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SunGlasses or SkiGoggles?

post #2 of 26

Every thread about sun glasses turns in to an argument over why goggles are better... or not..:snowfight

 

Anyway the same points are rehashed in these threads..

 

Sunglasses

Why can't you ski with sun glasses?

Best for Skiing: Glasses versus Contacts?

post #3 of 26

Sometimes I wear goggles and sometimes I wear sunglasses, dependin' on whether it's one or th' other.

post #4 of 26

I ski bare eyed because when I was 6, I went snowblind from same, and thought it was so cool I wanted more. Besides, ice crystals make this wild pattern thing when they abrade your corneas. 

 

Sunglasses are maybe OK if they're the latest designer look, coordinate with your Norwegian knit ski cap and sweater and help you impress chicks at the bar after lunch, when you stop skiing anyway. If you take off the cap, make sure you tousle your hair so it doesn't look like you had a, you know, lame-o helmet on.

 

Goggles are for wusses. Period. 


Edited by beyond - 10/15/14 at 6:27pm
post #5 of 26

Goggles until early/mid March, then sunglasses.

post #6 of 26

Depends on how fast you ski.

post #7 of 26

Both.  Pick your day and your resort.  It all depends on the weather and the light conditions.

post #8 of 26

NEITHER.    

 

VISORS RULE.

post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thank you everyone for the advice!

post #10 of 26

If you go with sunglasses be sure they are dark enough--at least category 3 --with side protection. While they don't block the wind as well as goggles I've actually found that they fog more easily than goggles. The guides I've skied with in Chamonix all wore sunglasses on sunny days (image seems pretty important over there).

post #11 of 26
Goggles unless it's above 40 degrees and sunny.

Edit: actually, I probably stick with goggles until it's closing in on 50, but I'll remove them on the chair when I'm hot. I just like the wind protection of goggles so much better.
post #12 of 26
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Goggles unless it's above 40 degrees and sunny.

Edit: actually, I probably stick with goggles until it's closing in on 50, but I'll remove them on the chair when I'm hot. I just like the wind protection of goggles so much better.

 

 

That's what's so awesome about the  visors being made by Casco, Salice, Briko, Julbo &c - surface area of a goggle, air circulation of a sunglass and flip up for convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heck, we now even have goggle/visor hybrids like the Briko Move Up

post #13 of 26

Finally, something to buy. 

post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post

Goggles unless it's above 40 degrees and sunny.


Edit: actually, I probably stick with goggles until it's closing in on 50, but I'll remove them on the chair when I'm hot. I just like the wind protection of goggles so much better.


That's what's so awesome about the  visors being made by Casco, Salice, Briko, Julbo &c - surface area of a goggle, air circulation of a sunglass and flip up for convenience.













Heck, we now even have goggle/visor hybrids like the Briko Move Up

Wow, I've never seen that stuff. I feel another bout of Internet window shopping coming on.
post #15 of 26

Would it form a helmet gap though?

post #16 of 26

How about both?   When we skied Loveland last year it was so bright I forgot to take off my Prescription sunglasses when we got there and just put my goggles right over them (I have OTG Goggles) and I didn't notice until we went in for lunch.

 

It worked great btw.   I've done this several times since then on super bluebird days.

post #17 of 26

Sunglasses can open up your nose/brow like a can opener if you do a face plant. A girl in our group did just that and the volume of blood was truly impressive. Plus the patrol had trouble finding someone to stitch it up because it was a "girls face".(scar awards are pricy!)

 

 

Just say'n

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Would it form a helmet gap though?

 

Well, here's  our own @Jonathan Shefftz with the upper leftmost one of those: 

https://www.wildsnow.com/2590/casco-eyewear-shields/

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Would it form a helmet gap though?

 

Well, here's  our own @Jonathan Shefftz with the upper leftmost one of those: 

https://www.wildsnow.com/2590/casco-eyewear-shields/

 

Still loving 'em!

(And fortunately the little gal is long since potty trained...)

post #20 of 26
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Wow, I've never seen that stuff. I feel another bout of Internet window shopping coming on.


Those are some good looking googles. Where do you buy them from?

post #21 of 26

Wear a leash with the glasses. Good glasses are not cheap.

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Wow, I've never seen that stuff. I feel another bout of Internet window shopping coming on.


Follow @cantunamunch  around the site for a while.  He digs up a lot of interesting stuff.  He may also make you scratch your head from time to time ;)

post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by litterbug View Post

Wow, I've never seen that stuff. I feel another bout of Internet window shopping coming on.


Follow @cantunamunch
  around the site for a while.  He digs up a lot of interesting stuff.  He may also make you scratch your head from time to time wink.gif
It's already happened more than once. smile.gif No pressure, though, @cantunamunch!
post #24 of 26
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That's what's so awesome about the  visors being made by Casco, Salice, Briko, Julbo &c - surface area of a goggle, air circulation of a sunglass and flip up for convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good for skating too eh??

 

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