Smith Optics IO/X Snow Goggles Review
I recently bought a pair of the Smith IO/X goggles, Darkness with Blackout lens. A bonus lens was included depending on the colorway. For the Darkness, it's a red sensor mirror. Note, although the red sensor mirror looks pinkish on the Smith website, they're actually a nice red that fades to yellow then blue. (see image below)
The IO/X goggle fit my RED Hi-Fi helmet. However, for helmets with a goggle clip in the back, there will be an small issue. The goggle buckle will interfere with the goggle clip causing you to make one goggle strap longer than the other to move the buckle slightly over. It seems all IO/X's except for the "Orange W3" colorway have the buckle. Not a deal breaker though.
Also, for $175 MSRP, it did not come with a hard case, only a microfiber cloth bag with a sleeve for the bonus lens. A Smith hard case can be bought from various retailers for $25.
The quick lens change system is pretty good. The top and sides of the lens are easy to get out. The bottom takes some getting use to. The first few times I was scared to break off a tab on the bottom of the lens. But after a few times, you figure out how much force you can apply without fear of breaking the lens. Note: there seems to be no way to avoid getting fingerprints all over the lens, at least for me anyway.
I haven't gotten the chance to test out the anti-fog yet. However, based on reviews of last year's model. It seems be very difficult to fog up.
Overall though, I am happy with my purchase and would recommend these.