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The Best OTG Ski Goggles of Winter 2023/2024 Helpful Guide

Updated January 7th, 2024

Best OTG Ski goggles

As someone who has worn glasses since childhood, I understand the pains of skiing in glasses. Very few OTG goggles work well. It seems that if your ski goggles aren’t fogged up then your glasses are inside your goggles. You can skip the goggles but that just leaves you with a cold face.

Below are our recommendations for best OTG ski goggles. We considered performance, fit, our on mountain testing and user feedback when making our recommendations. For more detailed reviews, guide and FAQ see below.

The 9 Best OTG Ski Goggles of Winter 2023/2024

1. Best Overall – Smith Optics I/O Mag XL Snow Goggle

Smith I/O Mag XL Product Image

Specifications

  • Lens Type – Toric
  • Fit – Large
  • OTG Compatible – Yes
  • Included Lens – 2
  • Interchangable Lens – Yes – Magnets and Latches
  • Accessories – 2 Pocket Microfiber bag

Overall Score

93
Lens Clarity9.5


Field of View9.0


Flat Light Performance10.0


Anti-fog Performance9.5


Lens Swapping8.5


Comfort9.0

What we liked:

  • Magnetic lens swapping including a spare lens
  • High definition Chromopop lens
  • Great anti-fog performance

What we didn’t like:

  • High cost
  • Easily scratched lenses

Bottom line:

For someone who wants an OTG ski goggle with excellent lense clarity and anti fog performance.

The Smith I/O Mag XL Snow Goggle is a great high performance goggle. The I/O goggles have been around for many years and a proven solid performer. The new magnetic interchangeable lens system makes them even better. They are OTG and prescription insert compatible.

The XL sized Smith I/O goggles are large size and will fit over most prescription glasses. They have excellent venting that will help keep your goggle lens and glasses fog free.

The Smith I/O Mag Snow Goggles are one of the best ski goggles available today. I personally have been using I/O’s for years. They have been the best goggles I’ve ever owned for anti-fog, clarity, and peripheral vision. They are OTG compatible. This makes them my top pick for best OTG ski and snowboard goggle.

I/O Mag XL Flat light day

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2. Best Value – OutdoorMaster Ultra Snow Goggles

OM Ultra XL Product Image

Specifications

  • Lens Type – Toric
  • Fit – Large
  • OTG Compatible – Yes
  • Included Lens – 2
  • Interchangable Lens – Yes – Magnets
  • Accessories – 2 Microfiber bags, hardcase

Overall Score

92
Lens Clarity9.0


Field of View9.0


Flat Light Performance9.0


Anti-fog Performance9.0


Lens Swapping10.0


Comfort9.0

What we liked:

  • High definition Ultra toric lens
  • Magnetic quick change lens system
  • Includes a second lens

What we didn’t like:

  • No photochromic lens is available

Bottom line:

For someone who wants 1st rate high performance goggle lenses and a slick lens swap system at a bargain price that is also OTG compatible.

The OutdoorMaster Ultra Snow Goggles are new this year and could be the best bang for the buck in ski goggles out there. The OutdoorMaster Pro goggles have been a great value since their introduction and packed way more features into a $50 ski goggle than anyone thought possible. The Vision builds on it and adds great performing lenses with as much tech slammed into them as Oakley, Smith, or Anon.

These goggles have a toric shaped lens that combines the best of spherical and cylindrical lenses. They use OutdoorMaster’s Ultra lens Color-Optimization Technology. This filters out blue light allowing you to see the terrain better than with your naked eye. Luminous Refractive Pressed lenses allow for better refraction and focus. What this means is that you have a great field of view, focus, and terrain definition as you get from Oakley or Smith at 1/2 to 1/3 price.

These goggles retain the OutdoorMaster magnetic lens swap system. The goggles come with 2 lenses and a hard case for the spare lens.

The goggles are OTG compatible and can fit glasses up to 5.3inch wide by 1.65inch tall.

The OutdoorMaster Ultra goggles come with great lenses, an easy swapping system and they are OTG compatible and all for a much lower price than you could find from Smith, Oakley, or Anon. This makes them my best value pick for best OTG ski goggles.

OM Ultra Goggles

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3. Top Pick – Oakley Flight Deck L Ski Goggles

Oakley Flight Deck Product Image

Specifications

  • Lens Type – Spherical
  • Fit – Large
  • OTG Compatible – Yes
  • Included Lens – 1
  • Interchangable Lens – Yes – ridgelock
  • Accessories – Microfiber bag

Overall Score

90
Lens Clarity9.5


Field of View9.5


Flat Light Performance9.0


Anti-fog Performance10.0


Lens Swapping7.5


Comfort8.5

What we liked:

  • Rimless design for increased visibility
  • High definition visibility from PRIZM lens
  • Great anti-fog performance

What we didn’t like:

  • Easily scratch lenses
  • Only one lens included

Bottom line:

For someone who wants Oakley lens clarity in an OTG ski goggle.

