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.
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.
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.