Yes, you can buy designer ski goggles and what’s more, not only will they have the style and visual impact you are seeking but they are likely to be the most comfortable pair you have ever had! Why? Because the designers want to protect their brand name and therefore will put a lot of time, effort and money towards producing the best quality products they can.
Obviously not all designers will produce ski or snow goggles but those that do, certainly offer up some stunning designs. While Electric sunglasses are well known, the Electric goggles are certainly worth looking at as well. For example, the EG1 range (we like the Snow Cat) are ultra comfortable with their ergonomic frame design with contoured triple layered face foam. The dual cylindrical polycarbonate lenses (multiple lenses help stop fogging, which is not ideal at speed on the slopes!) are also treated with extra tough anti-fog and anti-scratch coating. Ever thoughtful, Electric designer ski goggles have adjustable articulating straps so they are likely to fit with the majority of helmets.
As most skiers and snowboarders will know, light conditions can seriously affect your vision and at speeds, getting the optimum coloured lens for the conditions is a huge plus. Thankfully, a bonus with the EG range is that you can get interchangeable lenses to suit the conditions. Of course, all their lenses, like the Electric sunglasses, have 100% UV protection.
More of our favourites are the Spy Soldier and Spy Trevor range (Trevor is new for 2009). Spy Optics have carved a name for themselves as a big player in designer ski goggles, partly because of their fabulous designs and partly because of their attention to detail and quality. They do come in a little more expensive than the Electric goggles, but a few also include free replacement lenses which are handy.
I couldn’t finish this short article without mentioning Oakley. Oakley are one of the most popular brands of sunglasses but they also have a great range of designer ski goggles such as the Wisdom in Pearl White. However, if you are looking for cheaper designer ski goggles, you could do a lot worse than the Bloc Venom or Claw. Bloc also produces a good range for children and Roxy produce a nice range for ladies.
Obviously the above is a personal opinion as is our suggestion that designer brands are worth the extra dollars. Safety as well as a designer label will come at a price, but what you are paying for is not just the label, but the quality of the build as well.