What should you look for in children's ski goggles?
During a skiing trip, safety rules must be observed for young and old alike. The same applies to the right children's ski goggles. They should not only be visually appealing, but also safe.
Safe children's ski goggles are characterised by the fact that they fit snugly around the face when worn and that there are no gaps. However, pressure points and red rims around the eye area should be avoided, because then the ski goggles fit too tightly. The tight fit of the goggles prevents snow, water or UV rays from penetrating. When buying goggles, always have your child wear the ski helmet as well, so that it can be checked whether the ski goggles and ski helmet are compatible with each other.
The most important feature of snow goggles are the lenses. Two aspects need to be considered here: the ventilation and the category of the lenses.
The ventilation of the snow goggles is ensured by ventilation slots, which are usually located above or below the lenses on the frame of the goggles. Sufficient ventilation ensures a comfortable feeling for the eyes on the one hand and clear vision on the other - without ventilation the goggles would fog up.
The category of the lenses is another important aspect. The categories from 0 to 4 refer to the weather conditions and should be adjusted accordingly. Children's ski goggles are often equipped with category 3 lenses. This is suitable for cloudless to clear weather.
Should children's ski goggles also be used if they wear glasses?
Children's ski goggles can also be worn well by a small child who is dependent on glasses. Spectacle wearers should definitely not do without their goggles, as good vision and a sharp all-round view are important, especially for winter sports. Before the first ride, give your child enough time to test the ski goggles with glasses and get used to them. Pay attention to whether the goggles shift or whether they maintain a stable fit.
Up to what age should children's ski goggles be worn?
This question cannot be answered unequivocally, as it depends on the optimal fit of the outdoor goggles.
As soon as you notice that the children's ski goggles no longer fit your child perfectly and cause pressure points or are uncomfortable for the child to wear, you should change to a model for adults.
Many manufacturers of children's ski goggles give an approximate age. This is usually between 2 and 5 or 6 and 10 years. However, as the head shape and size of children can also differ within an age group, you should always pay attention to the fit and not rely solely on the manufacturer's specifications.