Marker 3D+ OTIS ReviewJune 2, 2015
- Sturdy frame
- Great view through spherical “bionomic curve” lenses
- Nice packaging with microfiber bag, extra lens sleeve, and vented neoprene carrying box
- Lens interchange system is overly complex and clunky
- “NMT OPTICS” technology is supposed to protect the lens but didn’t have a noticeable effect in testing
- Bulky, hard-plastic frame sits far off the face
- Impact-protection foam is not comfortable on the face
The 3D+ OTIS’ interchangeable lens system is great in theory (magnetic clasps on the top and bottom with hooks on the side), but is way more complex than the competition. The interchange was hard to execute on my couch, let alone on the chairlift with frozen fingers. Marker keeps protection in mind with a layer of protective foam between the face foam and the frame. Unfortunately, that protective foam isn’t very comfortable and the lens coating technology failed to deliver in testing. Even worse, the view through the Marker lenses is just not great. This goggle does integrate well with Marker helmets and might be a good option for racers.
We experienced no fogging during testing, but the 3D+ OTIS has less vents than the competition, mostly due to the extra plastic of the lens interchange system.
Field of View
The OTIS has an average field of view for a goggle its size. Marker claims the 3D+ OTIS is a large frame and that is indeed the field of view that it delivers.
Lens Quality & Options
The “bionomic curve” lenses are oriented to the curvature of the human eye and produce a noticeable effect. Unfortunately, the actual lenses don’t provide a very crisp view. Marker claims to use a “3rd eyelid” coating that prevents water, grease, and dust from sticking to the lens, but these lenses seemed to need cleaning just like any other. There are also not as many lens options as the competition.
Frame and Construction
The lens interchange system is complex and clunky. Hooks have to engage on each side of the lens where it connects with the frame and magnetic clasps have to connect on the top and bottom. Each lens is surrounded by its own plastic frame to work with the system. Even after learning this system it took time and attention to execute—not ideal for most situations.
The fit of this goggle was snug in a Marker helmet but left a gap with an older K2 helmet. The addition, the impact foam and hard plastic frame make this goggle less comfortable on the face than the other goggles tested.