Features of the Best Ski Goggles in 2016

Features of the Best Ski Goggles in 2017

When you’re skiing at high altitudes, the air is thinner which means that less UV light is filtered through. Also, the reflection of the sun rays is brighter and more intense which can make conditions very tough since wind can blur your vision and make it dangerous to ski. There is also a big chance of ice particles getting into your eyes. Twigs and branches are also likely to get in the way, which can make your skiing activity hazardous to your vision.

The good thing, however, is that ski goggles can help protect you from the on-mountain and weather hazards that make your skiing difficult.

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Lens shapes of snowboard Goggles can either be flat or spherical. However, some manufacturers will use proprietary terms to describe the two lenses when listing goggles on their sites.

Cylindrical lenses/flat lenses

These lenses are designed to curve from left to right across the eyes and face. However, the lens is usually designed to be vertically flat over the face—that is, they run between your nose and forehead.

Generally, cylindrical lenses are cheaper, plus they work just fine in most cases. The only problem with this type of lens is that it can cause glare and limited peripheral vision.

Spherical lenses

Spherical lenses also curve across your eyes; however, they are also designed to curve vertically as well. The advantage with this type of design is that they reduce glare, while enhancing peripheral vision. The downside is that they can be costly.

2016 ski goggle technology makes skiing more pleasurable

As your body heat rises and the warm temperature meets the cold temperature on the outside, condensation is formed and vision is compromised. But in order to solve this challenge, ski goggles in 2016 come with a number of solutions. These include the use of:


A few of the more expensive models are now available on the market come equipped with a small battery-operated fan which disperses moisture for you to see properly. Fan settings can be altered to suit the situation. For instance, you can adjust the settings when going down a slope or when riding a gondola. These situations present unique challenges which would require different fan speeds and intervals as well.


The vents which are incorporated on the top, bottom, or side of the goggles can do a good job in preventing or controlling fogging. But there is a trade-off here. For instance, if the vents are big, it means you will experience less fogging. The trade of is that it will leave your face cold in an extreme climate.

Anti-fog coating, anti-fog products

This is a standard coating which is applied on mid-to-high level goggles in 2016. Yet again, you could use anti-fog products on cheaper models that don’t have this feature. In addition if you have older goggles that are starting to show signs of fogging, you could use these products as well.

Double-layered lenses

Unlike single-layered lenses, these don’t fog. When this lens is sealed properly, it acts like a storm window, and this makes a good anti-fogging component.

Light and color

The color of your lenses will filter and emphasize the colors of what you see. Also, the light that goes through the lens and reaches your eye is called visible light transmission or VLT. Generally, the lesser the tint, the more the amount of light rays you will perceive. Gold, amber, yellow, or green colors come with increased VLT. You’d want to use this type of lens when skiing in cloudy conditions when visibility is poor.

Darker tints mean less VLT, since less light passes through the lens. The ideal colors are grey, brown, or copper colors. This is a good choice when skiing during blue bird days. Finally, if you love skiing at night, then clear lenses are the best option for you.


There are lots of 2016 models out there that offer just what you want. Make sure you get a pair of goggles that fit snugly on your face. They should not be too tight or loose—the idea is to make you feel comfortable. Other factors to keep in mind include helmet compatibility, padding, strapping adjustment, and over-the-glass styles.

It generally depends on your preference once the most important things have been taken into consideration when choosing ski goggle that 2016 has to offer.

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