Smith LIFETIME Warranty: Yes, you read correctly. Smith stands by their product and will warranty any manufacturers defects for the lifespan of the product. Pretty sweet deal, especially for goggles and helmets. Check out more here: http://www.smithoptics.com/warranty.html for full details.
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Tapered Lens Technology: When light passes through a lens, it refracts. If left uncorrected, this refraction can cause visual distortion and eye fatigue. Smith TLT lenses focus incoming light rays towards the optical center of your eye, meaning you see a 100% accurate display with no funny business.
Vaporator Lens with Porex Filter: Patented technology found only in Smith goggles. The Porex filter allows air to transfer between the two lenses and the outside, but is completely water tight, which cuts down tremendously on between-the-lens fogging. Which is nice, because when you get moisture caught between the dual lenses in a set of goggles, thats usually your cue to get a new pair of goggles. These are better than that.
Regulator Adjustable Lens Ventilation: Flip a switch on your brow to open or close the vents, controlling the flow of air at your whim.
Carbonix-X Lens: The Carbonic-X lens offers maximum scratch and impact resistance and have been treated with Smith Fog-X anti-fog science. Carbonic-X lens meet Class 1 optical standards as well as ANSI Z87.1 standards. Which is a technobabble translation for: super legit.
Articulating Outrigger Position System: This is a long winded name for a technology that ensures even pressure across all points of your brow and face. When used with a helmet, the outrigger articulates, allowing the goggle frame to sink into the helmet face port, which means a more comfortable, more airtight seal between the helmet and goggles.
OTG - Over The Glasses: This model of goggles are designed to allow the user to wear their prescription glasses and the goggles at the same time. Large eyeglass frames sometimes fit less elegantly, but pretty much all glasses are compatible with this goggle. OTG goggles are great even for those without glasses, the larger frame size provides great field of vision.
Spherical Lens: The lens of this goggle reduces the distortion of images because of the spherical shape. When a piece of plastic is flexed in one dimension, the images becomes tall and skinny, similar to beer goggles. But when plastic is formed into a spherical shape, the distortion is minimized.
Double Layer Lens: These goggles have a double layer lens, designed to reduce or eliminate the 'fogging' inside the goggles when there are quick changes in temperature. A layer of foam along the edge cushions the lenses for durability and to get a little bit of air and moisture movement.
Helmet compatible: The strap is longer to fit around helmets, as well as hats, without stretching it to the max. Helmet compatible goggles also try to place the adjustment clips off center to not interfere with goggle clips that are on the back of most helmets. The shape of the frame also sits well with most brands of helmets.
Grip strap: The strap on these goggles has a silicone band on the inside that grips helmets, hats, or hair so they don't slide around and fall off. It is so effective that it makes goggle clips on helmets obsolete.
100% UVA/UVB Radiation Protection: Optically engineered to screen out 100% of harmful UVA/UVB rays, so you can ski in the bright sun all day without frying your eyes!
Dual Position Clip: The strap can unclip and be positioned forward or aft on the goggle's side. This helps customize the fit for helmet or hat wearers.
Goggle bag: A soft cloth bag is included with these goggles to protect them from damage while traveling. The bags double as lens cleaners, but use very little pressure and its always a good idea to test in the corner of the lens before you figure out that the cloth is dirty and it just scratched up your nice goggles.