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.


Oakley’s much-anticipated Prizm React technology is here, with the ability to transition between three distinct lens tints by the click of a button. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Whereas similar tech goggles place an eyesore of a battery pack along the strap, Oakley was able to integrate the battery into the frame itself. It’s charged and operated by this discreet panel, hidden beneath the strap. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Dual vented lenses with F3 anti-fog remain clear and fog free. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

 

A silicone-backed strap won’t slip, and stays secure all day long. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Oakley has always been at the forefront of optical technology, and its Prizm React Fall Line XL proves to be yet another revolutionary product on a long list of them. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen


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.

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