How to Choose Right Ski Goggle Lens


Ski Goggles are a must-have piece of kit for anyone who likes to ski or snowboard.

Ski Goggles offer an improved definition of the mountain as well as great protection for your eyes and face.

Selecting your Goggle Lenses

When selecting your Ski Goggle Lenses, consider that one lens typically won’t cover you for all conditions. This is why being able to quickly and easily swap your lens whilst on the mountain is important. Which, is why we developed our Edge Goggle with Magnetic Lens technology, so you can swap the lens with gloves on in seconds.

For example, on a bluebird day, you will need a lens with a darker tint.

Whereas on an overcast day, you will want a lighter tint lens to allow more light through.

Goggle Lens jargon explained

Light transmission is measured in VLT (visible light transmission).

Lower VLT percentages (S3) means the lens blocks a higher percentage of light transmission through to your eyes, these will be a darker lens tint.
High VLT percentages (S1) lets more light through the lens to your eyes, this type of lens will be best for low light conditions, think of very overcast, or snowing.
For both sunny and cloudy days go for a middle tint lens (S2).

Here at Ridr Optics, we offer various Ski Goggle Lenses to enable you to ride all day whatever the conditions.

Ridr Edge Goggle Technology

Our priority is keeping your eyes fully protected from the elements and the sun’s rays with our full UV 400 protection on all lenses.

Correct UV protection is crucial for you as you will not want to develop cataracts as you age from excessive harmful UV exposure.

Our Ridr Edge Ski Goggle Lenses are spherical, the curves are designed to both reduce glare as well as distortion that you would get from a cylindrical lens style.

Custom Ridr Edge Ski Goggles offer top class style and performance.

Ridr Edge Ski Goggles combine the latest technology, dual-layer lenses with permanent anti-fog coating, anti-scratch coating, and triple-density foam for extra comfort and sweat-wicking ability.

Combined with our 8-point magnetic lens technology to allow you to change your lens in seconds. Combined with a soft TPU frame and a grippy nylon strap.

Really it’s down to what you like best, not everyone will wear the same VLT lens for the same conditions. But don’t be caught our with a dark lens when the clouds roll in or with a light lens when the clouds lift, always carry a spare in your rucksack or coat pocket.

    Choose the lens to match the conditions