The Oakley Flight Deck Goggles are a stylish high performing ski goggle. These goggles are OTG compatible and have a swappable lens. You can have different lens tint for flat light skiing and other conditions. The goggles only include one lens. If you want a replacement lens such as a clear lens for night skiing you will have to pay extra.

The Oakley Prizm technology spherical lens helps refract light with higher definition. You can see more definition of the snow and surroundings with a prizm lens than with the naked eye in almost any light condition while being protected from harmful uv rays. Their anti fog technology is second to know one. The high quality foam around the frame feels great.

The Oakley Flight Deck Goggles are one of the best performing OTG ski goggles today. They are high cost and we wish that a second lens was included for the money. Most other swappable lense goggles include a second lens. If cost is no issue these are great ski goggles for those wearing glasses. This makes them our top pick for best OTG ski goggles.

oakley flight deck M at the slopes

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4. Wildhorn Maxfield

Wildhorn Maxfield Product Image

Specifications

  • Lens Type – Toric
  • Fit – Large
  • OTG Compatible – Yes
  • Included Lens – 2
  • Interchangable Lens – Yes – Magnets and Latches
  • Accessories – 2 Pocket Microfiber bag

Overall Score

90
Lens Clarity9.0


Field of View9.5


Flat Light Performance9.0


Anti-fog Performance8.0


Lens Swapping9.0


Comfort8.5

What we liked:

  • Wide field of view
  • Clear lenses with minimal distortion
  • Soft comfortable feel to the foam and flexible frame
  • Includes 2 lenses
  • Effective color optimization gives good flat light performance
  • Good value for the price
  • Latches keep the lens secure

What we didn’t like:

  • Orange frame is bright when viewed from inside goggle around the nose
  • Only 3 colors are available
  • Lens take more effort to change than a pure magnet system

Bottom line:

A toric lens goggle with big field of view and 2 color optimized lenses for great flat light and bright condition performance.

The Wildhorn Maxfield is the flagship goggles from Wildhorn Outfitters. It has the latest toric lens shape along with 2 color optimized lenses. It uses the Wildhorn magnetic lenses with latches for easy to swap lenses. This goggle has lenses that are on par with Smith ChormaPop and Oakley Prizm at a much lower price. There is plenty of room in the goggle to wear it over a set of glasses.

If you really want a set of Smith I/O Mag XL’s but don’t want to spend that much money, the Maxfield is a great option. The only downside to the Maxfield is that it only comes in 3 colors so the choices a little limited. Hopefully they will release more color options in the future.

Silver Maxfield front view

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5. Smith Sequence OTG Snow Goggle

Smith Sequence product image

Specifications

  • Lens Type – Spherical
  • Fit – Large
  • OTG Compatible – Yes
  • Included Lens – 1
  • Interchangable Lens – No
  • Accessories – Microfiber bag

Overall Score

86
Lens Clarity9.0


Field of View9.0


Flat Light Performance9.5


Anti-fog Performance9.0


Lens Swapping6.0


Comfort9.0

What we liked:

  • Spherical lens for low distortion
  • Frames designed for wearing with glasses
  • Good ventilation and anti-fog performance
  • Very comfortable fit with glasses on
  • Available with photochromic lens
  • Available in a low bridge fit version

What we didn’t like:

  • Only available in a few colors and tints
  • They do not have easy swap lenses

Bottom line:

For someone who wants a solid performing and comfortable OTG goggle with great lenses

The Smith Sequence OTG Snow Goggle is a medium fit goggle designed for those wearing glasses. The frame has was designed to comfortably fit over glasses. The nose is made with extra room compared to most non-OTG specific goggles. They have a spherical lens to give you the least possible distortion.

Smith OTG specific goggles are very comfortable to wear with glasses. They have enough extra room in all the right places. You don’t feel like your glasses are being squeezed by the goggles.

These are available with excellent ChromaPop lenses to give you great flat light vision. There is a wide variety of lens tints to work with any condition. Photochromic lens options are available. The lens is swappable but it’s not an easy to change system. No extra lens is included.

The Smith Sequence OTG goggles are one of the best OTG designs out there for comfort with glasses.

Sequence on top of mountain

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6. Smith Reason OTG Snow Goggle

Smith reason product image

Specifications

  • Lens Type – Cylindrical
  • Fit – Medium
  • OTG Compatible – Yes
  • Included Lens – 1
  • Interchangable Lens – No
  • Accessories – Microfiber bag

What we liked:

  • Frames designed for wearing with glasses
  • Good ventilation and anti-fog performance
  • Very comfortable fit with glasses on

What we didn’t like:

  • No darker lenses available
  • They do not have easy swap lenses

Bottom line:

For someone who wants basic, no frills, high quality ski goggles that work with glasses.

