SKI GOGGLES FOR OPTIMAL VISIBILITY
Especially when skiing, it is important that you have a precise perception of your surroundings. This enables you to react quickly to dangers and obstacles. This is extremely important on the slopes as well as downhill in deep snow. Ski goggles with contrast-enhancing lenses block the sunlight reflected by the snow. They also make obstacles and bumps in the environment stand out more. This allows you to ski agilely and quickly. An anti-fog coating on the goggles prevents the lenses from fogging up. Interchangeable lenses and sporty designs give you the optimal view and fun factor for your skiing adventure.
WHAT MAKES SKI GOGGLES SO SPECIAL?
They protect your eyes from UV rays, but also from external influences such as insects, dust, water, dirt and snow. Ski goggles are made of lightweight, shatterproof and scratch-resistant materials, so that a fall or flying particles can hardly harm your ski goggles and especially your eyes. They fit your head perfectly thanks to the flexible and adjustable frame construction. Elastic and adjustable head straps also ensure a good fit.
Many of the ski goggle models are suitable for ski helmets. Here you just have to make sure you have the right width so that the goggles also fit your ski helmet. Ventilation mechanisms also ensure that your ski goggles do not fog up. Spherical ski goggle lenses mimic the shape of the human eye. This reduces distortion and improves all-round vision.
THE RIGHT SKI GOGGLES: PHOTOCHROMIC, MIRRORED OR POLARISED LENSES?
To make sure you don't lose your vision on the slopes, we recommend ski goggles that allow you to change the lenses or that have self-tinting, so-called photochromic lenses. These can automatically adapt to the light conditions through molecular reactions on the lens. Depending on the amount of sunlight, they either tint or brighten the lenses.
- You can use photochromic lenses especially in changing weather conditions.
- In strong sunlight, mirrored and dark lenses are particularly helpful for perfect vision, as they strongly block the light.
- In cloudy conditions, ski goggles with lighter, polarised lenses are ideal, and even colourless ones during evening twilight.
- In fog and snowfall, orange and yellow tints as contrast filters give you the visibility you need on the slopes.
- Ski goggles with polarised lenses mean that they filter out glare and stray light. Glare is mainly caused when sunlight hits water and snow. Certain filters also have the effect of reducing optical distortion when altitude changes. Double lenses give extra protection against scratches and breakage.
BUY SKI GOGGLES ONLINE - CHOOSE THE RIGHT LENS COLOUR
The colour of the lenses is not just a style factor. Each colour has a specific function to give your eyes the best vision in the given conditions. If you are a morning or evening skier, light-coloured and colourless lenses are more suitable for you. On cloudy days you should opt for lighter, slightly tinted lenses, in bright sunlight for dark to very dark lenses and in cloudy, snowy and foggy conditions for orange to yellow lenses.
Some ski goggles are also equipped with blue lenses. These can emphasise contrasts better. Brown and grey lenses are designed for real-world visibility conditions. This means that they reproduce the colour environment most realistically. To help you compare the different models, the Visible Light Transmission (VLT) values can help you. The value is given as a percentage and indicates how much light the lenses let through.
The VLT value is divided into five levels (S0 - S4). The higher the level, the less light the glasses let through, i.e. the brighter they are. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a pair of glasses that is perfect for all weather conditions. The best choice is a medium level and ideally the photochromic lenses described above. This is the closest to all-rounder ski goggles and you are well equipped for most light conditions. S4 ski goggles are especially recommended on very sunny days on the glacier, where the reflective snow provides additional brightness. With the right ski goggles, you can prevent so-called snow blindness. In heavy snowfall or in floodlight, you should let more light reach your eyes and rather go for S0 ski goggles.
THE FRAMES AND FITS OF SKI GOGGLES
The frame of a pair of ski goggles is usually made of break-resistant material. Flexible, thermoplastic materials with polycarbonate or polyurethane are mainly used. They do not splinter so quickly if you should damage them in a fall. Thinner frames and frameless models give you a wide field of vision. Thermocoating gives you more safety and better insulation. The inside of the goggle straps are often rubberised so that the ski goggles do not slip. Goggles fit perfectly when they don't pinch, squeeze or create pressure points.
SKI GOGGLES AT KELLER SPORTS
Of course, you can also easily order ski goggles online in our online shop to go with your winter sports equipment. Whether it's wide freeride goggles, aerodynamic ski goggles for the slopes or particularly stylish models for your perfect appearance in the snow. We also have a large selection of premium brands for you, so that every head can find the right ski goggles.