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The Absolute Guide to Buying Ski or Snowboard Goggles

Ski and snowboard goggles are one of the most important parts of your winter outfit. There is nothing worse than getting caught half way up a mountain in white out conditions and not being able to see, or the weather getting so hot that your goggles mist up and blind you. Choosing the right goggles will help you to enjoy every minute that you're out on the slopes whatever the conditions.

What Should I Be Looking For?

The first step to choosing the right goggles is to work out your budget. There are goggles available for all budgets and it is important to select a goggle which offers the best features for your available budget.
Once you have established your budget you should look for the features we have outlined below to work out which ones you want. Then go to our Goggles page and narrow your search using the filters on the left hand side of the page.

Lens Shapes

Goggles come with two lens shapes - cylindrical and spherical. Cylindrical lenses are cheaper but offer a lower field of vision than spherical lenses which are more expensive. Check out the pros and cons of both below.

Cylindrical Lenses

Cylindrical lenses are the cheapest goggle lenses available. They are cut from a flat sheet of material meaning it curves from left to right only, giving a flat face to the goggles. This is the classic ski goggle design and provides a lower profile look.

Cylindrical Lens

Because cylindrical lenses are cut from a flat sheet and then curved to fit the goggles frame you can get distortion on the peripherals of your vision. This gives a watery, hazy effect to your vision which can increase eye fatigue.

Cylindrical lenses have 3 main advantages over spherical lenses. They are much cheaper to produce, are very flexible and are easier to remove from the goggles frame. This means that replacement lenses are cheap to buy allowing you to own multiple lenses for varying conditions or cheaply replace scratched or damaged lenses. Their flexibility also makes them ideal for placing in a pocket without having to worry about easily damaging them. This makes them ideal for people who prefer to ski or snowboard with sunglasses and only have goggles for lower light conditions.

Cylindrical goggles are ideal for people on a budget or who wear sunglasses most of the time and want a pair of goggles for lower light conditions only. Click this link to see all of our Cylindrical Goggles.

Spherical Lenses

Spherical lenses are more expensive than cylindrical lenses due to their more complex shape. If you image a flat cylindrical lens and being 2 dimensional then a spherical lens is 3 dimensional. This means that instead of just curving left to right, it also curves top to bottom.

Spherical Lens

Because spherical lenses are cut from a ball shape rather than a flat sheet you end up with a larger volume frame and wider peripheral vision. This also reduces distortion on the lens meaning optical clarity is improved no matter where you are looking out of the frame.

Spherical lenses have 3 main advantages over cylindrical lenses. They offer a wider field of vision, distort your vision less and are less prone to fogging or misting up. This makes them great for people who want to ride all day long from first chair to last without stopping. Spherical lenses are more expensive but are better quality than cylindrical lenses. If your budget allows, you should look for a spherical lens goggle.

When it comes to ski and snowboard goggles, a bigger price tag usually means better quality. Click this link to see all of our Spherical Goggles.

 

Frame Sizes

Different ski and snowboard goggles come in different sizes for different shaped and sized faces. It is important to try on goggles to get the right fit but to help you work out the most suitable frame size we have grouped our goggles into the sizes below. We have done our best to group goggles into their most appropriate category however this is only a guide and whilst one 'Medium' goggle may be a perfect fit, another 'Medium' goggle may have a different shape and therefore not fit. The images below are an example of some goggles which fit into the respective categories and are used as a demonstration only. For the best fit, always try goggles on before you buy them.

Extra Small - Best suited to small kids

Small - Ideal for young children or women with smaller than average face sizes

Small Goggles

 

Small / Medium - Ideal for most female faces, teenagers or smaller mens faces

Small Medium Goggles

 

Medium - Ideal for most adult faces and women who prefer a larger frame size

Medium Goggles

 

Medium / Large - Slightly bigger than average for a larger looking goggle that will fit most adult male faces

Medium Large Goggles

 

Large - For larger adult face sizes and that oversized goggle look

Large Goggles

 

OTG - Over The Glasses goggles allow you to wear prescription eyeglasses under your goggles

 

Lens Tints

Ski and snowboard goggles come with lots of different lens colours to give different performance, style and looks. Every lens colour will have a specific base tint which determines what conditions the goggles are designed for. Adding a mirror finish to a lens tint makes it more suitable for brighter conditions as it reduces the suns glare. Check out the descriptions below for more information on lens tints.

Bronze / Amber

The most common base lens tint, bronze and amber lenses are great at increasing shadow contrast and are found on most goggles designed for all round conditions. By increasing shadow contrast these lenses help pick up variations in terrain, giving you more confidence and better vision. These lenses are good for bright to partially cloudy conditions but are not ideal for overcast, snowy or flat light conditions.

Click this link to view all of our Bronze / Amber Tinted Goggles

Persimmon

These lenses are becoming increasingly popular for people who want one lens for all conditions. This lens helps filter out blue light and increase contrast. This aids depth perception and allows you to ride in less than ideal conditions without losing confidence. These lenses are good in flat light, snowy or overcast conditions but can still perform in brighter conditions.

Click this link to view all of our Persimmon Tinted Goggles

Ignitor

This lens tint is used exclusively by Smith and is designed to work in all conditions. This tint works like a persimmon lens to filter out blue light and increase contrast and depth perception but also has a very light mirror coating which increases it's bright light performance over persimmon lenses. Designed to be an all day, all season lens this tint also helps reduce eye fatigue.

Click this link to view all of our Ignitor Tinted Goggles

Yellow / Orange

Yellow or orange lenses were the original colours used for ski and snowboard goggles. This is because they filter out blue light and increase contrast and depth perception. These lenses are still very popular due to their all round ability. Most goggles that come with two lenses will come with a bright light lens that is usually mirrored and an additional orange or yellow lens for lower light conditions. This is also the most popular lens tint on children's goggles.

Click this link to view all of our Yellow / Orange Tinted Goggles

Grey

Grey lenses offer the least colour distortion of any lens tint. This gives the most natural view with colours looking the same as they do with the naked eye. The level of tint on a grey lens can vary. Darker grey lenses are better for brighter conditions whereas lighter grey lenses are ideal for part cloud, part sun. Grey lenses are popular for people who want a blacked out goggle look.

Click this link to view all of our Brown Tinted Goggles

Brown

Similar to bronze tints, brown tints filter out soft blue light. Brown tints are good for both glaring sun and reduced light as they cut down on the suns glare as well as helping to improve contrast. Brown tints are not ideal for overcast conditions but can still perform well all round.

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Rose

Rose tints are similar to yellow tints and are good for lower light conditions. This makes them good for overcast days or snowy conditions. Rose tints are favoured by some as they are softer on the eyes than yellow lenses. This does mean however that they are not suitable for bright sun. Rose tinted lenses are good as a secondary pair of lenses when teamed with a bright light lens.

