I've never worn a ski helmet before, grew up wearing my Smiley hats, and now wear a Columbia hat in the Smiley style. With that said I recently bought helmets for both of my kids and I'm debating getting one for myself. However, I've never been a google person - I've always worn my sunglasses instead. Anybody out there a sunglasses person that wears a helmet that can answer some questions?
I'm curious if the ear flaps and straps mess with the fit/placement of the glasses or cause irritation/pain due to extra pressure on the ears?
Also, do the sunglasses cause the ear flaps to bow outwards, which then causes wind to go under the flap causing noise/coldness issues?
If it helps I'm looking at the Giro Nine or Montane models, based on wanting to have quick adjust vents and not wanting to spend more than $100 max. My sunglasses of choice are currently Oakley Flak Jackets, before that it was Half Jackets and M-Frames.
Sorry what may seem like dumb questions, but the nearest ski shop/REI is 90 miles away from me, so not a lot of opportunity to just try helmets on to figure this out. With the kids I just measured and ordered helmets from Amazon and got lucky that we got good fit for both kids the first go around.