Buying the right skiing and snowboarding goggles is critical. Goggles offer some basic protection from wind and cold, but beyond the basics there are some key features to consider: lens type, lens color/tint, frame size, fit and helmet compatibility.
Goggle Tech such as Lumalens (Dragon), Prizm (Oakley), Chromapop (Smith), Vivid (Giro) enhance clarity, colour, depth perception and help reduce eye fatigue for optimal performance.
What is Low Bridge/Asian Fit?
Named, Low Bridge Goggles are engineered with more foam in the nose area to accommodate those who need an alternative fit style. Some face shapes have a lower bridged nose & when using a regular ski goggle it can create a gap of air between the nose and the goggle foam when being used. Low Bridge Ski Goggles solve that problem by being engineered with more foam in the nose area to eliminate the gap that regular goggles can create. Low bridge goggles deliver a customized fit to those who need it & eliminate the air gap while delivering a plush & comfortable fit.
Finding the right goggle
Goggles do have sizes, they come in a large, medium and small size.
It is important you get the correct size goggle as you do not want them to be too big or too small that they cut off your peripheral vision.
You then need to check if there is a seal along the cheeks and nose and that there are no gaps, if there is a gap you may need a low bridge goggle which offer more foam across the nose piece.
We also recommend you try a goggle on with your helmet if you have one to ensure you get the best fit.
When trying your goggles with your helmet you are looking for:
no pushing down on the nose
Little to no gap between the helmet and goggle bridge.
Good seal around the eyes.
Good peripheral vision
Think about whether you want a goggle that can work in most environments (excluding complete whiteout days) or if you prefer something closer to each end of the scale. Some goggles include a spare lens and some sell a replacement lens as a separate item so you can mix and match for your personal needs.