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Blue

Blue tints filter out white light and can be worn in low light on their own, or in bright light with a mirror coating. Blue tints are often teamed with other colours to alter their use. For example a blue tint teamed with a yellow tint works well in low light whereas a blue tint teamed with a bronze tint is good for brighter conditions.

Click this link to view all of our Blue Tinted Goggles

Clear

Clear goggles are used most often by competitive skiers riding indoors or on slalom courses at night. This is because the lenses do not distort colours or light giving the most natural view. Clear lenses can be worn during very low light conditions as most come with UV protection.

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Combined Colours

Combining lens tints alters the light transmission, adjusting the conditions that the goggles are suitable for. Manufacturers experiment with combining different tints to create their own unique lenses. For example combining rose and bronze tints gives a very good all round lens whereas combining rose and persimmon can gives flat light performance.

Brand Specific Lenses

Anon Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Blue Cobalt
Anon Blue Cobalt Lens
Dark grey base tint reduces colour distortion and blocks harsh sun and reflective glare. A Multi-layer blue tint reduces eye fatigue in brighter conditions
6%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Pink Cobalt
Anon Pink Cobalt Lens
Dark grey base tint reduces colour distortion and blocks harsh sun and reflective glare. A Multi-layer pink tint reduces eye fatigue in brighter conditions
6%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Dark Smoke
Anon Dark Smoke Lens
Dark grey base tint reduces colour distortion in very bright conditions
8%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Polar Smoke
Anon Polar Smoke Lens
Polarized dark grey lens reduces colour distortion and reflective glare in bright conditions
8%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Red Gradient
Anon Red Gradient Lens
Dark grey tint at the top of the lens to reduce glare from direct sunlight without distorting colours. A red tint on the lower portion provides a better view of terrain
12%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Silver Solex
Anon Silver Solex Lens
Dark bronze base tint enhances shadow contrast making it an ideal bright weather lens
18%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Green Solex
Anon Green Solex Lens
Dark bronze base tint enhances shadow contrast with a multi-layer green mirror to reduce glare and eye fatigue in brighter conditions
18%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Lt Rose Gradient
Anon Lt Rose Gradient Lens
Dark grey tint at the top of the lens to reduce glare from direct sunlight without distorting colours. A rose tint on the lower portion filters harmful blue light and enhances shadow contrast
22%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Yellow Gradient
Anon Yellow Gradient Lens
Dark grey tint at the top of the lens to reduce glare from direct sunlight without distorting colours. A yellow tint on the lower portion filters harmful blue light and provides a brighter view of the terrain
22%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Blue Solex
Anon Blue Solex Lens
Dark bronze base tint enhances shadow contrast with multi layer blue mirror to reduce glare and eye fatigue in brighter conditions
25%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Red Solex
Anon Red Solex Lens
Dark bronze base tint enhances shadow contrast with multi layer red mirror to maximise colour definition and increase depth perception in varying levels of medium to bright conditions
25%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Clear Gradient
Anon Clear Gradient Lens
Clear tint with minor gradient effect reduces glare from spotlights without impacting terrain perception
27%
Night / Floodlight Riding
Silver Rose
Anon Silver Rose Lens
High contrast tint that filters harmful blue light and enhances visual acuity. A silver mirror coating increases all round lens ability
30%
Variable / Partly Cloudy
Pink SQ
Anon Pink SW Lens
Universal pink lens reduces eye fatigue, filters harmful blue light and enhances contrast and depth perception. A mirror coating increases all round lens ability
35%
Variable / Partly Cloudy
Silver Amber
Anon Silver Amber Lens
Good all round lens works by adding definition with a subtle mirror coating to reduce glare
35%
Variable / All Round
Blue Fusion
Anon Blue Fusion Lens
High contrast rose base tint filters harmful blue light, reduces eye fatigue and maximises depth perception. Blue mirror coating enhances all round ability
38%
Variable / All Round
Silver Blue Fade
Anon Blue Silver Fade Lens
Blue base tint reduces glare but is not as dark as other base tints. A silver mirror fade coating provides added protection from direct sunlight
40%
Variable / Partly Cloudy
Gold Chrome
Anon Gold Chrome Lens
Good all round lens filters harmful blue light for enhanced shadow contrast with a gold mirror coating to reduce glare
40%
Variable / All Round
Lt Silver Lt Purple
 
Good for variable or all round conditions. A purple base tint enhances shadow definition and contrast with a silver mirror coating to reduce glare
50%
Variable
Blue Amber
Anon Blue Amber Lens
Good all round lens works by adding definition with a subtle blue mirror coating to reduce glare
50%
Partly Cloudy
Amber
Anon Amber Lens
Great multi-purpose lens tint filters harmful blue light for increased contrast, shadow definition and depth perception
55%
Partly Cloudy / All Round / Overcast
Yellow
Anon Yellow Lens
High contrast tint that filters harmful blue light and increases visual acuity making it ideal for flatter light conditions
75%
Overcast / Cloudy
Blue Lagoon
Anon Blue Lagoon Lens
High contrast yellow base tint filters harmful blue light and increases visual acuity with subtle blue mirror coating
80%
Overcast / Cloudy
Red Ice
Anon Red Ice Lens
Clear base tint doesn't distort colours with subtle red mirror to filter out floodlight glare. Designed for night park and pipe riding
80%
Night Park & Pipe / Floodlit Riding
Clear
Anon Clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows large degree of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
85%
Night Skiing & Snowboarding

