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2017 Smith I/O Series Goggle Overview by SkisDotCom and SnowboardsDotCom

2017 Smith I/O Series Goggle Overview by SkisDotCom and SnowboardsDotCom


Hey, I’m Rob from skis.com and snowboards.com, joined today by Jim from Smith. Jim, thanks for being here. Thanks for having me, Rob. So we’re talking about a really great series of goggles, the I/O series. I absolutely love these goggles from Smith. Multiple sizes, we’ll get into that in a little bit, really cool goggles. The biggest feature with all these is the fact that there is the quick change lense. Yeah, so every goggle in the I/O series has two lenses and the idea being you’d be able to change it on the hill with the light conditions as they change. It’s a quick system happens fast, you carry your extra lense in your pocket. For sure, I love it not taking two goggles to the hill anymore, just being able to just throw a lense in the pocket and move on from there. Spherical lenses in all these too. Yeah, spherical is really the best. Smith uses 100% Optic leak spherical lenses in all directions so you’ll have just incredible optics as crisp as some of our best sunglass lenses out there and zero distortion. For sure and then the anti-fog on these is great. This is a great feature that we don’t discuss enough but happens to all of us, all the lenses in the I/O series have a 5X anti-fog which essentially means that they’re etched with a coating on the inside and there’s virtually, almost guaranteed, no fog. For sure and then a really comfortable fit too on the face with the triple layer face foam. Yeah, the fit is really important we’ve all got different cheek bones and different facial features so we use 3 different densities of foam to really help that goggle wrap and conform to your facial features. For sure, and then outriggers on all these too. Yep, the outrigger is a great piece it will allow the helmet, when you’re wearing the goggle with the helmet, it allows the goggle to actually conform to your face by letting the frame wrap naturally and then, for example, with the outrigger it’s out here doing its own thing in all directions and the goggle is real tight on your cheek. Absolutely and then in the I/O series it’s really the same features with the I/OS, I/O and the I/OX it’s just different sizes. Exactly. So the I/OX would be your largest, the one Rob has and then we move to the I/O7 which is your medium-large fit the I/O which is your medium fit and then the S which is designed for thinner, more narrow faces. For sure and then the I/O7 is the newest goggle in this lineup with a couple tweaks here from the rest of the lineup. Yeah it’s been a really strong goggle for us. We added this last year and we’ve eliminated the two piece release to a one piece up on top, just spin clip and the lense pops so it really speeds up the process. And then the floating outriggers, so you not only outriggers that move back and forth but they also go up and down. Awesome. These goggles are absolutely incredible, I love the I/O series, I’m a huge fan. You can check all of them out on skis.com and snowboards.com. Jim, thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me. And thank you for joining us.

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