Industry Press Release

New Interchangeable I/O 7 Goggle Wins 2014 ISPO Award for Design & Innovation


Ketchum, ID (February 7, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Smith Optics is the proud recipient of the ISPO Award for Design & Innovation. Following last year’s win for the Vantage Helmet with Aerocore technology, the 2014 title has been presented to the brand for the new interchangeable I/O 7 Goggle for the Ski segment.

The I/O 7 goggle (MSRP $225) features a minimalist design and a single-pivot quick release lens that is intuitive, efficient and easy to use. The addition of dual axis outriggers provides vertical and horizontal articulation for better fit under or over a helmet and AirEvac integration technology for increased ventilation and full helmet compatibility. The Facial Geometry frame design provides full field of vision while the spherical, Carbonic-X Lens with TLT Optics increase visual acuity and enhance contrast sensitivity while offering optimum scratch and impact resistance. All performance lenses feature Smith’s proprietary 5X Anti-Fog inner lens to eliminate condensation and moisture build up, for the most advanced anti-fog lens ever created. The I/O 7 will be available in 15 color ways and includes two performance lenses. 


The new I/O 7 goggle will be available at specialty retailers and online at beginning early Fall 2014.


Based in Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith Optics, Inc. was founded in 1965 with the creation of the first goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. Today, Smith is known for its diverse line of sunglasses, snow and motorsports goggles, snow helmets, premium protective eyewear and ophthalmic eyewear. Smith’s devotion to excellence, innovation, performance and style has made Smith the choice of action-sport athletes worldwide. Smith products are sold in more than 50 countries through sporting goods and specialty stores. For more information, check out Integrate Performance and Style.