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Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles

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It's like a cyborg Godzilla, but different. The monster and the technology, built to take on any and all winter conditions. The Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles embody this collaboration. The monster is the Smith I/OX frame, with comfortable 3-layer face foam, unparalleled peripheral vision, and easy-swappable Spherical Carbonic-X lenses. The tech is the Smith Turbo Fan, which could even clear the haze out of Snoop Dogg's '64 Impala in no seconds flat. With the I/OX frame, the Turbo Fans take the goggle to the next level; chronic goggle-foggers and glasses wearers, this is for you.

Product Details

Frame

Quick Release Lens SystemFlip the top switches, pop out the lens and replace it with a new one. Perfect for rapidly changing conditions, this interchangeable lens system lets you switch lenses on the fly.

Floating foam membrane eliminates eyeglass temple pressure

Lens

5x Anti-Fog Inner LensIt basically tells moisture to go fog itself

Patented Vaporator Lens Technology with Porex™ Filter

Spherical, Carbonic-X lens with TLT Optics

Ventilation

Foam along top and bottom of frame to promote airflow

Two-speed, micro-electronic fan

Strap

Helmet compatible

QuickFit strap adjustment with clip buckle

Ultra-wide, silicone backed strap

Face Foam

3-Layer, DriWix Face Foam

Features

ODS2 and eyeglass compatible

Includes microfiber goggle bag with replacement lens sleeve

Specs

  • Frame Size: Large, OTG (Over The Glasses)
  • Lens Type: Spherical
  • Quick Changing Lens System: Yes
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
  • Athletes: Kinsey Smith
  • Series: Turbo Fan
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Color Black/Green SOL-X & Red Sensor Black/Ignitor & Red Sensor Black/Photochromic Red Sensor & Blackout Black/Red SOL-X & Blue Sensor
Conditions Cloudy/Low Light, Partly Cloudy/Medium Light, Sunny/Bright Light Cloudy/Low Light, Partly Cloudy/Medium Light, Sunny/Bright Light Cloudy/Low Light, Partly Cloudy/Medium Light, Sunny/Bright Light Cloudy/Low Light, Partly Cloudy/Medium Light, Sunny/Bright Light
Lens Tech Not Polarized Not Polarized Not Polarized Not Polarized

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Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

quality all around except for faulty fan

this product fits great, especially when integrated with a smith helmet. i have used multiple lenses and all have worked exceptionally with only one flaw.... very very sensitive to the touch on...Read complete review

this product fits great, especially when integrated with a smith helmet. i have used multiple lenses and all have worked exceptionally with only one flaw.... very very sensitive to the touch on the inside. when the lens gets wet you can very easily scratch it when wiping when if you have a surgeons hand, trust me i've scratched a few and these lenses are not cheap. i've found that useing 3 micro clothes doubled over and wiping gently in one direction at a time is the best method to not scratch wet lenses. now on to the fan.. ive skied in a variable of temps ranging from -30 to mid 40's. i've used an array of brands of batteries all with the same results. but my main grip was the fan. it has to be a manufacture malfunction. once i install a new set of batteries i check if the fan works, you can put the fan up to your ear to hear a slight humming sound . well when i move my head band around the fan turns on and off sporadically, which is frustrating because i do not know when then fan is operating because i can't hear it once i'm wearing the goggles. the cord that attaches to the fan to the battery pack seems like crimped sometimes and i noticed when i out stretch the cord the fan works but once contracted back into normal position it stops working, and vise-versa.i'm always taking them off to check if the fan is working which is highly annoying. during a long day i can tell if the fan is off because the to of my lens starts to fog rapidly. i chose these goggles because of the fan feature and that i sweat alot. i own the phenom turbo fan and have never had any issues like this. i think smith's R/D dept needs to better desgin these goggles with a more durable and reliable fan

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Almost Great

I just tried this product out for the first time yesterday. I have the version with the photochromatic lense. There are many things I liked very much. The goggle is comfortable and roomy....Read complete review

I just tried this product out for the first time yesterday. I have the version with the photochromatic lense. There are many things I liked very much. The goggle is comfortable and roomy. The goggle itself does not fog and the lense worked very well under low light condition. The main issue is with the fan. As others have noted, there is a problem with the design of the unit. The issue lays somewhere in the way the battery pack plugs into the fan unit. The connection is inconsistent and, depending on where the wire is running, stretching or taking off the goggle band can sometimes cause the connection to be lost and the fan to stop running. Others have noted issues with the batteries in freezing temperatures. I did not experience that (my day was a warmer one) so this is not connected. I replicated the issue sitting at my desk, turning on the fan and just moving the goggle around. The fan would often cut out. It seems this can be managed by playing around with the routing of the wire that connected the battery to the fan unit, and hopefully with a little adjustment this can be mostly avoided. Still, given the price point and the importance of the fan to the overall function for those who wear eyeglasses, this is a pretty unacceptable flaw that should be remedied by Smith for this to be considered a quality production unit.

