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.
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.
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.
|Additional lenses included:||No|
|Amber Scarlet lens:||40% VLT for mixed light (low to medium) conditions|
|Goggle Features:||Helmet Compatible|
|Lens Material:||True Sight Spherical Dual Lens with Optics by Carl Zeiss Vision|
|Lens tint:||100 percent|
|Light transmission:||100 percent|
|Weight:||9 oz / 249 g|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.