Which is the best tint for ski goggles?

Which is the best tint for ski goggles?

The local mountains are just beginning to open this week for the ski/snowboarding season and I’m itching to hit the slopes!  I was planning a ski trip with a friend and we got into the topic of tints for ski goggles.  There are so many different options on the market and it can be confusing to choose the right one.

Here’s a quick guide that highlights the benefits of each tint:

1.  Yellow/Amber:  Allows you to see the shadows in the snow and helps you read the bumps/moguls of the terrain.  It’s the best choice in low light or foggy conditions.

2.  Rose:  It’s ideal for low light conditions because it has high visible light transmission.

3.  Copper/Grey/Brown:  It’s the ideal choice on bright sunny days.

4.  Clear:  Best choice for night skiing and when it’s snowing because it has 100{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} visible light transmission.

5.  Mirror/flash coating:  This can be added to any colour of tint.  Reflects sunlight so it doesn’t penetrate the lens.  It’s a great addition on bright sunny days.

If you find that the lighting and terrain varies day to day depending when and where you are, consider a pair of goggles with interchangeable lenses!

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