- LENS: Spherical
- SYSTEM: MAG
- TINT SHOWN: Everyday Green
- FRAME SHOWN: Black
- PRICE: £250
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Why we chose the SMITH 4D MAG Snowboard Goggles: Birdseye views and a lens that can just about change the weather.
At the start of every season, social newsfeeds are bursting at the seams with all the latest buzz and hype over minor upgrades in sidecuts, lighter-weight buckles, new and improved waterproof membranes. Not Smith. Not this year. They’ve just one-upped the entire industry and only gone and bloody entered the Fourth Dimension. That’s right. See you later, real world. The 4D MAG goggles just changed the game.
“Birdseye Vision technology enables the lens to curve right around to the underside of the goggles”
Okay, that’s a bit of a reach, but the technology on offer here is an industry first and will no doubt be mimicked by the competition in the coming seasons. Birdseye Vision technology enables the lens to curve right around to the underside of the goggles. The result, Smith claim, is a 25% increase to your overall field of view compared to the I/O MAG. Whether you’re spotting your landing in the park, or looking for your foothold on a bootpack in the backcountry, the increased field of view allows you to spot what’s happening right underneath your nose without so much as a tilt of the head.
The clarity remains as sharp as before, with Smith’s ChromaPop Technology. Like much of the competition these days, the lens is able to filter out certain lightwaves and amplify those that increase contrast and definition in the mountain environment. The Everyday lens (featured here) will handle most conditions with aplomb, but there’s still the option to switch out for the additional Sun or Storm lenses (of which you’ll get one of with each pair).