SHRED Amazify Goggles Review

SHRED Amazify Goggles Review

About Shred Optics:

When engineering and top athletes combine forces you’ve got a winning combination. When Ted Ligety and Carlo Salmini met in 2005 they began a collaboration rooted in performance, style, and innovation that we’re stoked to see growing as strong as ever today. Shred Optics debuted in the Fall of 2006, a small simple line, with a few bright colorways that performed great and still had awesome style. To this day Shred Optics continues to push the performance level while looking stylish in their line of goggles, helmets, sunglasses, and accessories. Shred Optics and Slytech Protection are staying true to their commitment to innovation and pioneering new technologies to let you see clearly, push your limits and most importantly having fun.

Shred Amazify Goggle ReviewAmazify Goggle Specifications:

  • Color and lens tested: WALNUTS – BLAST CBL (Contrast Boosting Lens) GREEN (VLT 25%)
  • SHREDWIDE – Shred’s industry-leading engineered design technology, with a lens and frame design that enables to see more what’s ahead of and around you
  • CONTRAST BOOSTING LENS – Shred’s CONTRAST BOOSTING LENS (CBL) technology allows better visibility in varying snow surfaces and light conditions. Available in select models
  • SUPERIOR FIT – Frame anatomically shaped and optimized through extensive field tests, research and data analysis to provide the most comfortable fit in the market
  • GRIP ON STRAP – Silicone strip on strap
  • NODISTORTION® – For visual clarity at all elevations
  • SHRED NOCLOG – SHRED NOCLOG hydrophobic vent foam to minimize fog
  • NOBS – engineered goggles with larger notches to help ease lens changing process
  • ANTI FOG
  • UNIVERSAL HELMET COMPATIBILITY

See all the specs and tech here

Intended Use:
Snowboarding, snowmobiling, all snow sports, anyone wanting unmatched 360-degree peripheral vision.

Recommended for:
Riders seeking superior peripheral vision; mid-large size goggles; low or flat light vision.

Review Date and Location: December 2017 – March 2018 in Idaho & Wyoming

Review:

My home mountain is Grand Targhee Resort, appropriately nicknamed Grand Foghee. For the majority of the winter, the visibility conditions at Targhee are extremely challenging. My first winter riding there I went through several lenses trying to find something that worked. Flat light, dense fog, and heavy blowing snow are the norm at the top of Targhee. The ski patrol often carts people down on these days due to vertigo and also places extra poles and pine tree clippings to help guide riders along the cat tracks.

When we were speaking to Shred about testing their goggles, I expressed to them that the lens was going to be very important to me. Their team suggested the Amazify goggle with their Blast CBL Green (VLT 25%) lens. I used the Shred Amazify goggles with a large Shred helmet as well as a large Protec helmet.  The goggles fit very well with both helmets, but I did find the plastic strap adjustment piece was in an uncomfortable spot if worn under my helmet. Shred’s Grip On Strap does a great job of keeping the goggles in place while riding and even on decent impacts.

The combination of the Tapered Face Foam and Whipped Cream Multilayer Face Foam make for a very comfortable, non-irritating fit, which keeps the elements out.

The Amazify goggle is a cylindrical style design providing a large peripheral view. I’ve found some goggles in this style to be rather bulky and funny looking.  The Amazify is surprisingly sleek and low profile for the amount of peripheral vision they offer.  I also experienced some fogging in the corners on occasion, as Chris did with the Simplify goggles, but with the large peripheral view, it did not interfere with my vision.

I have been super impressed with Blast CBL Green (VLT 25%) lens. The CBL (contrast boosting lens) combined with the Nodistortion tech provided superior clarity and depth perception on some really challenging days at Targhee. I also used the same lens on several bluebird days, so you really can use this lens in any condition. The Shred Amazify goggles look great, provide superb peripheral vision and have one of the best lenses I’ve used for low light.

Pros

    • CBL (Contrast Boosting Lens) lens is one of the best I’ve used in low light
    • Superb 360-degree peripheral vision
    • Does not fog easily
    • Grippy silicone strap stays put on on your helmet
    • A wide range of frame colors and lens options
    • Comfortable to wear
    • Great helmet compatibility
    • Price

Cons

    • Can fog up slightly in the corners of the lower lens
    • Strap adjustment clip uncomfortable if worn under a helmet

Rating:

Price: (4.3 / 5)
Performance: (5.0 / 5)
Design: (5.0 / 5)
Overall: (4.8 / 5)

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