The construction of the Squad goggles is top quality. As with their helmets, the finish and materials are up there with the best. There are plenty of budget goggle options out there but pick up a pair of Squads and they ooze class. The triple-density foam, premium frame materials and lack of rough edges are all small details that add up. You’ll want a pair in your kit bag, no question.
‘Fit and comfort is impressive. The flexible nature of the frame, the wide nose area and great shape all add up here’
A well-shaped frame with a wide field of view is the aim here and Smith certainly deliver. The ‘semi-rimless’ frame is made from a material that is both tough, yet flexible. The Squad’s frame is ventilated all round, with a lattice weave vent pattern giving huge air flow and circulation with little or no chance of steaming up in all but the most testing humid conditions. Smith have removed the foam from these vents and along with the four slots in the top of the lens increases airflow further. Sure, in dusty conditions this may be an issue but it’s yet to prove a problem for us. A triple layer of quality foam sits well against the face, sealing out the muck. A wide silicone backed strap with dual sliders stays adjusted well and keeps the goggles in place.