Published on December 31st, 2013 | by Greg0
POC Sports Retina Big Ski Goggles: Large And In Charge
One of the surest ways to turn a perfectly lovely ski trip into a ride to the emergency room: smack into a tree, or miss sight a rock and end up out of control. Everyone has done it, and it’s the same for snowboarders. It’s critical to keep your field of view clear and unobstructed, and that’s why it’s crazy that so many goggles and masks end up limiting your vision.
Keep your eyes clear- and keep your trip from turning into a disaster- with the Retina Big Goggles from POC Sports. Granted, they will make you look a bit bug-eyed to the outside observer, who might wonder why your goggles are a bit oversized. But the lenses themselves are the only part that is expanded, meaning that the inner polyurethane frame is still sized right for normal folks. Put these one and compare to your average mask- you’ll immediately notice much better peripheral viewing.
They are anti-fog and anti-scratch treated of course, with three layers of foam for warmth and insulation, and double-lenses. You might have tried masks before the vast recent improvements in materials- now, they stay flexible even when cold, and still conform to your face so you don’t get the dreaded blast of wind and snow that sneaks in the corner.
POC Sports makes a pretty wide range of gear for winter sports and beyond, including helmets and biking gear as well. We really liked the variety of colors available- ours were blue with clear lenses, but orange, black, white, and pink frames are available as well. They gripped nicely, felt comfortably, kept out the wind, and we had a goldfish-eye view without distortion.
The Retina Big boosts your reaction speed, and there’s plenty to like- even the pricetag is a friendly $140, available now online and in stores.