ZEAL PORTAL// RLS
OUR TAKE No bending plastic, no smudges, and no learning curve: The interchangeable lenses on these goggles slide into the frames on a rail system, like a garage door. Magnets catch the lenses, locking them into place, which made it easy to switch to low-lights while wearing mitts when a storm blew in over Eagle Pass, British Columbia. The Portals are rimless and spherical, giving them a huge field of vision (though they were a bit too large for our female testers). They come standard with both highlight and low-light options.
TRAIL CRED “The rail system makes these more crash-ready than other magnetic goggles I’ve tried,” jokes one of our more aggressive skiers. “Even when I ‘opted’ to slide down a narrow chute face-first, the lenses stayed in the frames.” Starting at $169; 5.6 oz.; zealoptics.com