Ski Goggle Lens Colors

Ski Goggle Lens Colors
For many recreational skiers, a pair of goggles are almost an afterthought, bought at the last minute because they looked good or fit right. While fit and aesthetics are important, goggles also have different types of lenses, and many goggles actually have interchangeable lenses, so that you can switch to a more appropriate type of lens for the lighting your are skiing in without having to buy another pair of goggles.

Dark Tints

Dark tints, like a citrus gold, green or even black base, are ideal for bluebird days when the light is exceptionally bright and intense. Many of these lenses are also polarized to cut glare, which can be especially intense when skiing at resorts in the Rocky Mountains at higher elevations.

Clear Lenses

Clear lenses have no tint or polarization, and should only be used for night skiing.

Low-Light Lenses

Low-light lenses are typically yellow, gold or light amber. These lenses bring out more contrast in the slopes by filtering out some of the blue light. True flat light lenses, which are designed for stormy days when the gray and overcast lighting can sometimes make it hard to tell which way is up or down above the treeline, use a rose tint.

Photochromatic lenses

Photochromatic lenses, sometimes called universal lenses, are actually designed to change from dark to light, depending on the light conditions, so that you don't have to swap goggles or lenses. Most of these lenses are also polarized to cut glare.

Article Written By Candace Horgan

Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.

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