Bolle Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Modulator Citrus Gun
Bolle Modulator Citrus Gun Lens
High contrast orange base tint that enhances contrast and filters harmful blue light. Modulator lenses are photochromic and adapt to different light conditions. A light silver mirror improves bright light conditions and reduces glare
15-45%
Bright Sun / Variable / All Round
Citrus Gold
Bolle Citrus Gold Lens
Orange base tint that enhances contrast and shadow definition with a gold mirror to reduce blinding glare and reduce eye fatigue
16%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Citrus Dark
Bolle Citrus Dark Lens
Developed specifically for children's eyes to improve optical comfort and contrast. Ideal for long exposures to bright light
17%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Citrus Gun
Bolle Citrus Gun Lens
Orange base tint that enhances contrast and shadow definition with a silver mirror to reduce blinding glare and reduce eye fatigue
17%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Green Emerald
Bolle Green Emerald Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast with a green mirror finish to reduce blinding glare
18%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Polarized Brown
Bolle Polarized Brown Lens
Brown base tint enhances shadow contrast with a polarized layer to cut blinding glare and reflection
22%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud
Vermillon Gun
Bolle Vermillon Gun Lens
Rose base tint enhances contrast, maximises colour definition and filters harmful blue light with a silver mirror coating to cut blinding glare
22%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud
Modulator Vermillon Blue
Bolle Modulator Vermillon Blue Lens
Rose base tint enhances contrast, maximises colour definition and filters harmful blue light. Modulator lenses are photochromic and adapt to different light conditions. A blue mirror improves bright light conditions and reduces glare
26-66%
Bright Sun / Variable / All Round
Polarized Aurora
Bolle Polarized Aurora Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast with a polarized blue mirror finish to reduce blinding glare and reflection
29%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud
Citrus
Bolle Citrus Lens
Orange base tint that enhances contrast and shadow definition
33%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud / Variable
Amber Gun
Bolle Amber Gun Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast and depth perception with a silver mirror coating to reduce glare and increase versatility
35%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud / Variable
Fire Orange
Bolle Fire Orange Lens
Orange base tint enhances contrast and shadow definition with a red mirror coating to reduce blinding glare
35%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud / Variable
Vermillon
Bolle Vermillon Lens
Rose base tint enhances shadow contrast, maximises colour definition and filter harmful blue light
37%
Sun / Partial Cloud / Variable
Aurora
Bolle Aurora Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast with a blue mirror finish to reduce blinding glare and increase versatility
42%
Sun / Partial Cloud / Variable
Lemon Gun
Bolle Lemon Gun Lens
High contrast tint that also filters harmful blue light for flatter light conditions with a silver mirror coating to increase versatility
50%
Partial Cloud / Overcast / Variable
Lemon
Bolle Lemon Lens
High contrast tint that also filters harmful blue light for flatter light conditions
76%
Partial Cloud / Overcast / Low Light
Clear
Bolle Clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows large degree of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
82%
Night / Indoor

Dragon Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Eclipse
Dragon Eclipse Lens
Grey base tint reduces colour distortion and blocks harsh sun and reflective glare
1-11%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Green Ionized
Dragon Green Ion Lens
Adds definition with a mirror coating to cut glare in brighter conditions
16-26%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Red Ionized
Dragon Red Ion Lens
Best for brighter conditions by adding definition with a mirror coating to reduce glare
16-28%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Jet
Dragon Jet Lens
Grey base tint reduces colour distortion and blocks harsh sun and reflective glare
18-28%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Blue Steel
Dragon Blue Steel Lens
High contrast base tint that filters harmful blue light with a mirror coating to reduce glare
20-30%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Variable Conditions
Rose
Dragon Rose Lens
High contrast tint that adds definition in variable conditions by cutting glare and increasing shadow contrast
20-30%
Variable Conditions / Cloudy / Overcast
Ionized
Dragon Ion Lens
Adds definition with a mirror coating to reduce glare in all round conditions
28-38%
All Round / Variable Conditions
Gold Ionized
Dragon Gold Ion Lens
Adds definition with a mirror coating to cut glare in brighter conditions
35-45%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Variable Conditions
Blue Ionized
Dragon Blue Ion Lens
Adds definition in variable conditions with a mirror coating to reduce glare and improve brighter conditions
50-60%
Variable Conditions / Overcast / Cloud
Amber
Dragon Amber Lens
Good all round lens works by adding definition and reducing glare
50-60%
Variable Conditions / Overcast
Pink Ionized
Dragon Pink Ion Lens
High contrast tint that filters harmful blue light and adds definition with a mirror coating to reduce glare
58-68%
Variable Conditions / Lower Light / Cloud
Yellow Blue Ionized
Dragon Yellow Blue Ion Lens
High contrast yellow base tint filters harmful blue light and adds definition with a mirror coating to reduce glare
60-70%
Variable Conditions / Lower Light / Cloud
Yellow
Dragon Yellow Lens
High contrast tint that also filters harmful blue light for flatter light conditions
75-85%
Overcast / Snow / Fog / Night
Clear
Dragon Clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows large degree of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
85-95%
Night Skiing & Snowboarding

Dye Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Faded Smoke
Dye Smoke Silver Lens
Grey base tint reduces colour distortion with a mirror coating to reduce glare. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included
2-9%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Faded Bronze Sunrise
Dye Faded Bronze Lens
Bronze base tint enhances shadow contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included
3-12%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud / Overcast
Jet Black
Dye Jet Black Lens
Grey base tint reduces colour distortion. 4D coating included
10%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Northern Lights
Dye Northern Lights Lens
Grey base tint reduces colour distortion with a mirror coating to reduce glare. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included. Polarized option also available (5% VLT)
10%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Smoke Silver Polarized
Dye Smoke Silver Lens
Grey base tint reduces colour distortion with a polarized coating to cut blinding glare. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included
10%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Blue Ice Polarized
Dye Blue Ice Lens
Grey base tint reduces colour distortion with a polarized coating to cut blinding glare. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included
11%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Orange Silver
Dye Orange Silver Lens
Enhances shadow contrast and filters harmful blue light with a mirror coating to reduce glare. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included
17%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Overcast
Bronze Fire
Dye Bronze Fire Lens
Enhances shadow contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included
18%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Blue Flash
Dye Blue Flash Lens
Enhances shadow contrast and filters harmful blue light with a mirror coating to reduce glare. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included
36%
Partial Cloud / Overcast / Low Light
Orange
Dye Orange Lens
Enhances shadow contrast and filters harmful blue light. 4D coating included
42%
Partial Cloud / Overcast / Low Light
Rose Silver
Dye Rose Silver Lens
High contrast tint that reduces harmful blue light. Mirror coating retains some brighter light performance. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included
48%
Overcast / Low Light / Fog / Snow
Clear Sunrise
Dye Clear Sunrise Lens
Clear tint allows large degree of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours. Mirror coating retains some brighter light performance. Dyetanium and 4D coatings included
59%
Fog / Snow / Night
HD
Dye HD Lens
High contrast yellow base tint that also filters harmful blue light for flatter light conditions. 4D coating included
66%
Fog / Snow / Night

