The best ski goggles take your bluebird days from good to all-time, and take skiing in a whiteout from downright dangerous to something you can deal with. From slushy spring park laps to big mountain ski tours, the best ski goggles will enhance your experience and enjoyment every time, no matter what weather conditions come your way. Our guide helps you find the right pair of ski goggles for you, whether you're lapping the park or heading into the backcountry.
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1. The Best Ski Goggles: Key Features to Look For
The best ski goggles are designed to enhance every day in the mountains. With a carefully designed fit, market-leading lenses and optimized ventilation, the best goggles will eliminate distractions and keep you focused on your next run. At SunGod, our ski goggles and snowboard goggles are designed to keep you in the zone, every time.
High-Quality Lenses - When looking at lenses, it pays to pick the best. Look for nylon lenses, which are tougher, clearer and lighter than the polycarbonate used by most of the ski industry, and offer total clarity every time. All SunGod ski goggles offer 8KO®snow lenses, which are precision-engineered from a dual-layer 2mm nylon material. Want to get technical? Discover our guide to 8KO® nylon lens technology to find out why our nylon lenses are chosen by the world's best skiers, cyclists, sailors and more.
Anti-Fog Technology - Lens fog is one of the most common and frustrating issues for skiers, ruining your vision and causing danger and difficulty on the slopes. The best ski goggles feature optimized ventilation and anti-fog lens coatings to keep fogging at bay. All SunGod ski goggles are built with both of these, keeping your vision clear from fog even in the toughest conditions.
100% UV Protection - Venturing into the mountains without proper UV protection is incredibly dangerous. Cheap ski goggles and sunglasses often lack certified protection against harsh UVA and UVB radiation, causing temporary snow blindness in mild cases, and long-lasting damage in worst-case scenarios. Every pair of SunGod ski goggles offers 100% UV protection for complete safety and security in the mountains.
And finally - a Lifetime Guarantee - The best ski goggles come with a Lifetime Guarantee, so you can ride your hardest without worrying about your goggles. If you break your SunGod ski goggles, we'll repair them free of charge. It's better for your bank balance and better for the planet, helping protect our winters for years to come.
2. Finding Ski Goggles with the Perfect Fit
When it comes to ski goggles, fit is foundational. Look for ski goggles with triple-density foam, which is built from three distinct layers, each playing a different but essential role in keeping your face protected on your longest ski days. All SunGod ski goggles feature triple-density foam paired with ultra-flexible TPU outer frames, pairing to create an intelligent frame material that molds to your face to provide long-lasting comfort.
All our ski goggles are one-size and unisex, but certain models are better suited to smaller faces, and others are better for larger faces. Check out our top picks for larger and smaller faces below:
Best for Larger Faces
For skiers with medium to large faces, we recommend the Vanguards™. These are built with an oversized lens for maximized peripheral vision, and measure 105mm (height) x 180mm (width).
Best for Medium Faces
The Ullrs™ offer a universal fit, so they're ideal for medium-sized faces, but also fit larger and smaller heads well. This is thanks to their unique design, which gives a snug-feel fit for every face size. Hear from our product designer to learn how a unique design means the Ullrs™ goggles offer the perfect fit for any face.
Best for Smaller Faces
The Snipers™ are best for small to medium-sized faces, measuring 101mm (height) x 177mm (width). Featuring a spherical lens and front-facing ventilation to keep your vision completely focused on the mountain.
Still not sure? Check out our Goggles Size Guide to help you decide which ski goggles are right for you.
3. Best Ski Goggles For Snowy Days
Whiteout days are tough. When you can barely see your hand in front of your face, trying to ski well can feel like an impossible task.
That's why low-light lenses are an essential tool in any skier's backpack. At SunGod, we offer two low-light lens tints, which are carefully designed to give you heightened visibility when the weather closes in. Both have VLTs of 38%, meaning they let high levels of light through for maximum vision, while still offering 100% UV protection.
Our low-light lenses are:
Available across our entire Snow Series™ ski goggles collection.
4. Best Ski Goggles For Sunny Days
Bluebird days are what we live for. Carving up the mountain in wall-to-wall sunshine is one of life's simple pleasures, but without the right ski goggles, you can end up being dazzled as bright sunshine reflects off the snow around you.
Our sunshine lenses are built for maximum sun, offering you total protection and comfort on the brightest days. Our sunshine lenses have VLTs of 9% and 11% respectively:
Available in our all our Snow Series™ ski goggles.
5. Best Ski Goggles for Customization
Mix up your look. Customizable ski goggles let you choose your own frame colour, lens and strap design, from thousands of combinations. SunGod Vanguards™ have been voted Best Ski Goggles for Customisation by The Independent, thanks to our online ski goggles designer that offers tens of thousands of combinations, at no extra cost. Just hit Custom on our ski goggles page
And if you change your mind? Just grab a replacement lens, frame or strap, to top up your quiver.
6. Ride Better with SunGod.
At SunGod, we're driven by our mission to See Better: creating better products that are better for the planet.
We're a certified B Corp, which means we're committed to protecting the mountain spaces we love. And to do that, we make sure that every pair of ski goggles we sell is certified Carbon Neutral, packaged in recycled and recyclable material, and, of course, is backed by our no-quibbles Lifetime Guarantee.