It’s almost time to hit the slopes. Winter is fast approaching and before you know it, they’ll be a fresh blanket of the powdery stuff just waiting for you to carve into. But with snow comes a lot of reflections and having the best snow goggles for skiing is imperative to ensure optimal comfort, safety and an even better skiing experience. Here’s what to keep in mind before sliding into a new pair of ski goggles.
Sunglasses, ski goggles or snow goggles, oh my. It can get pretty confusing navigating through the various eyewear options available for winter sports. So, let’s take care of that first by figuring out what the differences are between sunglasses, alpine goggles and cross country goggles.
Sunglasses are exactly what they sound like. Even lifestyle sunglasses can be worn if you’re skiing or snowboarding for fun. For mountain use, you can choose polarized or photochromic lenses to deflect glares from all angles.
Ski goggles are the most common option of eyewear when skiing down slopes for fun. They’re wider and offer more coverage, and create a seal up against your face to help trap in heat. Snow goggles also have a strap that wraps around your head, as opposed to sitting on your face like ski sunglasses, making them a necessity if you’re hitting half pipes and jumps.
Cross country goggles are a mix of sunglasses and alpin goggle. If you prefer the way sunglasses fit on your face but want the secure hold and coverage provided by snow goggles, check out our Sniper goggles. They’re an in between of both.
However, not all ski goggles are created equally which leads us into the next topic…
What to Look for in Alpin or Snow Goggles
Anyone can add a tint to a piece of plastic, pop them into snow goggle frames and call them the best pair of snow goggles for skiing. So, it’s important to know the different characteristics and features that will actually provide you with the best snow goggles for the slopes. Here are some things to consider.
Anti-Fog +Superflow system
Since ski goggles create a seal on your face, they can quickly fog up if not created with the right technology. Then, add in the fact that they are secured to head with a strap and you'll have a harder time clearing the lenses, as snow goggles aren’t as easy to remove as ski sunglasses. So, it’s absolutely imperative to opt for anti-fog elements when buying snow goggles. Thanks to the SuperFlow System, the lens can be easily pushed foward, even when wearing gloves, for better heat management and prevention of gogging when climbing or after any exertion.
We recommend Aerospace snow goggles.
The lenses are just as important, if not the most important feature in snow goggles. After all, just any random plastic won’t do what goggle lenses are intended to do.
Polarized lenses are an excellent option as they’re designed to not only block out the suns UV rays but also, eliminate the effects of glares. This is hugely beneficial because the snow reflects a significant amount of the rays which can be blinding when skiing mountain tops.
We recommend the High Mountain & Cameleon lenses.
Take your snow goggle lenses to the next level with Reactiv photochromic lenses. These lenses can have the benefits of being polarized ( Cameleon & High mountain lenses) with the addition of an automatic and constantly changing tint. This allows you to receive optimal vision, whatever situation or weather you may ski into. They also ensure you have the best snow goggles for skiing on cloudy days, sunny days, snowy days, oh my! Reactiv photochromic lenses are like an all-in-one lens.
As you can see, just any old snow goggles won’t do justice – not for your safety, comfort or skiing experience. So, shop Julbo today and take your snow sport to the next level by shopping the best snow goggles for skiing.