As we gear up for the 2016 Australian snow season we all want to get the most out of our equipment, but most importantly from the piece that helps us see – our goggles. Any ski or snowboard enthusiast will agree that being unable to see absolutely ruins your day up on the hill.
Just like the rest of our snow gear, we need them to fit properly to the individual shape of our faces, not only for comfort but also to keep the elements out. To achieve the perfect fit, there’s a couple of things that we need to look for:
- No gaps where air can sneak in anywhere around the bridge of the nose or forehead (this reduces the chance of your lens fogging)
- Make sure that the goggle foam follows the curvature of your face to give you an even, firm fit but not too tight
- Find a frame size that’s big enough to give you a good amount of peripheral vision, but not too big that it’s going to sit in the wrong position when you team it up with a helmet.
To make sure that goggles fit a range of face and head shapes, major goggle manufacturers have produced their goggles in a range of different sizes. This includes the Smith I/O range, which includes the smaller I/OS, the medium sized I/O and the larger I/OX (which is also Over the Glasses compatible).