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Outdoor Master Ultra Goggle Reviewed

Outdoormaster have released their new ULTRA XL Snow Goggles + Lens Bundle which has a super high definition, colour optimised, wide angle, anti-fog lens, but the special part is the easy magnetic lens changing system for those sunny mornings and the cloudy late afternoons when flat light descends and a change of lens is required (but 90% of the time you can’t be bothered with the hassle and just put up with poor visibility until you get home).

We had the pleasure of trying these out on Val Thorens opening weekend a few days ago. Even though it was a glorious day the light first thing was quite flat on the shaded Lac Blanc / Béranger pistes from the top of the Funitel Peclet.

A little later of course we were bathed in bright sunshine for the entire run as the sun got a little higher in the sky but at this time of year it’s always pretty low – for example the terrace outside Jack’s Bar in Méribel is in the shade from 14:20 as the sun goes over Tougnéte!

So a perfect chance to switch lenses and hammer down the shaded pistes being able to clearly see the rutted edges of the piste where cannoned snow had been groomed a bit over enthusiastically! Later when we were mostly in bright sunshine a very quick 10 second change over – here’s how easy it is to change lenses:

The clarity with a new pair of goggles is like having enhance vision – it really is a game changer (lens changer!).

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