So you’re going to hit the snow this season and whether your chosen delights are with the twin sticks or baggy-pants board fashion you’ll need something a little tougher than your sunglasses to cope with the physical demands of being On or Off Piste. Leave the sunnies to the Apres Ski style.
The sun is generally much harsher up where the air is thinner and those pesky UV’s can do some serious damage to your vision, so what do you need to know or plan for?
First - the sun and the snow is a reflective party combination and it doesn’t matter where in the world you are heading, it’s still an issue. The brighter the day the more the glare will hit and you should consider the polarized options or the dark/black lens choices. For more middling days when it’s a bit overcast then seek out the orangy/yellow/gold type lenses. You’ll find helpful lens info on the individual products pages.
Fog ain’t just for the city either, lens fog is a big problem for goggles on the slopes so make sure you pick a brand that has well developed anti-fog treatments. Oakley and Dragon are kings of this in our opinion.
Fit - and it’s not your physical condition we mean! Ideally you want 180d vision so you can see those around you and those approaching, rapidly! The goggle needs to be a snug fit, tucking in well to your nose and head, the last thing you need is it whipping or flipping when you're on the move. Look for a goggle thats got a decent level of face foam too, you’ll hit the white stuff often and it’s not as soft as it looks... Hopefully these simple tips will help your decision process.