Arnette Skylight Goggle ReviewMarch 3, 2013
- High quality lens with clarity far better than the average goggle
- “Oversized” frame still fits average-sized faces
- Anti-fog coating performs well in cold and snowy conditions
- Above-average field of view
- Hip style and design without being flashy or ostentatious
- Lens didn’t sit secure in the frame
- Not a great fit with all helmets
- Soft foam sacrifices durability
The lenses in this goggle are exceptionally clear and provide superior definition in a variety of conditions. The dome shape isn’t too large and the peripheral vision is great but the frame is a bit soft which led to the lens popping out at inopportune times.
This goggle did not fog which must be due to the anti-fog coating, since the venting is nothing special—just thin foam at the top of the goggle (which feels like it could rip easily). Still, it offered great performance and no fogging.
Field of View
This goggle has an ideal field of view. While it’s an “oversized” goggle, it’s far from huge and fit very well on my average-sized face. The dome shape isn’t too rounded. Arnette got it right with the size and shape of this goggle.
The quality of the Skylight’s lenses is exceptional. The view was always crystal clear and at times it felt like my sight was clearer with the goggles on. The lens is durable as well and did not scratch or scuff during testing.
Frame and Construction
While the size and shape of the frame are great, the material is a bit too malleable which allowed the lens to pop out of my test sample for no reason. It was a good fit in the K2 Diversion and Bern Watts helmets, but not in the Ride Ninja.
Style and Options
This goggle comes in an attractive variety of color schemes with a choice of different lenses. The lenses I tested – Emerald Chrome and Persimmon– were good for sunny and low-light, respectively, but I wouldn’t want to be without either one if the conditions changed. As an added bonus, Arnette included a stash pouch that Velcros to the strap of the Up In Smoke frame I tested. It’s not necessary, but it’s a nice addition.