- LENS: Spherical
- SYSTEM: Quick Change
- TINT SHOWN: HD+ Bronze w/ Red Spectra
- FRAME SHOWN: Gone Fishing Strap w/ Black Frame
- PRICE: £170 / €215
- BUY ONLINE
Why we chose the SPY Legacy Snowboard Goggles: Spy just turned 25, and they’ve created one hell of a Legacy.
Choosing the Legacy goggles for this year’s 100 seemed like a fitting tribute to Spy, who are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this season. With that much time in the game and a roster of rider’s including Eric Jackson and Helen Schetttini, it comes as no surprises that their goggles offer some of the best tech out there. Not mention some of the best designs too.
They’re best suited for the larger headed riders out there, but the Legacy offers the lowest profile and widest peripheral view of any premium model from Spy. The spherical lens – usually considered the best option for eliminating any distortion out at the corners – offers the sharpest levels of clarity with Spy’s HD+ lens.
“They’re best suited for the larger headed riders out there, but the Legacy offers the lowest profile and widest peripheral view of any premium model from Spy”
They’ve even tapered the thickness from the centre out to the sides to further enhance the optics. The lens works like much of the competition out there, by only filtering through the certain lightwaves that optimise contrast so you can spot the bumps in the snow long before you faceplant into them. Spy even say their lenses only filter in the sun’s good rays, which “science suggests creates an uplift in mood and alertness”. Don’t quote us on this, but we’re pretty sure that means you no longer need to eat your five a day or wake up with your morning coffee. These have got you covered for all your health needs.
The Legacy comes kitted out with both high and low vis lens options and swapping them out is as easy as the click of a button with the Lock steady 2 quick-change system. In short – less faff, fewer fingerprints.