Alpinstore offers you a wide range of adult ski goggles for your greatest comfort as you hurtle down the slopes. Indeed, the ski goggle is not only an accessory to make pretty but it is a real element of protection. Did you doubt it? We'll tell you more about it ....
The advantages of a ski mask
- Protection of your them against UV rays, which are bad for your health. When you are in the mountains, the sun's rays are more aggressive and can even burn the conjunctiva of your eyes. Wearing a ski goggle is essential to keep good eyesight throughout your life.
- Protecting your eyesfrom foreign elements, which can occur without warning. When you ski peacefully, a pebble can appear stealthily and that's when the usefulness of your mask comes into play. It is also important to note that poles are unwittingly subject to many blows. The mask can again, limit injuries by avoiding having the tip of the stick of your entourage, in the eye.
- Ideal visibility in all weathers is an essential factor in being able to ski every day during your holiday week even if the weather is mediocre/poor. The goggle will protect you from the cold to avoid unnecessary tears you might get when wearing sunglasses for example. Secondly, the ski goggle will protect your eyes from rain or snow by sliding it all the way down the screen. Whether it's windy, windy, snowy or rainy, it's no problem to go around the ski area.
- The clear and precise vision that improves the relief. Often, when the sun dazzles us or when the fog takes over, it is not easy to decipher the movements of the terrain. But with the ski goggle, which is often treated with an anti-fog and anti-scratch coating, you will see exactly where you put your skis.
The two possible shapes for your ski goggle
- Cylindrical: curved on 2 dimensions, this screen follows the shape of your face which allows not to distort the image.
- Spherical: curved in 3 dimensions, this screen follows the shape of your retina, which gives you a wider field of vision.
The different screens of a ski mask
The ski mask comes with several categories of lenses, which represent the intensity of the luminosity.
- Category 1: glass with a light tint that is perfect for very low light days (fog for example).
- Category 2: glass with an intermediate tint which is ideal when the weather is cloudy.
- Category 3: glass with a dark tint that allows you to see properly on sunny days.
- Category 4: glass with a very dark tint, often used on glaciers or at high altitudes.
But the screen of the ski mask can also be "photochromic". This system makes it possible to keep the same glass in case of good or bad weather. A significant time saving.
- Photochromic: a screen that reacts to light and will adapt to UV rays. As you can see, the glass gets lighter in low light conditions and darkens when the sun is shining. Versatile, this type of mask can be kept on the eyes whatever the weather.
There are also ski goggles with OTG shields, specially designed for spectacle wearers. The OTG ski goggle allows you to slide your goggles inside thanks to a much larger internal volume, making your descents more enjoyable with equipment adapted to everyone's needs.
Characteristics not to be forgotten
When you choose your ski goggle, it is important to think about these few technical characteristics:
- The foam of your goggle: this foam, which covers the inner frame, can be single, double or triple. This means that the foam will be more or less thick. Note that the thicker it is, the more comfortable it will be.
- Ventilation of the ski mask: even if there are anti-fog treatments, it is important to think about the ventilation of your mask. Indeed, the more it will be ventilated, the less fogging will occur.
- Favour masks with anti-fog and anti-scratchtreatment.