Giro Compass Goggle Review

Days like this make me thankful for crisp optics like the Giro Onset Goggles, Mike Hardaker in the Tetons..

I have a new favorite goggle and it’s from a company your probably familiar with. The Santa Cruz based brand known as Giro has been making incredible biking and snow safety helmets, has now entered into the goggle world with a bang. Pronounced, Gyro, not Giro or Yro depending on where you’re from on the content, regardless of how you say the name all that you need to know is that these are some of the most top of the line optics in the game and the Giro Compass Goggle needs to be on your radar.

Find out more in my review below:

Giro Compass Goggle Review

Ever heard of Carl Zeiss before? Outside of the photography world, the name sounds fancy, possibly German? In reality, it’s both, Carl Zeiss has been making quality optics in Germany since 1846. When you look through a pair of Giro goggles with Carl Zeiss lens its feels as if you are seeing the world in HD.

Mike Hardaker testing the Giro Onset goggle deep in Wyoming Photo Steve McGill | Mountain Weekly News

Mike Hardaker testing the Giro Onset goggle deep in Wyoming Photo Steve McGill | Mountain Weekly News

How do Giro Goggles Fit?

The Compass is a medium sized goggle with a large peripheral view. I like to wear my goggles over a beanie and under my helmet, this setup worked great with the Giro Compass and was even more rad when paired with Giro’s Edit Helmet. (Talk about eliminating the gaper gap!!)

Since Giro sent us out a pair of the Compass Goggles to test I have yet to ride anything else this season, and I have a ton of goggles that still need to be tested. My favorite goggles have quickly become seconds as this pair comes with me on EVERY single mission into the backcountry. It’s cool when you find a product that truly works well in the mountains, the Giro Onset is one of those. Not only do the work incredible but the wood grain look really stands out and has been a hot topic of conversation on the lifts.

Giro Compass Goggle, teton tested and approved~

Giro Compass Goggle, Teton tested and approved~

Overall Impression

If you spend a good amount of time playing in the snow be sure to look into trying a pair of Giro goggles. When you combine comfort, quality of optics and a name brand you can trust it will be hard to find another pair of goggles with a reasonable retail price of $150.00 like the Giro Compass Goggle.

The one thing I have yet to test on these goggles was swapping out lenses. I have been running the Amber/Gold lens in a variety of conditions and it’s really held its own. Not quite photochromic, but really darn close! With 16 different lens options, odds are Giro has you covered regardless of where your riding.

Mike Hardaker trusting the Giro Compass Goggle to lead the way in the Tetons

Mike Hardaker trusting the Giro Compass Goggle to lead the way in the Tetons

Giro Compass
5 / 5 RATING      

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About the Author

Mike Hardaker
Mike Hardaker grew up surfing and snowboarding in Orange County and followed his love of surfing to Hawaii before eventually moving to the mountains to concentrate on snowboarding and join the Freeride World Tour. When not on a board, Mike worked for Snowboarder and later oversaw TGR's online publication. He went on to found Mountain Weekly News where he is still CEO and Editor in Chief.

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