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The Best Photochromic Ski Goggles: Zeal Slate

I need a pair of good-quality ski goggles to protect my eyes, but I don’t know where to start. Help me out!

A:The best value in a photochromic goggle, the Slate doesn’t offer a polarized version, but its anti-fog lens lets you see good detail while its many vents prevent fog and moisture build-up. The mirrored lens goes from very light to medium shaded, with a visible light transmission range of 58 to 75 percent. We like the bead of silicon that Colorado-based Zeal puts on the strap to keep it secure on your helmet or on the back of your hat. The goggles are listed at $150, but you can find a deal on them if you hunt a bit.

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