How to fit ski goggles and helmet together

How to fit ski goggles and helm together
Alot of wintersport enthusiasts ask themselves the question. How do i fit my ski goggle and helmet together? There is no easy answer to this questions. Because it heavily depends on your face shape and size.

Luckily there are dozens of options on the goggle and ski helmet market. You will read how to find your best ski helmet and goggle fit in this blog. We'll explain this in the following topics:

  1. Why do ski goggles have to match helmet?

  2. How do I know what goggle/helmet fits?

  3. How to choose compatible helmet and goggle

  4. How to wear goggle and helmet?

  5. Do goggles go over or under helmet?

  6. What is an one-size-fits-all goggle?

  7. How can a goggle fit all helmets?


1. Why do ski goggles need to match a helmet?

The reason you want a good pair is for comfort, safety and performance. The most important function is protection for the eyes and for falling. Skiing or snowboarding can go at very high speeds and you don't want to get something in your eye or fall on your bare head. If you have a comfortable pair of goggles and helmet, you can purely focus on the sports itself. Not worrying about your safety and actually improve your performance.

No exposed skin

You should have no exposed skin between your goggles and forehead. If you do, adjust your system so that the brim of the helmet is flush with the top of the goggles; there should be less than a quarter-inch of space between the two.

Optimal ventilation system

Another reason why you need a good fit is the ventilation system. Both the helmet and goggle have a cold air flow system. If they work well together your goggle is less likely to fog up. Air vents are the best option for fog prevention. After all, who wants to see their goggles fog up easily?

Ski goggle ventilation system

Adjustable venting system

The best option is a helmet with adjustable ventilation. The adjustable vents are closed by a slide mechanism so that not all vents are ventilating. So that you can adjust the air flow to work properly with every weather type. The air vents will also give you beter temperature regulation.

Although it is possible that a helmet with fixed vents works great for you.

2. How do I know what goggle/helmet fits?

As a general principle, small-size goggles are designed for children and youth (or small female faces), while size M works finest for young 12+ riders, female faces and small male faces. Size L is for normal to large male faces. There are also Asian fit goggles for people with higher cheekbones and a low nose bridge.

Women measuring her head for ski goggle

Measure your head

But the best way is to measure your head and search for a close fit. A high quality helmet might not fit you, so keep looking until you have a good fit. The best ski helmets have an adjustable fit system, these will more likely achieve an extremely comfortable fit.

How do you know if a ski helmet fits?

A ski helmet should fit snuggly around the head, with no spaces between the foam or padding and the skier's head. If it moves while wearing, it is too large. A helmet shouldn't be too tight as it may cause headaches.

How do you measure helmet size?

In order to find the best helmet size, you will have to measure your head. To measure your head size, wrap a measuring tape horizontally around your forehead. Select the helmet that is the closest fit to that size.

How do you know if a ski goggle fits?

A perfect fit is crucial. Your goggles need to cover your face without being loose or having any noticeable gaps. If they pinch your face or feel uncomfortable, they probably won't be right for you.

3. How to choose compatible ski helmet and goggle?

Generally speaking, ski goggles are usually worn with a ski helmet. Therefore, it’s vital that your goggles are compatible with helmets, which most are.

White ski helmet with red mirror ski goggle

Keep testing your pairs

The best way of determining a good fit is by testing them together. A manufacturer can say it's a good fit, but they don't know your head shape and size. Although it is a good indication.

Check the ski helmet and goggle sizing

The second thing to look at is sizings, most medium goggles go well with medium and larger helmets. A smaller goggle is more likely to fit with a bigger helmet than the other way around. Look at the shape of the helmet and compare it with the goggle. Most goggles have a smooth edge that fits with most helmets, so do the helmets. Although the size is a more impactful indication.

Do ski goggles need to be same brand as helmet?

No, the ski goggle and helmet do not have to be from the same brand. Although the brands will most definitely have a good fitting pair. To be sure to know if a goggle fits with a helmet, you will have to test them together. It is common to take either the goggle or helmet to a store and fit them together with different options.

4. How do you wear a goggle with ski helmets?

Goggles are always worn overtop of the helmet for a better grip and to avoid the elastic strap rubbing that could irritate the scalp. First of all, adjust the elastic strap so that the goggles fit your face properly. You should not feel any pressure but the goggles should be in good contact with the top of your face to insulate you from the cold and stay in place during your day skiing.

Many helmets have a system on the back of them to hold the goggles in place when skiing. It is generally in the form of a slot on the shell that allows you to wedge the goggle's elastic strap on and thus holds them in place.

How do you wear a ski helmet?

The best snowboard helmets should protect the head properly. It should have a tight fit and not be loose or moving. The helmet shouldn't sit to low on the head so that it pushes the ski goggle on the nose. There should be a little gap inbetween the two. The ear pads whould cover the ears properly.

Adjust the chin straps

Chin straps are an important factor for safety. They should always fit snuggly so that no more than two fingers fit between the strap and chin. If you yawn, the helmet should move downward.

Man adjusting skin strap of ski helmet

Removable ear pads

Removable ear pads are a must. They can be warm and comfy, but you won't hear much of your surroundings. It is a big benefit to be able to choose when to wear and not to wear the warm muffs.

How to check a good safety and fit for a child?

Make sure the helmet protects your child's forehead and covers the rear of their head. It should sit 1 inch above their eyebrows in front and leave room for their head to move freely without rubbing against their neck in back.

Have your child or teen open their mouth wide… big yawn! The ski goggle should fit snugly against the chin and the helmet should move down the head while yawning. If not, the chin strap needs to be tightened. Once the chin strap is fastened, the ski goggles and helmet should not move in any direction, back-to-front or side-to-side.

5. Do goggles go over or under helmet?

Goggles are almost always worn over the top of the helmet for a betterhold and to avoid the elastic strap rubbing that could irritate the scalp. First of all, adjust the elastic strap so that the goggles fit your face properly.

6. What is an one-size-fits-all ski goggle?

A one-size-fits-all ski goggle has the best ski helmet compatibility there is. The shape is designed to fit with any helmet of the same shape on the market.

During your lifetime you will switch helmet and goggles once every few years and we want to supply a sustainable product that lasts longer than a few years. That includes goggle designs that are build to last with different helmets. Buy a new lens once every few years, save some bucks and it's even better for mother nature! 

Three ski goggles

A great design that lasts for years, fits with almost any helmet in the market and fits everyone.


7. How can this ski goggle fit every helmet?

Well maybe not every helmet, but 99% of them should do! The ski goggle and ski helmet have been going together on the holidays for years and it's no surprise that the designs are working together. 

Almost every manufacturer makes a helmet with somewhat the same curve to fit with your ski goggles. We've measured almost every helmet on the market and made a ski goggle that fits all of them! How? Simple, we build a frame that fits in all the helmets. The rimless design makes it possible to get a bigger lens and field of view. 

So our goggle looks great and fits in all. Meaning that it fits with all helmets from size small and up.


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