As winter approaches it might be time to look into the following:
Snowboard equipment is both for keeping warm on the slopes but also protective in nature, to avoid injury. For this reason, many snowboarders wear helmets, heavier gloves than skiers might, and snowboard goggles to protect eyes from both the wind and form injury. Snow goggles are similar across both skiing and snowboarding sports, with features that help keep the eyes safe. When you are equipped properly, you avoid injury, hypothermia, and keep yourself protected in what can be very harsh environments.
When it comes to goggles for example, there are several safety features you want to make sure you have. Protective lenses are key, and both the thickness and resilience of the lens will make a difference. The tint is also something to consider, believe it or not it is for more than just fashion. Depending on the type of terrain you will be covering, the tint can help protect your eyes from snow blindness due to reflection. There is also ultra-violet light protection in many lenses, the same as with regular sunglasses. Don’t buy a pair of goggles that neglects to protect from UV light.
Some comfort features can matter too (not talking about a cup holder or drink holder either), as you don’t want to have problem continually adjusting lenses out in the wild, nor do you want to have trouble with fogging as you’re coming down some serious technical slopes. Vents incorporated into the lens fitting can help keep the airflow optimal and fogging to a minimum. For adjusting, get rid of goggles that have stretched out elastic bands, you don’t want to easily lose them while boarding. Choose snow goggles that have multiple points of adjustment so you can have the most comfortable wear every time. You can always try on goggles before buying, or make sure the store you buy from has a return policy when you purchase so that you’re covered in the case of goggles that turn out to fit badly. And for wheelchair accessories, be sure to check out our other articles.