Goggles for snowboarding and skiing are important for your comfort and safety. Your experience will be much more memorable when you choose the right pair of snowboard goggles / ski goggles for your riding style, location, and weather conditions. Below you can find a guide on how to choose a good pair of discount ski goggles. OpticsPlanet offers you the latest models of ski snowboard goggles: men ski goggles, women snowboard goggles, adult ski goggles, youths ski goggles, children ski goggles (even if you child is only 3 years old we can find him/her a good pair of kids ski goggles - Bolle Stoke Kids Ski Goggles will fit ages 3-8) and of course rx ski goggles!
What to look for when buying snow ski goggles:
- Frame Features
- Lens Options
How Your New Snowboard Goggles / Ski Goggles Will Fit
- You should choose a pair of skii goggles like you would choose a pair of shoes, accurate fit is very important!
- The ski glasses should be strapped on snugly over your ski helmet or hat. Spy Optic goggles and Bolle goggles are engineered with the latest helmet designs in mind so fit is never a problem.
- The feel of the goggle foam on your face should be consistent all the way around the goggles, there shouldn't be any uncomfortable pressure points.
- There shouldn't be any gaps between your skin and the snowboard eyewear / skiing goggles where too much air could flow through, and dry out your eyes.
- Check to make sure your ski goggles are helmet compatible, meaning they fit securely on your face without being stretched or bent to fit over or around the helmet. We would recommend you to have a look at Bolle Showtime Ski Goggles, Bolle Nebula Goggles, Bolle Stoke Ski Goggles, Bolle Nova ski goggles, Spy Soldier Goggles and Spy Bias Goggles, all of them are Bole ski goggles.
- Check if the skiing goggle will fit over any prescription eyeglasses that you wear. If you are looking for such snowboard goggles, Bolle Boost OTG Over The Glasses Ski Goggle or Spy Omega Goggles will work perfectly for you.
- If you would rather have prescription ski goggles, check for Bolle goggles that use prescription Rx adapter. For example, Bolle Scream Ski Goggles, Bolle Jinx Snowboard Goggles, Bolle Shark Ski Goggles, Bolle Boost OTG Goggles, Bolle Nova Snowboard Goggles, Bolle Showtime Goggles, and Bolle Cylon Skiing Goggles.
Ski Goggles / Snowboard Eyewear Frame Features
- The ski goggles frame should be made of a flexible material.
- Make sure your goggles have good vents. These are foam covered air portals, to let air flow through the skiing goggle to keep them fog-free. Bolle Simmer Ski Goggles is a good example of fogless ski goggles. Bolle sunglasses Equalizer technology uses a waterproof, breathable vent to equalize air pressure between the goggle lenses and eliminate moisture. The result is distortion-free vision and no fogging at any altitude. Bolle Scream Ski Goggles, Bolle Jinx Goggles and Bolle Cylon Ski Goggles have this feature. Spy Optics offers Scoop Ventilation System that also helps to eliminate ski goggle lens fogging. The following Spy Optic Skiing Goggles feature anti-fog protection: Spy Optic Soldier, Spy Optic Omega, Spy Optic Bias, Spy Optic Zed and Spy Optic Comet.
Skiing Goggles and Snowboard Goggles Lens Options
- When buying ski glasses or snowboard goggles, look for double lenses. They perform the best by creating a thermal barrier. Double lenses won't fog up on you. Spy Optic Gemini lens system joins and completely seals the dual lenses with a polyurethane-based glue. The airtight chamber between the ski goggle lenses results in the elimination of between-the-lens fogging and altitude-induced snow goggle lens distortion. Spy Optics offers dual lenses in all Spy Optic Ski Goggles. Bolle Scream goggles lens, Bolle Jinx goggles and Bolle Simmer Ski goggles come with double lenses that provide exceptional optics and a superior seal.
- Polycarbonate lens material is generally the most durable. All Bolle Skiing Goggles feature double polycarbonate lenses, ensuring superior optical quality.
- Cylindrical double lenses are very popular. They provide good optics for a reasonable price.
- Spherical double lenses have superior optics. These lenses are better at providing fog-free vision.
- Make sure your goggles have P80 Plus, or another anti-scratch/anti-fog coating on the lenses. This coating is applied to all Bolle Ski Goggles Lenses.
- Snowboard Glasses vented lenses will also help to keep your vision clear. Bolle Scream, Bolle Jinx, Bolle Simmer and Bolle Cylon Ski Goggles and all Spy Skiing Goggles have this feature.
Ski Glasses and Snowboard Goggles Lens Colors
Remember, a mirror coating on the lens won't affect the color through which you are looking. For example, Bolle Vermillion Lens (a pink Bolle lens) may have a silver or blue mirror coating (Bolle Vermillion Gun Lens), but it still be a pink lens.
All of the ski goggles lens colors mentioned above, are available with Bolle Ski Goggles Lenses.
- Clear lenses are best for extremely stormy conditions or for riding at night.
- Lemon, or yellow lenses are best for stormy conditions and overcast days, they increase contrast and brighten up the landscape.
- Vermillon or pink lenses increase contrast in most conditions. This lens with a silver gun mirror is ideal for most riding conditions. Pink ski goggles are very popular nowadays.
- Citrus or orange lenses also increase contrast, and are great for bright days. Choose an option with a mirror for a darker lens for the brightest conditions.
- Modulator lenses or photochromic lenses change depending upon the light conditions (for example from a light pink or orange, to a dark pink or orange). They are a very light high contrast color for stormy weather, and dark enough for the brightest bluebird days.
- Polarized ski goggles lenses can cut glare that reflects from snow or ice.
- Always travel with your skiing goggles in the protective pouch they came with.
- Clean the outside of your snow board goggle lenses as you would your sunglasses, with only fresh water and a soft cloth.
- Never wipe the inside of your goggle lenses; it can affect the anti-fog coating. Instead, if you get snow or ice inside your ski goggles, shake them out to remove the snow, then put your skiing glasses back on and keep riding. The airflow will dry the rest.
- #1 TIP TO KEEP YOUR GOGGLES FROM FOGGING: KEEP THEM ON YOUR FACE!!! There is a dynamic between the cold dry air outside your ski goggles and the warm moist air inside. This is managed by the thermal barrier that the goggles double lens creates. When you take the snowboard goggles off your head while waiting in line or on the lift, they will likely fog up when you put them back on. The best way to get rid of this minor fog is to keep riding; the airflow will dissipate the moisture.