Oakley Airbrake™ Snow Goggles

Oakley Airbrakes gogglesBrand: Oakley
Item: Airbrake Snow Goggles
Activity: Skiing and snowboarding

I used to hate goggles for all the common reasons – limited visibility, uncomfortable fit, inability to change lens easily, fogging up, and the list goes on.

That changed with Oakley Airbrakes – and, even though they are a bit pricey, they are worth every penny.

Oakley Airbrake Snow Goggles: Our choices

Greg got his Airbrakes at Christmas 2011. He chose the Viper Red, which come with a Fire Iridium lens and a VR28 Black Iridium replacement lens that is a medium visibility dark grey.

A week later, I bought the Shaun White’s, which come with a Fire Iridium lens and a Dark Grey replacement lens.

We then both purchased a HI Yellow lens for low light conditions.

Oakley Airbrake Snow Goggles: Super comfortable

We spend quite a bit of time on the hill, so comfort is important.

The Airbrakes fit really well, are comfortable and have a large field of vision, which cuts down on that claustrophobic feeling found with many goggles.

Aspen Highlands, Aspen, Colorado
Aspen Highlands, Aspen, Colorado
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Oakley Airbrake Snow Goggles: Switching lens

Oakley Switchlock™ Technology makes lens changing easy and fast.

Simply flip the switch, the lens swivels out, pop a new one in, and you’re ready to go.

Oakley Airbrakes goggles
Oakley Airbrakes goggles
Photo: © Chasing Light Media

Oakley Airbrake Snow Goggles: The facts straight from Oakley


  • SwitchLock Technology for the quickest and easiest lens change for any light condition
  • Rigid Front Frame with Flexible O-Matter® Rear chassis
  • Rigid Frame support to minimize optical distortion, eliminate nasal pressure and maximize airflow
  • All day comfort of moisture wicking triple-layer polar fleece foam
  • Balanced fit (with or without helmet) via Fixed O-Matter® Interchangeable Strap Outriggers
  • Optimized to fit medium to large faces


  • Comes standard with two lens tints and case
  • Fog elimination of dual vented lenses with F3 Anti-fog technology
  • Tuned light transmission of Iridium lens coating (optional)
  • UV protection of Plutonite® lens that filters out 100% of UVA/ UVB/ UVC & harmful blue light up to 400nm


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