The Smith Reason OTG Snow Goggle is specifically designed for those wearing glasses. The frame is shaped for fitting over glasses. The nose piece has a little extra room so your nose isn’t punched. They utilize a cylindrical lens to help keep the cost down.

These are some of the most comfortable OTG goggles available when worn with glasses. The frame shape, foam and nose shape all contribute to a great feeling set of ski goggles.

These goggles are available in a variety of tints including ChromaPop lenses. They are much lower cost than Smith’s Squad series goggles. They do not have swappable lenses. Their ventilation and anti fog lens performance is as good as we’ve come to expect from Smith.

The Smith Reason OTG goggles are one of the best values in OTG ski goggles available. With a thoughtful flat lens design and good performance. Anyone wearing glasses will be pleased with them.

smith reason with smith vantage front view

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7. Outdoor Master Classic Snow Goggles

Outdoor Master Classic Snow Goggles Product Image

Specifications

  • Lens Type – Spherical
  • Fit – Large
  • OTG Compatible – Yes
  • Included Lens – 1
  • Interchangable Lens – No
  • Accessories – Goggle sock
Overall Rating

Overall Score

75
Lens Clarity8.0


Field of View8.0


Flat Light Performance7.5


Anti-fog Performance8.5


Lens Swapping6.0


Comfort7.0

What we liked:

  • Very low cost
  • 3X anti-fog coating
  • OTG compatible
  • Soft comfortable face foam
  • Available in a wide variety of lens and frame colors
  • Includes a goggle sock to help prevent goggle lens scratches

What we didn’t like:

  • No silicone bead on the goggle strap to keep them from sliding on helmets
  • Lenses aren’t swappable

Bottom line:

For someone who wants a cheap set of OTG ski goggles with decent performance and good looks

The Outdoor Master Classic Snow Goggles are a new OTG design from our favorite cheap ski goggle brand. They are a significant upgrade over the older Outdoor Master OTG goggles. They have an improved lens with better anti-fog coating. They frame has been updated with a more simplified frameless look.

The Classic goggles come with a sock to keep the lenses from getting scratched. This is a change from the typical bag which you can’t use to protect your goggles while they are on your helmet.

They fit small to medium sized glasses. If you have wider glasses they are a tight fit. Pay attention to the 5.3″ maximum width for your glasses and they will fit good and be comfortable.

These goggles use the 3X anti-fog coating from their Ultra goggles. This has proven to be a great anti-fog performer.

These are a nice improvement over the Outdoor Master OTG design while still keeping the cost low.

OM classic women chairlift

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8. Best Helmet & Visor – Smith Survey MIPS Helmet & Visor

Smith survey MIPS product image

Specifications

  • Lens Type – Spherical
  • Fit – Large
  • OTG Compatible – Yes
  • Included Lens – 1
  • Interchangable Lens – Yes, 2 screws
  • Accessories – Visor sock and helmet bag

What we liked:

  • Works better for people wearing glasses than a set of OTG goggles. Less fogging and more comfortable
  • Adjustable vents make it comfortable on warm and cold days
  • Available lenses good for any light conditions
  • Available with photochromic lenses
  • Audio compatible ear pads
  • Lightweight compared to a regular helmet and goggles

What we didn’t like:

  • The visor is large and bulky. Not as easy to carry an extra as a standard goggle lens
  • The seal along the bottom edge of the lens is not as good as a set of goggles. You will get some air leak blowing over your face

Bottom line:

The Smith Survey MIPS has a futuristic look that you will either love or hate. The visor works great for people wearing glasses who want a more comfortable less foggy option than OTG goggles.

The Smith Survey MIPS is their ski helmet with a visor. It brings everything you love about Smith snow helmets and Smith ski goggles in one. You get a comfortable and warm helmet with good ventilation. You get a visor with a ChromaPop lens with an excellent field of view.

People either love or hate the visor look. It has some real practical advantages. It is a more comfortable option for people wearing glasses. My friend who always skis with glasses loves her visor helmet and says it is the best thing she has ever skied with. It has more room for glasses and it’s easier to take the visor on and off over glasses.

The helmet has in-mold construction and plenty of ventilation. It works well on both cold and warm days for resort skiing. It is on the wider side similar to the fit of a Smith Mission helmet.

The visor does not seal along the bottom as well as a set of goggles. You will have some air flow up across your face. The visor is also much larger than a goggle lens. It is not as easy to carry a spare lens in your pocket to switch as the light change. I would look at the photochromic lens options.

