Which ski goggles is perfect for me?
Ski goggles come in countless colors and styles. So in style there is enough choice, but what should you look out for when you buy ski goggles. Within the framework of we have it ourselves, we also give you some tips that we should pay attention to when choosing new glasses.
The question that is often asked is this: why ski goggles and not my normal sunglasses. That is a legitimate question. Winter sports have changed a bit in recent years. The speed on the slopes has increased. This results in a windflow around your eyes that cannot be experienced as pleasant. Skiing with watery eyes is not desirable and it can even lead to freezing of the tear fluid around your eyes. In addition, ski goggles are extremely good protection against flying ski poles and branches. Our advice: wear ski goggles
At Eurofuncenter you will find ski goggles that offer minimum UVA + B protection and double lenses against fogging. So you don't have to pay attention to that, that's a standard with us. What is the best ski goggle for me? We're going to explain it to you.
What is the lens category?
For which circumstances are you looking for ski goggles. Are you a good weather skier or snowboarder or is it popping every day from the first to the last lift. Ski goggles are divided into categories. We also call this lens category.
- Snowboard or ski in overcast weather. Then choose a Category 0 lens. This allows a lot of light through 80 - 100%
- Snowboard or ski in clouds and snow. Then choose a Category 1 lens. This lets a lot of light through 43 - 80%
- Snowboard or ski in with light clouds. Then choose a Category 2 lens. This lets a little less light through 18 - 43%
- Snowboard or ski only with clear weather. Then choose a Category 3 or 4 lens. These allow less light through 8-18% but of course ensure super visibility.
What these figures indicate is that your eyes are better protected as the sunlight gets stronger. If you want a widely applicable ski goggle, we advise you to choose a ski goggle with a category 2 lens. Then you have a good average.
If you go to the snow more often, choose a pair of ski goggles with two lenses. The lens can be changed with each ski goggle. Some come with one lens and some with two. This is indicated at the ski goggles themselves.
Does ski goggles have dimensions?
Adults fit the ski goggles they purchase nine out of ten times without any problems. 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, then you will probably also need a smaller frame size for your ski goggles. Do you have a medium or large size, then all medium glasses fit. If you feel that you have a big face and that is supported by an xxl helmet, then a large frame size is your choice.
We summarize it:
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 - is less common and is for people with big faces or for those who want more space between their face and lens.
Most ski goggles are one size , but the specifications indicate how large or small the glasses fall.
I'm wearing glasses. Which ski goggles is suitable for me?
Then choose ski goggles with the OTG (Over the Glasses) option! These ski goggles are designed so that you can wear your normal reading glasses underneath. This is much cheaper than buying ski goggles with adjusted lenses. The distance between the face and the lens is larger, so that the glasses fit easily between them. Your reading glasses must not move and there must also be no pressure points.
Fits any ski goggles under every ski helmet
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 any problems. If you are going to mix brands, then you have to check if the helmet does not get in the way of the ski goggles, so that the airflow is compromised with the chance of fogging up your glasses. The glasses must fit fairly seamlessly. A goggle gap is not desirable. Does not look and does not contribute to the performance of both helmet and goggles.
Problems and solutions when buying and fitting ski goggles
Below a number of tips to take into account:
Q. The ski goggles are not comfortable and press on the outside of your eye socket.
A. The ski goggles are too small, try a medium.
- The ski goggles pinches your nose
A. Put the tire a bit tighter and the ski goggles a little higher on your nose. If that doesn't work then you need ski goggles with a smaller fit or with a different contour of the bridge.
- Space around the nose bridge
A. Try to put the glasses a little lower on your nose. If this does not work then you need glasses with a larger nose bridge.
- The ski goggles are too tight on your face
A. Try to loosen the tire. A pair of ski goggles takes some getting used to in terms of pressure on your face, but it is not allowed to pinch.
- Maintenance of ski goggles
A. Once you have made 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 on the table with the foam side and not with the lens side. That gives scratches
- With every ski goggle nowadays there is a protective cover with which you can also clean the goggles. Use this instead of, for example, a tea towel.
- The lens of your ski goggles is wet. Dab it with either your cloth that came with the ski goggles (do not wipe) or with a soft tissue. Wiping gives scratches and you don't want that.
- Have you snowboarded in a snow shower and your glasses are wet (including the foam). Place it to dry (not above the stove) and then store it in the supplied pouch or in such a handy goggle case
- Do not allow ski goggles to dry in direct sunlight such as the dashboard of your car.
Tips for avoiding foggy ski goggles
Does your ski goggles cover? Then here are a few tricks to fix that.
- Keep moving. The air flow ensures that the glasses do not fog up.
- Remove snow from your ski goggles by shaking it off. Not by wiping, it will scratch.
- Had a tough descent and you're up in the gondola. There is a good chance that when you put your goggles on your forehead it will mist up. Better to take off your ski goggles and put them in your pocket of your jacket or in the special ski goggles compartment of your backpack. Put the goggles to dry when you eat a bite.