Head Contex Pro 5K Goggles 2022 – 2023 | Review

Head has borrowed technologies from their top tier goggle range to create the extremely affordable Contex Pro 5K

Why we chose the Head Contex Pro 5K: Affordable, protective, comfortable 

Price: £80 / $109


When you think of Austrian-based Head Skis, you’ll be forgiven for only thinking they produce World Cup winning boots, Jesper Tjäder’s skis and Hedvig Wessel’s freeride setup. Cooking up some of the best designed skis and boots is what the brand has built a strong heritage for but, when you take a look at their range of accessories, you soon learn that this brand isn’t just a one trick pony. Case in point, the Contex Pro 5K ski goggles.

History Of Product

The Contex Pro is Head’s latest addition to their goggle lineup, a lineup which features everything from frameless spherical goggles to budget friendly versions. The Contex sits in the middle of the pack, coming in at a respectable price of $109, yet features many of the lens and frame technologies that you’d expect to see in a top end model.

Sitting within Head’s Kore range of freeride kit, the Contex Pro has been designed to keep your vision clear in a total mixed bag of terrain. Let’s jump into the geekery that makes these such a capable pair of goggles.

Fabrics and Features

First up, and the thing we care most about with goggles, is the lens. Head has brought in their extremely capable ‘5K Lens’ technology, which has been developed to protect your eyes in an environment as high as the alpine. As many ski goggle brands are doing these days, this lens has been designed to boost the contrast, particularly in low light conditions, by filtering out any unneeded wave lengths and revealing more details in poor lighting.

Now this isn’t really groundbreaking stuff, as we’d always recommend choosing a lens that’s able to boost the available contrast, but it’s great to see Head put this into a pair of affordable goggles. Depending on the conditions you usually find yourself in, you’re able to choose a tint to best suit this, from a polarised C3 down to a red C2. There’s also an extremely effective photochromatic lens that can vary between Cat 1-3.


Looking at the frame itself, you’ve got a triple layer foam to ensure the goggles fit comfortably with as little pressure as possible. A venting foam, meanwhile, means that airflow is maximised to prevent any unwanted fogging.

All in all, the Contex Pro 5K represents some impressive value for money. Yeah, they might not be a fancy frameless cylindrical design. What they are though is an extremely dependable pair of goggles, a product that won’t let you down when you’re seeking out fresh lines in the backcountry.

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