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OutdoorMaster OTG Ski Goggles – Test and Review

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Updated April 9th, 2024

OutdoorMaster OTG Ski Goggle Review

Do you wear prescription glasses when you ski and looking for a good performing OTG ski goggle that won’t break the bank? Do you just want a solid basic set of ski goggles without any fancy swappable lenses. If you are, the OutdoorMaster OTG Ski Goggle could be for you. These are a great simple and low cost ski goggle designed for people wearing glasses. Keep reading for our full OutdoorMaster OTG ski goggle review.

What we liked
  • Good goggle for the price
  • OTG design that really works with glasses
  • Variety of lens, strap and frame colors
  • Anti fog features
What we didn’t like
  • Strap does not have silicone bead
  • Lenses aren’t as good as higher end goggles

Features of the OutdoorMaster OTG Ski Goggles

I got my hands on a set of OutdoorMaster OTG ski goggles with black frames and the 15.8% VLT lens. It has a nice rainbow and gold mirrored lens. This VLT would be suitable for bright days and a little overcast. It might be too dark for a really dark foggy day or a night skiing goggle.

OM OTG Goggles

Outdoor Master has also released the Outdoor Master Classic Snow Goggles. These are an improvement over the OTG in almost every way for very little extra cost. If you are interested in the OM OTG you should check out our review of the OM Classic Snow Goggles.

Price

These goggles go for $25 to $40 depending on where you buy them and what lens option you pick. They are available in 21 different lens, frame, and band combinations. That puts them at the very low cost end of available ski goggles. You can use our coupon code ERO2022 at OutdoorMaster.com to get them even cheaper.

Lens

These goggles have a spherical polycarbonate lens. This is an upgrade over a cylindrical lens for optical clarity. The lens has double lens construction for anti fog lens performance. It also has an anti fog coating on the inner lens. All the available lenses have 100% UV400 protection to keep your eyes safe from UV rays.

Lenses are available with mirrored finishes and non-mirrored finishes. The available VLT range goes from 8% to 84%. You can get a set with a lens that is suited to almost any condition. There is no 90% VLT clear lens option available but the yellow 84% should work well for night skiing. There is no photochromic lens option available. There is also no polarized lens option. These are not interchangeable lens goggles so there is no extra lens included or available.

Frame

The goggle frame has flexible TPU construction. It is not a frameless design so you see the frame around the lens. The frame has some molded in air scoop looking features to give it a little more dynamic style. Most cheap goggles just have a featureless frame molded around the lens. The frame has 3 layer foam around the edges for comfort. The foam has moisture wicking properties to keep your face dry. They are roughly a medium fit sized goggle.

OTG goggles back

Anti-fog features

These goggles have all the normal anti-fog features that every ski snowboard goggle should have. These include dual pane lenses, anti-fog coating, and plenty of ventilation. The amount of vents looks consistent with any pair of Smith, Oakley, or Giro goggles would have.

Band

The goggle band is long enough to work with or without a ski helmet. The adjuster has plenty of range to work both ways. The band has no silicone beads or strips to stop it from slipping against a helmet.

OTG fit

I measured the opening in the plastic frame to be about 6.3 inches or 16cm wide. The foam opening is about 5 inches or 12.5cm wide. The vertical distance in foam opening varies from 1 to 1.8inches or 2.5 to 4.5cm. For reference, my glasses are about 5.3inches or 13.5cm wide and 1.2 inches or 3cm tall. Glasses will comfortably fit through the opening in the plastic frame with only a little compression of the foam at the edges.

I measured the opening on a non-OTG set of Smith I/O Goggles and measured about 4.75 inches or 12cm.

glasses measurements
OTG goggles with glasses

Helmet Compatibility

These goggles have universal helmet compatibility. Their shape should work with most available helmets with little to no goggle gap. They won’t leave you looking like a gaper. The band is long enough to comfortably fit around most ski or snowboard helmets.

