vision & health
Ski/Snow Eyewear Advice
We stock only quality, trusted names, such as Oakley, Bolle and Rudy Project goggles and sunglasses, due to their excellent performance and reliability. Typically lightweight and strong, with excellent optical qualities and performance coated lenses only the highest standards are good enough, and you should expect the best from your eyewear.
How to choose your goggles
We have assigned each of our snow goggles and sunglasses into 3 main categories
Frames in this section will have the highest specification and features. Suitable for the serious athlete who needs the very best from their eyewear
Frames in this section will have fewer of the features of the PERfORMANCE range, but still high quality. They are intented for keen athletes who rate the styling of their eyewear to be a high priority. Can also be used for fashion use
Frames in this section still have quality features, but are intended more for looks over performance. Many features are still included
What to look for in your snow eyewear
Sports in the snow and high altitude are extremely challenging for the eyes. Vision is compromised from difficult weather conditions and high glare
When around snow your eyes must be protected from the intense light and high levels of UV radiation reflected from the snow at high altitudes. The ability to see the contrast in snow is crucial in avoiding obstacles and anticipating the best line.
This is accomplished with tints that enhance contrast. The colour of tint that is best varies with the light conditions.
Persimmon and Yellow tints Gun and reflective coatings
enhance contrast in lower light conditions, such as cloudy weather, and the beginning and end of the day
Gold and Dark tints
best in bright, high levels of light when the sun is shining
reflect light, and so are great in bright light
Look for the transmission values we have given for each frame. The higher the value (more transmission of light through the lens) the better they are for cloudy conditions. The lower the value (less light through the lens), the better they are for bright conditions.
Generally, Persimmon and Vermillon tints are great, all purpose tints for the recreational skier
Take a look at our Tint Simulator
for examples of how different tints can effect perception of the environment
All of our ski/snow range feature
• 100% UV protection UVA, UVB and UVC protection from harmful long term damage
• High quality optics enhance vision and comfort
• Impact resistant lenses to protect the eyes from flying objects and impacts
Other features to look for
• Specialist lens tints enhance contrast of the snow
• Scratch resistant coatings
• Anti-fogging coatings keep the lenses clearer during activity
• Vented lens reduce fogging, by allowing heat exchange
• Well fitting frames that fit snugly with your helmet
Each goggle in our collection has a detailed description and specification giving full information about its qualities. We have also included icons to represent which sport and qualities each is best for.