I really like the fit of this goggle on my face. Combined with the good vision from a large lense and good quality of smith these goggles are a winner.
The preformance of the Prodigy are great. The adjustable vent on top of the lense is a great addition. I almost always have it opne and my gogs stay fog free. It is nice to close when you are wet or it is raining as it stops water from getting between the lenses. The lenses that are offered by smith are great. I had the Sensor lense which is great in snowy conditions.
The design is just like other goggles when it comes to shape, you have try it and see. The overall design is great and I like the looks. With the interchangeable Hop-Up kits you can get a unique look. I like the white frame/ carbon fiber hop-up look. Certain colors make the goggle look strange though.
Great price compared to most high end goggles and ypu get the same great quality. Costing between 65-110 these gogs are a deal over similar oakleys.
The fit of these goggles is on the medium to large side. They are wider then most goggles, but this width to the vision of the goggle.
I am starting my second season with them and so far they are perfect. The elastic band is not even worn out yet.
The fit and vision field are unmatched by the Prodigy. Smith has impeccable optical quality, giving great vision in all light conditions. The larger frame of the Prodigy gives a bit better perhipheral vision than their other models. The hop-up kits are really fun to play with too, being able to customize your goggles is great.
My complaint about these goggles is that the look of them is a little too alien--it looks like you're trying to take over earth wearing these things. They're big and have weird lines. However, the size does assist in performance.
There is NEVER wind in my eyes with the prodigy. The oversize frames seal my eyes off from the elements completely. Optical quality is fantastic, as with all other high-end Smith goggles. Interchangeable lenses make one frame usueable everywhere, and once you get the hang of changing them, its not even difficult to swap lenses on-hill.
I like the way they fit, I like the way they feel. I do not really like the way they look though, just too big and weird looking.
Absolutely hands down the best feature about Smith over any other goggle is the strap that splits in the middle at the back. It makes it so much easier to put your goggles on, and though I know its shallow, it makes it easier to get the perfect sag/hat fit... you don't mess it up when you're pulling the strap around your head. You can place it just where you want it.
This is an extremely high quality goggle. If you're looking to spend money on a good pair of goggles, but don't want to break the bank with a pair of Oakleys, smith is your brand. They last and take a beating, so its a good investment.
The goggles LAST. I still have pairs from years ago. Now I will make the distinction between frames and lenses. As with any goggles, lenses get messed up fast. I recommend buying a few extra lenses so you can swap them out. Makes a huge difference when you put a new lens in an old frame--like getting a new pair of goggles.
Only time I have ever broken the frame I bounced my face off of pavement doing a summer rail contest. I think the goggles saved my face...