A goggle chameleon.
In theory, having the ability to change lenses while you're on the hill sounds nice, however realistically speaking, that's much more difficult to do when you've got any variation on the theme of snow whirling around you or children zooming by you. Case in point, the folks over at Julbo understand this predicament, and created the Women's Elara Goggles, which feature a Zebra Photochromic to adjust with the changing conditions rather than forcing you to swap out your lens halfway down the hill.
Furthemore, the Elara is constructed with a minimalist frame and is reinforced with a siliconized strap that makes the helmet-to-goggle ratio seamless. Additionally, the Elara is outfitted with an anti-fog lens, which means when you're bootpacking up a hill and breathing heavier than a troll chasing after a group of children through a castle, your lenses won't be affected. Not only that, but the strategically placed vents dump excess heat, so your face doesn't feel akin to the Florida Everglades.
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- A women-specific goggle with versatile lens for winter sports
- Lens is photochromic and adapts to the changing conditions
- Ventilation and anti-fog treatment provide unimpeded clarity
- Siliconized strap keeps goggles secure when wearing helmet
- Q & A
I can see again! From bright to flat!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I ski hard and often have a hard time seeing in low-light -- which makes mixed days a challenge for me. These goggles are amazing -- I don't even notice the changing conditions when it gets brighter and then more cloudy and flat. It's nice to not have to swap out my lenses. The womens fit me much better than the mens.
These are not made for bright, bluebird days -- if I know it's gonna be super sunny out I bring a different pair of goggles.
One comment on backcountry -- it's frustrating to buy something full price (my mistake right) then come and write a review to find that they are now 30% off.