TOP GUN: The 3 Award Winning Goggles of 2016

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“This is what I call a target-rich environment.” – Maverick

Top Gun = the Best of the Best. These are the nastiest, sexiest, tower-buzzingest Goggles on the market as decided by the most reputable sources in the industry who put in the energy to test every 2016 Goggle out there.

We’ve aggregated the 3 Top Gun Goggles of 2016 according to the industry’s highest awards and displayed them here.

These are the Best of the Best – the Top Guns of the Goggle world.

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Maverick: I feel the need... Maverick, Goose: ...the need for speed!
I feel the need…” – Maverick
…the need for speed!” – Goose

– THE AWARD WINNING GOGGLES OF 2016 –

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GOGGLES: 2016 Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggle

AWARD: Freeskier Magazine Editors’ Pick Award

2016 Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggle
2016 Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggle

– Freeskier Magazine doesn’t rank their awarded Goggles… We chose the 2016 Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggle from their 5 Goggles given the Editors’ Pick Award because this is the only goggle under $150.

– Pick up a pair of the Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggle at evo.com: 2016 Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggle

  • Frame Size: Medium
  • Lens Type: Spherical
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 Year

What Freeskier had to say about the 2016 Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggle:

To the delight of those with smaller faces, Oakley has added a midsized offering to its Flight Deck series, the Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggles. Its field of vision is outstanding, even in the more compact package. It fits nice n’ snug with most helmets, and lens swapping is a breeze with the lens-to-subframe Ridgelock system. We recommend the Prizm Jade Iridium lens (shown) for kick-ass visibility in all conditions.
– Freeskier Magazine

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GOGGLE:  2016 Scott Sports LCG Compact Goggle

AWARD:  Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year

2016 Scott Sports LCG Compact Goggle
2016 Scott Sports LCG Compact Goggle

– Outside Magazine gave their Gear of Year Award to 6 goggles skis this year, but we chose the 2016 Scott Sports LCG Compact Goggle because we personally tested this all over Japan in nuclear snow conditions last year and these take faceshots like no other…  (and they have a 2 year warranty.)

– Pick up the 2016 Scott Sports LCG Compact Goggle at evo.com:  2016 Scott Sports LCG Compact Goggle

  • Frame Size: Medium, Small
  • Lens Type: Spherical
  • Quick Changing Lens System: Yes
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Warranty: 2 Year

What Outside Magazine had to say about the 2016 Scott Sports LCG Compact Goggle:

Bluebird blower days are nice, but powder skiers spend more time in storms. During the nastiest conditions, we pulled out the LCG with its Illuminator lens. When it’s dumping, this lightly filtered storm lens is unmatched for depth of field and low-light contrast. Bonus: the goggles come with a slick contoured spare-lens case.

– Outside Magazine

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GOGGLE:  2016 Smith I/O Goggle

AWARD:  Skiing Magazine’s Testers’ Choice

2016 Scott I/O Goggle
2016 Scott I/O Goggle

– Skiing Magazine put the 2016 Smith I/O Goggle in their top 11 ski goggles of 2016.  The  Smith I/O Goggle is the only goggle on the list that has a women’s specific model, is worn by the best female freeskier on Earth right now, Angel Collinson, and is an old, reliable, classic.

– Pick up the Smith I/O Goggle at evo.com:  2016 Smith I/O Goggle

  • Frame Size: Medium
  • Lens Type: Spherical
  • Quick Changing Lens System: Yes
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

What Skiing Magazine had to say about the 2016 Smith I/O Goggle:

The new I/O women’s goggle features a female-friendly frame, Smith’s quick-release lens system, and low- and bright-light lenses. Alpha freeskier Angel Collinson designed the strap with “iconography of the mysterious, cosmic powers of the Universe to reflect her open-minded approach to life.” We’re not sure the graphics convey all that, but they sure are pretty.

– Skiing Magazine

Charlie: Eh, lieutenant, what were you doing there? Goose: Communicating. Maverick: Communicating. Keeping up foreign relations. You know, giving him the bird! Goose: [Charlie looks puzzled, so Goose clarifies] You know, the finger Charlie: Yes, I know the finger, Goose. Goose: I-I'm sorry, I hate it when it does that, I'm sorry. Excuse me.
“Eh, lieutenant, what were you doing there?” – Charlie
“Communicating.” – Goose
“Communicating. Keeping up foreign relations. You know, giving him the bird!” – Maverick
“You know, the finger” – Goose
“Yes, I know the finger, Goose.” – Charlie

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