I’m someone who loves seeking new technical gear that is new, innovative, and like nothing I’ve tried before. The new Smith 3D-printed goggles checked all those boxes for me. I had to try out this process, use the face scanning app, order my Smith Imprint snow goggles, and decide if it was really worth the cost, time, and effort.
As someone who thrives on the thrill of skiing, I’m constantly seeking gear that not only pushes the boundaries of innovation but also aligns perfectly with my needs. This pursuit led me to the Smith Squad Imprint Goggles, a marvel in the world of Smith 3D Printed Goggles. Here’s my journey with these goggles and why they’re a groundbreaking addition to any skier’s arsenal.
Discovering Smith 3D Printed Goggles
My adventure began when I was exploring advanced ski gear online. That’s when I encountered the Smith Squad Imprint Goggles. Smith Optics’ promise of a 3D custom fit, combined with its reputation for quality, piqued my interest. As someone who values both technology and comfort, I was intrigued by the potential of these Smith 3D-printed Goggles.
The Custom Fit Process
The process of acquiring these goggles was as high-tech as the product itself. Utilizing Smith’s innovative 3D face scanning technology (Currently only available with IOS), I was able to send a precise model of my face using the simple process shown below. This ensured that the goggles would be a perfect fit for me, a feature not offered by any other ski or snowboard goggle brand.
Unboxing and First Impressions
I submitted my scan on November 16, and the custom-printed goggles arrived on December 9th. After the scan, I was informed the goggles would be completed in 2 weeks. This was a total of 23 days, this could have included some shipping time, and increased demand.
The goggles arrived in a minimalistic Smith branded cardboard box which housed the standard Smith case issued with the majority of their goggles.
Receiving the Smith Squad Imprint Goggles was an experience in itself. The packaging spoke of premium quality, and the goggles inside were a testament to Smith Optics’ commitment to excellence. The design was sleek, and the ChromaPop lens caught my eye with its promise of enhanced clarity and color optimization.
Performance Review: On the slopes, the Smith 3D Printed Goggles exceeded my expectations. Here’s my detailed review:
- Fit and Comfort: The custom-fit was simpleamazing. The goggles sat snugly on my face, with no discomfort or pressure points, a significant upgrade from generic ski goggles.
- Lens Quality: The ChromaPop lens provided exceptional clarity and color definition, drastically improving my visibility in various lighting conditions.
- Durability and Build: The build quality was sturdy yet comfortable, and the goggles showed no signs of wear and tear even after a few days of use. It will be interesting to see how the printed frames hold up over many years of use.
- Fog Resistance: The anti-fog technology of these Smith 3D Printed Goggles was impressive, maintaining clear vision throughout my testing.
- Overall Experience: The goggles really are a luxury. The contour of the goggles perfectly seals against my face with no gaps around the entire goggle frame.
The Smith Imprint goggles are more than just a piece of equipment; they represent a new chapter of custom-printed, custom-fitted products. I imagine we will begin to see more and more custom-printed products in the future. I’m hoping for custom-printed printed ski-boots next (fingers crossed).
Closing: In conclusion, if you’re in the market for high-quality, custom-fit ski goggles, the Smith Squad Imprint Goggles are a standout choice. They exemplify the best of Smith 3D Printed Goggles, offering unparalleled comfort, clarity, and performance. For any avid skier, these goggles are a worthwhile investment for an enhanced and safe skiing experience.