around, and the mirrored FMR lens offers excellent protection. There’s no compromise to the field of vision either.

"Plenty of great features, a thumbs-up from our testers, and an impossibly low price"

Standard venting along the top keeps your views clear all day, allowing hot air to escape before it can cause fogging problems. The strap is lightweight and easy to adjust, and if you don’t go in for bright orange there are low-key alternatives available.

The Head Solar FMR uses dual-density foam rather than the industry standard triple-layered version, but unless you have the most sensitive face imaginable then you won’t feel short-changed in this department. It’s also got a fleece layer for added comfort.

So there you go; plenty of great features, a thumbs-up from our testers, and an impossibly low price. Whether you’re on a budget or flush with dough, the Head Solar FMR snowboard goggle makes sense.

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Tester's Verdict

Tom Copsey - onboardmag.com

“If you're after dependable eye protection for bright conditions that won't break the bank, check out the Solar FMRs from Head. These are super lightweight and low profile - basically a spherical lens fixed to a microfleece-backed dual density foam - but this doesn't impact the protection they give you from the sun's death rays.

"I didn't get even a suggestion of fogging (and I tend to get fogged easily)"

Perhaps due to its minimalism, or the venting, or both, I didn't get even a suggestion of fogging (and I tend to get fogged easily), and the field of view the frameless design offers up was pretty damned wide. The price is hard to beat, too"

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