- Lens: Cylindrical
- System: Quick Change
- Price: £139-179 / €159-209
Given the comprehensive nature of Oakley’s goggles line last year, it was hard to see what could possibly be missing. Enter the Oakley Fall Line snowboard goggles, boasting a unique ‘half frame’ look and excellent peripheral vision.
The design of the Oakley Fall Line goggles brings the lens closer to your face than ever, avoiding that goldfish-bowl feel that even cylindrical lenses can get from time to time (although it’s more prominent in spherical models).
“The Oakley Fall Line goggles bring the lens closer to your face than ever, avoiding that goldfish-bowl feel”
They’ve got a nice widescreen vibe, so unless you’re really straining to see it then you won’t be aware of the edge of the lens. The strap is lightweight and backed by grippy silicon, and changing the lens is slightly quicker than the classic notch system, and more secure to boot.
One huge benefit to the Oakley Fall Line goggles is the Prizm lens. Available in multiple tints, it’s like snowboarding in 4K. The colours just pop, and everything is that much clearer. We took the piss out of Jake Blauvelt for saying “If you can’t see, you can’t snowboard” in an ad for Prizm tech… but he’s right.
Among the various available styles is the Harmony Fade edition, prolific on the podium at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. And it’d be remiss of us not to suggest also checking out the Oakley Fall Line XL Prizm React, a larger version with an auto-changing lens system.