Smith Squad XL Chromapop Goggles

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Smith Squad XL Chromapop Goggles and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 89 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.6 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.3 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 322

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Large field of view.
  • The straps, plastic, lenses, and foam around the face area are up to par with the competition.
  • The goggles don’t fog up even during perspiration.
  • Doesn’t pinch nose and hinder breathing.
  • Able to see good definition of snow.
  • Chromapop works really well with dark lenses in low-light.
  • Able to see where you’re going even at a high speed.
  • Keeps face protected from snow spray while skiing.
  • The lenses transition efficiently between different lighting.

Expert Reviews

  • Tiny etchings on the inside to help the lenses stay clear.
  • Helmet compatibility is good.
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection for safety.
  • The face foam is soft against your skin.
  • Stylish and sleek look.
  • The goggle meshes well with the helmet and doesn’t have any gaps.
  • No pressure on the bridge of your nose from the goggles pressing down.
  • Comfortable, even though not as plush as some of the competition.
  • Two-layer DriWix foam padding fits most users well.
  • Ventilation and breathability increased by foam at the top and bottom.
  • No wear-and-tear on the strap after use.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The lens swapping is not as seamless as the competition.
  • The lenses are difficult to set in the goggles at first.
  • Goggles do not have instructions on how to put the lenses in.

Expert Reviews

  • Since the profile is flatter, the optical proficiency isn’t as high.
  • Minor moisture buildup on the lower part of the goggles occasionally.
  • Less breathability than some of the competition.
  • The protective goggle bag doesn’t have enough room for the spare lens.


The Smith Squad XL Chromapop Goggles is sharp looking and fits most helmets and faces comfortably. Their wide field of vision and anti-fogging technology are noteworthy. While there are more expensive options with better lenses on the market, these are one of the more popular goggles seen on the slopes for a reason.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.