After generating plenty of excitement at last year's trade shows, our testers were anxious to try Oakley's innovative Prizm React lenses. After giving them a go—while also trying a few competitors' electronic offerings—it's safe to say that the hype was warranted. By hiding the technology within the actual frame of the goggle, as opposed to utilizing an eyesore of a battery pack on the strap, Oakley has eliminated the need for multiple lenses in a discreet, unassuming design. With just the simple press of a button, testers could cycle between three distinct lens tints without ever removing their gloves.
Goggle Features & Details
- Prizm React lens
- Micro USB port built into frame
- Rimless designOakley
- Dual vented lenses
- MSRP $300.00
Rad: Innovative electric tech, free of a battery pack on the strap.
Bad: Yes, you'll have to charge your goggles.
Tested + Approved 2018 presented by evo.com
Since its inception four years ago, Tested + Approved has swiftly and proudly established itself as snowboarding's most comprehensive and bullshit-free product test. With an endless sea of gear to choose from—bindings and boots, helmets and goggles, gloves, layers, and everything in between—it's not getting any easier to know where to spend your money when everything seems to be touted as the next great innovation in performance and technology. We set out to navigate this deep sea because, like everyone, we get bummed when something fails on its word.
We start the Tested + Approved process by reaching out to brands with reputable product offerings, asking them to submit qualifying gear across an array of categories. We then distribute this gear to insightful, diehard shredders across the country with distinguished product knowledge and an astute ability to critique it. Committed to eliminating inferior items, blown out soles, busted zippers, fogged up lenses, and gimmicky tech is sifted out. What remains is a collection of the industry’s most proven products; all of it Tested + Approved.