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The Best Ski Goggles Under $100 of 2021 Helpful Guide

You don’t need to spend a fortune to get a really good set of ski goggles. There are many great options for ski goggles under $100 out there. You can get all the great features such as swappable lenses, great anti-fog performance, and OTG for less than $100. You don’t need to spend hundreds on the latest from Smith and Oakley to have an enjoyable day skiing. Find a set of goggles that has the most important features to you, as well as good fit and compatibility with your ski helmet. Here are the top 8 best ski goggles under $100 to help you find the very best goggles for you this winter.

Below are our top picks for ski goggles under $100. For more detailed reviews and FAQ see below.

Our Top Pick

Smith Squad Ski Goggle

Editors Choice

Wildhorn Roca Ski Goggles

Best Value

ZIONOR Lagopus Ski Snowboard Goggles

The Top 5 Best Under $100 Ski Goggles

Top Pick

Smith Squad Ski Goggle

  • The Squad XL is Smiths largest cylindrical goggle. Essential technology and maxed out size ideal for the best days
  • VISION: Cylindrical carbonic-x lens, Includes bright light and low light ChromaPop performance lenses
  • FIT: Medium/large fit, Responsive Fit frame design, Dual-slide strap adjustment system, 3-layer foam

Summary

The Smith Squad Snow Goggle is a great performing goggle at a lower price point than their I/O line. The Squad has excellent Chromopop lens technology and great anti-fog venting. The lens swap system is not as slick or easy as goggles with magnetic systems.

The Chromopop lens technology from Smith Optics gives high definition light refraction. You can differentiate colors easier and see better than with the naked eye. Squad goggles all include 2 lenses in a variety of combinations.

The Smith Squad goggles are the best ski goggle under $100. Their excellent lenses and anti-fog performance make them a great buy.

What We Liked
✔️ Good ventilation and anti-fog
✔️ High definition Chromopop lens
✔️ Extra lens included
What We Didn’t Like
Cumbersome lens changing
Lens scratches easily

Editor’s Choice

Wildhorn Roca Snowboard & Ski Goggles

  • CHANGE YOUR LENS IN UNDER 60 SECONDS
  • EFFORTLESS PERFORMANCE / UNLIMITED STYLE
  • AURORA LENS TECHNOLOGY

Summary

The Wildhorn Roca Snowboard & Ski Goggles are a good under $100 goggle option. They have spherical lenses with magnetic swapping. They have side latches as well for a little extra lens security. They were designed by skiers and snowboarders in Utah and are a sponsor of the US-Ski Team.

These goggles have dual pane spherical lenses with anti-fog and anti-scratch coating. Their anti-fog performance is good. They are available with a variety of lens tints.

The Wildhorn Roca goggles are a good value for a swappable lens goggle with good performance. We wish they included 2 lenses with their goggle frame. For the cost, we can’t complain. They are my top pick for best ski goggle under $100

What We Liked
✔️ Magnetic lens with side latches
✔️ Low cost
✔️ Variety of colors and lenses
What We Didn’t Like
Lenses are not polarized
Does not include a 2nd lens

Best Value

ZIONOR Lagopus Ski Snowboard Goggles

  • Optimized Performance Ski Goggles – Solid & durable lens, enhanced anti-scratch and smart ventilation system.
  • Full Protection for Eyes – Anti-fog and 100% UV Protection treatment on double layer lens.
  • Comfortable & Warm – High density woven strap with and superior sponge covers your face

Summary

The ZIONOR Lagopus Ski Snowboard Goggles are a great value single lens ski goggle. The lenses have 100% UV protection meaning to protect your eyes on any day. The frame is thick enough with cutouts in the foams for wearing over small to medium size glasses.

They have good anti-fog performance thanks to good ventilation and dual pane lenses.

The ZIONOR Lagopus ski goggles are a well thought out full function design. They do not have swappable lenses but for the price, you could buy 2 sets of goggles. These are excellent value ski goggles for any ski conditions. This makes them our best value ski goggle pick.

What We Liked
✔️ 100% UV protection for cloudy days
✔️ Low cost
✔️ Good ventilation
What We Didn’t Like
Lenses scratch easily
Anti-fog performance could be better

Best Spherical Lens Ski Goggle

ZIONOR X Ski Snowboard Snow Goggles

  • Top Clarity View: Panoramic designed ski goggles with optimized anti-fog & UV protection
  • OTG Snow Goggles: Suitable for prescription glasses underneath
  • More Safety and Solid – Ruggedized lens with ZIONOR special EDT (Enhanced Durability Tech)

Summary

The ZIONOR X are one of the best low cost ski goggle options out there. These goggles have anti-fog coating, good ventilation, and swappable spherical lenses. They are a fraction of the cost of a pair of goggles from Smith or Oakley.

The anti-fog performance of these goggles worked well. They have solid ventilation to keep the moisture out. Their anti-fog coating and dual pane lenses were effective.

The ZIONIOR X is one of the lowest cost ski goggles available with spherical lenses. If you are unsure about spending the amount needed for Oakley, Smith or Anon goggles, these are a great value.

