High Performance Snow Goggles For Under $100 – OutdoorMaster Ultra XL

I’ve been a big fan of OutdoorMaster snowboard goggles since their Ski Goggles Pro came out a few years ago. One of the reasons I loved those goggles was the slick magnetic lens change system, spherical lenses and also it came with a hard case for storing extra lenses. The goggles performed brilliant on the mountain, especially for a goggle priced under $50. You can read the feature here.

Since then, OutdoorMaster have released their new high performance goggles called Ultra XL and they are priced at $99.99 (were $140) – you get the goggles, an extra lens, a hard case for the extra lens, and 2 microfiber storage bags.

You can get it even less if you use 20% discount code: Outdoormaster20

I own a pair of Oakley PRIZM goggles so it’ll be really interesting to try these out in the snow compared to my Oakley’s. The OutdoorMaster Ultra XL promises great lens technology, great anti-fog performance and other improvements.

 

Features

  • Toric Lens-Ultimate Field of Vision – With the latest lens shape design on the market – Toric lens, it combines the low distortion and clearer view of the cylindrical lens and the wide peripheral vision of the spherical lens
  • Color-Optimisation Technology – provides high definition optics by filtering part of the blue light and thus boosts the contrast and greatly improves colour brightness. It has been proven to highlight irregularities with superior visibility
  • Super HD Technology – Luminous Refractive Pressed lens offers the premium clarity with great contrast enhancement. It largely reduces the refraction which allows the focus to fall precisely on the retina

 

Lenses

The biggest new thing with the Ultra XL goggles is the lenses. To start with they are polycarbonate with a toric lens shape. They are a hybrid of a cylindrical lens and spherical lens shape. You get less distortion and greater peripheral vision from a Toric shape. The lenses and frames are noticeably taller than the OM Pro Goggle lenses giving you unparalleled peripheral vision. These lenses have similar technology to what is used in Oakley PRIZM and Smith Chromapop lenses. They all use blue light filtering and better quality lenses. This gives better clarity and terrain differentiation than the naked eye. On top of that, the lenses also have a new and improved anti fog coating. The new coating promises 3 times better anti fog performance compared to the Pro goggles. I never had problems with the Pro model goggles fogging. These will be even better. Like all over OutdoorMaster goggles, they offer 100% UV400 protection against UV Rays. You can feel confident you are skiing or snowboarding with good UV protection while wearing them.

Swappable lenses The Ultra XL uses the same magnetic interchangeable lens system found on the OM Pro goggles. It uses 8 magnets to hold the lens on. It is super slick. To swap lenses just bend the frame a little while pulling on the edge of the lens. That will pop the lens off. To put the new lens on, hold it an inch or so away from the frames and let it go. It will pull into the frame in perfect alignment.

 

 

Frame

The Ultra XL frame is new and improved over the OutdoorMaster Pro Goggle frame. They would be a large fit goggle where the Pro was more of a medium fit. The frame is a bit taller and it’s also more round shaped. The frames have a triple layer foam on the inside. The inner most layer is soft and smooth, it feels very close to the material used on my Oakley goggles. The foam in the nose area is compressed to give you a better shape around your nose, again just like my Oakley goggles. It makes for a very comfortable feeling goggle that doesn’t pinch your nose at all.

For those that wear glasses – The frame is OTG compatible and will fit over prescription glasses up to 5.3inches x 1.65 inches.

 

What you get

1x Ultra XL Snow Goggles
1 x Replacement Lens
1 x Protective Case
2 x Microfiber Pouch (works also as cleaning cloth)
1 YEAR WARRANTY

 

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