Getting goggles that fit your face well is just as important as choosing the right lens in a goggle that looks good. Any goggles that are designed for snowboarding or skiing are supposed to have a nice seal with the foam/fleece layer onto your face. Ideally, they should fit snugly on your head, tight enough that they won’t move around with any bumps or sudden shocks.
No matter the brand of goggles you are looking at, there isn’t any major differences between the asian fit and the regular versions. The frames, straps and lenses are all the same, the only difference is in the foam padding. It ends up being much easier if you ever need to look for a spare or replacement lens, as the regular ones fit just the same.
In the Asian Fit versions, there is extra padding around the nose bridge, which means that you will still get a tight seal around the top of your nose, that you wouldn’t get on the regular version. Other than that, they are all the same – you just might get a better feel from the asian fit.
It is best if you can go into a shop and try them on, to make sure you are getting the best fit, but that isn’t always possible. On top of that, the range of Asian Fit snow goggles is much smaller, so they can be a bit more difficult to find.
Every season the range is getting bigger, with more brands releasing Asian Fit versions – so they aren’t as hard to come by as they used to be. Electric and Smith all have a few models, but Oakley definitely has the most options.
Have a look here to see what goggles are available: Shop Asian Fit Snow Goggles
Like all the winter season sports, stores have the biggest range just before and during winter, and although products go on sale towards the end of the season and into spring and summer, the range is much smaller.