WHEN BUYING NEW GOGGLES
When choosing ski goggles, consumers are looking for a combination of style and high performance: desired characteristics may include UV protection, resistance to impact, good peripheral field of vision, fog resistance, and more. A safety failure during the use of goggles may result in serious injury.
At MINT Sports we aim to produce the best possible products, tested and developed by the top athletes, who spend most of their day in the great outdoors. All our products conform to strict quality control standards.
All MINT goggles conform to CE EN174 standard for the European market and ASTM F659 for American market. If goggles you are buying don’t meet the criteria above, don’t buy them. All the major brands on the market such as Oakley, Poc and as well MINT conform to these standards.
There are numerous safety and quality requirements applicable to MINT ski goggles, for example:
- Anti-reflection treated sun glare lenses
- Blue-light blocking
- Corrosion resistance on metal parts
- Field of vision
- Lens surface quality or optical quality (defects)
- Luminous transmittance and uniformity
- Mechanical strength and impact resistance
- Optical powers and tolerances
- Polarized lens requirements
- Prismatic difference
- Resistance to infrared radiation
- Resistance to snow and water
- Resistance to surface damage
- Scattered light diffusion test
- Sit and Fit, ventilation and construction
- Suitability for cleaning
- UV/UVA/UVB blocking
DIFFERENT LENSES OR ONE LENSE FOR ALL CONDITIONS?
No matter which snow goggle you choose, it is best to have a lens that can perform in a variety of conditions so you won’t be out of luck if the weather changes.
Interchangeable lenses are always an option but sometimes carrying an extra lens can be a hassle or you may not enjoy swapping lenses on the fly.
That’s why there is ONE LENS FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Our Signature CHROMAVISION+ photochromic lens automatically change tint depending on the light conditions, darkening in bright light and clearing up in low light conditions.
Great versatility and ability to provide excellent clarity through the day and across weather conditions. You always have the perfect tint for the amount of light.
What is VLT?
Visible Light Transmission is a measure of the percentage of light that passes through the lens to your eyes. A lens with a higher VLT will be a lighter tint since more light is transmitted through the lens. A lower VLT is desirable in bright conditions to let less light through to better protect your eyes.
MINT Sports has its own contrast-enhancing lens technology. Contrast helps to make everything in your environment more defined and vivid so you can pick up on every little detail. Most of the lenses work by manipulating the light spectrum through the use of colored dyes. The Lenses are able to filter out harsh colors and transmit the colors that your eyes are more sensitive to.
Look no further than the MINT goggles!