Electric Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Jet Black
Electric Jet Black Lens
Dark grey base tint that reduces colour distortion
5-6%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Bronze / Silver Chrome
Electric Bronze Silver Lens
Bronze base tint to enhance shadow contrast and a mirror coating to reduce glare
12-13%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Bronze / Red Chrome
Electric Bronze Red Lens
Bronze base tint to enhance shadow contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare
14-21%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Bronze / Gold Chrome
Electric Bronze Gold Lens
Bronze base tint to enhance shadow contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare
14-22%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Bronze / Blue Chrome
Electric Bronze Blue Lens
Bronze base tint to enhance shadow contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare
18-22%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Grey Polarized
Electric Grey Polarized Lens
Dark grey base tint reduces colour distortion whilst polarized coating cuts blinding glare
12-24%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Blue / Silver Chrome
Electric Blue Silver Lens
Filters harmful blue light whilst increasing contrast. Mirror coating reduces glare
16-29%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Grey / Silver Chrome
Electric Grey Silver Lens
Grey base tint reduces colour distortion whilst mirror coating reduces glare
20-32%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Rose
Electric Rose Lens
High contrast tint that reduces harmful blue light
22-32%
Variable Conditions / Cloud / Fog
Yellow / Silver Chrome
Electric Yellow Silver Lens
High contrast tint for flatter light conditions that also filters harmful blue light. Mirror coating reduces glare
30-42%
Variable Conditions / Cloud / Fog / Snow
Grey
Electric Grey Lens
Neutral contrast tint that doesn't distort colour perception
43-56%
Variable Conditions / Cloud / Fog / Snow
Blue
Electric Blue Lens
Filters harmful blue light and increases contrast
54-56%
Overcast / Cloud / Fog / Snow
Yellow / Blue Chrome
Electric Yellow Blue Lens
High contrast tint for flatter light conditions that also filters harmful blue light. Mirror coating reduces glare
61-72%
Overcast / Cloud / Fog / Snow
Light Green
Electric Light Green Lens
High contrast tint for flatter light conditions that also filters harmful blue light
65-77%
Overcast / Cloud / Fog / Snow
Yellow
Electric Yellow Lens
High contrast tint for flatter light conditions that also filters harmful blue light
67-70%
Overcast / Cloud / Fog / Snow
Clear
Electric Clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows large degree of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
81-83%
Night Skiing & Snowboarding

Giro Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Grey Cobalt
Giro Grey Cobalt Lens
Grey base tint doesn't distort colour perception and enhances definition with a cobalt blue mirror to reduce blinding glare
10%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Black Limo
Giro Black Limo Lens
Grey base tint doesn't distort colour perception and enhances definition with a deep black mirror to reduce blinding glare
15%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Loden Dynasty
Giro Loden Dynasty Lens
Green tint which filters harmful blue light, reduces glare and reduces eye fatigue. A high contrast violet mirror fades to a light green mirror making it perfect for partial or mixed clouds
16%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud
Polarized Rose
Giro Polarized Rose Lens
Rose base tint enhances contrast and filters harmful blue light. A polarized filter cuts blinding glare and improves visual acuity
17%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Loden Yellow
Giro Loden Yellow Lens
Green tint which filters harmful blue light, reduces glare and reduces eye fatigue. A yellow flash mirror improves versatility
26%
Bright Sun / Variable
Amber Gold
Giro Amber Gold Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast with a dark gold mirror that boosts definition in bright light
23%
Bright Sun / Variable
Grey Purple
Giro Grey Purple Lens
Grey base tint doesn't distort colour perception and enhances definition with a purple mirror to reduce blinding glare
25%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Loden Green
Giro Loden Green Lens
Green tint which filters harmful blue light and reduces eye fatigue with a bright green flash mirror to reduce glare
26%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Rose Silver
Giro Rose Silver Lens
Rose base tint enhances depth perception and filters harmful blue light with a single layer flash mirror that tunes light transmission for greater versatility
30%
Medium to Bright
Amber Pink
Giro Amber Pink Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast with a bright flash pink mirror to tune light transmission and cut glare
37%
All Round / All Day
Amber Scarlet
Giro Amber Scarlet Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast with a multi layer bright flash mirror to tune light transmission, enhance depth perception and cut glare
40%
All Round / Variable
Amber Rose
Giro Amber Rose Lens
The best all round lens in the Giro range. Amber tint enhances shadow contrast whilst rose element filters harmful blue light and increases shadow definition
40%
All Round / Variable
Persimmon Blaze
Giro Persimmon Blaze Lens
Filters harmful blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception with a bright mirror to heighten detail and contrast
50%
Variable / Overcast
Persimmon Boost
Giro Persimmon Boost Lens
Filters harmful blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception with a mirror coating to heighten detail and contrast
52%
Cloudy / Overcast
Persimmon
Giro Persimmon Lens
Filters harmful blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception. Ideal all round lens as it performs well in overcast or sunny conditions
57%
Cloudy / Overcast
Clear
Giro Clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows 90% of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
90%
Night / Indoor

K2 Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Grey / Yellow Octic Mirror
K2 Grey Yellow Octic Mirror Lens
Grey base tint gives natural colour perception whilst an aggressive 8 layer mirror coating balances out harsh sunlight
6%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Smoke / Red Octic Mirror
K2 Smoke Red Octic Mirror Lens
Grey base tint gives natural colour perception whilst an aggressive 8 layer mirror coating balances out harsh sunlight
9%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Brown / Green Octic Mirror
K2 Brown Green Octic Mirror Lens
Grey base tint gives natural colour perception whilst an aggressive 8 layer mirror coating balances out harsh sunlight
11-14%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Brown Green Tripic Mirror
K2 Brown Green Tripic Mirror Lens
More modest brown base tint with a subtle mirror coating enhances all round performance
12%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Smoke / Silver Tripic Mirror
K2 Smoke Silver Tripic Mirror Lens
Grey base tint gives natural colour perception with a more subtle mirror coating to enhance all round performance
14%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Grey / Methane Silver Tripic Mirror
K2 Grey Methane Silver Tripic Mirror Lens
Grey base tint gives natural colour perception with a more subtle mirror coating to enhance all round performance
16%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Brown / Copper Bronze Tripic Mirror
K2 Brown Copper Bronze Tripic Mirror Lens
More modest brown base tint with a subtle mirror coating enhances all round performance
20%
Partial Cloud / Partial Sun / Variable
Smoke Biopic
K2 Smoke Biopic Lens
Grey base tint gives natural colour perception without a mirror coating to improve lower light performance
22-25%
Partial Cloud / Partial Sun / Variable / All Round
Brown Biopic
K2 Brown Biopic Lens
More modest dark brown base tint without a mirror coating to improve lower light performance
22-28%
Partial Cloud / Partial Sun / Variable / All Round
Grey / Red Tripic Mirror
K2 Grey Red Tripic Mirror Lens
Grey base tint gives natural colour perception with a subtle mirror coating enhances all round performance
24%
Partial Cloud / Partial Sun / Variable / All Round
Grey / Red Octic Mirror
K2 Grey Red Octic Mirror Lens
Grey base tint gives natural colour perception with an aggressive 8 layer mirror coating balances out harsh sunlight
25%
Partial Cloud / Partial Sun / Variable / All Round
Pink / Silver Tripic Mirror
K2 Pink Silver Tripic Mirror Lens
High contrast rose tint that filters harmful blue light and adds definition with a light mirror coating to reduce glare
28%
Partial Cloud / Partial Sun / Variable
Yellow / Gun Blue Tripic Mirror
K2 Yellow Blue Tripic Mirror Lens
High contrast tint for flatter light conditions that also filters harmful blue light. A subtle mirror coating enhances all round performance
46%
Cloudy / Variable / Flat Light
Vermilion / Methane Silver Tripic Mirror
K2 Vermilion Methane Silver Tripic Mirror Lens
Higher contrast tint for flatter light conditions with a subtle mirror coating to enhance all round performance
47%
Cloudy / Variable / Flat Light
Vermilion Biopic
K2 Vermilion Biopic Lens
Higher contrast tint for flatter light conditions without a mirror coating to improve lower light performance
47%
Cloudy / Variable / Flat Light
Blue / Infrared Octic Mirror
K2 Blue Infrared Octic Mirror Lens
Blue base tint filters harmful blue light and increases contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
48%
Cloudy / Variable / Flat Light
Blue / Pink Tripic Mirror
K2 Blue Pink Tripic Mirror Lens
Blue base tint filters harmful blue light and increases contrast with a light mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
52%
Cloudy / Variable / Flat Light
Orange Biopic
K2 Orange Biopic Lens
Enhances shadow contrast and filters harmful blue light without a mirror coating to improve lower light performance
54%
Cloudy / Flat Light
Burnt Orange / Blue Octic Mirror
K2 Burnt Orange Blue Octic Mirror Lens
Enhances shadow contrast and filters harmful blue light with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
65%
Cloudy / Low Light / Flat Light
Pink / Pink Octic Mirror
K2 Pink Octic Mirror Lens
High contrast rose tint that filters harmful blue light and adds definition with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
65%
Cloudy / Low Light / Flat Light

