Bolle X-9 Review

Bolle X-9: Scratch-Resistant OTG Goggles with Anti-Fog Coating

The Bolle X-9 are sturdy goggles for snow skiing, winter biking, and other activities. They have great optical clarity and feel comfortable on the face thanks to the adjustable strap.

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Dimensions

At 3.9 x 4.6 x 8 inches, these goggles will cover your face from the forehead to the cheekbones. They will suit medium and large but not petite faces. The weight is 0.5 pounds so they are lightweight.

Features

The X-9 is one of the few models from Bolle with the OTH (over the helmet) fit. The same feature is also present in the Bolle Carve but, unlike the X-9, it can't offer an OTG feature. The OTG means that these goggles fit over prescription glasses. The special indents on the frame ensure that you won't feel excessive pressure on your face while wearing the glasses underneath. For this reason, they are bigger than average goggles. So, in order to get clear testing results for this Bolle X-9 OTG goggle review, I tried to put them on without my eyeglasses and found the X-9 a bit bulky on my face.

The strap is adjustable. It allows for simple regulation and helps keep the goggles in place during fast rides and jumps. Three layers of face foam are covered with a soft polar fleece providing comfort for your skin.

The Bolle X-9 OTG goggle is designed to fit most modern helmets. There is a rubber lining on the strap that provides a better grip on the helmet's surface.

The double-lens construction serves as a thermal barrier protecting you from cool temperatures and providing a better seal, so the snow and raindrops won't get inside. The lenses are generally very clear and do a great job in protecting your eyes from the snow’s brightness. They also easily block all types of UV rays.

Bolle uses its proprietary technology to make their goggles both scratch- and fog-resistant. For this, it utilizes the P80 carbo glass that has the ability to eliminate moisture build-up.

The Flow-Tech venting technology also makes the goggles breathable providing both the anti-fogging and anti-heating effects. Nevertheless, they will fog up a bit if you won't be active for a long time and there won't be enough airflow moving through the vents.

The goggles have some issues but are generally satisfying, so I rate them at 8/10.

Design

My goggles had lenses of a vermilion color. It appears to be good for both sunny and cloudy days. However, when it starts getting darker outside, they lose a bit of their clarity. The black frame isn't flat and protrudes from the lenses (especially in the nose area), but it doesn't interfere with the view.

These goggles have a pretty classic design as for an OTG model and there is nothing fancy about them. This way, I rate the design at 10/10.

Conclusion

The Bolle X-9 ski goggle is a decent basic model for non-demanding riders. It will protect your eyes from heating and provide a fog-free view if you won't stay in one place for a long time and move a lot.

Main features

Customer reviews

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Brand

Bolle

Suitable for

Skiing

Snowboarding

ATV

Snowmobile

Snocross

Lenses

Type

cylindrical

Material

Carbo Glass

Colour/tint

vermilion

Multiply

Interchangeble

Ventilation

Lenses tech

UV Protection

Mirrored

Polarized

Double

Anti fog coating

Photochromic

Anti-scratch protection

Prizm

Fit Features

Ergonomic face foam

Strap

extra long

Helmet Compatibility

OTG (Over the Glasses)

Conditions

Sunny

Partly cloudy

Cloudy/Overcast

Night

Frame

Frame type

PTU

Frame size

midle/large

General

Gender

unisex

Age

adult

Colour

multiple

Waranty

Dimensions

Product Size

3.9 x 4.6 x 8 inches

Product Weight

0.5 pounds