WHICH TYPE OF GOGGLES IS RIGHT FOR ME?
When looking for snow goggles, you probably pay attention to how the model of the goggles fits your face, but do you know that there are actually a lot of other (more important) points to consider when buying the goggles? Think, for example, about comfort and functionality. In this article, we explain what else you need to look for in your perfect pair of snow goggles.
WHAT TYPE OF LENS DO I NEED?
To start with, it is important to know in what weather conditions you are going to use the glasses. Are you only going to wear them in snow showers and when visibility is reduced? Or will you also use them as 'sunglasses'? This is a decisive factor when choosing your lens colour.
Lenses with a pink, yellow or orange colour are ideal for bad weather, snow and foggy conditions. Darker, often mirror-coated lenses are more suitable for good weather. In terms of lens colour, these are also more similar to normal sunglasses.
Apart from the lens colour, there are also differences in the shape of the lenses. There are cylindrical lenses, which are flat and bent horizontally, and spherical lenses, which are bent both horizontally and vertically. In addition to a difference in style, this also has an effect on vision: because the spherical lens has the same shape as the human eye, so to speak, this type of lens distorts less than the cylindrical lenses.
There are snow goggles that come with two lenses: one for good weather and one for bad weather. This is ideal for many people, because you can then adjust the glasses to the weather conditions. Some of these models have a quick-change system, such as magnets or a snap fastener. Others simply require you to pull the lens out of the frame and put the other one back in. The latter also works fine, but takes a bit longer and requires more practice.
LENSES THAT ADAPT TO THE LIGHT
In addition, there are various brands that develop 'high-end' lenses, which can be used in various conditions. These lenses have a larger application range. You can find these lenses on our site by filtering with 'multiple weather types' in the web shop.
All snow goggles in our range have a double lens to minimize fogging. However, despite this double lens, it can happen that the glasses fog up. This happens when you are standing still and your head is radiating heat. In most cases, this disappears again as soon as you start boarding or skiing.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT FIT GOGGLES FOR ME?
If you wear snow goggles in combination with your helmet, it is important to find out if they fit well on your helmet. Many helmets are designed to fit well with goggles: they have a slot where the goggle strap fits and have a kind of clip at the back that you can use to secure the strap. But not every goggle fits perfectly with every helmet. Therefore, try them on together! Please note that the helmet may not push the goggles down and that the helmet may not slide backwards because of the goggles.
In addition to different lens types, there are many different frame sizes and models. The specific women's and children's frames are smaller than the so-called 'uni' frames. Choose a frame you like, but also look closely at what fits the shape and size of your face. Select an 'OTG' (Over The Glass) frame if you wear normal glasses under your goggles. OTG models are specifically designed for such a combination.