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Oakley Prizm Line Miner Goggles | Review

Technology from the automotive world will ensure your days of misting up on the mountain are over

Picture the scene: You’ve finally got to the alps for your annual trip to the snow. It’s the first morning, your belly is full of croissant, you’re all layered up in thermals and jazzy outerwear, and you’re just about to slide off the lift at the top of the mountain. Stunned by the natural beauty around you, an Italian man you share the chairlift with exclaims: “Stunning, isn’t it?”

Confronted with one of the most breathtaking views in nature, you’d love to agree, but you can’t actually see anything. This temporary blindness is caused by the fact your goggles have completely misted up. It’s a modern day nightmare, but one that you can avoid if you’re packing the Oakley Prizm Line Miner goggles.

“The Oakley Prizm Line Miner Goggles are designed with one specific task in mind: to provide you with the best vision possible while you’re skiing, or snowboarding.”

These Oakley goggles are designed with one specific task in mind: to provide you with the best vision possible while you’re skiing, or snowboarding. The Oakley Prizm Line Miner goggle is packed with smart tech that’s going to give you the best possible vision while you’re on the mountain, the most obvious of which is the Inferno heated lens technology.

Using the same science that the heaters in your car use to demist the windscreen, the Prizm Line Miner goggles have a small, external power bank that sits on the strap, powering mini heaters in the lens. It provides consistent heat across the lense that evaporates the moisture that otherwise turns into fog.

The days of missing those stunning Alpine views (not to mention the skier snowploughing slowly in front of you) are over. Photo: Chris Johnson.
The connection between the Oakley Prizm Line Miner googles and the power bank couldn't be more simple. Photo: Chris Johnson.
The Powerbank of these Oakley goggles is easily removable, if you don't need it . Photo: Chris Johnson.
The Prizm lens on these Oakley's will help you pick out those otherwise hidden lumps and bumps on the piste. Photo: Chris Johnson.

The boffins at Oakley have worked hard on this to ensure the airflow is consistent, but also at the optimum temperature to be comfortable for the wearer. From turning them on, your goggles will be fog-free in under two minutes. Ideal.

The powerpack is pretty light at 100g, and within a minute or so of wearing it, you pretty much completely forget it’s there. Furthermore, if you find yourself riding in conditions where you don’t need it, it detaches so you can put it in your pack or your pocket and save that juice for another day.

The Prizm lens itself is also pretty special. It uses special optical technology that actually helps you spot those easily missable bumps and contours in the snow that when you see them can be fun little features, but when you don’t, can jack you into the air and, inevitably, down onto an area of your body you’d rather not land on. The cylindrical design of the lens also means it sits closer to your face, significantly increasing the range of your peripheral vision.

If you want a great-looking pair of googles with the most advanced anti-misting tech on the market, then the Oakley Prizm Line Miners are the ones to go for.

Oakley Prizm Line Miner Goggles

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