Smith Announces New Mountain Bike Specific Goggles

Aug 9, 2015
by Smith Optics  
Smith Squad Goggle

With a rich heritage in snow sports and motocross, Smith knows how to build goggles with superior optics, maximum ventilation and an integrated helmet fit that perform in a variety of conditions. In response to the needs of our team athletes and brand ambassadors, Smith created the new Squad MTB goggle (MSRP $60), the first of its kind to be designed specifically for the mountain biking community. We stripped away all extra vent foam on the top, sides and bottom of the flexible frame, while also adding vent ports across the top of the lens, to allow for maximum airflow and ventilation. Featuring an engineered lattice design between the lens and face flange, the medium sized frame provides an incredibly comfortable and pliable fit for a variety of face frames. We utilize an ultra plush, hypoallergenic Sweat-X F.A.T. 3 layer face foam that is approximately 50% more absorbent than standard face foams.


Smith Squad Goggle
Smith Squad Goggle


Featuring a massive, single Carbonic-X cylindrical lens, the Squad MTB goggle provides maximum clarity, wide field of view, and superior durability. With a borrowed technology from our military eyewear program, we utilize flow coating anti-fog treatment to the interior of the lens to reduce moisture build-up on the inside without compromising its exterior durability. The hard-coated exterior battles dirt, sweat and mud while the inner anti-fog coating addresses humidity and sweat build up. The Squad MTB ships with a multi-layer premium mirrored lens and a clear tint, anti-fog coated bonus lens included in the box. Both lenses feature pre-installed posts for tear offs.

Smith Squad Goggle
Smith Squad Goggle


Available in 12 colorways, including a strap designed by team rider, Brandon Semenuk, as part of Smith’s Inspired Design (ID) Collection where top athletes work directly with our design team to create graphics that they’re proud to call their own. The Squad MTB is designed to integrate with Smith bike helmets, like the award-winning Forefront, as well as many full-face helmets on the market. "I rode a bunch with the goggles and my Forefront. The temperatures were varying, topping out at about 80 degrees. No moisture was involved. My goal was to get the goggles to fog. Despite my best efforts, including climbing 2000ft in the heat, I could not create fog. I even stopped at the top of the climb, with no breeze and s tood still. No fog at all,” said team rider, Nate Hills.

The new goggles will be available October 2015 at specialty retailers worldwide and www.smithoptics.com.


Smith Squad Goggle



70 Comments

  • 122 1
 Legit visor placement on that guy
  • 4 3
 the fuel sweat intake goggles look way better than these IMO..
  • 5 0
 What's that visor for? I'm guessing its to keep the goggle strap in place when ur goggles are on helmet backwards, not being used...
  • 26 0
 His visor is being used as an air intake, just like the hood scoop on subarus.
  • 2 2
 These are about as useful as regular sunglasses, I mean mud, dust, and dirt can still get in the top, it kinda defeats the purpose of goggles a little bit don't you think smith........ I mean put the words "mountainbike specific" on a product and a lot of posers will buy it i guess. So i guess you can't blame smith for tapping into a market that will actually buy this crap. Also you weren't the first smith. Ryders eyewear already makes specific mtb goggles.
  • 4 0
 I can't help but feel that guy isn't even riding a bike...
  • 2 0
 He looks like he's in a cheap reproduction of green lantern
  • 2 0
 That's not even a helmet, it's his hat. The chin strap is for the visor...it's that hectic
  • 47 0
 Can I ride them on 27.5 wheels or there is an upgrade kit?
  • 38 0
 27.5+ specific. Sorry bud.
  • 4 2
 Lol
  • 45 4
 wait, so my year old smiths are now no good anymore, because they werent designed for MTB? :3
  • 21 0
 Nope and in a year when they come out with an Enduro model you MUST buy them.
  • 4 2
 They already have an enduro model, motorcycle enduro though.
  • 24 2
 Goggles look sick, but I'm sure that they would look much better on a full face helmet lol
  • 24 4
 This has really opened my field of view to all the strapping designs we have to choose from. Its pretty mind goggling
  • 22 3
 A commenter once posted, "if you're going fast enough to need goggles you're going fast enough to need a full face." Makes sense to me
  • 2 0
 If you wear contacts in the dust, it can help quite a bit
  • 20 1
 Have to give smith credit for a press release for a new product that DOESNT mention enduro ????
  • 28 2
 A picture of a guy with a half shell and goggles on is a more subtle way of saying that it's enduro specific.
  • 14 2
 The last pic looks über retarded. Like the Forrest Gump going on a XC trip ...
  • 1 5
flag VFreehd (Aug 10, 2015 at 23:42) (Below Threshold)
 Because looks are the most important part of biking?
  • 2 0
 They obviously are. Why do you think the sexiest dh bike thread has so many posts?
www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=140564
  • 2 1
 Good point. But, does the majority always know what's right? Historically I don't think that is the case. Anyways that's way too deep for Pinkbike. I will continue to occasionally wear full face for XC and half shell goggles for downhill when necessary.
  • 9 0
 Double wall lenses or out! If its cold or you've worked up any kind of sweat, single lenses seem to fog up as soon as you stop for a second
  • 11 5
 I apply the same rules to goggles as I do for full matching spandex and shaved legs. If you are going that far you better be the fastest rider on the trail because you sure look ridiculous.
  • 17 2
 your mum looks ridiculous.
  • 8 0
 So proud you're British, a your mum joke on Pinkbike! Love it, your mum jokes and the term bell-end are so under used these days!
  • 2 0
 Far too under used!

