Method Goggle Specifications:
Color and lens tested: Sili Black, VIVID Onyx, and VIVID Infrared.
Features from Giro
- Expansion View Technology.
- Injection Molded Cylindrical Lens
- Slash Seal Lens Interchange System
- VIVID Lens by Zeiss
- Includes Two Vivid Zeiss Lenses
- Anti-Fog Coating
- EVAK Vent Technology
- Adapt Strap Compatible
- Triple-Layer Face Foam with Microfleece Facing
- Seamless Compatibility with All Giro Helmets
Snowboarding, snowmobiling, all snow sports, anyone wanting great peripheral vision in a goggle that is oversized, but not bulky.
Riders looking for retro styling, wide field of view, and one of the clearest lenses available.
Review Date and Location: November 2019 – April 2020 in Wyoming
As a snowboarder who rides in the Tetons, I am always in search of a goggle that performs well in dense fog and freezing temperatures. We’d met with Giro a few times at Outdoor Retailer/SIA and liked what we saw in the line. The Giro Method goggle is retro-styled but loaded with modern technology. I was intrigued by the VIVID lens by Zeiss and was stoked to be able to put it to a true test in the infamous fog of Grand Targhee.
I have a larger face profile and prefer a goggle with a large peripheral view. The Method goggle felt small on my face but offered a great peripheral view. It pairs well with most helmets I tried it with SHRED, Bern, and Giro. I was a little disappointed with the goggle gap when paired with the Giro Range helmet, as it just didn’t quite line up. Giro does have a pairing guide, so be sure to check that out when looking at helmet/goggle combos.
Giro uses EVAK Vent Technology to keep the goggles from fogging up. EVAK uses a foam that is ultra-durable and non-absorbent. The EVAK technology allows moisture to escape but still keeps you protected from the elements. I found this to work surprisingly well as I did not have fogging issues with the Method goggles.
The face foam is a triple layer foam with microfleece that sits against your skin. The goggles were very comfortable against my skin and allowed enough contour to form a solid barrier to keep my face and eyes protected.
The Method goggle is compatible with Giro’s Adapt Strap. You can easily change the strap with the seamless in-frame attachment point. The Method goggle came with a silicone strap which stays put exceptionally well while in use on a helmet. However, when you remove the goggles, the strap stretches out and has to be readjusted when putting the goggles back on. I swapped the silicone strap out for the cloth/elastic strap. The cloth strap does have silicone strips inside to aid in the strap staying put. It was straightforward to swap the strap out with the Adapt Strap system. The silicone strap would not work under the helmet, and I found the cloth strap to be more comfortable over the helmet as well.
The Expansion View (EXV) frame is a new frame from Giro. They shaved as much material out of the view as possible, leaving you with a broad peripheral vision.
The Method goggles ship with two lenses, one for low light and one for bluebird conditions. The pair I received had the VIVID Onyx and the VIVID Infrared. The lens sets these goggles apart from others I’ve used. It’s an injection-molded cylindrical lens with a mirror coating to aid in enhancing vision. The lens is also finished with a hard coating to resist scratching. The lens, VIVID by Zeiss, increases contrast and definition, reduces eye strain, improves reaction time, and delivers precise vision without color over-saturation. The VIVID lens does all this by manipulating light by letting in contrast-enhancing blue light while blocking harmful UV light. I found this lens to be unbelievable clear. I primarily used the Infrared lens as it worked well in most conditions. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked in tough conditions. I wore these in fog, wind and snow, yet I could still see exceptionally well. The lenses can be swapped out relatively easily with the Slash Seal Interchange System, basically a snap-in system.
These quickly became one of my favorite goggles as the clarity of the lenses, especially in the fog at the top of Targee, was incredible. The lenses put them in a class of their own, and once I quickly got the straps swapped out, they were a great fit also.
The retro-inspired Method goggle from Giro boasts some fun style and is available in numerous colorways to fit your needs. It’s a great fitting goggle with an exceptional lens to keep your view fog-free and crystal clear.
- VIVID by Zeiss lens
- Good peripheral vision
- Does not fog easily
- Durable lens (hard to scratch)
- Adapt Strap system
- Grippy silicone strap stays put on on your helmet
- Quick to change lens system
- Wide range of frame colors and lens options
- The silicone strap is difficult to adjust
|Price:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Performance:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Design:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Overall:||(4.7 / 5)|