4.3 out of 5
November 20, 2012
I was wearing Smith brand for years and their optics are very good, but Zeal are even better. My last pair of Smith were I/O and they kept fogging between the lenses, so I reluctantly had to drop the brand (I tried several of their different low light lenses and they all became completely foggy in stormy or cold conditions). The Zeal "Slate" fit me perfect/without gaps, but didn't look nearly as cool on my face as they did on the website. Specifically, the bottom of the lenses slope up too quickly and the goggle's sides stick out too far, giving them a strange/catty look. Side peripheral vision is very good. The construction quality and materials are the best I've ever seen. Zeal's optics are incredibly clear, but I was disappointed that the website deceptively shows a mirrored looking lens on all options. Also, the automatic lenses I ordered didn't seem to change shades at all between light conditions.Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, clear optics, Cons: Bad design, website/deceptive photography
February 24, 2013
I had these goggles for a couple week of use and loved everything about them EXCEPT, there was excessive airflow in the nose bridge area of the frame that caused my eyes to water. I couldnt tell if this was a production error on just the ones I had or if its just part of their ventilation design. Can anyone help clarify this issue for me?Cons: ventilation?
November 11, 2013
These things are crisp and stunning.....highly recommend. Very comfortable and very effective. Great value for the price.Pros: Build quality, Great value
Foundry Black w/ Metal Mirror Lens, Foundry Fern w/ Metal Mirror Lens and Upland Grass w/ Automatic Lens.