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Goggles and helmets are about as necessary to skiing and riding as a pair of warm gloves or mittens. They add to the overall comfort of a day on the slopes. They add a layer of protection from the elements. And in the case of a helmet, protection from a whole lot more. Helmets provide not only protection, but great warmth. Goggles protect from those nasty UV rays, and improve visibility. When helmet is paired with compatible goggles, the goggle remains fog free. You remain worry free.
While you still do see a few skiers and riders NOT wearing a helmet, nowadays it is pretty much the norm. Especially for kids. No one expects a whack to the head on the slopes. But it happens.
2019/2020 Helmets at Avie’s Ski / Sports
Marker MAP helmets contain a special honeycomb-style material that offers superior head protection in the event of a crash. MAP regains its initial shape almost instantly, so it protects from multiple impacts in the same crash incident.
Phoenix MAP — The Phoenix MAP utilizes a hybrid design combined with MAP protection pads. Positioned in the critical areas at the back of the head, forehead, and temples, MAP can protect up to 22% more effectively compared with regular EPS helmets. MARKER is the only helmet maker to implement this innovative material, which regains its initial shape almost instantaneously, protecting against multiple impacts during the same crash. MAP PADS also make the helmet more comfortable, since they automatically adjust to the skier’s head shape, and prevent pressure points from forming. The ultimate in comfort, quality, and performance for the discerning skier.
Ampire — The Ampire features a hybrid shell with fully adjustable venting. Our 360 degree Edge Protection System optimizes durability, cosmetics, and protection, thanks to in-molded sections under the brim and along the back. All Ampire helmets feature a venting lever that is integrated into the vent itself to save weight and increase ease of operation.
Convoy + — The new Convoy+ features double in-mold technology in a sleek new design, with MarkAir venting and our unique magnetic buckle clip called Fidlock. Removable ear pads and a comfortable X-dry Performance lining complete the package.
Squad Jr. — The Squad Junior’s freeride styling and list of features is unmatched in its category, with Air Jam climate control and a super comfy removable liner. With adjustable sizing, this hard shell freeride helmet will suit kids for years to come.
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Triple Eight helmets are designed with classic skate park styling. In fact, they can double in the skate park during the season of no snow. The Audio helmet comes equipped with—you guessed it—a built in audio system. A 3.5 mm audio cord fits most of todays music systems. This helmet allows you to plug in to your favorite tunes while you carve up the groomers, slide rails in the park, dodge trees in the woods, or simply chill on the lift. The Standard does it all, but in quiet mode. Both helmets meets current safety standards for ski and ride helmets.
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2019/2020 Goggles at Avie’s Ski / Sports
While sunglasses fit the bill on the slopes in late spring, most of the time goggles are needed to protect your eyes from glare, wind, cold, and UV. Avie’s Ski / Sports carries a diversity of goggle styles so you can find that one special one that best fits you. While not impossible to show all the color combinations of frames, lenses, and straps available at Avie’s Ski / Sports on this page, it would be messy. Stop in and browse the selection. Try them on and pick that special one for style and comfort. Wear glasses? No worries. There are several “over-the-glasses” options for you to choose from.
Goggles are very personal, and the options and choices are so many. For these reasons you need to personally look through the selection to find the pair that is just right for you. There will be something for you at Avie’s.
Dragon’s innovative approach led to the very first frameless goggle—known as the NFX—launched in the winter of 2011, revolutionized the snow goggle market. Dragon goggles are equipped with LUMALENS® technology. LUMALENS provides ultra-high definition optics that improves and optimizes visibility in all environments, and delivers superior color vividness and improved depth perception. LUMALENS® Photochromic adaptive goggle lenses automatically change color and tint in response to changing light and weather conditions. Many photo chromatic goggles always remain one static level of tint, which is why they can seem too dark on cloudy days or not dark enough in sunny conditions. Dragon LUMALENS® Photochromic adaptive goggle lenses automatically darken in bright sunlight and lighten in overcast/cloudy weather. The process is so seamless that you don’t even notice the tint changing.
While the target market for Dragon goggles is the snowboarding community, Avie’s Ski Testers took them on the hill and found them to be amazing. All models, even those very reasonably priced, returned sharp, true-to-color images while reducing glare. The photo chromatic version—NFX2—was beyond amazing. One Avie’s Ski Tester tried out the NFX2 on a cloudy, flat-light day at Pico and found that they did not over-darken the sky, helped reduced shadows, and were just plain out comfortable to wear. For models with interchangeable lenses, swapping lenses was ridiculously easy.
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Linx features an excellent field of vision packed into a sleek, modern semi-frameless design. A spherical OptiView lens delivers the best in distortion free optics and SCOTT’s Fit System adjustment allows you to dial a custom fit to your face.
Faze II takes all the popular features of the original Faze, like 2-layer face foam and ACS lens ventilation, and up’s the level of performance. The depth of the frame has been reduced, delivering a large spherical lens with a massive field of vision in a slim modern design.
Fact allows you to indulge yourself with a rock steady goggle without breaking the bank. Optimal fit and a clean look are the defining features of this contemporary frame.
Unlimited II OTG is specifically designed to offer the best comfort and performance for people wearing glasses. OTG—over the glasses—technology and engineering gives skiers unmatched performance while utilizing SCOTT’s legendary goggle design.
Gordini goggles offer many style and price point options, which is especially nice for parents. Avie’s Ski / Sports carries a broad selection of very moderately priced goggles for children. We know they outgrow things quickly. And sometimes break them, or lose them, even faster. Gordini helps take the financial sting out of keeping the kids stylishly protected from the elements.
A very nice feature of Gordini goggles is that they contain “memory face foam” at contact points. Your skin warms the foam which then molds to your facial contours for a snug, warm fit.
Gordini also offers high end goggles with all the bells and whistles. The Reload series goggles have fast change lenses so that as conditions change, or if you do some night skiing or riding, you simply swap lenses. Reload series goggles are available in regular fit, a smaller cut fit for smaller individuals, and an OTG (over-the-glasses) model that accommodates those who wear glasses.
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