Nike Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Dark Smoke Blue Ion
Nike Dark Smoke Blue Ion Lens
Grey base tint enhances contrast and doesn't distort colours with an Ion mirror coating to reduce glare and balance out harsh sunlight
3-8%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Dark Smoke
Nike Dark Smoke Lens
Grey base tint enhances contrast and doesn't distort colours whilst the dark level of tint reduces harsh sunlight
5-8%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Green Ion
Nike Green Ion Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with an Ion mirror coating to reduce glare and balance out harsh sunlight
13-15%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Smoke Gold Ion
Nike Smoke Gold Ion Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with an Ion mirror coating to reduce glare and balance out harsh sunlight
13-18%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Red Ion
Nike Red Ion Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with an Ion mirror coating to reduce glare and balance out harsh sunlight
19-22%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Smoke
Nike Smoke Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception
25.9-28.6%
Bright Sun / Variable
Gold Ion
Nike Gold Ion Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with an Ion mirror coating to reduce glare and balance out harsh sunlight
31-36%
Bright Sun / Variable
Ionized
Nike Ionized Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with an Ion mirror coating to reduce glare and balance out harsh sunlight
33-35%
Variable Conditions / All Round
Yellow Blue Ion
Nike Yellow Blue Ion Lens
Yellow base tint enhances contrast in lower light with an Ion mirror coating to reduce glare and improve versatility
48-57%
Variable Conditions / All Round
Pink Ion
Nike Pink Ion Lens
Rose base tint increases contrast and depth perception with an Ion mirror coating to reduce glare and improve versatility
62-66%
Variable Conditions / Lower Light
Yellow Red Ion
Nike Yellow Red Ion Lens
Yellow base tint enhances contrast in lower light with an Ion mirror coating to reduce glare and improve versatility
65-68%
Variable Conditions / Lower Light
Yellow
Nike Yellow Lens
High contrast tint for flatter light conditions that also filters harmful blue light
79%
Lower / Flatter Light / Overcast
Clear
Nike Clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows 81% of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
79%
Night / Indoor

Oakley Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Prizm Black Iridium
Oakley Prizm Black Iridium Lens
Great all purpose bright conditions lens which offers a more true to life colour perception. Features an Iridium coating to reduce glare. Oakley's Prizm technology increases the range of suitable conditions compared to a regular Black Iridium lens
N/A
Bluebird / Bright Sun / Partial Cloud
Prizm Jade Iridium
Oakley Prizm Jade Iridium Lens
Neutral contrast tint that improves colour perception. Features an Iridium coating to reduce glare making it a popular lens for park riding. Oakley's Prizm technology increases the range of suitable conditions compared to a regular Jade (Emerald) Iridium lens
N/A
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud / Overcast
Prizm Rose
Oakley Prizm Rose Lens
High contrast tint for sharper vision in lower light conditions. Oakley's Prizm technology increases the range of suitable conditions compared to a regular Rose lens
N/A
Partial Cloud / Low Light / Overcast / Snow
Emerald Iridium
Oakley Emerald Iridium Lens
Neutral contrast tint that improves colour perception. Features an Iridium coating to reduce glare making it a popular lens for park riding
10%
Bright Sun / Park Riding
24K Gold Iridium
Oakley 24K Gold Lens
Enhances contrast in bright conditions. Ideal for very bright days.
10%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Black Rose Iridium
Oakley Black Iridium Lens
Rose tint enhances contrast and image resolution whilst black Iridium reduces glare
12%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Dark Grey
Oakley Dark Grey Lens
Neutral contrast tint that improves colour perception in brighter conditions. Popular with park riders
14%
Bright Sun / Park Riding
Fire Iridium Polarized
Oakley Fire Iridium Lens
High contrast tint with a reflective Iridium coating to enhance greens and reds. Polarized coating cuts blinding glare
14%
Bright Sun / Park Riding
VR28 Polarized
Oakley VR28 Lens
Filters blue light to enhance contrast and improve depth perception whilst a polarized coating cuts blinding glare
14%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Fire Iridium
Oakley Fire Iridium Lens
Improves visual clarity in brighter conditions and features an iridium coating to tune contrast and reduce glare
16%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Black Iridium
Oakley Black Iridium Lens
Great all purpose bright conditions lens which offers a more true to life colour perception. Features an Iridium coating to reduce glare
20%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Dark Grey Polarized
Oakley Dark Grey Lens
Improves colour perception in brighter conditions whilst a polarized coating cuts blinding glare
21%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Blue Iridium
Oakley Blue Iridium Lens
Uses a contrast enhancing VR28 tint with an Iridium coating to tune contrast and reduce glare
22%
Bright Sun / Variable Conditions
VR28
Oakley VR28 Lens
Filters harmful blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception
23%
Bright Sun / Variable Conditions
H.I. Amber Polarized
Oakley HI Amber Lens
High Intensity contrast lens that sharpens vision whilst a polarized coating cuts blinding glare
25%
Bright Sun / Variable Conditions
G30
Oakley G30 Lens
Rose base with very subtle Iridium coating to reduce glare and improve contrast and depth perception
25%
Variable Conditions / Medium to Bright
VR50 Emerald Iridium
Oakley Emerald Iridium Lens
VR50 enhances contrast whilst an Iridium coating reduces glare
30%
Variable Conditions / Medium to Bright
VR50 Pink Iridium
Oakley VR50 Pink Lens
Filters harmful blue light and increases visual sharpness whilst an Iridium coating tunes contrast and reduce glare
37%
Variable Conditions
Rose
Oakley Rose Lens
High contrast tint for sharper vision in lower light conditions
34%
Variable Conditions / Cloud / Fog
VR50
Oakley VR50 Lens
Filters harmful blue light with a subtle tint to enhance visual clarity and depth perception
50%
Variable / Medium to Flat Light
Persimmon
Oakley Persimmon Lens
Filters harmful blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception. Ideal all round lens as it performs well in overcast or sunny conditions
54%
All Round / Variable / Overcast
H.I. Persimmon
Oakley HI Persimmon Lens
Filters harmful blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception. Features an Iridium coating to reduce glare
55%
Variable / Overcast / Fog
H.I. Yellow
Oakley HI Yellow Lens
High contrast lens for flat light conditions. Features an Iridium coating to reduce glare
81%
Overcast / Fog / Flat Light
Clear
Oakley Clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows 90% of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
90%
Night / Indoor

