Giro's new top of the line Agent (men's) and Eave (women's) goggles are easily some of the most trick out there. Every good goggle brand needs a zingy lens technology designed to make the contours pop, and Giro's effort (in collaboration with Zeiss) is VIVID. Let's not kid ourselves, it works in much the same way as the others, enhancing contrast and definition to reduce eyestrain and improve visibility. Most of these technologies have been refined for long enough to work as intended, and this is certainly the case with VIVID, no complaints there. Lenses are interchangeable with a 'couldn't be simpler' magnetic system whereby the lens simply pulls off and pops back in. As with any goggle, choose your lens combo wisely, luckily the Agents come with two so you can plump for a bright sunshine and a low light option to cover most bases.
Face foam is as comfy as they come, and field of vision is class leading. Giro do ventilation well and they've optimised the vents and foam in the Agent and Eave to release moisture while not letting in too much of the weather, a system which keeps the goggles fog free but your face warm out on the slopes. They've also gone all out on the aesthetics with an infinity lens which wraps around the sides making the goggles 'even more frameless', it's just a gimmick really but does look kind of cool. There's also an interchangeable goggle strap for max customisation points, not something we've ever considered vital before, but it could be fun if replacements straps don't cost the earth. Overall a very refined effort from Giro that brings the best tech together with a great look and easy customisation, making them one of our favourite goggles of the season.
Overall, a refined effort from Giro that brings the best tech together with a great look and easy customisation, making them one of our favourite goggles of the season.