Giro Onset Goggles

Priced: $119.95 - $150.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 8 reviews.
Giro Onset Goggles -

See everything that comes your way with the Giro Onset Goggles. These goggles from Carl Zeiss optics feature the Super Fit Engineered large frame with massive spherical lens that allow you to see more of the world as it comes at you. The Onset comes in a helmet compatible design that allows them to fit snugly to the helmet. The Onset is also comfortable as it features a triple layer face foam with micro fleece facing that will feel good against your face. The lens options available for the Onset are reliable, spherical True Sight premium lenses which mimic the form of the human eye providing you with the highest quality lenses available. Taper correcting the lens, Giro minimizes prismatic distortion while providing superior optics. Plus the use of this technology increases the air volume inside the goggle which reduces fogging as well. The full range of performance-engineered lens tints and mirror coatings are protected by a durable hard coating that resists scratches and block 100% of harmful UV rays too. Get crystal clear vision and amazing comfort when you pick up the Giro Onset goggles.


  • The Giro Onset snow goggles are designed to fit large-size adult faces
  • Frame is engineered to offer an optimal, ergonomic fit around the face, resulting in excellent comfort and helmet compatibility
  • Super Fit large-size adult frame to suit a wider face shape and size
  • Large frame with Giro Super Fit design based on customer feedback and a database of face measurements

Lining and Layers:

  • 3-layer face foam is designed to ensure a tight seal, good moisture management and maximum comfort
  • Amber base tint with multi-layer flash coating on Amber Scarlet lens heightens detail and depth perception
  • Triple-layer face foam with microfleece facing for exceptional comfort and fit
  • Double-layer lens helps reduce fogging by creating a thermal barrier between the cold outside air and warm, moist air around your face


  • Non-vented
  • Vented True Sight spherical dual lens with anti-fog coating to increase air volume, eliminate fog, and provide superior optics


  • Black Playoff frame has a bronze-tint Persimmon Blaze lens with 50% visible light transmission (VLT) and a red mirror flash, improving detail and contrast in cloudy, low light
  • Yellow Color Block frame has a green-tint Loden Yellow lens with 20% VLT and a yellow mirror finish for crisp, clear definition in full sun
  • Reduced frame depth and rimless sections increase the overall vieweable area to maximize your field of vision


  • Oversized spherical lens, made by Carl Zeiss Vision, tapers from the optical center toward the periphery for an extra-wide field of vision with minimal distortion


  • Spherical dual lens for optimum peripheral vision
  • Anti-fog coating helps prevent inner lens from fogging up and obstructing your view
  • Helmet-compatible design, for simultaneous eyeball and head protection
  • EXV expansion view, the widest peripheral vision of any goggle today, for optimal on-hill awareness
Christy Sports

Giro The Onset Goggle: Crisp, clear optics provided by Carl Zeiss Vision, a massive spherical lens, and the widest peripheral vision of any goggle today thanks to our new EXV technology, on-slope sight doesn't get any better than this. The Onset is fully helmet compatible, with luscious triple-layer face foam for extraordinary comfort and fit.

Compatibility:Helmet compatible design

Features:Triple Layer Face Foam with Micro Fleece Facing

Fit:Super Fit Large size adult frame

Lens Type:True Sight by Carl Zeiss Vision Spherical dual lens

The Giro Onset Goggle has the widest peripheral vision of any goggle today, so you'll be able to see if your buddies are gaining on you. Chances are they won't be—with the Onset's spherical dual lens and Carl Zeiss optics, your hawk-like sight will have you going Mach 5.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Tired of turning your head to see who's by your side? Giro Onset snow goggles boast a wide peripheral view and Carl Zeiss True Sight optics so you can watch as the slow pokes fade away behind you.

With an oversized lens and a minimalist frame design, the Giro Onset snow goggles open up your view of the mountain as you carve your way through the season.


The Onset by Giro provides crisp, clear optics with Carl Zeiss Vision lenses, a low profile spherical frame design, and unmatched field of view thanks to Giro’s Expansion View Technology (EXV). The Onset is fully featured and helmet compatible for superior performance, function, comfort and fit.

