Choosing Ski/Snowboarding Goggles

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How to choose the best ski goggles for your trip?  Goggles are an important safety element to your skiing or snowboarding trip.    It is important to purchase the right goggles for the type of activity you will be doing and the weather conditions.

Goggle features - what to look for?

  • Single or Double Lens (which is best?)

  • Venting and Anti Fog

  • Lens Options

  • Helmet Compatibility

  • Eyeglass Compatiability

 

Single or double lens - while single lens are generally less expensive, double lens don't fog up as fast.

Venting and Anti Fog - as you will be skiing or snowboarding in a variety of conditions - you will need good venting and anti fog features.  Goggles remain fog free by virtue of double lens construction, as well as venting and chemical lens treatments.  Vents are usually small holes at the top of the lens or slots in the sides or tops of the frame.  Chemical treatments leave a water repellent residue that helps reduce fogging on the inside and the outside of the lens.

Lens Options - Lenses come in a variety of colours and tints

  • Gold filters out blue light and is suitable for a wide range of light conditions

  • Black has a mirrored coating that helps reduce glare and won't distort colours.  Best for bright and sunny days.

  • Bronze, Amber, Orange offers good protection for bright, clear days

  • Silver, Green is a good general-purpose lens because it enhances contrast in diffused light

  • Rose, Pink is best suited for low light conditions.

  • Revo Lens - multi layered titanium which provides a rainbow effect

  • Clear is best suited for night or cloudy days

 

Helmet Compatibility - some goggles will be able to be used with helmets.  They have an extra flexible attachments on the sides of the goggles.  Check this with the seller.

Eyeglass Compatibility - most goggles that are suitable for use with helmets will also be suitable for wearing over eyeglasses.  If you can ask the seller if you can try them on first with your eyeglasses. 

 

Price is indicative of whether the ski/snow goggles are single or double lens

and what type of quality they will be. 

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