Survey MIPS bright day

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9. Best Prescription Insert – Rapid Eyewear Rx Prescription Adaptor

Rapideyewear prescription rx adapter product image

Specifications

  • Lens Type – Prescription
  • Fit – n/a
  • OTG Compatible – Yes
  • Included Lens – 1
  • Interchangable Lens – Yes, fit in any goggle
  • Accessories – No

What we liked:

  • Can work with any ski goggles
  • Can be transferred to different goggles
  • They don’t touch your goggle lens so no rubbing and scratching lenses.

What we didn’t like:

  • You need a set of glasses for when you take your goggles off
  • Some eye glass stores won’t make lenses for these

Bottom line:

For someone who wants to be able to wear any ski goggles without wearing contacts or glasses inside the goggles.

The Rapid Eyewear Universal SKI GOGGLES Rx Prescription Adaptor is an alternative to wearing glasses under your ski goggles. These inserts can be put into any adult sized regular ski goggle whether they are OTG compatible or not. You can look for any ski goggles without the limitations of OTG compatibility.

The adapter is similar to a set of glasses frames. They do not have lenses. You need to have prescription lenses made to use for them. Some eye glass stores will not make lenses for frames they didn’t sell. People have had good luck getting Walmart and Lenscrafters to make them.

These won’t touch your goggle lens which can scratch your goggle and glasses lenses. It also helps prevent fogging. The downside is that you need to carry around a set of glasses to wear when you take the goggles off in the lodge.

Goggle adapters are a good alternative to wearing glasses under your goggles.

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skiers wearing goggles at overlook

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OTG Ski Goggle Guide

There are many things to consider when buying ski goggles. Fit, lens selection, swappable lenses, lens shape, and fog resistance are the most important things to look for. Let’s take a quick look at each.

Fit

A ski goggle needs to seal against your face to stop air flow so you stay comfortable and to keep the goggle from fogging. OTG ski goggles need to be large enough to fit over your prescription glasses frame. Good designed OTG goggles will have cutouts in the frame and foam for extra clearance over glasses. They may have extra room over the nose as well. It is best to try on ski goggles and see what feels best. They are all not the same size and shape. You should try them on with your helmet so you can see how they look and feel. Don’t be afraid to return them if the fit just isn’t right.

Lens selection

Ski goggles come with many different lens colors and VLTs. VLT is Visible Light Transmission and is how dark the lens is. A 15% VLT lens is a dark lens that lets 15% of the light through. For bright days you want a low VLT. For overcast and cloudy or snowy days you want a medium VLT like 15-20%. For night skiing you want a clear lens. Lens color is another factor. Orange and amber lenses work best for flat light days. See our guide to ski goggle lens colors to learn more.

Swappable lenses

Some goggles like the Smith Frontier have a fixed lens that can’t be changed. You may need different ski goggles for different light conditions. Other goggles have swappable lenses like the Outdoor Master Vision and Pro. These use magnets and you can swap the lens out in seconds while wearing goggles. You can carry extra lenses in your pocket for when the light changes.

Lens shape

Ski goggles come in 3 lens shapes. Cylindrical, Spherical and Toric.

  • Cylindrical lenses are the most basic and are a flat shaped lens. It gives you a cool retro look. They fog up easier because the lens is closer to your face.
  • Spherical lenses have a sphere shaped lens. It is the best shape for fog resistance. It can leave you looking a bit like your wearing space suit goggles.
  • Toric lenses are the latest and greatest shape that are cross between the 2 with less curvature in the vertical direction. These goggles have the least distortion, biggest field of view, and still good fog resistance.

Fog resistance

The biggest factors for fog resistance in a ski goggle are the anti-fog coating, ventilation, and lens shape. Ski goggles with a 3x or 5x anti-fog coating will resist fogging much better. Goggles with spherical or toric lenses and lots of ventilation keep the lens farther from your face and the vents move moisture out. Better anti-fog performance is even more important with OTG goggles. You have to keep the goggle lens and your glasses lens fog free to see well.

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For other types of ski goggles please see our complete ski goggle guide here.

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Doug Ryan
Co-Founder & Chief Editor

I grew up back east in Pennsylvania and learned to ski on a family trip to Killington, Vermont when I was 6. I immediately fell in love with the mountains and outdoors and have been skiing across the US and Canada ever since. I went to school for Mechanical Engineering, and have a Master’s Degree in Material Science and Reliability.

I am a total gear nerd and love learning how things work and thinking about how they could be improved. Nothing excites me more than trying out new gear. I’d rather spend 3 hours taking my bike apart and learning how to change something than go to a bike shop. These days I reside in Michigan by the Great Lakes and go skiing, biking, and boating as much as possible.

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