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Ski Goggles : Our Top Tips
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Ski Goggles : Our Top Tips

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Ski Goggles : Our Top Tips

The winter season is well underway and all across the Northern hemisphere, from Aspen to Zermatt, that also means it’s ski season. But before you pack your bags for a “white week”, you’re going to want some top notch goggles to protect your eyes on the slopes. So what are the most important things to look for when you’re choosing a pair.

Yellow / Orange Lenses

Ski goggles come in every color of the rainbow, but unless you’re a professional, you probably don’t want to break the bank buying goggles of varying colors for different conditions – so what’s the failsafe all-rounder? Yellow or orange lenses enhance contrast and increase definition, blocking out blue light to give you a clear view even on foggy days.

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The Oakley Crowbar

Impact Resistance

Inevitably, 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 with your first tumble, so you want to make sure they’re up to the task. Lenses made of polycarbonate or trivex offer the best protection.

 

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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. Some of the top models, such as the Smith Elite Turbo, even have a fan built into them, to ensure optimum optics all day long, no matter the weather.

 

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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 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 has all the basics and nifty added features of the premium price ski goggles.

 

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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 you 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 and below you and on the sides.

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The Oakley Flight Deck

6 Tips for buying Ski Goggles

Below you find our little summary, in case you missed something! Check out our collection and shop a pair of ski goggles for yourself this season!

how to buy ski goggles

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