- February 4 2012
This is my third purchase of Zeal goggles. The SPPX lens is absolutely the best lens on the market...I never wish I had a different lens color because there are very few conditions where this lens does not excel. It changes quickly when you go from sun to shade and back. Never a problem. Fits awesome with my helmet. While the field of view isn't as large as the Zeal Eclipse, it's very acceptable. The foam liner is very comfortable. It fogged up on me only once when it was SUPER cold and I was wearing a balaclava. Personally I would only purchase the SPPX lens, regardless of model. I live in Colorado where I don't worry about wiping water off my lens. The spherical shape might be a problem with wetter snow, but it's not a problem here. Highly recommended.
- January 18 2012
Awesome Lens, Bad Frames
THE GOOD: I took them up to a partially cloudy day in Tahoe, CA and the lens performed absolutely awesome. It adapted pretty fast to the changing light conditions. The lens doesn't adapt fast enough that going through the shadows of trees it's going to change, so don't expect Star-Trek lenses. However, as soon as a cloud could clear from the sun, the lens would change and darken. NO MORE LENS CHANGING!!! THE BAD: I bought these after trying on the Zeal Eclipse SPPX and thinking that the Eclipses were too big for my face. These Link goggles these were described by Zeal as "Medium." I can assure you that I do not have a round face (5'9", 150lbs), but these frames are too narrow for my face. THE SUM: Zeal has made some awesome lenses with the SPPX technology, and I plan on babying any one of their goggles to make sure that I don't have to go to anything else ever, but did return them for the Eclipse so the sides of my face would be happier and not squeezed.
- April 26 2011
Great all-round goggles
Bought these to replace a pair of ageing Smith goggles. Really happy with the purchase. Performed very well at Alta, UT under low and bright light conditions. Excellent visibility even when overcast. Very comfortable, doesn't fog and fits neatly under Giro G10 helmet. Highly recommended.
- April 2 2011
As any skier in the Pacific Northwest will tell you, having the right goggles is paramount. We get a lot of flat light, snow mixed with rain, followed by 'sun breaks' as we call them out here. My most recent goggles were great in flat light but as soon as it got sunny it was far too bright. The Zeal SPPX Link goggles have been amazing. They change with the changing light condition and the optics are outstanding. I skied last weekend and the light seemed to be changing by the minute and I never had a problem. The goggles never fogged or made me feel like I needed to slow down because my vision was impaired. I am thinking about picking up a pair of Zeal sunglasses with photo chromatic lenses now. Money well spent.
- April 1 2011
I have only used these goggles twice so can`t say much about durability but they are great in bright and in flat light on a "wet snow" day. They just barely fit under my visored helmut but they don`t move or irritate my nose. Glad that I bought them!!