Snow Goggle Buying Guide

You don’t need to be a pro to choose the right snow goggles for you. Just follow our guide, it will make your decision easier! 

 1. Choose the right lens shape 

Moowin lenses come in two different shapes: 

  • Cylindrical – called the Blizzard lens. 

This cylindrical lens is curved on the horizontal axis and is straight on the vertical axis. They are suitable for the ones who like a more classic, throwback look and generally won’t choose big snow goggle models.  They are also less bulky than the spherical alternative. 



  • Spherical – called the Helios lens 

This spherical lens curves both vertically and horizontally and closely simulates the natural shape of the eye. It allows you to see more with the greater lens surface area and offers a clear picture with less glare and distortion. 



 2. Decide about the lens colour 

Lens colour has an important function – you should choose the right one for specific weather conditions to assure the best vision. Take a look at the infographic that will help you choose the right one: 


Don’t worry about memorising this infographic. You can also find the details of each model/lens on the product pages.  

Important: Our magnetic technology allows you to quickly change the lens to a different one if the weather turns bad or night falls. 

 Want to dig deeper into the lens specifications? Let’s get some terms clear: 

VLT (Visible Light Transmission) and S category 

VLT specifies the percentage of light passing through the lens and reaching your eyes. The S rating is simply a range of VLT that defines a category of weather conditions best suited for the lens. 

3-8% S4 Very strong Very sunny
9-18% S3 Strong Sunny, few clouds
19-43% S2 Moderate Cloudy, little sunny
44-80% S1 Low Cloudy, artificial light
81-100% S1 Low Snowfall, artificial light


Layers and Inner Tint 

Our lenses are made out of two layers, with an insulated gap between them to prevent fogging. The outer layer has a REVO mirror coating presented in the above infographic, while the inner layer has a light grey tint to provide extra contrast!    

You may remember old school snow goggles that typically had orange/brown tints which made everything, well, orange – until you got used to it. This served a similar purpose, but nowadays these inner tints can be much more pleasant thanks to the protection of the REVO mirror coating on the outer layer. 


Ultra Violet (UV) light protection 

It is important to protect your eyes from dangerous UVA and UVB sun rays, as they can cause serious harm to your eyes. All our goggles have 100% UV protection also referred to as UV400. 


 3. Check other important features 

Fit Size 

Our goggles fall under the medium/large category. What does that mean? They give you extra peripheral vision for blazing down the mountain, slashing powder in the backcountry or sending it in the park. 


Three layers of breathable foam padding make a comfortable fit and add more ventilation to help prevent fogging. 

For some additional venting, there are also air holes on the lenses. 


Moowin elastic and anti-slip straps have two sliding clips to make adjustments in strap length, ensuring that the goggle can fit any helmet and head size. Our Helios models also have a removable strap. 


The frame of our snow goggles is made of strong yet light TPU frame material. It makes your snow moments comfortable, but also safe – with its anti-collision bumper it protects your eyes from accidental impact. 


4. When you finally decide ... 

Make sure your new snow goggles will stay with you for many seasons of amazing adventures. Some quick tips and tricks to treat them right:  

  • Moowin snow goggles come in a handy case, hard on one side and soft on the other, which effectively protects your lenses and makes it fit into every bag. Separately purchased lenses come in soft pouch. 
  • When it's time for a pit-stop or apres ski, place them on the foam side with the lens facing up. 
  • Use only a soft cloth to dry (do not wipe) the lenses of the glasses.  
  • When you have finished skiing, dry your goggles thoroughly before putting them in your bag. Do not dry the glasses on a radiator, hot surfaces, in direct sunlight or high heat, such as on a car dashboard. 
  • If the snow freezes on the lens while skiing, do not try to remove it as it will destroy your reflective layer. Wait for it to melt and wipe with a soft cloth.  
  • When not in use, store the goggles in a case.