The best snow goggles for women will depend on your own style, personality, and preference to numerous goggle features out there available in the following models we’ve round up. As we saw in our best snow goggle guide, there are quite a few heavy-hitters out there in the market, not only when it comes to aesthetics but advanced features that really elevate our experience up there on the mountains. Even though we did highlight quite a few unisex goggles in that guide, today we wanted to make a specific collection of recommended top-rated snow goggles for you ladies. Let’s get into it.
Picking the Best Women’s Snow Goggles
First, let’s talk budget. The snow goggle game is one of the widest out there in terms of price-points, so the amount of cash you have at hand today is going to really deter you in a certain direction. For example, a snow goggle under $100 or even under $200 is going to get you some budget-friendly, relatively but stable not packed with features type of goggle that’ll of course work how you want — block some sun and wind to match your style. However, as we go up higher, you’ll start to see more advanced features, such as interchangeable lenses, advanced anti-fog technology, higher-quality face foam, and more. If you do find a model that you feel is worth saving up a few more dollars for, we recommend trying to be as patient as you can!
With money kept in mind, we want to highlight those features that may or may not justify a price-tag for you. We know many who want either a Burton or Electric — no questions asked, not only due to the brand reputation but also a lot of their high-tech features involved in the creation of their goggles. We’re talking magnetic interchangeable lenses, advanced lens build (some with numerous layers), wider fields of vision, built-in venting, sturdier frames (polycarbonate plastic, etc.), and more.
Lastly, let’s keep in mind your other snow gear you’ve got at hand already. Or perhaps you haven’t purchased your snowboard, snow helmet, snow boots or other snow gear yet? If that’s so, you’ll need to keep this in mind when you’re factoring in your budget. We also want to make sure that your chosen snow goggles (although some come with interchangeable lenses to mix and match, the frame will stay the same) will actually match what you plan on rocking on the mountain. Because that’s important, right!?
The Best Snow Goggles for Women
Oakley Flight Deck
We couldn’t make a list of the best women’s snow goggles without including at least one product from goggle and sunglasses giant, Oakley. These are in our mid to lower price range (at least for them), and come in quite a few different lens and frame color options. These goggles give you the option to upgrade the lens (PRIZM technology) for a slight price increase from a more standard one to a high-tech option. They come with the anti fog coating and helmet compatibility that our other options have, as well as more unique perks that the others don’t. For example, they use a lens sub frame attachment system that allows you to switch out lenses super easily, and a molded polycarbonate build that fits your face precisely and comfortably. In regards to their snow goggle line, the Oakley Flight Deck are one of their more basic options.
However, Oakley is one of those brands that are just rock solid dependent and classic, so basic for them still packs in perks that other brands would have in their more costly and higher end options. The interchangeable system in this one is magnetic, and is one of the best out there right now (although all work properly, just not as fast and simple as this one). You can also read our Oakley Flight Deck review if you want some more information before you buy.
To contrast the more basic model in the Electric EG2.5, this pair of Anon goggles are a little more complex in their design and are also closer to the top of this list’s price range. As far as cosmetic options, they come in a ton of different designs with patterns, solid colors, and tinted lenses. But what really makes the Anon one of the best women’s snow goggles is in the details. They use a more spherically shaped lens than others that mimics the natural curve of your eye, making your view less distorted than other goggles.
They also have a coating on the lens that makes your vision clearer and prevents lens fogging, and they come with venting channels on both sides that will keep airflow moving throughout the goggles. For extra perks, these goggles come with a second interchangeable lens, a soft case, and a hard case so you can keep your goggles protected and replace them if need be. Plus, lens switching with the Anon WM1 is super easy because the lenses just snap into the frames, no extra hardware necessary. If you have the budget, this is a top-of-the-line pair of women’s snow goggles.
These goggles take us back down to the mid to lower price range, but also come packed with opportunities to upgrade, customize, and adjust. We’re huge fans of Giro since their prices aren’t as inflated as some other brands out there (we won’t mention them). With six strap and frame color options and more lens options than any of our other goggles on this list, customization is actually what I would say make these one of the cooler options on this list while also being one of the best snow goggle options for women due to a balance of stability and affordability.
The brand lays out groups of lens options that are made for different light variations from full sun to overcast to night; and, within those groups there are multiple tint options to customize them even further to your preference. They also come with that expanded lens range that one of our other options has, the anti fog coating, and helmet compatibility. There are also other features to aid in the lens advancement, such as some ‘Expansion View Technology’, lenses by Carl Zeiss (Toric Spherical Injection-Molded) and anti-fog coating. For the low price that these goggles are set at they come with so many perks that it’ll make you do a double take at the price. They do come from a reliable and well-established brand, so you know you’re getting a really solid product with the Giro Facet.
Smith I/O 7
Here’s one of our favorite pairs of all time. These next goggles are more mid to high price range, and come in too-many-to-count color and pattern variations. You get a bonus lens at no extra charge to ensure that regardless of the lighting or weather conditions you have the best gear to give you clear and comfortable visibility (they tend to give you the opposite of what your main lens choice is). Just like the prior models, these come with that fog shield and wide view build, and they’re fully compatible with all helmets. But what makes these different is that they have specific lenses, which you can choose from, that work to eliminate glare off of the snow and your goggles themselves, and are more specifically tailored to fit different outdoor conditions.
