The Cozia Design Ski Goggles have many of the features I look for in a good pair of goggles. My favorite thing about the googles is the field of vision. Since the googles sit out further than regular googles and have no frame around the lens, the peripheral vision is amazing. I can see out of the corner of my eye with these without turning my head. The googles work best for vision on a bright, sunny day.
The googles are well ventilated so I get virtually no fogging while skiing. Also, the UV protection on the lens is excellent.
As far as fit, the strap is long and adjustable so they fit over my helmet perfectly. I also had my husband try them and he also had no problem with the fit. For those who wear glasses, the googles would easily fit over them and still be comfortable. These would not fit a child.
When testing ski gear, I always like the point out what I don’t like or what I think needs to be improved. The biggest drawback with these googles is that they are too dark for a cloudy, overcast day. The day I tried them went from overcast to clear and sunny. The googles worked well in the sun and really helped keep the glare off the snow. However, the transition from the sun to the shaded areas took some getting used to. Since the lens is removable, it would be a nice addition on the company’s end to add a yellow lens that could be used on overcast days.
The only other thing I feel neutral about is the aesthetics or how they look. I feel like a bug when wearing them. Not really a big deal once I get my helmet on. They did cover a large area on my face which kept it warmer so I did end up not really caring about the way they looked. I would rather be warm than fashionable.
The goggles come with a nice carry case, a lens cleaning cloth, and a medium weight face and neck balaclava which made the price seem like a real bargain.
- Great peripheral vision
- Works well on bright days
- Well ventilated for anti-fog
- Great UV protection
- Can wear with glasses
- Good Price
- Too dark on overcast days
- Sun to shade transition not great