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Ski Goggles: What to Look For When Buying

by Hanery Scott

Winter brings out the skiers and snowboarders and all sorts of snow sports so you may need to find a new pair of ski goggles. When you are thinking of going to the snow, you immediately start thinking about what you are going to wear. That is because snow is cold and wet by nature, and we want to protect our bodies and not have to worry about them while we are out there in the snow. We want to just get out there on the slopes and have a great time.

Many brand-name goggles are great. You can often find great deals on these before the season begins, and of course, after the season sales always have great prices. Kids need their ski goggles. You want to make sure your children are well-equipped for the snow. Many companies make goggles just for kids in their lines. They know the importance of ski goggles fitting their small faces. The last thing you want your child to do is to try to adjust their goggles while going downhill on a slope. And it is just downright uncomfortable when your goggles slip up and down on your face.

Adults have a wide variety of ski goggles manufacturers to choose from. There are so many styles, models, colors, and brands for you to pick from. Men have their special goggles that fit the size of men for a good fit. Women like fashion and love all the jazzy styles they get to choose from. And then some goggles are in the class of unisex. These are made for both men and women.

The colors in ski goggles are awesome and you have lots of different colors to pick from yellows, pinks, blues, greens, black, and grey, just to name a few. Some like to color coordinate their goggles to their outfits, and some will just buy them cause they look “cool.”

The frames come in different styles to choose from. You can also pick the shape of the frames too. Some frames might not look that great on your face, so you will go with another style. You want the frames to fit snuggly so keep the wind and cold off your face. Another thing you need to look for is the padding around the frames. Make sure you have a sufficient amount to keep out the cold while being comfortable on your face.

You won’t believe the different styles of straps that the ski goggles manufacturers are making! They are so creative and stylish and I bet oftentimes the particular ski goggle was bought just for the strap around it. Depending on whether your goggles fit under your helmet or over your helmet, you will want to make sure the strap will fit.

The lens in your goggles is very important too. You will probably want your goggles to have anti-fog protection. The last thing you want is your goggles fogging up while you are going downhill at a fast pace! Some of the lenses have a reflective mirror-looking lens. This is good when you are in bright sunlight and it is reflecting off of the snow. But most of all, make sure your lens has UV protection. When you are skiing, you are at high altitudes, which means you are very close to the sun and need added protection for your eyes. The clear lens is good for skiing at night. And the amber color is good when it is overcast and under snow conditions.

Prescription ski goggles are also great to have if you need glasses. Many times you can find some goggles that will fit over your glasses, but sometimes the style of your glasses will not go under them very well. If this happens, you will not have a secure fit and the wind and cold can easily get in under your goggles. Plus you probably don’t want to feel any pressure on your glasses from your goggles. If you can afford it, prescription goggles are the way to go.

So besides having warm and water-resistant clothes, warm boots and socks — and don’t forget your hands with the gloves — you want to get yourself a good pair of ski goggles for your eyes. And you have so many great ones to choose from, styles and colors to match your clothes.

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