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TOG24 Chamonix Cat 2 ski goggles review: a cheap but dependable option for beginners

Both pocket-friendly and piste-friendly, the TOG24 Chamonix Cat 2 is an affordable first goggle

TOG24 Chamonix Cat 2
(Image: © TOG24)

Our Verdict

An affordable first goggle or a handy spare for use in low light, the TOG24 Chamonix packs in a lot for its pocket-friendly price, including a comfy large frame and good anti-fog technology.

For

  • Comfy strap
  • Fleece-lined frame
  • Decent field of vision

Against

  • No extra lens included
  • Flimsier than some models
  • Too large for small faces

TOG24 Chamonix Cat 2: first impressions

For beginners or anyone shopping on a budget, our top pick for affordability is the TOG24 Chamonix Cat 2, which is available with a rose-tinted Cat 2 lens designed for use in low light (for more on this subject see: how to choose ski goggles for optimal visibility and protection). 

There is no second lens included, but this would still make a great goggle for your first ski trip, or to have in your pack as a handy spare if you already own a lens aimed for use in bright sunlight. The frame of this unisex model is on the generously wide side – great for men and for women with wider faces, but possibly too roomy for petite faces. 

But how did these goggles perform when we put them through their paces for our best ski goggles buying guide? Read on…

Specifications

RRP: $144 / £80
• Frame colors: White / Orange
• Lens colors: Blue
• Lens: CAT 2
• Sizes: Medium-large
• Compatibility: Beginners off to ski school should snap up this good-quality goggle

TOG24 Chamonix Cat 2: on the slopes

On test, the tinted Cat 2 lens proved decent enough to get you through most of the weather conditions you’d encounter on a first holiday. 

The Chamonix punches above its price point, with a comfortable fleece lining around the eyes, a stretchy, comfy strap and an adequate range of vision. However, it is worth noticing that unlike oversized (and more expensive) lenses, you can see some of the frame when wearing the Chamonix. 

Experienced skiers and boarders heading off-piste will probably want to pick a spherical lens for fast and furious adventures, but the Chamonix will suit on-piste cruisers and beginners just fine. We also found them less likely to fog up than other budget buys, thanks to a double lens treated with an anti-fog coating that seems to last very well (find more advice on this subject in our article on how to stop ski goggles from fogging).

An award-winning travel and outdoors journalist, presenter and blogger, Sian regularly writes for The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and Sunday Times Travel. Life as a hiking, camping, wild-swimming adventure-writer has taken her around the world, exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, diving with turtles in Australia, climbing mountains in Africa and, in Thailand, learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help. Her blog, thegirloutdoors.co.uk, champions accessible adventures.