Ski Goggles

From the Sierra Nevada to Scottish highlands, Marcel Hirscher to mountain novice. No matter your experience or skill level, a good pair of ski goggles are crucial equipment for the slopes. RxSport is your go-to for goggles, with the top designs from top brands including Oakley, Smith, Anon, Bolle, Dragon and Salomon.

You'll find one of the widest choices online right here, but more importantly we've hand-picked every pair to offer value for money and premium optical quality. We won't make any apologies for majoring on the big names, but we feel we offer snow goggles to suit every budget and style preference. With this approach, we can ensure that you benefit from these brands' boundless technical expertise, so you get premium optics and fog-free vision for every day of your trip.

Want to get to grips with goggles? Consult the Detailed Guide tab to learn the basics before shopping. Scroll down to shop by brand, click here to shop all goggles on a single page (with handy filters to find what you need) or head over to our Ski Goggle help page for more on how goggles work and some handy product recommendations!

Find yourself mind-boggled by goggles? We've written this guide as an introduction to how they work and what to look out for when you're buying. Still after more guidance? Get in touch and we'll be more than happy to help you out!

Ski Goggles - Lens Technology

Lens Technology: Construction

One of the major differences in the style of a goggle comes with the shape of the lens. Lens construction will generally always follow one of two shapes - cylindrical or spherical. Each of these conveys some minor advantages over the other, though the main difference is in the look.

Cylindrical lenses are only round in one direction. Think Pringles tube!

Spherical are fully rounded in all directions. Think football!

Cylindrical lenses are where the first goggles started out. These lenses only curve in one direction, giving a more fashionable, low-profile look with good side-to-side peripheral vision. The hottest style in the present!

Spherical lenses curve both vertically and laterally, creating a bubble effect which follows the curvature of the eyes, creating a more optically-true image to look through. Most higher-end designs follow this shape.

Almost all goggles sold at RxSport feature a dual-lens construction. Using this method, two layers of lens material are held together separated by a sealing layer of foam. An air gap is left between the lenses.

This air gap provides insulation to regulate temperature between inside and outside - just like double glazed windows! This temperature regulation reduces the risk of condensation (fog) forming on the lens.

Ski Goggles - Lens Technology

Lens Technology: Contrast Enhancement

If you've browsed through goggles from recent season's you'll have probably become familiar with names such as Oakley's Prizm, Smith's ChromaPop, Anon's Sonar, Dragon's Lumalens, Giro's Vivid and Atomic's Stereo. These technologies are an increasingly common fixture in performance eyewear. You may ask yourself: "What's all the fuss about?"

Consider the snowy environment. With the naked eye colours are washed out, with flat light in overcast or misty weather making it even more difficult to pick out detail in the terrain.

Conventional lenses in tints such as grey will improve visual comfort in brighter weather but do little to help you spot detail in the snow, leaving you at the mercy of your environment, esepcially in adverse weather.

The science behind the lenses varies a little from brand to brand, but the basic principle of contrast enhancement stays the same throughout.

A combination of a coloured base tint (most often rose) and a mirror finish (available in a huge range of hues) allow for light of specific wavelengths to be precisely filtered, tuned and controlled to optimise clarity in the snowy envrionment.

Choose your goggles (pictured: Line Miner, Matte Black/Prizm Sapphire)

Base tint and mirror fine-tune contrast and optimise vision

The result is vision which helps to spot finer detail in the snow and changes in relief, meaning you can take to the mountain with confidence and spend more time making the most of the pow!

These contrast-boosting lenses are available in a huge selection of coloured mirror finishes with varying intensities for light conditions ranging from greybird to bluebird and everything in between.

Ski Goggles - Lens Technology

Frame Technology

The frame is where your goggles begin, and the style, shape and construction of your goggles' frame will dictate how your goggles perform. A host of features will be built in to the goggles to keep you feeling comfortable and seeing clearly on the snow.

Ski Goggle Frames

Functional and flexible, giving the comfort you need for long days on the hill.

The style and function of your frame will dictate everything that comes afterwards. Normally made from flexible polyurethane, goggle frames mould to the shape of your face for a seamless fit.

Because plastic pressed against the face wears thin after a few minutes, the inner face of the frame is lined with plush foam, often of multiple layers, to further improve the fit of the frame and to boost comfort.

The choice between framed and frameless is mainly a question of style, though you'll also notice some visual differences. Framed goggles are the traditional style, with material covering the rim of the lens.

Frameless doesn't literally mean there is no frame! All excess material at the front is trimmed away, leaving a very large lens exposed giving a huge field of view. With mirrored lenses you're sure to stand out!

Frameless designs mean very wide peripheral views (e.g. Dragon NFX2)

Fully-framed goggles sport a more traditional look (e.g. Anon Circuit)

Face Foam

For keeping warm and fog-free!

Face foam serves a couple of important functions. The first is comfort, the second is to wick moisture.

Face foam is built in up to three layers. The deepest layer is always the most rigid, designed to provide essential cushioning. The second layer is softer to mould to the contours of the face, creating a perfect seal. The third is most often a fleece, which draws sweat from the face to reduce the risk of lens fogging.