What We Liked
✔️ Low cost
✔️ Good anti-fog performance
✔️ Swappable lenses
What We Didn’t Like
Frame durability
Easily scratched lenses

Best Frameless Ski Goggle

OutdoorMaster Pro Frameless Goggles

  • PERFORMANCE SKI GOGGLES WITH FRAMELESS DESIGN – Large spherical, frameless lens provides a truly unobstructed & clear view of the slopes.
  • INTERCHANGEABLE LENS SYSTEM – Enjoy a wide range of extra lenses. Swap for day/night & different weather conditions.
  • OTG (OVER-THE-GLASSES) DESIGN – The Ski Goggles PRO features an OTG design that lets you wear your glasses under the goggles.

Summary

The OutdoorMaster Pro Frameless Goggles are a great low cost frameless goggle. These goggles feature a magnetic swapping spherical lens. They are also OTG compatible for those of us who wear prescription glasses. Only one lens is included with the goggles.

They have dual pane lenses with anti-fog coating and ventilation. Their anti-fog performance is good. It will keep your vision clear on all but the most humid days. The magnets attaching the lens could be stronger. The lens can be knocked off during a fall.

These ski goggles are an excellent value for frameless ski goggle. They have most of the performance of more expensive goggles at a much lower price.

What We Liked
✔️ Variety of styles and lens tints
✔️ Low cost
✔️ Stylish appearance
What We Didn’t Like
They only come with 1 lens
Magnets holding lens could be stronger
wearing ski goggles on a bright day

Ski Goggles FAQ

Q: Are there smart ski goggles?

Yes, there are smart ski goggles that are connected and give you a variety of information. They can display trail maps, vertical drop, your location, and a variety of other information. There is currently only 1 manufacturer making Smart Ski Goggles in a beta test. RideOn. In the past Oakley, Smith and Zeal Optics all produced smart ski goggles. They had promise but the GPS unit they all used was unreliable with a high failure rate. None are currently available. See the below video for more information on the Oakley Airwave.

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What are the best ski goggles for beginners?

If you are learning to ski you will want a pair of ski goggles. They help keep your face warm. They make it easier to see on overcast and snowy days. They protect your eyes from all the UV rays bouncing off the snow at you. As a beginner, you don’t want or need to spend hundreds on the fanciest new high tech offering from Smith or Oakley.

A good pair of ski goggles with a lens that is good for most ski conditions and good anti for performance is a good start. I would suggest something in the $50-$100 range such as the Smith Squad or Wildhorn Roca that have excellent performance. Don’t go overboard but don’t go too cheap. You might find yourself swimming in foggy goggles all day.

See the below video for a quick guide on how to choose ski goggles.

Q: What is the best ski goggle lens for all conditions?

If you are only going to have one goggle lens that you want to use all the time, the best option is a photochromic lens. Photochromic lenses get brighter or darker depending on the light. Ski goggles with photochromic lenses cost $150-$500. You can occasionally find one on clearance or sale for less.

If that is not an option then the next best thing is a ski goggle with VLT suitable for the ski conditions you will be in most. If you live out west and most of your ski days are bright or overcast then you would want a VLT around 20%. That is about as clear as you can go and still be protected on a bright high altitude day. If you ski mostly in cloudy conditions or night skiing go for a lens around 40-60% VLT.

VLT for ski goggles table

Q: Are there ski goggles with interchangeable lenses?

There are many ski goggles available with interchangeable lenses. There are many at all price points including under $100. All interchangeable lenses are not created equally.

Magnetic swappable lenses are the latest trend. You can swap these lenses just by pulling them off and snapping another lens back on. If a good system is used, the lens will be very secure with no risk of it falling out when you fall. Some cheaper systems skimp on the magnets a little too much.

Some lense interchange systems use a variety of latches and twist locks. They take more effort to change lenses. My wife and I both have goggles with these systems. They are tricky enough that we only change lenses at the start of the day. A good magnetic system is the way to go these days for interchangeable lenses.

Q: Can I wear glasses under ski goggles?

Yes, you can wear ski goggles over the top of prescription glasses. OTG or Over The Glasses ski goggles will fit over top of regular glasses. If you find a good set of OTG goggles that fits you well and fits your glasses well they will work well. OTG goggles can have anti-fog and color clarity as good as regular ski goggles.

You can also get prescription adapters or inserts. These put a set of prescription lenses inside of almost any ski goggles. They have the advantage of not pinching your nose and the lenses don’t rub against the back of your goggle lens. Wearing prescription glasses should not be a reason you stay away from skiing. There is a set of OTG goggles out there that will work for you.

SEE The Best OTG Ski Goggles Helpful Guide

For other types of ski goggles please see our complete ski goggle guide here.

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My name is Doug Ryan. I am an adventure sports fan and an avid skier, sailor, mountain biker who also enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and travel. I take any chance I can get to get out in the snow or water.  I actively run an adventure sports meetup where I get asked many questions.  I decided to start Endless Rush Outdoors as a way to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for adventure sports their gear.

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