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(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

quality all around except for faulty fan

By 

from litchfield, ct

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

this product fits great, especially when integrated with a smith helmet. i have used multiple lenses and all have worked exceptionally with only one flaw.... very very sensitive to the touch on the inside. when the lens gets wet you can very easily scratch it when wiping when if you have a surgeons hand, trust me i've scratched a few and these lenses are not cheap. i've found that useing 3 micro clothes doubled over and wiping gently in one direction at a time is the best method to not scratch wet lenses. now on to the fan.. ive skied in a variable of temps ranging from -30 to mid 40's. i've used an array of brands of batteries all with the same results. but my main grip was the fan. it has to be a manufacture malfunction. once i install a new set of batteries i check if the fan works, you can put the fan up to your ear to hear a slight humming sound . well when i move my head band around the fan turns on and off sporadically, which is frustrating because i do not know when then fan is operating because i can't hear it once i'm wearing the goggles. the cord that attaches to the fan to the battery pack seems like crimped sometimes and i noticed when i out stretch the cord the fan works but once contracted back into normal position it stops working, and vise-versa.i'm always taking them off to check if the fan is working which is highly annoying. during a long day i can tell if the fan is off because the to of my lens starts to fog rapidly. i chose these goggles because of the fan feature and that i sweat alot. i own the phenom turbo fan and have never had any issues like this. i think smith's R/D dept needs to better desgin these goggles with a more durable and reliable fan

(13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Almost Great

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

I just tried this product out for the first time yesterday. I have the version with the photochromatic lense. There are many things I liked very much. The goggle is comfortable and roomy. The goggle itself does not fog and the lense worked very well under low light condition. The main issue is with the fan. As others have noted, there is a problem with the design of the unit. The issue lays somewhere in the way the battery pack plugs into the fan unit. The connection is inconsistent and, depending on where the wire is running, stretching or taking off the goggle band can sometimes cause the connection to be lost and the fan to stop running. Others have noted issues with the batteries in freezing temperatures. I did not experience that (my day was a warmer one) so this is not connected. I replicated the issue sitting at my desk, turning on the fan and just moving the goggle around. The fan would often cut out. It seems this can be managed by playing around with the routing of the wire that connected the battery to the fan unit, and hopefully with a little adjustment this can be mostly avoided. Still, given the price point and the importance of the fan to the overall function for those who wear eyeglasses, this is a pretty unacceptable flaw that should be remedied by Smith for this to be considered a quality production unit.

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not well thought out...

By 

from Greenwich, CT, USA

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

What is the main reason why you would be looking at these googles? The Fan... However, one small but very important fact has not been well thought out by the manufacturer. The battery pack is attached to the strap and therefore susceptible to the cold. It has a rubber cover which I assume will stop the water, (haven't skied in the rain with these yet) but the batteries freeze when they are below 32 degree F. Once the batteries are frozen, the fan stops working. So if you're planning on spending the extra money for the goggles with the fan be warned. When you need them the most, the fan is inoperable. This problem could be eliminated by giving you an option to put the battery pack in your jacket, but Smith does not offer such an option. Two other issues... the lens on these goggles scratch very, very easily. I'm very careful with all my gear, and these plastic lens are so fragile that just gently wiping off frozen snow will cause scratching to occur. The other issue is that they really should have made these googles with a rechargeable battery pack. After just a few hours of skiing the Duracell batteries have to be replaced. That is, of course, if it isn't too cold, if it's too cold the batteries will freeze and you will have frozen goggles and no visibility. Way to go Smith...

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice goggles

By 

from Shelby Township, MI, USA

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

Upgraded to the I/OX Turbo Fan from the Knowledge OTG fan series and they are more quite and move more air. They are almost too quite. Larger window to see. Very comfortable.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

buenos lentes

By 

from panama, panama

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

trabajo en las fuerzas navales de panama buenos lentes perfecto para su uso

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not good

By 

from Australia

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

used them in Japan in powder..snowed over a foot a day. Died on first day, fan stopped working, couldnt handle the snow conditions. Have used the Knowledge turbo fan for 2 seasons and they keep on working without out a hitch...but the I/O X elite fan was completely useless.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By 

from Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

I skied in these about 40 days this year. Absolutely love them! Can't think of a single thing I'd change about them. Fan works perfect, completely noise free. I actually just look inside at the fan to see if the blades are turning to determine if its on or not. You can't hear it. You can't force them fog up!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

They work -- maybe not perfect but for OTG are the best there is

By 

from New York, NY

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

I've read the reviews and think some of the folks just didn't take the time to figure out the goggles. While the connection sometimes can be a bit touchy, if you're careful and figure out how best to position it, they work. Sometimes you might need to poke it but, simply put, these are the best lens for glasses out there. Period. I've tried the others. I also don't fully understand some of the comments -- such as not knowing if it is on on or off. You can always look in the top if you're not sure and unless you are in a crowded room or with a number of people talking, you can hear the fan blowing quietly. On chair lifts or on the slopes, it is clear. As for the cold, yes, when really cold you should use lithium ion. And, yes, they do burn through batteries. But at the price your paying, you should be able to buy a few extra batteries. All in all, however, when the fan is on and you need fog to be cleared, these do the job. Lens quality is great, too. Love the photo lens.

 
5.0

Very happy

By 

from Minneapolis, MN, USA

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

Bought to go with ODS2 inserts because I was tired of bulky over the frame goggles. Super happy - no fog, awesome visibility. Have worn these 30+ days so far this year and never a bad experience. Note* read instructions about cleaning the lenses. I chose the photo lenses and am also super happy with those for day and night.

 
2.0

Great in theory/faulty prod QA or design

By 

from NJ

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great fit
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Production Quality

Best Uses

  • Mixed Weather

Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

Visual design and fit is matching the normal IOX which is great.

Biggest issue so far has been reliability of the turbofan itself. It worked for one day then stopped working. It's currently with Smith for RMA, I'll update when I get it back.

I had read other reviews warning about this, but hoped it would be an early production issue. Unfortunately that was not the case.

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5.0

Best Goggles I have owned yet

By 

from Boulder, Co

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • No Fog Yo
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smith I/OX Elite Turbo Fan Goggles:

      I produce a lot of heat when I ride, I have always had issues with fogging and condensation build up with goggles. Especially riding with a mask and a helmet nothing would work. So far both on warm days and cold days that I have used these goggles the fan has kept them fog free and the little condensation build up I get goes away with the high speed fan. Best goggles I have ever used. Especially recommend these to anyone who has issues with overheating and fogging up goggles even on days that are not super cold.

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