Project Goggle X: Hear What One of Our Testers Has to Say About This Revolutionary New Goggle

Posted by Mike Meru on 20th Aug 2015

Project Goggle X: Hear What One of Our Testers Has to Say About This Revolutionary New Goggle

It was Thursday, November 13 last year and the generally snow-rich Wasatch Mountains peaks were dry, to the disdain of the crew of skiers and riders salivating for their first chance to ride the Blower Pow Utah is known for. That drought was all about to change though as a very large system came through the next day leaving 36" for those willing to get out and hike Saturday morning. My riding partner Don and I rose early and were the first atop one of Alta's peaks staring down at 1800' of white GOLD! As I reached into my backpack to pull out my goggles, I realized my catastrophic mistake. I had accidentally grabbed the wrong case which contained a pair of name-brand, non LTD goggles. I quickly brushed it off as I was about to light up my first pow run in 6 months! The first run was EPIC and full of face shots, beardcicles, and high fives. We quickly transitioned to get back up the mountain and hit replay on what felt like the best run of my life. After summiting, I pulled out my goggles, put them on, only to be greeted by a fog layer so thick it was starting to drip. I pulled out my shammie, wiped it off and put them back on. Within 10 seconds, the fog was back and persisted for the remainder of what could have been a much better day.

For the past two seasons I've had the opportunity to ride for, and test Limited Optics line of goggles all over the country and beyond. From the Wasatch, to Revelstoke, and from the Cascades, to AK, I've never had optics-guided vision that was so reliable and advanced.

The singular, most spectacular aspect of the goggles is their peripheral vision and range of lens options. The revolutionary Flux lens that changes from clear to tinted depending on the amount of light, has been the best early morning and late evening goggle I have worn. And in very low light, high fog, dense cloud-type conditions, the Clear-Red REVO lens has been all time. I've literally never seen so well in low-light conditions. Interestingly, I met a guy from the Sierras while hiking in the San Juans this past year and he was having an awful time with his "other" goggles so I offered to let him try my Clear-Red REVO lensed LTD's. He was blown away at how clear his vision was despite the low light, how wide the peripheral vision was, and that they never fogged. It was a bit of a battle to get him to hand them back over!

Regardless of where I am riding, I'd prefer to hike to ride untouched pow, than wait in line to ride a resort. In my pre-LTD years, I refused to hike up hill with my goggles on because of the sweat that would build up and the subsequent fogging issues. Not with LTD though. If conditions are windy, or my face is cold, or if I just want the sun out of my eyes, I can hike up hill and never fog up. Then on the way down, regardless of how many face shots send pow straight into my vents and all over the goggles, they still remain fog free, It's incredible!

After so many impressive experiences with LTD's 2015 line of goggles, I didn't think that a goggle could get better. That was until they shipped me the new 2016 Goggle X to test for the last few months of the season. Goggle X took the same amazing peripheral vision, lens technology, and anti-fog innovations, and put it into a frame where you can change the lens in seconds, while still wearing the goggle. Not only did this save time, but now because of ease, I carry both the Flux and the Clear Red REVO lens so that I have a full quiver of optics options no matter how far into the backcountry I am.

With more than 20 years of snowboarding and mountaineering under my belt, and the innumerable different goggles I have used and tested, I can finally say I have found the irrefutably best goggle out there with Limited Optics Goggle X!

See you on the skin track!

Pick up a pair of Goggle X for yourself at a special price through our Kickstarter project which you can visit by clicking  HERE