It took a surprising amount of trial and error to find a bucket to fit my over-sized mal-formed noggin. Think Lyle Lovett without the big hair. (Or without Julia ).
Hit the ski stores early in the season to get the best service. Even on a sunny October Sunday afternoon with the Skins playing, I still had to wait a bit to get the time of a salesperson. If you do buy a helmet, get the advice of a salesperson. I learned a lot about proper fit.
Helmet-compatible refers to having the strap come out of the front corner of the goggle instead of closer to the face. The problem I had is that different helmets had more or less forehead exposure, and the Boeri would knock my goggles down the nose.
Moral to story: bring your current goggles to the fitting. Don't expect to be able to wear sunnies unless the temples are very soft.
Also I heard that some manufacturer was coming out with a goggle lens that changes color. This would make it easier to ski day or night, in any light situation without having to change lenses. Does anyone know who the manufacturer is as I would love to have some goggles I could see with in any conditions?
Bolle makes a phototrophic lens; check www.vision3K.com - No Bolle has fit my face since the Alien so I can't offer an opinion.
More interesting to me is the concept of a night-only ski goggle. Scott has a "Night Amplifier" lens available; the pic I saw has a blue-looking lens.
Or, more easily:
Anyone know much about these?
[This message has been edited by comprex (edited 10-14-2003).]
My existing goggles are 10 years old so buying a new pair is probably overdue. I will bring in my helmet when I shop for goggles.