Smith Optics already wowed skiers and snowboarders with their 4D Mag goggles, which feature a magnet technology that allows the user to swap lenses out on the fly. Now Smiths is upping the ante with a new technology called BirdsEye Vision, making the 4D the most advanced ski goggles yet.
BirdsEye Vision increases the field of view for goggles by 25 percent when compared to Smths’ I/O Mag goggles. The lenses let you see more by actually letting you see more with a larger field of view due to the curved nature of the lens. The curvature is found at the bottom of the lens, which opens up an area usually blocked by the goggle’s frame due to the traditional spherical, cylindrical, or toric shape to the lenses. The curvature eliminates these challenges.
The 4D Mag also use ChromaPop technology to filter out specific wavelengths of light. Removing these wavelengths helps the brain to process colors, creating a visual clarity that lets you ski or board in just about any light conditions. Ventilation for the goggles comes from Smith’s AirEvac system that pulls warm air out of the goggles, preventing fog up. The goggles also use Smiths’ Responsive Fit Frame, which morphs to match the contours of your face for a more comfortable fit. The frame uses Smith’s three-layer DriWix face foam and a QuickFit strap adjustment system with a clip buckle secures the goggles to your head. The strap is an ultra-wide, silicone backed strap. The goggles are fully helmet-compatible.
The 4D Mag goggles come in 12 lens tints—which again can be swapped out quickly using the magnet technology feature. The goggles come with two ChromaPop lenses for bright and low-light conditions and a goggle bag. The Smith Optics 4D Mag goggles sell for $280. If you’re ready to see more by actually seeing more, then you’ll want to pick up a pair.