- LENS: Cylindrical
- FRAME SHOWN: Fern
- TINT SHOWN: Polarized Automatic +
- PRICE: £110-215
Why we chose the Zeal Beacon Snowboard Goggles: This isn’t just a goggle, this is a visual revolution.
Google defines Zeal as “great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.” If the cause is incredible vision on the mountain, Zeal’s innovative new designs are par for the course.
New for 2020/21 bring out your inner air traffic controller with the Zeal Beacon. The big standout feature is the ground-breaking, potentially game-changing, ‘Observation Deck Technology’. This tilted cylindrical polycarbonate lens offers a far larger field of vertical peripheral vision. It’s touted to increase your range of vision a whopping 20%. Who needs a third eye when you’ve got a Beacon.
“It’s touted to increase your range of vision a whopping 20%”
In laymans terms, basically the lens bends underneath where the bottom rim usually sits like a ‘J’ shape giving you more to play with. It allows you to see more of the line below you while simultaneously blocking direct light and eliminating reflection from your cheeks.
Offering unrivalled views of the mountain scene beneath the rider, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why they called it ‘Observation Deck Technology’. As Zeal put it on their website: “Get ready to change your perspective on winter forever.”