Considering these things have had thousands of user reviews online on numerous popular eCommerce websites, we wanted to review the Bolle Mojo goggles for snowboarders and skiers ourselves. Coming in at the lower side of the pricing spectrum, the Mojo have gotten a big reputation for an affordable yet capable pair of snow goggles. The Bolle brand in general isn’t necessarily somebody people would think when it comes to “popular” and “heavily marketed” names (such as those Burton’s, Oakley’s and what not); however, that may be exactly why this pair of goggles attracts you. The lesser-known name among the masses helps Bolle keep their pricing justifiable, and for those who aren’t into flash and pizzazz, may find this pair to be perfect for them.
Main features of the Bolle Mojo snow goggles
- Multiple frames and lens combinations
- Double lens design
- P80 plus anti-fog technology
- Flow tech venting
- Triple density foam
- Double layer face foam
- UV protection
- Cylindrical lens
- Medium\large face fit
- Adjustable strap
One of the best features of the Bolle Mojo goggles in our opinion is the lens technology. Since they’re so affordable, many would assume they had to sacrifice the quality of at least some part of the goggle. We feel that this is not the case for the Mojo, and it instead gives us an all-around average quality (yet we’d consider it coined ‘high quality’ because of the price) combination of goggle parts. The lenses have both a double lens build (meaning there’s also an additional thermal barrier attached the first layer of lens to help with its seal and view) and a P80 plus anti-fog layer (this is in the inner lens — it can disperse water molecules across the surface to prevent build-up).
Aside from these standouts, the “Flow Tech Venting” attached to the Mojo frame has a few holes to aid in the reduction of moisture build-up. It isn’t necessarily a crazy piece of technology, but the fact that it still has some anti-fog in mind will never hurt. This leaves our precious eyes safe from some overheating as well as combine with the anti-fog lens to prevent clouds from forming in our peripheral. The adjustable strap also helps us make sure the goggles are form-fitting, leaving it compatible with most helmets and face builds out there.
Lastly, another big highlight of the Mojo goggles is the density foam you’re getting that acts like a pillow on your face. Since there are multiple layers, they’re able to save the super soft material that only touches your face (it’s made of polar fleece), while the other layers are more firm towards the inner part of the frame to keep it sealed tight. One big minus of riding (especially for a long period of time) is the annoyance of goggles on our faces. There are definitely more comfortable goggles out there (for a price, of course), but the Mojo have never been reported to be pesky in this regard.
Possible cons of the Bolle Mojo
If you’re looking for something that’ll be giving you the “newest” and the “latest” trends in snow goggles, this is not the pair for you. Some may even call that a pro, however — you’re getting what you pay for, as in a solid pair of snow goggles that doesn’t have any fancy features or technology to hike up the price. At the same time, one feature we do feel is a big must for snow goggles is an interchangeable lens option (most pairs coming out now have some type of mechanism to do this, albeit usually in higher price points than the Mojo). The Bolle Mojo does not have this, so ultimately you won’t be able to buy replacement lenses in case one of yours cracks or breaks, as well as if you’d like to switch out lenses for different types of lighting you’ll be in. If you can get around this, you’ll be fine with these goggles.
Another difficulty you may find with the Bolle Mojo is the sun protection. You of course have the 100% UV protection; however, considering there aren’t too many lenses to choose from (some other brands have up to 20+ choices), you won’t be able to fine-tune your lighting as much as others. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your goggles won’t work; however, especially because you don’t have an interchangeable option, if you do begin to ride into the sunset and night-time, you’ll start to have some trouble seeing.
To help you decide which lens you’d like (aside from the look), keep in mind there are different lighting specialties for each. The clear lens gives us better visibility in the dark at 82% VLT (visible light transmission), whereas the vermilion is best for sunny days at 37% VLT. The lemon lens is more towards the darker side at 78%, and citrus the other coming in at 33% VLT. To avoid this, you can always grab more than one pair just in case — otherwise, you’ll still technically be able to see in all lighting conditions, just not the most optimal. This is ultimately for more advanced riders, considering a lot of us just go for a weekend or two in the winter during the day with our families. In that case, the lens should not be a big concern for you.
The Bolle Mojo vs. goggle competitors
How does it hold up against similar price-points? To be honest, nothing really comes close it. Again, if you wanted some fancy features and tech (like magnetic and airtight lens switching, built-in fans for anti-fog, etc.) this is not the pair for you. If you do want a few models to see how it holds up, we’d recommend a few other Bolle models like the Carve goggles (a step up for a few more bucks), otherwise the Smith Scope are pretty nice that come close to the Mojo’s price-tag (a bit more expensive however, although it does come with many more lens and frame styles available, as well as some better anti-fog technology if you want to spend a few more bucks).
You can read our 10 best snow goggles guide for some more options if you do want to do some comparing among the top models in the market. However, these are still the lowest-priced goggles we’ve seen out there that are worth even keeping in mind to buy.
The final word
Ultimately, the Bolle Mojo snow goggles are one of our favorite budget-friendly pairs out in the market. What’s even better about this purchase and why we recommend them so much to our readers looking for an affordable pair of goggles, is the overall reputation these things have had for almost a decade in the market. The user reviews also back us up instead of blindly purchasing a brand new pair of snow goggles from a brand that comes out with new styles and technology every year. These things have definitely stood the test of time and will continue doing so for many years. A cheap, solid pair of snow goggles for some leisure riding are what we’d define the Bolle Mojo as.