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The Best Ski Goggles on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about lots of ski equipment before — including the best ski gear, the best ski jackets, and the best balaclavas — here, we’ve rounded up the best ski goggles, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated (and least expensive) ski goggles

OutdoorMaster OTG Ski Goggles
$22

“Wow. Just wow,” exclaims one impressed reviewer of these ski goggles. “They are well made and, yes, fog proof. Works even with a balaclava tucked under it.” And according to another reviewer, they perform better than even some top-of-the-line ski goggles: “I just went skiing in Vermont on one of the coldest days of the year, and my friends — who all had Oakley or other more expensive goggles — had problems with extreme fogging or even icing over of their goggles. Mine were crystal clear the whole time and not foggy at all.” A snowboarder writes, “They basically never fogged up except in blizzard conditions at the top of the mountain, the tint was perfect for a sunny and cloudy day, and they were so comfortable to wear on my face and slid up to rest on my head when not in use on the bus ride home.” They conclude that these goggles “actually looked and worked way better than their $20 price tag.” And for one casual skier, “these did just the trick. They are just as beautiful in person as they are in the pictures, and for me the price point I couldn’t beat.”

And now some micro-picks for every type of ski goggle you might be looking for.

Best ski goggles for low light

Bolle Mojo Snow Goggles
$21

These snow goggles from Bolle come with a variety of different lens shades, from clear to citrus orange, but all of them perform well in low-light conditions. The clear lenses, for instance, get rave reviews among nighttime skiers, including one who writes, “I wore these for night skiing last week in light snow and forgot they were there. I stayed warm, they did not fog, I could see well.” Another reviewer explains that the yellow lenses “worked great when the clouds rolled in and my darker goggles prevent me from seeing the changes in the terrain.” But no matter the lens color, several reviewers say these don’t fog up at all. One owner credits this lack of fog to the “vents in the top and bottom,” explaining that “they allow sweat to escape so they do not fog up, while simultaneously blocking out the piercing cold winds.” A few complain that they probably won’t last multiple seasons, but one shopper admits, “If you scratch them, who cares. They are so inexpensive you just buy another pair. I wore them for a season with no trouble.”

Best ski goggles with wide view

Oakley Flight Deck Ski Goggles
$160

“Absolutely the sickest goggles I’ve put on my face,” raves one reviewer. “Complete peripheral vision in all directions. Crystal-clear clarity. Zero fog in a wide range of conditions. As close to perfect as you can get, in my opinion.” Another thinks that even with a balaclava on, which tends to cause fogging, these goggles have “great peripherals, a comfortable fit, and zero issues with fogging.” Another reviewer calls them “great all-around goggles,” but notes specifically that “the peripheral vision is phenomenal.” Many also think the Prizm lens is a great addition, including one who loves that “you can see every bump and contour of the slopes at any light.” One longtime skier who has been hitting the slopes since the 1990s writes, “In all those years, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cooler-looking ski goggle … These Oakleys are truly fog free. In addition, they are extremely comfortable, even over the eyeglasses I wear when skiing. The extra-wide lens offers great peripheral vision. If they’re in your price range, I highly recommend them.”

Best ski goggles for wind

Bolle Carve Snow Goggles
$91

Reviewers appreciate that these Bolle goggles help keep the wind and snow out of their faces. “These goggles were awesome for the slopes this weekend,” recounts one. “We had 10 degrees with 35 mph wind, and these goggles didn’t let any wind or snow in.” Another reviewer, who had never “skied with goggles before,” says, “These goggles made this intermediate-level skier feel like a pro on the slopes. I’ll never ski again without them. It made such a difference being able to see clearly with no fogging or wind in my face.” A few say these are comfortable in bright sun, with one mentioning that they “block out the sun enough to be comfortable and add some texture to the snow on those blinding days.” This shopper calls these “excellent for the price. These are exactly what snow goggles should be.” Another notes that, as a season-ski-pass holder, he has high standards and concludes, “I was able to see icy terrain better and variable conditions better. The goggles did not fog once, and overall I am pleased with the product for the value. I am really surprised. These may be my new favorite pair.”

Best goggles for sunny days

$12

“Amazing goggles in full sun,” comments one happy shopper. Another agrees, calling these “a great deal” that “work in full sun to heavy shade.” One reviewer isn’t sure “what separates a $20 pair of goggles from a $200 pair of goggles, but these are durable, filter the sun, and have suited me well through a full season of skiing.” A few customers specifically appreciate that these block out any glare, like one who says this pair is “perfect for the winter ski season, blocks all glare from the sun, and was easily adjustable. Didn’t fog up when being removed and then put back on, and fit well with rented ski helmets.” And another says there were “no issues with fogging up or being uncomfortable; they get the job done.”

Best ski goggles with interchangeable lenses