Goggle Review: Arnette Skylight
12 Dec, 2012
Intended Purpose: The Skylight offers up a wide peripheral vision on a signature Arnette design. It offers an oversized lens, low-pro frame design and semi-flush lens geometry for vision in all directions.
Location: I wore these goggles at Keystone Resort in Colorado.
Conditions: Mix of sunny bluebird days and snowy overcast snowy days on the mountain.
Color: I received the Skylight in two color choices, the white frame and the watercolor/purple frame (my personal fav of the two). I really like the pattern on the watercolor, just more vibrant and fun for the mountain.
Lens: I’m rocking the persimmon lens in the Skylight which is a really good all-around lens for the goggle. It can handle the cloudy, snowy conditions perfectly fine and still work for the sunny days.
Fit: I was really surprised with the fit of the Arnette goggles. They actually fit my face even though they are a wider vision goggle.
Helmet Compatibility: I’ve been rocking the skylights with my Bern helmet with the brim and it does fine for helmet fit. Very snug to the helmet line and doesn’t require the helmet to be pushed up high on my head. Pretty comfortable together and I usually rock the goggle under the helmet.
Visibility: I really like that the goggles offer a wide peripheral vision without being too fishbowly. They are wide enough for the mountain and still very comfortable and don’t feel overly done.
Features: The Arnette Skylight goggles feature a triple layer face foam with moisture-wicking polar fleece, cool breeze venting system to keep air moving through your lens and helps prevent fogging, the lens features an anti-fog and anti-scratch coating, adjustable strap features a silicon gripper strip to secure fit with the helmet. I’m a huge fan of the face foam cause it makes it so the fit is good on these features for me.
Durability: Since I’ve only been riding them for a couple weeks now, they haven’t endured too much testing on durability yet. But they’ll be around all winter so I’ll continue to ride them and see how the lens and goggles hold up. So far they are golden.
Thoughts: I’ve been really stoked on Arnette’s return. Stellar brand, good people and great riders behind it. The skylight is the step in the right direction, taking the consistent Arnette look and giving you a bit more vision to make the mountain experience better. They are comfortable, they fit my face (surprisingly with my lack of nose bridge) and offer up great visibility for the mountain.
Review Disclosure: I received this goggle from Arnette to test and review.