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OUR TAKE Mag­netic lens swap­ping isn’t new—but Smith’s lock­ing sys­tem is. Like some other gog­gles on the mar­ket, the I/O MAG uses mag­netic con­tact points to catch the huge, spher­i­cal lens into place. But un­like oth­ers, the lens is se­cured with lock­ing tabs—so if you go for a spill, it won’t pop loose. (“Can con­firm,” says one ed­i­tor who rag dolled down Hoosier Pass out­side Breck­en­ridge. “For the sake of test­ing,” she adds.) We know, we know, don’t choke on your Clif Bar when you see the price; think of it as the cost for two gog­gles be­cause the I/O MAG comes stan­dard with one high-light lens and one low­light lens, each with Smith’s best lens tech (Chro­maPop) for su­per con­trast.

TRAIL CRED “I had no is­sues swap­ping lenses on the fly while wear­ing gloves,” one tester says. “The chunky tabs on the out­side of the frames are easy to han­dle with­out smear­ing the lens.” $350; 5.8 oz.; smithop­

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