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Ski Goggles – Our Top Tips

Ski Goggles – Our Top Tips

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The winter season is well underway and that also means it’s time to pop on your skis! Before you pack your bags for a “white week”,  you’re probably going to want some top notch goggles to protect your eyes on the slopes. So, what are the most important things to look out for when choosing a pair? Read on to find out more.

Yellow / Orange Lenses

Ski goggles come in every colour of the rainbow, but unless you’re a professional, you probably don’t want to break the bank buying goggles of varying colours for different conditions. Given that you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a failsafe option for all weather conditions? Yellow or orange lenses enhance contrast and increase definition, blocking out blue light to give you a clear view, even on foggy days.

The Oakley Crossbar

Impact Resistance

It’s inevitable that sooner or later, even the best skiers fall over – it’s all part of the fun! But, you don’t want to risk smashing your goggles at your first tumble, so it’s best to make sure they’re up to the task. Lenses made of polycarbonate or trivex offer the best protection against trips or falls.

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The Cede Legend

Anti-fogging

The last thing you want when you’re whizzing down the slope is for your lenses to fog up, obstructing your vision and potentially putting you in danger. Try models such as the Smith Elite Turbo which has built in fan, ensuring optimum optics all day long, no matter the weather.

 

The Smith Elite Turbo

Comfortable padding

There’s nothing worse than ending a day on the slopes with red marks around your nose – usually the result of poor padding. The Bolle Mojo are some of the most affordable goggles on the market and with the cushy padding, you won’t be itching to take them off.

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The Bolle Mojo

 

UV Protection

UV Protection is not something to take lightly and whilst frequent ski goers are aware of just how much sunglight you are exposed to, for newbies this is really worth noting. Aside from good quality sunscreen, the right ski goggles are probably the next most important item to avoid sunburn and ruining your ski holiday. Top on our list is the Smith I/O which reduces UV intrusion and at a mid-price point, it has all the basics and nifty added features of premium price ski goggles.

 

The Smith I/O

 

Widescreen coverage

One of the beauties of skiing is taking in the breathtaking views as you reach the top of the hills and speed down to the bottom of the piste. For maximum visual acuity, goggles which offer widescreen coverage are your best bet. The Oakley Flight Deck is our top pick. With a greater lens surface area, the spherical shape of the goggles allows you to see more above, below and on the sides.

The Oakley Flight Deck

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