As the seasons change and winter hunkers down with us for a while, it is time to gear up for some adventure!
I have put these goggles through the ringer and can honestly say they are the nicest goggles I’ve ever worn. Sure it is fun testing goggles on a blue sky day but I didn’t do that with these. Find out how the Arnette Skylight goggle held up in various conditions here in the Tetons :
Arnette Skylight Review
I took the Arnette Skylights Goggles into some blustery conditions. We skied Two Ocean Mountain in Togwotee pass. The weather was cold, dark, and if it weren’t for the good of early season powder skiing I probably would have bailed and waited for a nicer day. But, I had to see how the goggles could stand up to the hardest conditions so we went for it!
I wear eyeglasses, and the goggles fit perfectly over them. A true attribute of the Skylights greatness is there 100% no fog! The lenses didn’t fog, nor did my eyeglasses! Without goggles the lighting was flat. The Skylight anti-fog, anti-scratch, impact resistant 24k Iridium lenses created the perfect blend of snow texture and contrast. I felt extremely confident where I was skiing because I could easily decipher between what was a pillowy snowdrift and what was a rock. The lenses make a huge difference and Arnette offers the Skylight with a variety of shades and styles to choose from.
The Arnette Skylight goggle offers excellent vision quality! The mere size of the goggle may turn you away but once you take them to the slopes and discover the anti blind spot technology, you’ll think twice about looking like a dragonfly. The low profile convex shape increases peripheral vision and the semi flush lens geometry opens visibility in every direction. The shape actually mimics the anatomical curvature of the eyes!
All in all, I feel like Arnette nailed it with the Skylight Goggle. The window of vision is so large that I actually feel safer when I’m skiing because I can see better!
The triple layer face foam with moisture wicking polar fleece kept my face warm and comfortable. As for fit, the low profile frame makes the goggles compatible with most helmets. I am still amazed by the lack of fog. I didn’t think it was possible but there was none!
I loved these goggles but if I had to make one suggestion to Arnette I’d ask them to polarize the lenses.2014 Arnette Skylight Goggle Review
Well, now you don’t have to sacrifice or dish out an arm and a leg. The Arnette Skylight Goggles straight up deliver the functionality that serious riders demand at a super friendly $70-$100 price point, (dependent on the lens you select).
With the Skylight Goggles, Arnette basically just said, “Screw all the frills and fancy stuff. Let’s just build goggles that hook riders up with all the functionality they could ever want without sabotaging their wallets.” So, that’s exactly what they did. This pair is fully helmet compatible, rocks all the anti-fog and fit features you need to take on a day at the hill, and is actually one of the more comfortable goggles to ever grace a face.
Triple-Layer Combo-Plate Face Foam wicks away moisture, and an adjustable strap that has some bonus silicone won’t let things slip around on you.
One thing I was particularly impressed with was the durability of the Arnette Skylight Goggles. Confession time. I was getting in some tree runs to slice up that early season powder puke when I failed to duck a tree branch. One more confession. This is not the first time that has happened. However, in the past, that has scratched up my lenses, but there was not a single mark to behold on these ocular devices after my facial encounter with the arms of an evergreen.
Overall, the Skylight Goggles are a great fitting piece, with a clean style, generous visibility, and no nonsense functionality all at a price that is impossible to beat. When you land yourself a pair and are ripping down the mountain while taking it all in from behind your Skylight, you won’t be able to help but stash a smile right below them.