The Powder staff is attending SIA in Denver this week—the snow sports industries biggest trade show, where we are getting a first look at the best gear for skiers. For more reviews and first looks at new gear, go here.
Oakley has the Flight Deck, a large frameless goggle inspired by the helmet visors of fighter pilots. And, last year, they introduced the Line Miner, a low-profile full frame goggle listed at an accessible price point. Together, the two goggles represented both ends of the full spectrum in the market.
Starting in Fall 2017, Oakley will hit the trifecta with their new Fall Line goggles. Like the Line Miner and the Flight Deck, the Fall Line comes with Prizm lens technology to boost contrast on snow. Unlike it’s predecessors, the Fall Line’s frame is a bit more subtle. It’s not a gigantic mirror, but it’s not an obvious rim of black plastic, either. Frankly, the Fall Line is more my style, my style being middle-of-the-road. I don’t want my friends checking their teeth in my face, but I want a clean look, too.
Other highlights of the Fall Line are it’s tall periphery vision. So you can see high and low, as well as to the far right and far left. It’s a medium fit, so good for most faces. Finally, Oakley’s Ridgelock lens change system—which operates much like a ziplock bag—provides a secure fit for the lens, while making them easy to swap.