Ski Goggles and Sunglasses
These are your best protection against snow and cold. They really are essential when it's snowing heavily and some people find they need them in cold winds even when it's not snowing. They are also more secure than sunglasses - lots of skiers and boarders wear them all of the time, regardless of the conditions. Considering how quickly weather conditions can change in the mountains, it is worth keeping a pair on you at all times.
Double-lensed goggles should not mist up as readily as the single-lensed variety. You should also make sure that they are well ventilated. Anti-mist fluid can be applied to help control misting. However, the best advice for avoiding misted lenses is to keep the goggles in place, even when you are on a lift. Try to avoid lifting them off or placing them on your forehead - mist forms when there is a large difference/change in the temperature on the outside and inside of the lens.
This Seasons Top 5 Ski Goggles
Oakley Flight Deck XM
Oakley has always been up there in the top lists of goggle manufacturers. Every year Oakley come up with better designs for the ultimate size, fit, durability, and protection. The new lightweight compact design comes with a sub-frame attachment for easy lens changing. With more advanced technology, this season’s collection exceeds tests for optical clarity and visual fidelity.
- High Definition Optics that exceed the American National Standards Institute for optical clarity
- Anti-Fog coating
- Fast and easy lens changing with the lens sub-frame attachment
- Optically correct rimless lens design
Scott LCG Compact
Scott have taken engineering from previous popular designs and created a whole new lightweight and compact unisex goggle. With its two-point sliding system, changing lenses is quick and easy which means you can do it whilst on the go. The four interchangeable anti-fog lenses means you can always find the right one for the current lighting conditions making your view of the mountain a better one.
- New smaller design
- SCOTT fit system allows for a unisex fit
- Four lens types - Light Sensitive, Solar Blocker, Amplifier and Illuminator
- New two-point slider system for quick and easy lens interchangeability
Wow! For all you camera enthusiasts this will be the one for you. With a hands-free camera built-in to the frame you can easily capture images and videos whilst riding. The new, better performance low light response camera wirelessly connects and transfers images directly to your phone.
- Photochromic Lens Option
- 100% UV Protection
- Everclear Anti-Fog coating
- Polarised Lens Option
- Triple-Layer face foam for extra comfort
With a 100% recyclable frame and a lens which offers superior vision and interchangeable lenses this goggle is perfect for both high and low visibility days. The insulated breathable air system allows for anti-fogging meaning you can ski and see perfectly the whole day.
- Designed with a spherical lens for superior peripheral vision
- Anti-Fog air flow insulation
- Lens POP allows for a quick and easy lens change
- 100% recyclable frame
- Lightweight with a comfortable soft fit that conforms perfectly to your face
Handpicked and tested by professional skiers, these goggle with NMT Optics has a scratch, grease, dust, and moisture resistance surface. Not only that, the Anti-Slip coating on the strap allows for a perfect hold and fit when worn with a helmet. All of Marker goggles are designed to fit hand in hand with helmets which allows for 100% functionality.
- MarkAIR Vent System
- Dual Bionomic Spherical Lenses
- 45MM Strap with Silicon Anti-Slip Coating
- Xdry Triple Layer MAP Face Foam
- NMT Optics
Some of the top ski and snowboard goggles brands are: Anon, Bolle, Cebe, Dakine, Oakley, Sinner, Smith, Spy and UVEX.
Find out more about British goggle brand Summit Worldwide
Goggles from Snow and Rock
Whether the sun is out or not, a good pair of glasses is crucial. They will help protect your eyes from UV rays and the glare of the sun on the snow - which can cause snow blindness. Think about protecting the whole of your eye from potentially harmful rays - choose 'wrap-arounds' or glasses with protective side-panels.
You should check that the glasses are well suited to the contours of your face - there is nothing worse than the feeling of the frames gradually sliding down your nose as you are cruising/racing along. If you are a champion bumps skier, jump specialist or just extremely accident prone then it may be an idea in invest in a pair of glasses that attach themselves securely to your head - either by wrapping around your ears or with a band around the back of your head. You should never skimp on glasses - you only have one pair of eyes.
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