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Additional lenses included:No
Amber Scarlet lens:40% VLT for mixed light (low to medium) conditions
Eyewear compatible:No
Frame Material:Polyurethane
Frame Size:Large
GPS tracking:No
Goggle Features:Helmet Compatible
Goggle Fit:Large
Helmet compatible:Green
Interchangeable lenses:No
Lens Material:True Sight Spherical Dual Lens with Optics by Carl Zeiss Vision
Lens Shape:Spherical
Lens tint:100 percent
Light transmission:100 percent
Model #:2034455
Photochromic:20 percent
Polarized:50 percent
Special Features:No
UV protection:Snowsports
Weight:9 oz / 249 g
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Giro Onset Goggles Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Okay, take this review with a grain of salt, because I've had my old goggles since Junior High. And I'm now 35. So these were bound to be a pretty huge upgrade. But...
HOLY CRAP. These are really nice.
They're super expensive, and I felt a bit silly spending that much money when I'm sure you could get something perfectly serviceable for less than half the price. But I splurged, and I'm happy about it.
First of all, they don't hurt my face. At all. My other goggles hurt my nose by the end of the day, which was lame.
Second, they really do have an amazingly large viewport. Or rather, you don't really see the goggles at all. You just see the world around you. I put back on my old goggles, and I felt like I was driving a tank or something.
Third, these didn't fog up. Not once. My old goggles ALWAYS fogged up. Now, maybe that has to do with the fact that I got a new helmet too. It has a "stack vent" system that's supposed to help goggles not fog up. So that could be a factor.
Fourthly, they fit in my helmet and didn't ride down on my face or force my helmet to ride up on my forehead.
Fifthly, they look freaking awesome. I feel like a fighter pilot or something.
Do pay attention to the "lens tints" thing. I really wanted the cobalt blue lens, but I chose Amber Scarlet because I wanted a good all-day, variable-conditions choice. I'm really happy I did- a darker lens would have been too dark. These were just right. I wasn't blinded in full sun, and I could still see where I was going in overcast afternoon conditions.

Jeff M at on 12/16/2013

The (Near) Perfect Goggle

Bought this goggle, plus a second when it was on a great sale. Then purchased a clear Zeiss lens from Replaced one of the lenses with the clear so I now have a day and a night lens. I'm a larger guy with a bit wider face. By the description I figured this would be a perfect fit. When I first received the lens at home I put it on and was worried that it was a smidge narrow and was putting slight pressure on my orbital bone around the sides of my eyes. But my first day out on the slopes it wore perfectly and I never noticed any discomfort. I now loves these lenses. And I like the bigger lens look, which these are, but without being obnoxiously large. Peripheral vision is incredible in this lens. The amber lens is perfect for the few times I'll be skiing this year in daylight. Just enough block without being too dark (40% LTV). Overall, these are comfortable (I forget I'm wearing them), offer great peripheral vision, and for me, don't fog up. But I think that also has a lot to do with final fit. An excellent goggle, and I'm glad I settled on these.
Northeast Ski Bum at on 12/12/2013

I have been pairing these up with the Giro Montane helmet this year. The lenses are really crisp and clear, any condensation is quickly cleared, and the view is un real.
I have tried the oversized goggles like the EG2's, IOX, and others, but they all seem to have drawbacks either in fit or upward/downward vision.
Giro has found a way to make a great goggle that has excellent peripheral along with upward and downward vision. You definitely forget you are wearing these goggles.
Once you master changing the lenses it takes about as much time as a pair of Smith IO's. Replacement lenses are now available and easier to come by. The Loden Green is a great everyday lens, followed by the Perssimon Boost for storm days.
The only drawback is in the packaging. I have had 2 pairs of the Amber Scarlet lenses now, and both times the lens protector leaves a permanent mark once removed.

big red at on 12/21/2012

Great goggle. Big field of vision and a good overall size. For how much vision you have the goggles aren't bulky or oversized like some you'll see. The goggle sits quite close to your face and the vents and foam has been well placed. Don't tear up when you're hauling ass and don't fog up when you're hiking back up. I got a couple different lenses and they've been super good. Black Limo tint is definitely the best looking. I've used these goggles with the Giro Montane, Shiv and Edit helmets and its a good close fit with all 3. Frameless design is awesome for wiping snow off of the lens. No build up in the corners, you'll appreciate it on a pow day.

Riley Leboe at on 06/12/2013

This is really a great goggle. I love everything about them. It's basically like skiing without goggles since the field of vision is so big. They have a very comfy fit with or without the helmet. I haven't had any issues with fogging. I mainly ski with the Persimmon lens. I can't be bothered switching things around. This tint work great in all conditions and most importantly it allows you to see the terrain in difficult or flat light conditions. I got mine on Sturtevant's because of the free shipping to Canada. P.S. Backcountry should really revise they shipping policies
Thumbs up for me.

Alex A at on 12/08/2013

Best Field Of Vision Available

These goggles provide the best field of vision of any goggle I have ever worn. I have tried just about every premium goggle you can think of and for a medium to larger frame the Onset is unrivaled. Great vision, clean optics, super comfortable and they fit perfect with my helmet
Thom the goggle investigator at on 06/06/2013

Now I see!

These goggles are great! No more tunnel vision.
Split at on 12/12/2012

Negative Reviews:

Took these to Beaver Creek and Vail. Fit was great with a good field of view. Good integration with the Giro Montane helmet (I read Big Red's review before I picked the combination).
Day 1 - warm, sunny day on the slopes. They worked great.
Day 2 - Colder and snowing. Started fogging up on the first ride up the lift. Got progressively worse, quickly.
Took them off and realized that they were fogging between the lenses, so no way to even wipe off the condensation and keep going. It was so bad that I wound up picking up a pair of Smith I/O goggles as a replacement to get back on the mountain. Paying resort prices for a replacement was not fun.
Sigh. I guess I will have to try out Backcountry's return policy.

aevp332085 at on 03/12/2013