Sunglasses vs ski goggles?

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Sunglasses vs ski goggles?

Postby kay » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:59 pm

Hi, I'm debating whether to get some ski goggles, but feel a little unsure as to how necessary they will be over my very large polaroid sunglasses? Any positive thoughts/benefits for ski goggles greatly appreciated, to help me decide whether to buy some - I have about 36 hours to go out and buy an expensive pair which I will probably never use again (I don't ski).
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Re: Sunglasses vs ski goggles?

Postby PaulTeolis » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:39 pm

sunglasses will be fine... and bring sunscreen in the event its sunny as well.

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Re: Sunglasses vs ski goggles?

Postby giskard » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:10 pm

I agree, sunglasses are fine. The only benefit I could see ski goggles have is when it's snowing very hard, but then again you might be better off without glasses all together in that case.
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Re: Sunglasses vs ski goggles?

Postby anonymous928 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:43 pm

Polarized sunglasses are absolutely fine. I just bought a pair with really large lenses, which sounds like what you already have. Many people with ski goggles kept having to fiddle with them and take them off when posing for pictures. Not great for spontaneous moments.

Also, the captain won't let people off the boat in poor weather conditions so in the zodiacs and on land the weather wasn't even remotely close to needing ski goggles. On deck when landings were cancelled and the snow was blowing horizontal maybe, but I still think you'll be fine with sunglasses.
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Re: Sunglasses vs ski goggles?

Postby jen_the_rockhopper » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:02 pm

I am just bring some zurich sunglasses that I would soemtimes wear rowing...figure they will be good and cut glare etc especially since I am highly light senstivie
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