Choosing the right goggle is much more than choosing the prettiest colour or the most evil looking of design. There are a number of factors to take into account when deciding. It’s all down to choosing the right lens.
If you wear your goggles just when the weather is bad or cloudy. You need to choose one which is not a reflective or mirror lenses. This is generally a Orange or light blue tint [but can vary] These will provide as much light to come through the goggle as possible so you can see where the snow bumps, ice and other obstacles that may be in the way. Another way to spot this is by the Lense catagory generally 1-2 will be perfect.
If you are just fair weather rider who only goes out when it’s a beautiful clear day and hides in the shops or bar when is snowy or over cast. You will need to choose a Lens that is Mirror lens. The sun is very strong on a ski slope, with double the power from direct sun and reflection from the snow. The Mirror lens goggles will reflect this providing clear vision all over the Slopes. Another way to spot this is by the Lense catagory generally 3-4 will be perfect.
Snowboarders will Generally wear goggles all day long as they tend to go sideways, so anything above a Catagory 2 Lense or a Mirror lense is best for you.
There is one more lens that is worth a look, if you read the above and thought you will wear them all the time whatever the weather. There is a goggle lens for you. The Transitional lenses from sinner and Scott are perfect. They are a reactive lens to become light tint when weather is bad and darker when the sun is at its strongest. Perfect for the all-weather skier or snowboarder.
Only then can you choose the look of the goggle. Having said that most of our goggles you can get in a choice of lenses so don’t panic that there not the style you wanted.
Our full selection of ski and snowboard goggles can be found on our website, or at our Blackburn Lancashire Store