Salomon Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Yellow Mirror
Salomon Yellow Mirror Lens
Salomon's brightest light lens which increases contrast for better definition. A high mirror coating cuts blinding glare and balances out bright sunlight
9%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Black Polarized
Salomon Polarized Black Lens
Dark grey base tint improves colour perception in brighter conditions with a polarized coating to cut blinding glare and reflection
10-11%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Black Mirror
Salomon Black Mirror Lens
Dark grey base tint improves colour perception in brighter conditions
11%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Green Mirror
Salomon Green Mirror Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with a bright mirror coating to reduce glare and balance out harsh sunlight
12-13%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Blue Mirror
Salomon Blue Mirror Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with a bright mirror coating to reduce glare and balance out harsh sunlight
13-15%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Blue Photochromic
Salomon Blue Photochromic Lens
Photochromic lens that adjusts to changing light conditions meaning you only need one lens for all conditions
14-47%
Bright Sun / Variable / Cloud
Red Mirror
Salomon Red Mirror Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with a bright mirror coating to reduce glare and balance out harsh sunlight
15%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Amber
Salomon Amber Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast and depth perception
20-34%
Partial Cloud / Variable
Amber Grey
Salomon Amber Grey Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast and depth perception with neutral grey for less colour distortion
23%
Partial Cloud / Variable
Amber Mirror
Salomon Amber Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast and depth perception with a light mirror coating to reduce glare and increase versatility
23%
Partial Cloud / Variable / All Round
Mid Blue Mirror
Salomon Mid Blue Mirror Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with a mid level mirror coating to reduce glare and increase versatility
27-32%
Sun / Partial Cloud
Mid Red Mirror
Salomon Mid Red Mirror Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with a mid level mirror coating to reduce glare and increase versatility
32-39%
Sun / Partial Cloud
Orange
Salomon Orange Lens
Filters harmful blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception
49-55%
Cloud / Variable / Lower Light
Light Blue
Salomon Light Blue Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with a light mirror to reduce glare and increase versatility
53-56%
Low / Flat Light
Pink
Salomon Pink Lens
High contrast tint that filters harmful blue light for sharper vision in lower light conditions
55%
Cloud / Overcast / Low Light
Light Red
Salomon Light Red Lens
Neutral tint that enhances contrast and improves colour perception with a light mirror to reduce glare and increase versatility
58%
Low / Flat Light
Clear
Salomon clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows over 80% of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
80-84%
Night / Indoor

Scott Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Solar 4
Scott Solar 4 Lens
Darkest Scott lens available for extremely bright conditions
5%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Light Sensitive AMP Blue Chrome
Scott Light Sensitive AMP Blue Chrome Lens
Blue base tint filters harmful blue light with a light sensitive coating that adjusts to varying conditions to cut glare and enhance clarity
8-22%%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Solar 3
Scott Solar 3 Lens
Dark lens to enhance visual comfort on bright days
12%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
NL-15 Black Chrome
Scott NL-15 Black Chrome Lens
Grey base tint enhances contrast without distorting colours with a mirror coating to reduce glare
15%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Medium Light
NL-20 Gold Chrome
Scott NL-20 Gold Chrome Lens
Adds definition with a mirror coating to cut glare in brighter and medium conditions
20%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Medium Light
Purple Chrome
Scott Purple Chrome Lens
Light amplifier base tint delivers proper contrast with less distortion with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
20%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Variable
Yellow Chrome
Scott Yellow Chrome Lens
Light amplifier base tint delivers proper contrast with less distortion with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
20%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Variable
Silver Chrome
Scott Silver Chrome Lens
Light amplifier base tint delivers proper contrast with less distortion with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
20%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Variable / Medium Light
Teal Chrome
Scott Teal Chrome Lens
Ideal for variable days as it works well across a variety of light conditions
25%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Variable
Green Chrome
Scott Green Chrome Lens
Light amplifier base tint delivers proper contrast with less distortion with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
30%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Variable / Lower Light
Blue Chrome
Scott Blue Chrome Lens
Sky blue base tint filters harmful blue light and increases contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
30%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Variable / Lower Light
Amplifier
Scott Amplifier Lens
Unique lens patented by Scott provides excellent detail in low light conditions whilst adapting for use on sunny days too
32%
All Round / Variable
NL-32 Black Chrome
Scott NL-32 Black Chrome Lens
Grey base tint enhances contrast without distorting colours with a mirror coating to reduce glare. Lighter tint makes the lens more versatile in all conditions
32%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
NL-40
Scott NL-40 Lens
Light grey base tint enhances contrast without distorting colours allowing it to excel in overcast and flatter light conditions
40%
Partial Cloud / Overcast
Red Chrome
Scott Red Chrome Lens
Light amplifier base tint delivers proper contrast with less distortion with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility. Perfect for when you want a chrome lens in lower light conditions
44%
Partial Cloud / Lower Light / Flat Light / Stormy
Light Amplifier
Scott Light Amplifier Lens
A lighter version of this unique lens patented by Scott provides excellent detail in lower and flatter light conditions
45%
Lower Light / Flat Light / Stormy
Light Sensitive Amp Bronze Chrome
Scott Light Sensitive Amp Bronze Chrome Lens
Bronze base tint enhances shadow contrast with a light sensitive coating that adjusts to varying conditions to cut glare and enhance clarity
15-45%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Illuminator 50
Scott Illuminator Lens
A super light version of Scott's Amplifier lens is designed to dominate in extreme low light. Delivers the highest possible contrast with a mild chrome coating to reduce glare
50%
Extreme Low Light / Stormy