And, along with that bigger price tag, they’ve got a really sturdy build that’s going to last you longer than the less expensive options. What really stands out here is their interchangeable lens system (hence the I/O name) — it’s what basically set up the way for many other brands when it comes to the idea in general. The Smith I/O 7 are going to be the best snow sport goggles for those of you who don’t mind spending a little extra cash to get high-tech, customizable gear that’s made to work uniquely depending on your environment. Our Smith I/O7 review gives you a lot more info on these if you’re interested.
Here we’ve got another model from the Anon brand of Burton, with these being a little bit less expensive than the previously mentioned WM1; however, they’re still at the middle of our list for cost. This model comes in many unique style variations with different combinations of lenses, bands, and frames, and even have some patterned band options. Just like our other models they meet the base criteria of being helmet compatible, having the wide view lens build, and having that spherical lens shape so that there’s no vision distortion.
Apart from that, these use polycarbonate material for the lens, a full perimeter channel ventilation system, and have a triple layer foam cushion to add extra comfort. These goggles are the slightly less expensive relative to the WM1, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t a solid option for those of you who want perks without too high of a price. If that’s you, the Anon Tempest are going to be one of the best women’s snow goggle options you can get without sacrificing function and style.
Now on to the Smith Virtue goggles. These fall in the middle price range, coming in nine different colors with two different lens options. The bands on these goggles are the most fun on our list we think because they come in patterns like polka dots and stripes (or just solid color if you like the more basic look). They’re all helmet compatible, have the spherical lens shape that skiers and snowboarders love for the minimal distortion, and use anti-fog coating on the innermost of the two layered lenses. These are also cool because they do double duty on controlling lens distortion by using a special filter that help keeps fluctuation down as you move through different elevations.
Another unique feature on these goggles is that they have a clasp on the back of the adjustable band, so it’s super easy to clip them in to helmets without having to pull them over your face and risk messing up the adjusted fit. If you want functional goggles that look great and come with unique add-ons, the Smith Virtue women’s snow goggles are going to be the best option for you.
Up next we have our second Roxy brand option, these being less expensive than the Rockferry, and the second least expensive option on this list. As far as the price goes, you do get what you pay for, so these are going to be a more standard and budget-friendly option and the best on our list for those of you who want snow goggles that are more basic and don’t break the bank. Just like our other options, these have UV protection and a distortion free lens build, as well as that anti fog coating. They also have a double-layered frame to increase durability and help keep fogging to a minimum. On the cosmetic side, these come in quite a few different colors and have polar fleece lined face foam to keep you comfortable. As far as flashy tech features, the Roxy Sunset goggles aren’t going to have as many as our upper price range goggles, but for the minimalist, they have the necessary equipment to do the job at a stellar price.
Last but not least, for our second Giro brand feature, we’ve decided to highlight the Charm model. At their base price, these are the least expensive option on our list, but you can upgrade the lens for an additional cost (which would make them the second least expensive). Regardless, these are going to be another more basic options for those of you who aren’t ready to shell out too much money on your gear, just like the Roxy Sunset. For starters, they have that anti fog coating and have double layer foam to cushion your face for comfort. As for style, the Charm comes in six different color combinations, with pinks, blacks, greens, and whites.
They use thermoformed cylindrical lenses that are vented at the top and are compatible with all Giro brand helmets in case you have one or are planning on purchasing one alongside this. They’re specifically made to fit women with smaller faces, so if you’re more petite and looking to get a great pair of goggles for a bargain price, the Giro Charm are going to be the best snow goggles for you. They’re one of the best budget-friendly women’s snow goggles in our opinion.
Electric EG 2.5
We continue our guide here with a more basic, mid price range snowboard and ski goggle for women. The Electric EG2.5 comes in 19 frame colors and 7 lens colors, making them one of the most customizable options on our list for the price. They’re made especially for women because they have a smaller frame design to fit smaller faces and have a very wide field of vision with more lens surface area. The frames are also set a bit further back so that your vision isn’t blocked by the hardware. Like every good pair of snow goggles, they’re fully equipped with UV protection and you also have the option with these goggles to get them polarized for a higher price.
For a better feel, you have an adjustable band so that they fit your head to your preferred snugness. For finishing touches, these goggles come with a replacement lens and a goggle bag that will help keep them protected and extend their life as long as possible. The versatility of this option, easy-to-use interchangeable lens system and overall styles makes the Electric EG 2.5 one of the best snow goggles for women because you can tweak them based on how much you want to pay and your personal style.
Next up we have the very elegant Rockferry goggles. These goggles come with all of the base specs that you would expect to find in goggles and a tad bit more. To start, they come with UV protection, tinted lenses, are fully compatible with most helmets, and have adjustable straps. They also have some of the perks that the Anon has, like the fog proof lenses and the spherical lens shape that reduces vision distortion. What makes these unique though, and one of the best snow goggle options for women in our opinion, is an anti shatter lens that will withstand any fall and minimizes scratching.
Also, they use a double-layered foam lining that fits comfortably to your face, and a fleece moisture wicking material that keeps your goggles and eye area dry even in the snow. Not to mention they have some of the best styles we’ve seen in this category (looks like more thought went into the straps and frames as opposed to just solid colors). Just like our other options, the Roxy Rockferry come with a goggle microfiber bag that will keep your goggles safe when you’re not using them. They’re quite affordable, too.