So long as it's not taken seriously : )
  • 7 0
 just got an idea...tear the the foam off the top, sides and bottom of my Oakleys and I've got a MTB specific goggle!
  • 1 0
 did that today on a pair of old oakley O frames .works a treat, as long as there is no moto x bike roosting you
  • 7 1
 Hopefully the Enduro specific line is coming soon !
  • 4 0
 Still having hard times to find something that i like on that "Predator head" helmet....
  • 4 0
 So if these are specifically for MTB why no spherical lense option? Much better imo...
  • 3 0
 They look great, but no foam around the vent holes? I wonder how well they do at keeping dust out of the eyes on dry, dusty days when following my bud down the trail?
  • 2 0
 They wont keep the dust out which makes them fashionable more than anything lol
  • 1 0
 no real problems with dust in the uk
  • 1 0
 But mud?
  • 1 0
 again not so much a problem with a full face . not a perfect solution but a lot lot better. try it ?
  • 4 0
 The previous ones are design to prevent dirt to go into your eyes.
  • 5 2
 congratulations smith, now you have an equal fugly google to match with that forefront disease
  • 1 0
 "Tear off posts preinstalled..." I thought these were mtb specific, cause I have yet to see a mtb rider ripping a tear off from their goggles cause they were covered in dirt from roost of the moto in front of them...?
  • 4 0
 You've never seen a mountain biker use tear offs?! If your riding in the mud your goggles still get plastered with mud. People use them all the time.
  • 1 0
 @seajay ever seen fort william?
  • 1 0
 I just threw out an old pair of Oakley Crowbar MX because all the foam along the bottom was ripped. Guess I should've kept them since all the dust getting in my eyes apparently made them MTB-specific.
  • 4 0
 Wtf is this helmet...
  • 2 1
 Would like to see them worn on a full face. Doubt these would work great with every other half shell helmet available.
  • 2 1
 Check out photos of Gwin at Windham. He had a pair on I believe!
  • 4 1
 SQUAD!
  • 5 3
 You have to try Oakleys ,they're really good
  • 1 0
 No Anti-shredding Nasal protection. Then not for MTB. Not everyone has wide open spaces to ride in.
  • 3 1
 Would run Smith goggles over most other brands anyday
  • 1 0
 Have you tried spy 100% or oakley?
  • 1 0
 I own spy too, they are pretty good but I've only had one pair, have had several Smith and never a bad pair, always found Oakley fog up
  • 2 0
 smith fuel V2s would fog up like a warm lake on a cold night
  • 1 0
 I/O dirt..would be the jam!
  • 1 0
 At least he color matched.
  • 1 0
 Might pick these up, liking the price and the multiple lenses
  • 2 1
 no price? or did i miss it. Hard to beat the price of 100%
  • 1 0
 Do sunglasses fit inside?
  • 1 0
 Goggles only work when you don't need goggles ;-)
  • 1 0
 I thought 26" wheels were outlawed on trails.....
  • 1 0
 Ugliest helmet i've seen in my entire biker-life...
  • 1 1
 I may not downburo as much as I use to, but i need these.
  • 1 0
 what is a face flange?!
  • 2 5
 These look eerily like what they sell at Home Depot next to the wood working eqpt for $15 :-/
  • 1 2
 Seats too low...
  • 4 7
 Enduro Gays what?
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