A coating on the outside of the ski goggles lens reflects a greater amount of light than a non - mirrored lens. A reduction in the transmission of light also means less glare in the eyes. Besides the less let through of light, it is of course also an incredibly cool face such a mirror on your nose, although we recommend to put it in the bar.
When light is reflected at a certain angle, it tends to generate a higher intensity. Polarized lenses are able to counteract this, causing the glare to be converted into a crystal clear image with more contrast and definition. Polarized lenses are fantastic for winter sports and make the eyes less tired.
Every ski goggles in our collection have a double lens. This provides a thermal barierre between the cold outside air and your warm face. Because of the double lens, the risk of fogging is much less than with a single lens. We also recommend a few lenses for the ski and snowboard sport.
Anti - condensation layer
A chemical treatment on the inside of the lenses reduces the risk of condensation. Some coverings are more durable than others. When maintaining your ski goggles, ensure that you follow the manufacturer's advice so that you do not polish the coating of your ski goggles. That would be a serious sin.
All ski goggles that you can buy from us have ventilation. Some are marginal, some are perfect. In general, more ventilation is better. During boarding or skiing, your temperature can rise a little so it is important that you can lose the heat. This is to prevent the fogging of your ski goggles. So keep in mind that your ski goggles will not get clogged by wearing your helmet. So if your helmet blocks the vents, your glasses will become more sensitive to fogging.
Ski goggles frames
These come in hundreds of sizes and models. But they only have three basic things to offer. The frame holds the lens in place, keeps the snow outside and provides comfort on the face. You can take the first two for granted, the latter is important to you. Each frame has its own specifications and sizes.
Adults fit the ski goggles they purchase nine times out of ten. But there are some exceptions. A simple way to think about your frame size is the size of your helmet. If you have a small size helmet, you will probably also need a smaller frame size for your ski goggles. If you have a medium or large size then all medium glasses fit. Do you feel a big face and that is supported by a xxl helmet, then a large frame size is your choice.
We list it for a moment:
Small - Young people and adults with a small face
Medium - the glasses size for 99% of users. Frames come in unisex colors as well as some specific women's models.
Large - occurs less and is for the people with the big faces or for those who want more space between face and lens.
Ski glasses for glasses or OTG called (Over the Glasses)
These ski goggles are designed so that you can wear your normal reading glasses underneath. This is much cheaper than buying a ski goggles with an adapted lens. The distance between the face and the lens is larger so that the glasses easily fit in. Your reading glasses should not move and there should not be any pressure points.
Oversized ski goggles
The trend of today. Big is better. Because of the larger lens and curvature you simply have a better view. Does not suit everyone, but is suitable for snowboarding and skiing because it is nice to have more visibility. Both horizontal and vertical show larger glasses more. For example, if you are at the top of a powder descent, it is nice to be able to look down without moving your head. Also keeping other mountain users under eye is no superfluous luxury.
Fit ski goggles
Because each face is different, it is important that the ski goggles of your choice fit well on your face. The manufacturers have provided this with smart solutions by applying three-layer foams, which compensates all pressure points. Make sure the glasses fit well on your face and that there are no gaps between skin and ski goggles. A good fit is 95% of the fun of your ski goggles. If the ski goggles squeeze too much on your face, it is not the right ski goggles for you.
An important part of the ski goggles is the strap. This is the part that keeps the ski goggles on your nose. A good strap is easily adjustable and nice and wide, so the strap does not cut on your head. Some have a clip so that you can click the glasses behind your head. The straps on the new glasses are almost all provided with a silecone backing. This is made to hold the glasses on the ski helmet. Otherwise the ski goggles sometimes had the tendency to shoot off your helmet. That belongs to the past with this solution. Are you looking for a ski goggles with interchangeable straps? Then view our eyewear from Aphex.
When checking the fit of your ski goggles, it is important to test them together with your helmet. You can assume that when you buy glasses and helmet from the same manufacturer this should not cause problems. If you are going to mix brands, you have to check whether the helmet is not in the way of the ski goggles, so that the airflow is compromised with the chance of fogging your glasses. The glasses must be connected fairly seamlessly. A goggle gap is not desirable. Does not look and does not add to the performance of both helmet and ski goggles.
Problems and solutions when buying and fitting a ski goggles:
Below are a few tips to keep in mind:
Q. The ski goggles are not comfortable and press the outer edges of your eye socket.
A. The ski goggles are too small and must be exchanged.
Q. The ski goggles squeeze your nose
A. Put the band tighter and the ski goggles a bit higher on your nose. If that does not work then you need a ski goggles with a smaller fit or with a different contour of the bridge.
Q. Space around the nose bridge
A. Try to lower the glasses a little lower on your nose. If this does not work then you need glasses with a larger nose bridge.
Q. The ski goggles are too tight on your face
A. Try loosening the band. A ski goggles takes some getting used to in terms of pressure on your face, but he should not pinch.
Q. Maintenance ski goggles
A. Once you have done the investment, you also want to enjoy it for a long time. A few tips to keep your ski goggles healthy.
- Always place the ski goggles with the foam side on the table and not with the lens side. That gives scratches
- With every ski goggles nowadays there is a protective cover with which you can also clean the glasses. Use this instead of eg a tea towel.
- Is the lens of your ski goggles wet. Dab it with your cloth on the ski goggles (do not sweep) or with a soft tissue. Sweeping gives scratches and you do not want that.
- Have you snowboarded in a snow shower and your glasses are wet (including the foam). Put it to dry (not above the stove) and then store it in the supplied bag or in such a handy goggle case
- Do not let ski goggles dry in direct sunlight such as the dashboard of your car.
Q. Tips to avoid a fogged ski goggles
A. Does your ski goggles cover? Then here are a few tricks to fix that.
- Keep moving. The airflow ensures that the glasses do not cover.
- Remove snow from your ski goggles by shaking it off. Not to sweep, that gives scratches.
- Spicy descent and you stand up in the gondola. Chances are that when you put your ski goggles on your forehead, it starts to fog. Better to take off your ski goggles and put in your pocket of your jacket or in the special ski goggle pocket of your backpack. Lay the ski goggles dry if you are going to have a bite to eat.
You will find our extensive collection of ski goggles in our ski goggles department