What is the difference between UV-A, UV-B and UV-C beams?
UVA has longer wavelengths and passes through glass easily; experts
disagree about whether or not UVA damages the eyes.
UVB rays are the most dangerous, making sunglasses and sunscreen a must;
they don’t go through glass.
UVC rays do not reach the Earth because its atmosphere blocks them.
All our sunglasses and goggles block for UV-A and UV-B rays for 99-100%.
Are there differences between Goggles?
How do I fit a ski helmet?
- Helmet size: this is the circumference of your head just above your eyebrows. When putting the helmet on your head, align the front of the helmet with your eyebrows and pull it down on both straps until it is comfortable.
- Helmet fit: Make sure that there are no gaps between the lining of the helmet and your head and that the back of the helmet does not touch the back of your neck.
- Goggles: should fit comfortably over the helmet. It is a good idea to take your goggles with you and try them on with the helmet to ensure they fit comfortably with your helmet choice.
Will wearing a helmet give me 100% protection in a ski or snowboard accident?
- Helmets are not 100% effective, especially at high speeds or in a head-on clash.
- To increase their effectiveness it is essential that the helmet fits properly at the time of purchase.
- When buying a ski helmet for a child it should not be seen as an investment for the child to grow into.
- Skiers or snowboarders wearing helmets must not consider themselves to be invincible and also adhere to the Ten FIS Rules of Conduct.
When buying a helmet for skiing or snowboarding are there any standards I should be aware of?
- The first is the Common European Norm (CEN) and this is the European ski helmet standard. CEN 1077 was issued in 1996.
- The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), all helmets must show that they have reached standard F2040.
- Snell Memorial Foundation, Snell RS-98 and this is arguably the most stringent helmet safety standard.
All our helmets have the CEN 1077 certification.