Ski goggles with nose protection
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Jellibean
January 8, 2004
Member since 01/8/2004
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I have skin cancer in the nose area. I am looking for a set of ski gollgles that will protect my nose from the sun's rays. Seems like a couple of years ago I saw a person with a goggle that had nose protection that fastened to their ski goggles. Thanks for any help
PhysicsMan
January 8, 2004
Member since 11/20/2001
218 posts
While there may be a ski goggle that has a nose piece, to the best of my memory, I have never seen one. A quick look at REI

..... http://www.rei.com/ (then click on "Goggles & Gloves)

shows a fair number of ski goggles, but none have nose protection.

OTOH, you can get a nose guard for many mountaineering / glacer glasses, eg,

..... http://www.guideschoice.com/Beko_nose_guard.htm

I believe the Biko fits on many of the glacier glasses on this page:

..... http://www.summithut.com/catalog/remap/VendorProdList.asp/VendorID/1156/

A few glacier glasses are supplied with a nose flap:

..... http://www.summithut.com/catalog/remap/product.asp/pfid/9976/

This one may or may not have as full coverage as the Biko model.

With the glacier glasses, while you can get protection for your nose, your cheeks will still be exposed. With ski goggles, your nose isn't protected, but your cheeks are better shielded, so its a bit of a toss-up which way to go. Zinc oxide looks awful, but always works. The normal high SPF sun blocks seem to work incredibly well for my fair skin, but fortunately, I don't have skin cancer to worry about.

HTH & good luck,

Tom / PM

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JohnL
January 9, 2004
Member since 01/6/2000
3,509 posts
One of the buds I used to ski with had some sort of nose shield that either clipped or velcro'ed onto his goggles. I think he bought it separately from his goggles.
(Anonymous)
January 9, 2004
I'm not exactly sure how this works but you might want to check it out. Looks like it attaches to some of Scott's motocross goggles. The Beak Nose Guard: http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=4984 Or these, the Snowcross goggles. They are snowmobile goggles but look to have similar features to ski goggles and they appear to have an extended nose protector: http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=4987
Here's somemore options: http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=4969 http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=4959

Here is a pair from Rudy Project http://www.athleticshades.com/images/KlonyxFeatures.gif and again http://www.sporteyes.com/rudygog.htm

Bolle used to make a pair called the Alien too. They were really goofy looking though and I can't seem to find any info on those. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

(Anonymous)
January 9, 2004
I don't know where you are located but RudyProject's website says that Galyan's in Fairlakes is a dealer. Here is their online Dealer Locator too: http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/locator/index.htm

And their main goggle page: http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/products/goggles/index.htm#

comprex
January 9, 2004
Member since 04/11/2003
1,326 posts
Ah, ha!

What you need is a goggle moustache! It fits any goggle!

I have several of these (Turtle Fur is one of the brands). If you pay more than $5, you were ripped off. All it is is a V-ish strip of windstopper fleece, edged and hemmed, with the hook part of Velcro on one side. This hook part engages the foam on your goggles.

They are actually better than balaclavas, face masks or pulled-up gaiters for warmth, because they do not direct exhaled air into the goggle and fog up.

If you can't find one, they are fairly easy to make (my SO makes several a year from just plain Windblock fleece).

Carrera used to market (up through 2001) a hard-shell nose guard that snap-fit onto the little 0.5mm holes in the bottom of the CUP line of goggles. This used to be the system of choice for cold-weather (read: Canadian) slalom racers up through the late '90s, but the racers all went to chin guards and the cold-weather storm skiers all started using the fleece guards (I was at a Sports Experts store in Quebec in 2002 and the counter clerk had a fit over selling me one of these from the back shelf because they were $CDN35 as compared to $CDN6 for the fleece). If you have any hazy recollection of a goggle with a grey or 80's pink/teal/yellow Mack-truck grille attachment below, that's them: horizontal louvers in a cheap plastic shield, backed by about 1.5mm of glued-on open pore foam.

The Bolle Alien/ Xeno goggle (c.a. 1994-1995) had a built-in extension of the goggle lens that covered the nose. It was really ridiculous looking (think V-the series), but if you see one on Ebay, I'm sort of interested in the collectibility.

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comprex
January 9, 2004
Member since 04/11/2003
1,326 posts

Sorry, the below should read Bolle Alien, NOT Xeno.

Thank you for your patience.

comprex
January 9, 2004
Member since 04/11/2003
1,326 posts
These are the folks that developed the concept:
www.pinchoriginal.com

You can clearly see the protective coverage in the lower picture.

The *only* drawback I have found to using these instead of face masks for extreme cold is that they direct oral exhalations directly onto your jaw guard, and you wind up with a 2" snotsicle on it. A little Boeshield T-9 spray takes care of that.


comprex
October 15, 2004
Member since 04/11/2003
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The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
October 15, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004
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I sugest you call the sSki Chaledt store in Arlington and ask to speak to Freed (the manager). He should be able to help you. Tell him Morgan sent you!
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Taylormatt
December 6, 2004
Member since 12/3/2004
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comprex
December 6, 2004
Member since 04/11/2003
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Uhh, T-Matt, is there a specific model Rudy you know of that has nose pro? I can't tell off the website.
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