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Why Blenders Are Affordable Ski Goggles Worth The Hype

Updated: Apr 18

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase through them. This does not affect the cost of the product for you. I only recommend products I believe in and use myself. Blenders did send ColoradBro Nebula Ski Goggles free of charge in exchange for this review.


Blenders is relatively new on the ski goggles scene but has been growing in popularity. It’s no surprise that the company that brought us Coach Prime Sunglasses also makes stellar eyewear for on-snow. These ski goggles offer the same great quality as better-known brands like Smith or Oakley for a fraction of the price!


Vail ski instructor skis off cliff wearing Blenders ski goggles

The Goggles I Tested:


I spent four stellar days on the slopes with Blenders Bold Rally Nebula goggles, available in six colors and patterns. Whether you prefer a bold statement or a subtle match with your ski kit, the Nebula offers a diverse range of options. Among Blenders' extensive goggle selection, the Nebula stands out one of their pricier options at a still-affordable $120. It encompasses all the features you'd expect from a premium ski goggle. What set it apart for me were the interchangeable magnetic lenses, allowing for quick swaps in under 10 seconds. This innovative technology competes with pricier models like the Smith I/O Mags ($270), delivering comparable performance at less than half the cost. These affordable ski goggles are a testament to quality without compromise!



Favorite Features About The Nebula Goggles


Enormous Field of Vision That Won’t Fog


Upon skiing with these goggles for the first time, it was striking how clear your field of view is. Since these are frameless goggles, you get an extended field of vision. Shifting my gaze to the left or right, I can barely see the edges of the goggles. I had no issues with fogging, even when I tucked my neck gaiter into the bottom edge of the goggles and was breathing heavily. The frame of the goggles is built with triple-layered foam and has several vents to remove fog on both the top and bottom.


A Protective Case that Stands Out


How many pairs of goggles have you scratched by throwing them in your ski bag with other hard goods? One of my favorite features about Blenders goggles is that they come in a hard case that thoroughly protects your lenses when you’re not using them. So go ahead, throw that case in your ski bag, locker, or the back of your car and feel good that they won’t get scratched.


Blender's goggles in a ski locker
Blender's goggle cases in our instructor lockers at Vail Resort

Nebula Lenses Will Protect Your Eyes All Day


The high-light/bright light lenses have a visual light percentage of just 13%, meaning that the goggles work wonders on a bluebird day, ensuring that you do not burn your eyeballs. I skied with these lenses from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Vail, and there was not a cloud in the sky. As you would expect from quality lenses, I had no discomfort with my eyes following the ski day. In addition, the secondary/low-light lens included with the goggles will be excellent for cloudy days. These lenses are yellow-orange in color and surely have a much higher visual light percentage to increase contrast in whiteout ski conditions.


Low light goggles lenses from Blenders Nebula Goggle
Low light goggles lenses from Blenders Nebula Goggle

The Nebula Fits With My Giro Helmet


These goggles fit flawlessly with my non-Blenders ski helmet. Specifically, I ski with the Giro Ledge Ski Helmet, and there is no goggle gap between the top of the goggles and the tip of my helmet. This is paramount when buying new goggles. Unfortunately, some goggles are only compatible with helmets of the same brand. This does not appear to be the case with Blenders goggles, at least showing compatibility with Giro helmets.


Vail ski instructor wearing Blenders Goggles

The Best Bang for Your Buck


With over 2,700 reviews on Google and a rating of 4.6/5 stars, it's clear that customers are extremely pleased with Blenders goggles. Similar to my feedback, fellow snow sport enthusiasts enjoyed this product. With the majority of Blenders ski goggles priced under $100, they are a substantially more affordable than comparable gear available. Even with the Nebula model being priced at $120 with two sets of lenses, they still leave you some wiggle room in your budget for this season's gear. Competitors such as Smith or Oakley snow goggles can run you well over $200.


Room For Improvement


Lack of Polarization


Unlike their sunglasses, Blenders goggles do not appear to be polarized. This is an area where I would be excited to see them expand their product lines in the future. However, it is clear that the lenses do reduce glare in a highly effective way, and they are treated with Anti-fog and Anti-scratch coatings, which may be similar to true polarization.


Goggles Underneath The Helmet


For those who find it more stylish to wear goggles underneath a helmet, for more of a "park rat" look, the clips on these goggles were not super comfortable against my head. This problem is not unique to Blenders as I am not aware of any goggle suitable to wear underneath my helmet.


Elevate Your Ski Experience with Blenders Goggles!


In conclusion, Blenders Goggles have earned their spot as a front-runner in the ski eyewear industry. With exceptional quality, unbeatable prices, and a commitment to customer satisfaction, these goggles are not just a purchase; they're an investment in an unparalleled skiing adventure. Elevate your on-mountain experience with Blenders—your eyes will thank you. Ready to revolutionize your skiing? Explore the Nebula model and discover why Blenders Goggles are the ultimate choice for those who refuse to compromise on quality. Click below to grab your pair and embark on a new era of skiing excellence!



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