OutdoorMaster OTG vs OutdoorMaster Pro

How do these goggles compare to the other popular OutdoorMaster ski goggle, the Pro model. The OutdoorMaster ski goggles Pro are also OTG compatible. They have a magnetic swappable lens system for fast, easy lens changes. The pro model retails for $39.99 to $49.99 making them $10-$20 more expensive.

OTG-vs-PRO

Both models have a spherical lens with 100% UV400 UV protection. The Pro model is a frameless design for those that prefer that appearance. It also has silicone beads on the strap to keep it from sliding on a ski helmet. They both have similar anti-fog features and performance.

The main area that the OTG model has an advantage is in the opening to fit glasses. The OTG width is 6.3 inches or 16cm wide. The Pro model plastic frame opening is about 14cm or 5.5 inches wide. My 5.3 inch wide glasses will fit into the OutdoorMaster Pro goggles and are wearable. They fit easier into the OTG goggles with less foam compression.

OM Goggles Pro with glasses

See our full review of the OutdoorMaster Pro Goggles to learn more.

How well do they actually work?

How do they work in the real world? Let’s take a look at how these features work when using them for your favorite snow sport out on the mountain.

Helmet compatibility

The goggles fit very well with the OutdoorMaster Kelvin ski helmet. They have very little gap. The band doesn’t cover any vents. They also worked well combined with a Smith helmet and Anon helmet I have. I expect the anti-fog performance to work a bit better with helmets that have anti-fog vents in the front directing air down into the goggles vents.

Goggles ISO view
Goggles front view

See my review of the OutdoorMaster Kelvin helmet to learn about a great low cost entry level ski helmet.

Anti-fog performance

These goggles resist fogging as good as most goggles available today. The vents and anti-fog coating work well at resisting fog. Any ski or snowboard goggle will resist fogging better as long as you keep the moisture out and don’t touch the anti-fog surface on the inside of the lens. If you touch your lenses a lot with your fingers or put your goggles up on your head when it’s got snow you will probably fog up even the best anti fog ski goggles.

Comfort

These goggles would fall in the medium sized fit category. I find these goggles are comfortable to wear all day. The triple layer foam feels good on my face. The goggle plastic is soft enough that it conforms to my face shape without much pressure.

Peripheral Vision

Field of view is good. Side to side field of view is as good as a set of Smith I/O goggles and similar to the OutdoorMaster Pro. Vertical field of view is a little less especially at the edges. The lens shape tapers down towards outside edges giving you less field of view at the corners. They are pretty good for a non-frameless goggle design.

Lens Clarity

Clarity and color perception is pretty good thanks to the cylindrical lenses. For $30-$40 you won’t get the clarity and low light perception that you would get from Smith Chromapop lens or Oakley Prizm lens. You get pretty good performance that will work fine for most skiers. If you want better lens technology you will have to pay much more to get it.

With glasses

I can ski all day wearing glasses with these goggles comfortably. I will admit that I prefer wearing contacts and skiing without glasses. These work well enough I can tolerate skiing with my glasses on. I’ve never owned a true set of prescription ski goggles and my lenses are a bit thick so I doubt that I could get them. OTG goggles work pretty well for days I feel like skipping the contacts.

OutdoorMaster OTG ski and snowboard goggle summary

OutdoorMaster OTG ski goggle product image

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The Verdict

The OutdoorMaster OTG Goggles are a good goggle for those looking for an inexpensive OTG goggle they can wear while skiing or snowboarding with glasses. They are a good basic single lens snow goggle with good lenses and good anti-fog technology. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an OTG goggle or just a basic set of skiing or snowboarding goggles.

See our review of the OutdoorMaster Vision XL Snow Goggles for another OTG option from OutdoorMaster.

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Ryan Craig
Co-Founder & Chief Editor

I am a total gear nerd and love learning how things work and thinking about how they could be improved. Nothing excites me more than trying out new gear. I’d rather spend 3 hours taking my bike apart and learning how to change something than go to a bike shop. These days, I reside in Michigan by the Great Lakes and go skiing, biking, and boating as much as possible. Visit our About Us page and learn more.

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