Oakley Elevate Goggle Review
With the ski and snowboard season in full swing, I am finding myself up on the slopes more and more. I’ve had the pleasure to test out the Oakley Elevate snow goggles over the past month or so, about 10-15 days of skiing. The Elevate goggle has a fit for small to medium faces, so if your nickname is big face, then these goggles might not be for you. I consider my head/face to fit into the medium sizing and the goggles fit my face just fine. It is important to note that I always wear a helmet when skiing, so please consider this when I talk about the fit.
As most of us advanced skiers and boarders are finding that if we can’t improve our skills as much as we used to, we can still improve our look. To cater to this crowd, Oakley has offered 32 different color combinations in the Elevate goggle. I don’t know about you, but I think that is plenty! I have been testing out the mint color and I find the color adds some nice flair to my outfits, no matter what color combination I am wearing. The mint green colored goggles help me look a little more bad A$$, so I can’t complain.
The elevate goggles come in a 3-layer moisture-wicking foam structure that helps keep your face ventilated, yet keeps in enough warmth and helps block out the wind. The layer closest to the goggle is a little thicker than the mid-layer to reduce airflow. The layer that lays against your face is a fleece foam material that is soft on the face. To get a good fit with your face and helmet, Oakley has added O MATTER strap outriggers that have some flex that keeps you from getting a gap between the goggle and your face. For ventilation, the Elevate goggles have 4 ventilation areas on the actual lens that help keep your face from overheating and your goggles from fogging up. There is also a mixture of plastic and foam around the rest of the goggles that allow for maximum ventilation. The major technology to keep your goggles from fogging up is the dual vented lens with F3 anti-fog technology. To keep your eyes from damaging light rays, the Plutonite lens filters out 100% of UV rays which in the long run will make you thankful. For those of you that enjoy a polarized lens, the Oakley Elevate goggles also come in a polarized version with similar features mentioned in this review.
The Elevate goggles by Oakley retail for between $105-$145 and the polarized version retails for between $185-$215. For more information, please visit Oakley.com
- Optimized to fit small to medium faces
- An internal skeletal support system to minimize nasal pressure and maximize airflow
- Flexible O MATTER® chassis that conforms to your face
- Balanced fit (with or without a helmet) via fixed O MATTER® strap outriggers
- All-day comfort of moisture-wicking triple-layer polar fleece foam
- Fog elimination of dual vented lens with F3 anti-fog technology
- Protection of PLUTONITE® lens material that filters out 100% of all UV
- Tuned light transmission of IRIDIUM® lens coating (optional)
- Metal icon accent