Smith Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Gold Sol-X Mirror
Smith Gold Solx Lens
Dark sienna brown base tint with multi-layer gold mirror to cut glare and reduce eye fatigue
7%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Blackout
Smith Blackout Lens
Dark grey base tint cuts glare and reduces eye fatigue without distorting colour perception
10%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Green Sol-X Mirror
Smith Green Solx Lens
Dark sienna brown base tint with multi-layer green mirror to cut glare and reduce eye fatigue
15%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Red Sol-X Mirror
Smith Red Solx Lens
Dark sienna brown base tint with multi-layer red mirror to cut glare and reduce eye fatigue
17%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Platinum Mirror
Smith Platinum Lens
Rose base tint increases depth perception in lower light conditions whilst a platinum mirror coating reduces glare in bright conditions
25%
Variable Conditions
Polarized Rose Copper
Smith Rose Copper Lens
Rose copper tint provides the truest colour perception whilst enhancing object definition by filtering out visual noise and reducing eye fatigue. A polarized coating cuts blinding glare
25%
Variable / Overcast / Low Light
Ignitor Mirror
Smith Ignitor Lens
Proprietary lens tint unique to Smith designed to reduce eye fatigue whilst enhancing contrast and depth perception in all conditions
35%
All Round / Variable Conditions
RC36
Smith RC36 Lens
Combines rose and copper base tints to improve depth perception, increases contrast and cuts glare
36%
All Round / Variable Conditions
Photochromic Red Sensor Mirror
Smith Photochromic Lens
Combines Smiths proprietary Red Sensor Mirror with a light activated photochromic layer which reacts to changing light conditions to give all round performance
20-50%
Bright Sun / All Round / Overcast
Gold Lite
Smith Gold Lite Lens
Multipurpose lens that reflects harmful blue light to provide superior contrast, shadow definition and depth perception
55%
Bright Sun / All Round / Overcast
Red Sensor Mirror
Smith Red Sensor Lens
Light rose base tint with a multi-layer red mirror to maximise colour definition and increase depth perception in flatter light
60%
Medium to Low Light / Flat Light
Blue Sensor Mirror
Smith Blue Sensor Lens
Light rose base tint with a multi-layer blue mirror to maximise colour definition and increase depth perception in flatter light
70%
Medium to Low Light / Flat Light
Gold Sensor Mirror
Smith Gold Sensor Lens
Light rose base tint with a multi-layer gold mirror to maximise colour definition and increase depth perception in flatter light
70%
Medium to Low Light / Flat Light
Clear
Smith Clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows 84% of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
84%
Night Skiing & Snowboarding

SPY Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Bronze Gold Mirror
SPY Bronze Gold Mirror Lens
Darkest SPY lens available with a bronze tint to enhance shadow contrast for extremely bright conditions with a mirror coating to reduce glare
10%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Bronze Gold Mirror
Spy Bronze Silver Mirror Lens
Bronze tint to enhance shadow contrast for extremely bright conditions with a mirror coating to reduce glare
11%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Bronze Green Spectra
SPY Bronze Green Spectra Lens
Bronze tint to enhance shadow contrast for extremely bright conditions with a mirror coating to reduce glare
18%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Bronze Red Spectra
SPY Bronze Red Spectra Lens
Bronze tint to enhance shadow contrast for extremely bright conditions with a mirror coating to reduce glare
22%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Bronze
SPY Bronze Lens
Bronze tint enhances shadow contrast to improve vision but without a mirror coating to improve vision in variable conditions
23%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Partial Cloud
Pink Contact
SPY Pink Contact Lens
High contrast rose tint that filters harmful blue light and adds definition with a light mirror coating to reduce glare
43%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Variable
Blue Contact
SPY Blue Contact Lens
Blue base tint filters harmful blue light and increases contrast with a light mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
43%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Variable
Pink Silver Mirror
SPY Pink Silver Mirror Lens
High contrast rose tint that filters harmful blue light and adds definition with a mirror coating to reduce glare
46%
Sunny / Partial Cloud / Variable
Rose
SPY Pink Lens
High contrast tint that filters harmful blue light and adds definition in flat light conditions
57%
Partial Cloud / Overcast / Variable
Persimmon Contact
SPY Persimmon Contact Lens
Filters harmful blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception. Ideal all round lens as it performs well in overcast or sunny conditions thanks to a light mirror coating
59%
Partial Cloud / Overcast / Flat Light / Variable
Yellow Green Spectra
SPY Yellow Green Contact Lens
High contrast lens for flat light conditions. Features a light mirror coating to reduce glare, improving low light conditions and reducing eye fatigue
61%
Partial Cloud / Overcast / Flat Light / Variable
Persimmon
SPY Persimmon Lens
Filters harmful blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception. Ideal all round lens as it performs well in overcast or sunny conditions
71%
Partial Cloud / Overcast / Flat Light / Variable
Clear Contact
SPY Clear Contact Lens
No lens tint means colour perception is not distorted whilst a light mirror coating reduces eye fatigue
85%
Flat Light / Night
Yellow
SPY Yellow Lens
High contrast tint for flatter light conditions that also filters harmful blue light
86%
Overcast / Cloud / Fog / Snow
Yellow Contact
SPY Yellow Contact Lens
High contrast tint for flatter light conditions that also filters harmful blue light with a light mirror coating to reduce eye fatigue
86%
Overcast / Cloud / Fog / Snow
Clear
SPY Clear Lens
Very low light lens, allows over 90% of visible light to enter the users eyes and doesn't distort colours
93%
Night Skiing & Snowboarding

Von Zipper Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Black Chrome
Von Zipper Black Chrome Lens
Grey base tint reduces colour distortion giving a more natural perception with a mirror coating reduces glare
5%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Bronze Polar
Von Zipper Bronze Polar Lens
Bronze base tint enhances shadow contrast with a polarized coating to cut blinding glare
10%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Amber Chrome
Von Zipper Amber Chrome Lens
Amber base tint enhances shadow contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare
12%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud
Bronze Chrome
Von Zipper Bronze Chrome Lens
Bronze base tint enhances shadow contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare
13%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Fire Chrome
Von Zipper Fire Chrome Lens
Orange base tint enhances shadow contrast and filters harmful blue light with a mirror coating to reduce glare
19%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud
Astro Chrome
Von Zipper Astro Chrome Lens
Filters harmful blue light whilst increasing contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare
18%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud
Quasar Chrome
Von Zipper Quasar Chrome Lens
Filters harmful blue light whilst increasing contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare
23%
Bright Sun / Partial Cloud
Tru Def
 
Filters specific blue light wavelengths to increase contrast and improve definition in most conditions. Increase visual acuity and sharpens up vision. The ideal all round lens option
26%
Bright Sun / Cloud / Overcast / Low Light
Rose
Von Zipper Rose Lens
High contrast tint that filters harmful blue light
32%
Overcast / Snow / Fog
Nightstalker Blue
Von Zipper Nightstalker Lens
Filters harmful blue light whilst increasing contrast
54%
Overcast / Snow / Fog
Yellow
Von Zipper Yellow Lens
High contrast tint that also filters harmful blue light for flatter light conditions
67%
Overcast / Snow / Fog / Night
Yellow Chrome
Von Zipper Yellow Chrome Lens
High contrast tint that also filters harmful blue light for flatter light conditions with a mirror coating to reduce glare
70%
Variable / Overcast / Snow / Fog / Night

