French company Cébé have long since had a reputation for producing top quality ski goggles that won't require you to remortgage your house to be able to afford. The Origins M (for medium sized faces) are a continuation of that theme and as a result, are likely to appeal to a wide range of skiers who get out on the slopes a few times a year and are looking for maximum style at an affordable price.
The first thing that impressed us about the Origins M was the size of the spherical lens. Designed to deliver the maximum field of vision, the Origins are a great option for skiers who value a sense of awareness when out on the hill. There's nothing worse than feeling 'separated' from what's going on around you, particularly on busy slopes or skiing in the trees and the Origins M really help to keep that sensation to a minimum. An additional benefit of the large spherical lens is that there's enough room to wear glasses underneath which makes the Origins M OTG (over the glasses) compatible and a great option for riders with impaired vision.
The Origins M come in a wide variety of colours with different lenses to suit a range of conditions. We tested the Cat 2 Orange Flash Fire lens designed to provide optimal vision in most conditions and found it to work just fine when the sun was shining. Cébé's PC/AC lens technology meant we experienced minimum fogging even though we were putting in multiple laps as fast as we could and were definitely working up a sweat.
Things got a little tricker in low viz however so if you anticipate skiing in stormy winter conditions, we recommend opting for the model that includes the Cat 1 - 3 NXT Variochrom Performance Technology lens that adjust rapidly to all light conditions.