Toybox: Ski goggles
Scott Nav R-2 Goggles
The Nav R-2 (US$125; scott-sports.com) have a system that allows adjustment around the nose and face plus a light-sensitive lens that cuts glare, provides definition and enhances clarity in any conditions. They're also built to house the Recon Mod GPS unit (US$220, reconinstruments.com) which delivers crisp graphics of your speed, vertical descent, jump airtime, navigation and distance skied. The display sits at the bottom right of your frame and, when paired with your smartphone, shows incoming calls and text messages. The playlist mode lets you play all the music on your phone/MP3 player.
The Airbrake (HK$2,487; oakley.com) have interchangeable lenses so that whatever the weather conditions, you'll be sure of optimum visibility. The Switchlock technology makes swapping lenses quick and easy; you literally flick a switch, and the lens can be replaced in seconds. The Airbrake also come with a fire iridium lens for bright light and a persimmon lens for flat light as standard, so you're set for most ski conditions. Additional lens options are available.
The APX (HK$2,300; dragonalliance.com) are the first fully frameless goggles, and they not only look cool, but also come with lots of great features. They're helmet compatible and feature easy lens interchangeability, super anti-fog lenses, a Polartech microfleece strap for greater comfort, optically correct lenses for sharp, accurate vision and come in large fit (APX) and smaller fit (APXS), so you'll have no trouble finding a model to suit you.