Yes, you can buy designer ski goggles, and what’s more, they’ll not only have the style and visual impact you’re looking for, but they’ll likely be the most comfortable pair you’ll ever own! Because? Because designers want to protect their brand and therefore will spend a lot of time, effort and money to produce the highest quality products possible.
Obviously, not all designers will produce ski or snow goggles, but those that do certainly offer some impressive designs. While electric sunglasses are well known, electric glasses are also worth looking at. For example, the EG1 range (we like the Snow Cat) is ultra-comfortable with its ergonomic frame design with contoured triple-layer face foam. The polycarbonate cylindrical dual lenses (multiple lenses help prevent fogging, which is not ideal when you’re riding fast on the trails!) are also treated with an extra-durable anti-fog and anti-scratch coating. Always thought of, the Electric designer ski goggles have adjustable hinged straps, so they are likely to fit most helmets.
As most skiers and snowboarders will know, light conditions can seriously affect your vision, and at speed, getting the optimal lens color for the conditions is a huge advantage. Fortunately, one advantage of the EG range is that you can get interchangeable lenses to suit the conditions. Of course, all their lenses, like Electric sunglasses, have 100% UV protection.
More of our favorites are the Spy Soldier and Spy Trevor range (Trevor is new for 2009). Spy Optics has made a name for itself as a big player in designer ski goggles, partly due to its fabulous designs and partly due to its attention to detail and quality. They come in a bit more expensive than electric glasses, but some also include free replacement lenses that come in handy.
I couldn’t finish this short article without mentioning Oakley. Oakley is one of the most popular sunglasses brands out there, but they also have a great range of designer ski goggles, like the Wisdom in Pearl White. However, if you’re looking for cheaper designer ski goggles, you could do a lot worse than the Bloc Venom or Claw. Bloc also produces a good children’s range and Roxy produces a good ladies’ range.
Obviously, the above is a personal opinion, as is our suggestion that designer brands are worth the extra bucks. Safety, as well as a designer label, will come at a price, but what you are paying for is not just the label, but also the build quality.