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The 7 Best Ski Goggles Under $100 of 2023 – Gear Guide

Best ski goggles under $100

There are hundreds of ski goggles available today. Can you really get a good set of ski goggles for under $100? Yes, you can. With so many options how do you choose the right set? The wrong set of ski goggles can leave you a fogged up disoriented mess on the mountain. The right set can make you feel like you have Superman X-Ray vision on the slopes.

We have been skiing for decades and have tried out hundreds of pairs of goggles so we know what will work the best. We spend our time on the mountains every winter trying out new gear so we can give you the very best recommendations.

Here are the best ski goggles under $100 available today. We considered lens clarity, anti-fog performance, fit, and feel in making our selections.

The 7 Best Ski Goggles Under $100 Of 2023

TOP PICKS

1 – Smith Squad Ski Goggle

☆ Top Pick

Specifications

  • Fit – Medium or Large (XL version)
  • Lens Shape – Cylindrical
  • Swappable lenses – Yes
  • Included Lenses – 2, Primary lens and low light lens
  • OTG Compatible – No

What we liked:

  • High definition ChromaPop lens let you see the detail in any terrain in any light conditions from bright to flat
  • Great anti-fog performance thanks to excellent ventilation and the Fog-X anti-fog coating
  • 2 lenses are included. A bright lens and a flat light lens giving you what you need for any light condition.

What we didn’t like:

  • The lens change system is not quick and easy. It works but takes a couple minutes to swap lenses
  • The lenses scratch easily. You have to be careful to keep the lenses looking good

Summary

The Smith Squad Ski Goggles have become a favorite among terrain park skiers. They have stylish looking flat lenses and excellent Smith ChromaPop lenses. They are available in medium fit or large fit (XL). These are mid level goggles from Smith that have most of the lens tech but leave out some of the fancier features. They lack the Magnetic lens change system of the IO Mag and 4D Mag goggles. You can still swap lenses with some effort and a second low light lens is included. Tapered lens technology means you get less distortion and clearer vision. These are great goggles for someone looking for ChromaPop performance without spending hundreds.


2 – Oakley Line Miner Snow Goggles

☆ Top Pick
Oakley Line Miner product image

Specifications

  • Fit – Large
  • Lens Shape – Cylindrical
  • Swappable lenses – Yes
  • Included Lenses – 1 Lens
  • OTG Compatible – Yes

Overall Score

85/100
Lens Clarity9.0


Field of View9.5


Flat Light Performance9.0


Anti-fog Performance9.0


Lens Swapping6.0


Comfort8.5

What we liked:

  • Low profile frames with huge peripheral vision
  • Good flat light visibility with PRIZM lens
  • Good ventilation and anti-fog performance
    Available in 3 sizes
  • OTG compatible (L size only)
  • Many lens options to choose from

What we didn’t like:

  • The lens change system is old and not user friendly
  • No photochromic lens available
  • High price for a fixed lens goggle

Summary

Oakley Line Miner snow goggles are the choice of many professional freestyle skiers and snowboarders. They have a huge field of view with low profile frame. They have Oakley’s excellent PRIZM lens that lets you see snow terrain better than the naked eye. They are available with lenses that range from VLT 6% to 64%. You can find a lens for any light condition. They have interchangeable lenses but it’s an older not quick style. It’s easier to buy additional goggles than change the lens. If you want to hit the park with what the pros use then check out the Oakley Line Miners.

Review

See our detailed review of the Oakley Line Miner snow goggles to learn more.

line miner side view on chair lift

3 – Outdoor Master Ultra XL Snow Goggles

☆ Best Value
OM Ultra XL Product Image

Specifications

  • Fit – Large
  • Lens Shape – Toric
  • Swappable lenses – Yes, magnetic
  • Included Lenses – 2 – Primary lens and 80-90% low light lens
  • OTG Compatible – Yes

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Overall Score

92/100
Lens Clarity9.0


Field of View9.0


Flat Light Performance9.0


Anti-fog Performance9.0


Lens Swapping10.0


Comfort9.0

What we liked:

  • High definition Ultra toric lens that gives excellent performance in bright light and flat light conditions with a huge field of view
  • Magnetic quick change lens system that lets you change lenses in seconds with goggles on your face
  • Includes a second lens, 2 lens bags, and a hard case

What we didn’t like:

  • No bundle available that includes a 8-15% Primary lens with 30-40% flat light lens

Summary

The Outdoor Master Ultra XL Ski Goggles are the latest new goggle from Outdoor Master. I have been skiing with these a lot this winter and they are one of my favorite goggles I’ve ever used. Toric lenses give you a great distortion free large field of view. The high defintion color optimized lens technology perform great in any light condition. The lenses perform with the best from Oakley and Smith. The 3X anti-fog coating and ventilation keep them fog free. They have primary lens options that are good for bright or flat light. The second lens is good for low light or night skiing.

Review

See our detailed review of the OutdoorMaster Ultra XL to learn more.