Zeal Lenses

Lens
Image
Description
VLT
Ideal Conditions
Dark Grey
Zeal Dark Grey Lens
Neutral contrast tint that doesn't distort colours. Popular with park riders
10%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Polarized Gunmetal
Zeal Polarized Gunmetal Lens
Neutral contrast tint that doesn't distort colours with a polarized coating to cut blinding glare
18%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Polarized Automatic
Zeal Polarized Automatic Lens
Neutral contrast tint that doesn't distort colours with a polarized and photochromic coating which adjusts to changing light conditions and cuts blinding glare. Lens is unique to Zeal
18-43%
Bright Sun / Bluebird / Variable / Partly Cloudy
Phoenix Mirror
Zeal Phoenix Mirror Lens
Enhances shadow contrast with a red mirror coating to reduce glare
28%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Jade Mirror
Zeal Jade Mirror Lens
Enhances shadow contrast with a green mirror coating to reduce glare
28%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Blue Bird
Zeal Blue Bird Lens
Filters harmful blue light whilst increasing contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare
28%
Bright Sun / Bluebird
Alchemy Mirror
Zeal Alchemy Mirror Lens
Enhances shadow contrast and depth perception in varying conditions
28%
Bright Sun / Partly Cloudy
Metal Mirror
Zeal Alchemy Mirror Lens
Rose base tint enhances contrast with a mirror coating to reduce glare and enhance versatility
28%
Bright Sun / Partly Cloudy
Automatic
Zeal Automatic Lens
Photochromic lens adjusts to changing light conditions
28-53%
Bright Sun / Partly Cloudy / Variable
Copper
Zeal Copper Lens
Increases slope definition, contrast and clarity. Similar to bronze or gold lenses for good all round ability
40%
Partly Cloudy / Variable
Sky Blue Mirror
Zeal Sky Blue Mirror Lens
Clear base tint doesn't distort colours with subtle blue mirror to reduce eye fatigue
80%
Flat Light / No Visibility / Night Riding

Special Features

Ventilation

Good ventilation in a goggle is very important. A poorly vented goggle with fog up preventing you from being able to see properly. Increasing air flow through the goggles frame helps to keep goggles fog free. Larger volume frames offer better ventilation meaning spherical lensed goggles usually fog up less than cylindrical lensed goggles. Keep an eye out for vented lenses and vented frames as these make a lot of difference.

More expensive goggles will utilise better air flow systems and better materials to reduce the risk of fogging up. Triple layer face foam, vented lenses and vented frames are all important features to look out for. Some goggles even utilise electronic ventilation systems which have a small fan to draw the warm, moist air out of the goggles frame. These work well, especially for people who wear prescription glasses under their goggles. Below you can see an integrated electronic ventilation system.

Turbo Fan Ventilation

Prevention is much better than cure. Even the best goggles in the world can fog up if not treated properly. Wearing your goggles on your head will cause them to fog up quickly. This is because the top of your head is much warmer than your face and warm air rises. This air rises into the goggles frame and condenses on the lens which is colder due to its contact with the outside air. If you're not wearing your goggles, always place them into a protective case or pocket.

If your goggles get wet or you get snow inside the frame, take the time to clean them. Any moisture caught inside the frame or anything that cools the lens faster will cause air to condense, making the goggles fog up. Most goggles come with a soft case which doubles as a cleaning cloth. Riding fast will also help clear your goggles as this increases the air flow through the frame.

Anti-Fog

A good anti-fog coating is essential, especially if riding in warmer weather. As a general rule, the more expensive the goggles, the better the anti-fog coating will be. As with ventilation it is important to remember that no anti-fog coating is 100% effective on its own. You must also ensure you keep snow and moisture out of your goggle frame and keep the lenses clean. A greasy goggle lens will fog up faster than a clean one so always clean off any stray fingerprints. Don't leave your goggles on your head, always keep them in a dry pouch or case when not wearing them and if you're getting hot and sweaty when you're riding, remove a layer or open your jacket to help prevent your goggles fogging up. The most effective anti-fog coatings are those which use chemical washes to increase the surface area of the lens. This makes it harder for water to condense on the lens helping you stay fog free.

Polarized Lenses

Polarized lenses have been popular with certain professions for years thanks to their glare reducing properties. Polarized lenses work by altering the way light enters our eyes, cutting down on glare from shiny surfaces such as water, snow, ice, glass or metallic objects. This is what has made polarized lenses popular with drivers. Some high end ski and snowboard goggles now come with polarized lenses which help to reduce glare and eye fatigue. One of the main advantages of polarized lenses is that they allow a goggle to work well in low and bright light conditions simultaneously. This helps reduce the number of lenses you need and makes transitioning between low and bright light areas much more comfortable. If you have sensitive eyes then polarized lenses are a good option for you. The image below demonstrates the difference that polarized lenses can make.

Polarized Lenses

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses are growing in popularity thanks to their unique colour changing properties. Photochromic lenses have a special coating which reacts to UV light. This means when it's dark outside the coating is fairly inactive and you get a very light tint on the goggles. When it get's brighter or the sun becomes stronger the lens coabting reacts with the UV and darkens. This means that you can have a lens which is perfect for almost every condition you could imagine. The image below shows how a photochromic lens will be a different colour in different conditions.

Photochromic Lenses

Head Strap

All ski and snowboard goggles come with a head strap which keeps the goggles on your face whilst you ride. Goggle straps are elasticated and feature sliding adjusters which allow you to change the fit of them. This means that most goggles can be worn with or without a helmet without becoming too tight or too loose on your face. More expensive goggles often have a silicone layer on the inside of the strap which helps keep it firmly in place whilst you ride. This prevents them from sliding around and becoming uncomfortable whilst you ski or snowboard.

Silicone Strap

Lens Constructions

Goggle lenses can be constructed in two ways; single glazed or double glazed. Just like with a house window, double glazed lenses keep a layer of warm air trapped between the two lenses. This increases the temperature of the lens itself which prevents moisture from condensing on it. Single layer lenses are characteristically hot on your face side and cool where they are in contact with the outside air. This condenses moisture on the lens, making them foggy!

More expensive goggles will usually be double glazed. Also look for goggles which have a better seal between the two lenses. This stops moisture from getting into the lens and condensing on the inside.

GPS

GPS systems are only found on the most expensive goggles. GPS systems have a small heads up display on the inside of the goggle which can show things such as location, speed, altitude and distance. Some of these systems are even bluetooth enabled which allows you to link your phone to them to receive text messages and phone calls in the heads up display.

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