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.
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.
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