Native Eyewear Treeline
Historic Range: $62.73-$178.95
These goggles provide a huge field of vision while fitting over most eyeglasses. Photochromic lens reacts quickly to changing light conditions.
- Photochromic lens
- Large field of vision
- Anti-fog coated
- Hard and soft case included
- helmet compatible
- No selectable venting
I received the Native Eyewear Treeline goggles last February and have worn them about 20 days for ski testing in both winter and spring conditions. These large lens goggles fit well with my ski helmet and I really like how they cover all of my face from my cheeks up to my helmet. The less skin showing the better for both protection from the sun, snow, or cold.
The foam facing is Hypoallergenic and molded well to my face for a comfortable fit while blocking out any drafts whether I am skiing in a crowd or bombing through the trees. While I don't ski with eyeglasses, I did check and the Treeline goggles will fit over a wide range of eyeglasses.
The SnowTuned React photochromic lens of the goggles worked well when moving through different fields of light. This has proven very important in early winter when the low position of the sun makes for a wide variety of lighting conditions as I ski around the mountains. The ability of the photochromic lens to vary the darkness of the lens has allowed me to wear them during all types of weather from cloudy and dark, to bright sunshine, without compromising my vision.
The Treeline goggles I tested were fitted with Rose colored lens which did a nice job of not only cutting the glare on Tahoe blue sky days but they do a great job of bringing out the definition of the snow surface. The lens are coated to prevent fogging, in addition to repelling both water and oil which keeps them fingerprint free.
Ventilation is fine 90 percent of the time, but a manual vent would be nice on warm spring ski days where temperatures can get into the high 50's. All Native goggles are shipped in a really nice hard case along with a padded soft case for lens protection.
The Treeline goggles are available with either mirrored or SnowTuned React lenses and come with Native's lifetime warranty which provides for their replacement for any reason with a processing fee of $40 for standard lens goggles and $70 for Snow-Tuned goggles.
My final conclusion is that I like these goggles a lot and can wear them in most skiing conditions except fog and clouds where I would want a yellow lens to further increase definition.
- Lens type: Rose react, Silver Mirror, Blue mirror
- Price $99
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)