First Look: Smith Squad MTB goggles

Price point friendly eye protection sells for $60

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For $60 you get two sets up lenses.

For $60 you get two sets up lenses (click to enlarge).

Piggybacking on expertise gained in the snow sports arena, Smith Optics has gotten into the mountain bike goggles game with the Squad MTB. The biggest feature? Price. These eye protectors will set you back just $60.

Lattice construction helps eliminate fogging up.

Lattice construction helps eliminate fogging up (click to enlarge).

They’re also designed to maximize field of vision — and not fog up. Taking advice from its sponsored athletes, Smith eliminated traditional vent foam and instead uses a lattice material that allows perspiration and heat to escape instead of fogging up the lens. Smith also uses an absorbent face foam, which is designed to help suck up moisture.

Available in 12 frame colors, including the pictured Semenuk ID, which was designed in part by freeride superstar Brandon Semenuk.

Available in 12 frame colors, including the pictured Semenuk ID, which was designed in part by freeride superstar Brandon Semenuk (click to enlarge).

The Smith Squad MTB goggles come with a premium-mirrored lens installed, plus a spare clear lens for low-light rides. The Squad is available in 12 frame colors, including the pictured Semenuk ID, which was designed in part by freeride superstar Brandon Semenuk.

For more information check out www.smithoptics.com

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.


About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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