Updated June 28th, 2023
Comfortable OTG ski goggles with high performance ChromaPop lenses
The Smith Sequence OTG Goggles are designed specifically to be worn over prescription glasses. They have an enlarged nose area and wide frame with cutouts to make them comfortable to wear over glasses. The Sequence has ChromaPop lenses making them perform great in flat light or other light conditions. We found them very comfortable to wear with and without glasses. They are a good OTG goggle and perform well for their price. They have swappable lenses but use an old style system and no extra lens is included which is one of the few downsides. You should take a look at them if you are looking for OTG ski goggles.
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
- Lens Type – Spherical
- Fit – Medium
- Included Lens – 1
- Interchangable Lens – Yes
- Accessories – Microfiber bag
Smith Sequence OTG goggles review and test
The Smith Sequence OTG are designed from the start to be OTG goggles. They aren’t just a regular set of ski goggles that happens to be big enough to fit around a set of glasses. The frames are designed with enough space for glasses in the nose area and to fit over glasses frames around the edge. They come with spherical shaped ChromaPop lenses.
The Sequence OTG is a medium fit goggle. It is available in both regular and low bridge fit versions.
We picked up our Smith Sequence OTG goggles from a local ski shop. They were not provided by Smith. As with all our reviews, we’ll give you all the good and bad whether we bought the item ourselves or it was given to us by a supplier.
Smith Sequence ski goggles retail for $130 for regular lenses and $150 for photochromic lenses. You can get them directly from Smith or from almost any outdoor retailer such as Curated or evo. They are also available from Amazon.
They have a spherical mostly frameless appearance. There is some visible frame along the front top and bottom and a little along the outside edge. The frame is subtle and doesn’t stand out much.
Sequence goggles use Smith’s ChromaPop lens technology with spherical shaped lenses. They are available with the following lenses:
- ChromaPop Everyday Red Mirror – 25%
- ChromaPop Sun Black – 12%
- ChromaPop Sun Platinum Mirror – 9%
- ChromaPop Everyday Green Mirror – 23%
- ChromaPop Storm Rose Flash – 50%
- ChromaPop Photochromic Rose Flash – 30-50%
Ours had the Everyday Green Mirror lens which is sort of an all purpose lens. It’s not super dark but it’s not a dedicated low light flat light lens either. It’s really good for overcast but not really dark flat days. It works okay on bright days. If you have really sensitive eyes you will want something a little darker.
The best lenses for bright sunny days are the Sun Black and Sun Platinum Mirror. The Everyday Red Mirror and Everyday Green Mirror are good for partly sunny, cloudy, and overcast days. The Storm Rose Flash is best for darker overcast days or snow and rain days.
The Photochromic Rose Flash 30-50% VLT lens is good for partly cloudy through dark overcast days. It’s not quite dark enough for really bright sunny days.
See our guide to ski goggle lens colors to learn more.
The Sequence OTG has swappable lenses but they are old style pull the frame off notches in the lens type. It is not quick or easy to switch lenses. They are designed to replace a lens if you break or scratch the lens, not change for different conditions. If you want OTG goggles with easy to swap lenses, check out the Smith I/O Mag XL.
The Sequence OTG goggles were designed from the start to work with prescription glasses. They have cutouts in the frame and small cutouts in the foam to clear eyeglass frames. I found them comfortable to wear while wearing my glasses. They have enough room inside that my glasses aren’t rubbing against the lens. The spherical lens keeps the lens away from your glasses allowing the ventilation to do its job to keep both lenses fog free.
All Smith snow goggles have 100% UV400 protection. Even their cheapest goggle will keep your eyes safe from harmful UV rays on the mountain.
A flexible plastic frame is used with triple layer face foam. Smith’s website says double layer. They are clearly 3 layer goggles when you take a look at them. The foam has a soft moisture wicking inner layer that is comfortable and helps collect the moisture away from your face. The helmet strap has silicone beads to keep it from sliding on your helmet. The strap has a buckle so it can be released instead of sliding off.
Sequence goggles have dual pane lenses along with lots of ventilation and moisture wicking face foam. They have Smith’s Fog-X anti fog coating on the inside of the lens. We had no issues with fogging while skiing with the Sequence goggles. Smith Optic’s goggles have always been some of the best for fog resistance and the Sequence follows that tradition. They did good both with and without glasses.
They will work the best at staying fog free when combined with a helmet with goggle defog vents in the front. This helps pull more air through the goggles to keep moisture out.
Following good practices such as not touching the inner lens and keeping snow out of your goggles will help any goggle stay fog free. See our article on “How to keep ski goggles from fogging” to learn more.
Flat light performance
Smith ChromaPop lenses are among the best for flat light and low light performance. ChromaPop lenses filter out and separate some shades of blue color which allows you to see better definition in the snow surface. They all have a yellowish/orange tint when viewed from the inside no matter what the outside color is. The Everyday Green Lens did well in our Michigan overcast flat light conditions. It’s not a dedicated flat light lens. For the best flat light performance choose the Storm Rose Flash lens or Photochromic Rose Flash lens.
The frame is flexible enough to flex around my face. The inner foam layer is nice and soft feeling. These goggles feel similar to most of Smith’s high end goggles which have a softer, friendlier feel. They do not have an aggressive stiff feeling that Oakley goggles have. The nose area has enough space to feel comfortable with glasses. They don’t feel like your glasses are being squeezed onto your nose. I can comfortably wear the Sequence OTG goggles all day with or without glasses.
Sequence has a standard top shape so they will work well with most current ski helmets. They are with a size XL Giro helmet in these pictures for reference. They fit well with minimal gap anywhere along the top. The goggle strap is long enough to easily work with size XL ski helmets.
Smith Sequence OTG Goggles
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Recommendation – Buy or No Buy?
Smith Sequence OTG goggles have excellent ChromaPop lenses and their design works well worn over prescription glasses. They are comfortable to wear with or without glasses. If you want really good performing goggles but don’t want to spend top dollar for fancy swappable lenses, the Sequence OTG makes a great option. If you are looking for OTG ski goggles, check them out.
See our guide to The Best OTG Ski Goggles for other great options.
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Kate is from Taiwan and came to the US after meeting her husband Doug. She has degrees in Fashion Design, Sales, and Marketing. The first thing we did her first winter here was go straight to the mountains and start ski lessons. These days she is an expert black diamond skier and waits for no one at the bottom. She also loves hiking and biking. She comes from Taiwan where people ride scooters way more than cars. She would rather bike or scooter and only drives when she absolutely has to.