OM Ultra Goggles

4 – Glade Optics Adapt 2 Photochromic Goggle

Glade adapt photochromic product image

Specifications

  • Fit – Large
  • Lens Shape – Cylindrical
  • Swappable lenses – No
  • Included Lenses – 30% – 84% VLT photochromic lens
  • OTG Compatible – Yes

Overall Score

79/100
Lens Clarity8.0


Field of View8.0


Flat Light Performance8.5


Anti-fog Performance8.5


Lens Swapping6.0


Comfort8.5

What we liked:

  • The lens works great in flat light and low light conditions
  • Adapts well for light conditions varying from sunny, or cloudy down to night skiing
  • Cool looking colorful mirrored appearance

What we didn’t like:

  • The 30% VLT dark end of the lens could be darker for really bright sunny conditions
  • It is not comfortable to wear OTG with glasses

Summary

Glade Optics is a small goggle company run by a few passionate ski bums in Breckenridge Colorado. The Glade Optics Adapt 2 Goggle is a photochromic goggle that works as a 1 lens do it all goggle. The photochromic lens can adapt from 30% to 84% VLT which works well for most conditions. I find they work really well for hazy flat light days or cloudy days where the light is changing a lot. If you want a goggle you can put on at noon and ski until after dark, these are the goggle for you. They are a much less expensive alternative to the industry leader in photochromic goggles Julbo Aerospace but perform just as well.

Review

See our detailed review of the Glade Optics Adapt Photochromic ski goggles to learn more.

Glade Adapt at SB side view

5 – Smith Reason OTG

Smith reason product image

Specifications

  • Fit – Large
  • Lens Shape – Cylindrical
  • Swappable lenses – Yes
  • Included Lenses – 1
  • OTG Compatible – Yes

What we liked:

  • Frames designed for wearing with glasses
  • Good ventilation and anti-fog performance
  • Very comfortable fit with glasses on

What we didn’t like:

  • No darker lenses available
  • They do not have easy swap lenses

Summary

The Smith Reason OTG Snow Goggle retails for under $100 and is specifically designed for those wearing glasses. The frame is shaped for fitting over glasses with a little extra room so your nose isn’t punched. They utilize a cylindrical lens to help keep the cost down and so you look cool wearing them.

These are some of the most comfortable OTG goggles available when worn with glasses. The frame shape, foam and nose shape are all optimized for wearing with glasses.

These goggles are available in a variety of tints including ChromaPop lenses. They do not have easily swappable lenses. They use an old style pull the rubber frame off the lens style system. Their ventilation and anti fog lens performance is as good as we’ve come to expect from Smith.

The Smith Reason OTG goggles are one of the best values in OTG ski goggles available. They will make your ski day wearing glasses much more enjoyable.

Review

Coming soon


6 – Smith Range Ski Goggle

Smith Range Product Image

Specifications

  • Fit – Large (also available in low bridge fit)
  • Lens Shape – Cylindrical
  • Swappable lenses – No
  • Included Lenses – 1
  • OTG Compatible – No

What we liked:

  • ChromaPop increases your visual clarity of the snow surface using advanced color filtering
  • Great anti-fog performance with Smith Fog-X coating and good ventilation
  • Low profile frame that gives a large field of view
  • ResponsiveFit frame that flexes easily around your face for good fit
  • Available in regular and low bridge fit versions

What we didn’t like:

  • Lenses aren’t swappable
  • Only has double layer face foam

Summary

The Smith Range ski goggles are for those who want the best field of view in the park without spending top dollar. The Range goggles use high performance ChromaPop lenses with a cylindrical shape. The low profile frame gives excellent field of view so you can see what everything around you. It uses Smith Fog-X coating along with lens vents to give great anti-fog performance. The Range is a basic goggle without swappable lenses. It uses double layer foam for comfort and fit along with a flexible responsive fit frame.


7 – Wildhorn Pipeline Ski Goggles

Specifications

  • Fit – Large
  • Lens Shape – Cylindrical
  • Swappable lenses – Yes, magnetic and 2 latches
  • Included Lenses – 1 lens
  • OTG Compatible – No

Overall Score

83/100
Lens Clarity7.5


Field of View9.0


Flat Light Performance7.5


Anti-fog Performance8.0


Lens Swapping9.0


Comfort8.5

What we liked:

  • Stylish cylindrical lens frameless goggles
    Low price
  • Several frame and color options to choose from
  • Very wide field of vehicle and peripheral vision
    Easy to swap lenses that can be changed while wearing goggles

What we didn’t like:

  • More glare and reflections visible in the lenses than Oakley PRIZM or Smith Chromapop
  • Not that comfortable to wear over glasses
  • Second lens not included

Summary

The Wildhorn Pipeline Ski Goggles are the latest from Wildhorn. They combine their Aurora Lens tech with a stylish large fit cylindrical lens. You get lenses with anti-fog coating and venting that won’t easily fog or scratch. They have easy to change magnetic lenses with 2 latches for backup that can changed while being worn. They come in a wide variety of lens and strap combinations for any look and ski condition. Wildhorn is an official supplier to the US Ski team as well.

Review

See our review of the Wildhorn Pipeline snow goggles to learn more.

pipeline goggles side view by lift

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Ski Author

Craig Roberts
Staff Writer | Skiing

Craig grew up in Northern Michigan and spends an unhealthy amount of time these days skiing at Mount Bohemia. He has been known to take more than a trip or 2 out west. His favorite ski destination is Whistler, BC where he goes almost every year. He loves glade skiing and alpine bowls. Craig is a big fan of stand up paddleboarding and camping in the summer. If he can’t be on the mountains he’s out in the woods or on the water.

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