Japan is home to some of the snowiest resorts in the world so most of our snow goggles are fitted with special low light lenses that help with visibility on the slopes. We stock a large range of goggles, catering for both kids and adults, as well as western and asian fit styles.
Choosing the right type of goggle can be tricky, which is why we’ve provided some useful information to help you choose the perfect set of goggles for your snow holiday. After all, a good pair of goggles can mean the difference between a good ski holiday or a great ski holiday!
Information about goggles
Which is the right fit for you?
When selecting a pair of goggles, the fit should be considered first. Make sure you have an even, firm fit around the foam padding to ensure a good seal. At Rhythm, we stock both western and asian fit to ensure we have a range to suit all needs.
Asian Fit vs Western Fit snow goggles
At Rhythm we carry both Asian fit and Western fit goggles. Western and Asian faces can often we anatomically different, and therefore we have snow goggles made to accommodate for this.
- Asian fit goggles generally have a little extra foam around the nose to ensure that there is no gap between the goggle and the nose.
- Western fit goggles will allow a little extra room around the nose to ensure the fit is just snug but not too snug.
Do you wear prescription glasses? Are you worried about finding a pair of snow goggles that will fit your glasses? Then, look no further, as you’ll be happy to hear Rhythm caters for a large range of ‘Over The Glass’ goggles or OTG goggles. They allow for more room inside the goggle for your glasses and also allow the glass stem to slide comfortably down the side of your goggles.
Niseko and Hakuba receive a large annual snow fall, and with that snow generally comes cold weather, causing low visibility and foggy goggles on the mountain. For these types of conditions, we recommend purchasing a pair of snow goggles with a low light lens and anitfog protection. Rhythm specialises in low light goggles and all of our goggles are treated with a thin layer of antifog on the inside of the lens.
Don’t worry if you don’t want to fork out for a brand new pair of goggles because at Rhythm we also stock a large range of spare lenses for popular goggle models that are suited to Japan’s conditions.
Are they helmet compatible?
Most goggles nowadays are designed to be compatible with most helmet brands. However, if you already own a helmet or are looking to buy a new helmet, we recommend to always try your helmet on with your new goggles to ensure a good fit.
What is your budget?
It is always good to have a budget in mind as goggles will range in price depending on the brand and quality of the goggle. At Rhythm we stock snow goggles that range in price from JPY5,000 up to JPY28,000.
How to keep the best at their best:
Most of our Goggles come with a bag for cleaning and storage. Using it will help maintain the lenses. Wash the bag regularly. (Note: Oakley, Smith, ANON, POC or Sontimer does not warranty any lens against scratches.)
Important goggle care:
Do not rub inner lens surface when wet.
If snow or water should collect inside the goggle, follow these steps:
- Shake excess snow from the goggle interior. Clear all ventilation ports and lens vents.
- Use the Bag that is included with your goggle to gently blot any remaining moisture.
- Allow time for moisture to dissipate. Once the goggle is put back on, keep moving as much as possible. Airflow through the vents will help dry the goggle.
Follow these guidelines to maximize performance and longevity:
Avoid resting the goggle on your forehead or hat. This reduces the efficiency of ventilation ports and exposes the interior to moisture vapor from melting snow and perspiration. To minimize fogging, keep the goggle on your face.
For proper cleaning and storage, remember the following:
- Do not use paper products, ski gloves or other abrasive materials to clean the goggle.
- Allow the goggle to air dry before storing for extended periods.
- Do not leave the goggle in areas of concentrated heat and sunlight, such as on a car dashboard or hanging from a rearview mirror.
- Protect the lens and face foam by storing the goggle in its protective bag or case.