Ski Goggle Lenses
Choosing the correct ski goggle lenses is an important part of your safety and enjoyment of a skiing or snowboarding trip.
If you are not sure which colour lenses are suitable for which weather conditions, here is a quick rundown of the available tints:
- Rose lenses filter blue light for increased contrast when cloudy or snowing.
- Yellow, gold and amber lenses filter blue light for increased contrast when snowing.
- Orange lenses improve contrast and depth perception when partly cloudy or snowing.
- Grey lenses reduce glare and do not distort coloured light.
- Bronze lenses give improved shadow contrast in bright sun to cloudy.
- Polarized lenses cut glare in bright sunlight.
- Mirrored lenses are excellent for bright, sunny days Anti reflective lenses absorb light and reduce glare.
Ski Goggles Tips
Always be sure to buy ski goggle lenses with an 'anti fog' coating, so they will not 'steam up'. You should also look for lenses with an anti scratch coating to prevent damage.
This is important because anything that could obscure your vision will place you in a dangerous situation when skiing or snowboarding at high speeds.
I would also advise you to buy shatter resistant lenses, because if you have a collision, these lenses will not break up and damage your eyes.
Before you buy, make sure the ski goggles you have chosen are ski helmet compatible with 100% UV sun protection. 'Snow blindness' can easily happen in the mountains when the sun is reflected up off the snow and into your eyes.
Ski Goggles with Headphones
The latest ski goggles design has an integrated Skullcrusher sound system, so you can attach your headphones right onto your goggles. It's one of my favourite ski accessories!
Look out for these important features:
- Good fit
- Air vents that give a good airflow
- Comfortable and warm ear pads
- Goggle clips
- Fully lined
- Soft and comfortable chinstrap
Gloves and Mitts
Good quality Ski Mitts and Ski Gloves are vital to keep your hands warm and dry during winter sports activities. Look out for waterproof gloves with a reinforced palm to give you a good grip. I always use ski gloves that have separate 'Thinsulate' gloves inside, because they keep my hands really warm and comfortable.
Buying cheap ski wear is just a waste of your money, because poor quality ski clothing does not keep you safe, warm or comfortable. And then you have to go out and buy another set of ski wear anyway!
Try to buy the best quality you can afford, because safety is your primary aim. Good quality ski clothing is also very durable and a sound investment for any winter sports enthusiast.
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Ski Wear - Buying Ski Goggles, Lenses, Helmets and Gloves
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