How to choose Snow Goggles & Tips. How to Clean Goggles

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SNOW GOGGLE TIPS

A few tips if your goggles fog up:

  • Do not overdress

  • Be warm, but not too warm.  Exercise, skiing or any movement generates head and if sweat is forming on your forehead, then your goggles will fog up.  Take off a few layers until you are comfortable.

  • Snow.  If it is snowing and your goggles begin to fog, check to see if the snow has clogged the vents.  If they are covered, the heat cannot escape so do your best to remove the snow.

  • If your goggles do fog, never wipe them clean.  Doing this reduces its effectiveness.  Anti-fog treated lenses will heal themselves given time.

  • Never clean your goggles with glass cleaner... this removes the anti-fog coating.

  • For eyeglass wearers, try putting on the goggles before leaving the indoors since this will prevent the glasses from getting cold. If snow/water gets on your glasses/goggles, blot the water droplets dry with a soft cloth.  Even remove them and set them foam side down on your leg so the moisture-laden air can dissipate and the no-fog coating absorb the remaining moisture.

CLEANING YOUR LENSES:

  • Always rinse off your lenses with water before wiping or cleaning.  Even tiny particles can be abrasive when rubbed across the lens surface.  Clean your lenses by using an eyeglass spray or just warm water and a little dishwashing liquid. 

  • Never use a liquid cleaner that contains ammonia as this will harm the UV coating. 

  • Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe the lenses. 

  • Never lay your glasses face down or they can come in contact with something that may scratch the lenses. 

  • Storing your eyeglasses in their case when they're not in use always helps to keep them clean also.

 

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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