They’re here. Revo’s signature lens technology has returned to the snow world in its 2016 line of goggles.
Thirty years ago, Revo’s Light Management System hit the market and quickly became the go-to option for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Its polarized lenses offered such great visual performance on the slopes, Revo was adopted as the unofficial sunglass of the US Ski Team.
Today, the company has decided to adapt their unique lenses to goggles once and for all, offering the same unparalleled visual experience to professional and everyday skiers alike.
I had the chance to try out Revo’s Moog Goggle with Blue Water Lenses and quickly realized why their mirrors are so acclaimed.
Let’s start with the lenses.
They’re awesome. The Revo Polarized Photochromatic Serilium Lens make the world look beautiful, accentuating natural colors and eliminating glare. Revo’s signature Light Management System protects your eyes from harmful UV rays, blue light and High Energy Visible light.
The Moog’s dual lenses are made of polycarbonate material, so they’re shatter resistant and very lightweight.
And it gets even better… Revo, in this goggle line, has introduced the Revo Polarized Photochromatic Light Management System (PPLM), which automatically adjusts to every light condition on the mountain. Unactivated, these lenses let in up to 68% of available light: perfect for an overcast, lowly lit atmosphere. On sunny days, these lenses can block 88% of light, offering comfortable protection from glare. So, no matter the weather, these goggles have your back. Well, your face…
Now, on to comfort.
The Moog is a generally lightweight, well-fitting goggle. Triple layer foam around the goggle rim adds some comfort and cushion. Anti-slip beads along the strap keep them in place on a helmet or hat. Plus, they offer great peripheral vision.
There are a few quirks to note, however. I will say these goggles are not compatible with all helmets. When I rocked the Moogs with my Smith helmet, they smushed down my face a bit annoyingly and caused me difficulty breathing through my nose.
Also, the Moog sports long air vents along the top of the lens, which is a great thing and a bad thing. The vents do a kick-ass job at eliminating fog. Like, really, they never even steamed-up while wearing a buff or walking into a heated building. But because of how well they allow air to flow in, they’re not the best cold weather goggles. While bombing runs on a chilly day, I experienced considerable brain freeze and eye watering due to the frigid air flowing right into them.
Ultimately, these goggles ($228.95) are a good quality product. Of course, I’d recommend wearing them on warmer days and with only select helmets or a hat. But, overall, I think Revo is on the right track in their new snow sport eyewear endeavor.