Spy Doom Goggle Review

About Spy Optics:

Spy Optics was formed in 1994 by a group of action sports enthusiasts who believed in seeing things differently. They began to redesign sunglasses and goggles, and are still raising the bar in standards and excellence in eyewear products today!

Spy Doom Goggle Specifications:

Available with the SPY Happy Lens™
Flexible polyurethane construction
Lock Steady™ quick change lens system
Anti-fog 5.5-base ARC® spherical dual-lens with anti-scratch protection
Triple-layer Isotron™ face foam with moisture-wicking Dri-Force™ fleece
Silicone-ribbed strap
100% UV protection
Free premium extra lens
Helmet-compatible
Check out  the Spy Doom Snow Goggle
Snow Goggle HAPPY LENS™ tech

Intended Use:
Snowboarding, snowmobiling, looking like an astronaut, anyone wanting to keep their face happy.

Recommended for:
Riders seeking superior peripheral vision; oversized, spherical-lens goggles, or an easily interchangeable lens system.

Review Date and Location: October – November 2015 in Colorado

Review:

Spy Optic has made an amazing product for over 20 years, and I was stoked to get the opportunity to try out the Doom goggle. My first impressions were that they were really BIG! They took some getting used to, as they are much taller and wider than any
Doom Snow Goggle by Spy Opticsother goggles I had used before. These are truly an oversized, spherical-lens goggle, and you can tell just by holding them. Despite their size, Doom goggles are lightweight; they feel lighter than my smaller cylindrical goggles. The overall look is really appealing with a minimal frame surrounding the lens and Triple-layer Isotron™ face foam felt super comfy. The construction of the goggles is superior; they feel very solid. The pair comes with the standard micro-fiber bag and an extra lens (usually rose or yellow depending on the frame chosen).

When you put these on your face, you immediately realize the vast peripheral vision that the spherical lens provides, and while riding, I felt there were no blind spots. These are by far the best peripheral vision goggles I have ever used. The Spy Happy Lens™ also seemed to enhance the color and contrast of the terrain. I used the Happy Lens™ in both bright and low-light conditions, and it performed very well in both. The Happy Lens™ will work in almost any condition, and Spy provides several additional lens options if you find the need for another low-light or mirrored lens.
The strap was comfortable and easily adjustable; I wear my goggles under my helmet, and the strap fit snugly over my beanie and under my helmet with no discomfort, which is a bonus as I’ve had issues in the past with other goggles.

The frame of this goggle is large, as I mentioned before; however the way the frame is shaped and the light weight made up for the larger profile in several ways. I also felt the nose section of the goggle is built really well, as you can breathe easily with these on and there are no pinching or pressure points.

doom-goggle-prismatic-red-spy-optics-lock-steadyChanging lenses is a breeze with the Lock Steady™ quick change lens system: just push the button and pop! the hinge releases the lens. All you have to do is hook the alternate lens on the contact points, push the button, and pop the lens back on — the easiest system I’ve ever tried! It takes seconds and stays locked in tight.

Overall these goggles are stellar, with superior peripheral vision, solid construction, and comfortable face foam. Happy Lens™ works in almost any condition, and the quick change lens system is second to none. This is a larger frame, so those of us with a smaller face may find it to be a bit large. I strongly believe the benefits found in this goggle will make them a hit for you, too; if you have a chance I highly recommend trying the Doom with Happy Lenses™.  They really will give you good vibes and bring a smile to your face!

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Pros

  • Superior peripheral vision
  • Even though these goggles are oversized, they fit well under a helmet
  • Do not fog
  • Distortion-free vision *as advertised
  • Easy-to-change lenses
  • Happy Lens™ works in most conditions
  • Wide range of frame and lens options
  • I have a smaller face profile, and still felt comfortable wearing the Doom goggle
  • Very comfortable

Cons

  • Wide and large spherical lens; for small/medium profile faces these goggles may look very big

Rating:

Price: (4.0 / 5)
Performance: (5.0 / 5)
Design: (5.0 / 5)
Overall: (4.7 / 5)

6 thoughts on “Spy Doom Goggle Review”

  1. Did you really ride with the goggles? I was greatly disappointed, because between the lens and the frame was apprently a little space, enough for snow to come through in heavy snow fall or while riding powder. That is not tolerable for a goggle with this price.

    1. Hi Josh,

      I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a bad experience with these goggles. I am using these goggles currently and have ridden in many different types of conditions, including bluebird days, powder, windy and snowy conditions and I stand by my review. Is it possible the lens is not seated correctly on the frame or that the lenses were not locked in completely? You may have received a defective goggle. If you haven’t contacted the shop/store you’ve purchased the goggles from, I’d start there, I’d like to help you out in whatever way possible and will contact my SPY rep if you don’t have any luck in getting assistance from retailer you purchased the goggles from.

  2. I have been waiting for a google company to develope a super easy way to switch lens on the mtn, sunny goes to flat light (change the lens) … Going night shredding.. Switch out for a some clear lenses.. Although the I really wish you guys made a “hardshell case for the goggle and a hardshell case for lenses only (won’t have to worry when I take an extra lens up with me if I knew they where in a hardshell case for lenses. I have used electric EG2 for 5-6 years and let’s just say that I won’t be going back. And know I can purchase the lenses my weather deals to me and it’s a investment because it’s so simple to switch them out…. Once all those smith I/o riders see these… Spy will dominate the market. CHEERS!!!

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