Here at Skis.com we stock a very large supply of ski goggles for men, women and kids from all the top brands. Some favorites when searching brands of ski goggles are Oakley, Smith, POC, Electric and Anon so you can expect a full lineup of these brands. So it's no secret we carry ski goggles from all the top brands to fit any and all skiers but how do you choose one goggle over another and how do you know which features to look for? Here we will go over the most general features found in ski goggles and what to look for in your search.
Before we get started let's cover what a refinement is and where you will see them. When you click into the ski goggles page you will see several refinements on the left side of the page; clicking any one of these refinements will alter the ski goggles shown to you. Simply clicking a brand, gender or price will change the contents to display only ski goggles that meet your chosen criteria.
Ski Goggles by Gender
It's easy to shop ski goggles by gender simply by selecting either men's, women's or kids in the "Gender" refinement on the goggles page. Selecting one of these genders will show you only ski goggles available for that gender. And it does make a difference when choosing a pair of goggles as the shape and design of the ski goggles will differ from men's women's and kids ensuring a proper fit on the wearer of the goggles.
Ski Goggles by Frame Size
Even within each gender of ski goggles are additional sizes and fits to best adapt to any skiers face shape. Within the frame size refinements are small, medium, large and "fits most faces". The "fits most faces" is the most popular and those that need the other sizes typically already know or have used them in the past.
Over the Glasses Ski Goggles
This style of ski goggles is made to be worn over your glasses. These goggles will allow enough padding or gap to comfortably wear glasses underneath them. There is an "Over the Glass" refinement you will see when on the ski goggles page so selecting "yes" will only show you over the glass ski goggles and selecting "no" will only show you those that are not.
Ski Goggleswith Photochromatic Lenses
Photochromatic lenses offered in ski goggles are going to react to light and get darker when exposed to brighter sunlight. These ski goggles are great for those that see varying conditions or that will be skiing day and night and only wish to purchase one set of ski goggles. You can select yes/no for ski goggles with photochromatic lenses under the "Photochromatic Lens" refinement on the left side of the ski goggles page.
Ski Goggles with Polarized Lenses
Polarized lenses are designed to reduce glare caused by light bouncing off a flat object. Ski goggles that offer polarized lenses are going to reduce glare when skiing with the specially lined polarization in the goggles lens. Shop only ski goggles with or without polarization in the lenses; simply choose "Yes" or "No" in the "Polarized Lens" refinement on the left side of the ski goggles page.
Obviously there are a lot of things to take into consideration when you choose a set of ski goggles. Now you know the differences when being shown ski goggles with photochromatic lenses, polarized lenses and the difference in sizes, shapes and the use of over the glass goggles. If you have any questions regarding ski goggles and how to get the best fit for your face please review our ski goggle buying guide or contact out customer service either by phone, chat or come see us on the slopes!