Each year, new technological developments in ski and snow boarding gear and accessories offer skiers and snowboarders extra functionality and the potential to enhance performance. Take ski helmets, a vital and potentially life-saving piece of equipment is now obligatory to wear in some resorts. Many European resorts have made wearing helmets mandatory for children and there seems to be a growing trend in adults now wearing them too. Once perceived as not being ‘cool’, the ski helmet can make a great fashion statement particularly when personalised. Helmets have been spotted on the slopes covered in stickers, trendy helmet bands, faux fur, embellished with crystals or with a helmet video camera on top, ideal for capturing the views when speeding down the slopes. To make the experience all the more fun, some helmets come with additional features such as audio and temperature control too. Whilst it’s important to look good on the slopes, safety is the main criteria so ski helmets should fit correctly and meet at least one of the recognised safety standards. Why not match your stylish ski helmet with a pair of the latest hi-tech ski goggles?
Experts recommend that you try your goggles on with your helmet to ensure the best fit. There are now so many quality brands selling well-designed and innovative goggles that aside from providing protection for the eyes, they look fabulous too. Oakley’s latest revolutionary goggles provide snow enthusiasts with a whole new view of the world. Coming in a variety of designs, colours, technical specifications and interchangeable lenses, there is a goggle for everyone. Taking design and technology to the next level, the innovative Oakley Airwave goggles are so much more than just a pair of ski goggles. With duel vented anti-fog lenses, you’ll never have to worry about these steaming up. Among the many features, skiers and boarders can monitor their performance and speed, pinpoint their location on a resort map as well as track distance, height and airtime of any jumps, have music control and smart phone connectivity.
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