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Fly Racing Zone Snow Goggle Review

It’s easy to sometimes forget that simplicity is an art form.

Basic designs that are proven to work are often all we need, while the bells and whistles go unused or cause problems. Over the past several years I’ve used many different goggles and the ones that I retain tend to have simple, basic features that stand the test of time, just like the Fly Racing Zone Snow Goggle.

To make my point, consider modern goggles with fans and heated lens elements. I have both, and I will say that they have their time and place. But there have also been many times when I pulled them out only to realized much too late that I’d neglected to put in fresh batteries or charge them up. An expensive fan or heated goggle isn’t worth the three C-notes you paid for it if the batteries are dead.

For a couple hundred dollars you can usually pick up a few fresh pairs of inexpensive goggles, and if they are any good it’s a win. The Zone Snow Goggle from Fly Racing is a simple, no-frills goggle that looks great, comes in a few stylish colours and fits the inexpensive profile. A few pairs in the pack and you’ll be ready for a full day of shredding.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Fly Racing Zone Snow Goggle Review
8/10
Durability
7/10
Venting
8/10
Style
8/10
Fit
6/10
Low Light Lens
7/10
Bright Light Lens
7.3
Overall, and considering the price, the Zone Snow Goggle is a good deal and will be holding a place in my pack or on my face until they wear out.

Fly Racing Zone Snow Goggle Review

Fly Racing Zone Snow Goggle Review

Featuring multi-layer foam, a wide 45mm silicone-lined adjustable strap, outriggers and a vented dual-lens, the Zone Snow Goggles ticks off all the boxes that I consider must-haves for a quality snowmobile goggle.

My set of Zone Snow goggles for review is the Blue/White/Hi-Viz model. The lens is a semi-mirrored red. There are three other styles to choose from: Blue/Hi-Viz, Orange/Black and Black/White. Retail price of the goggles is $80 CAD.

Performance on Snow

My first ride in them was a deep, early season day during the December Snow-mageddon that descended upon Whistler.

The outriggers and multi-layer foam create a sealed fit on my face and the foam wicks up pesky sweat that builds up rapidly when you’re working hard in the trees or digging a 165” track out.

I have had a little fogging at times, but that is something that I’ve experienced with all goggles in a full-face helmet. This would happen when my body heat was high and I was stopped. As soon as I got moving again, the venting in the lens did its job—with a little airflow the fog went away.

So far I’ve had a few branch swats—including some high speed trail hits—and the lenses are still looking new.

Fly Racing Zone Snow Goggle Review

One drawback I’ve found with the Zone Snow Goggles is that the lens tint isn’t ideal in flat light and cloudy conditions. I would rate it as okay, but not my “go-to”. While it isn’t a particularly dark lens either, it works better with blue skies.

The only other con is that the fitted nose piece didn’t fit in my helmet, which I found a little odd since I use a Fly Racing Elite Cold Weather Interlace and a Carbon F2.

Fly Racing Zone Snow Goggle Review

Fly Racing Zone Snow Goggle Review Summary

Overall, and considering the price, the Zone Snow Goggle is a good deal and will be holding a place in my pack or on my face until they wear out.

 

– Matthew