Prizm ™ and ski goggles:the revolution of optics made by Oakley.

The ski season has now begun and between skis, boots, suits, jackets and technical equipment in general, even the choice of goggles, cannot remain to chance.
 
What are those who are on the snow all day looking for from a similar article What are the benefits that the mask must give How to deal with the purchase of such an aesthetic accessory, but of such a purely technical nature, to be sure to buy wiselyio?
 
Between spherical lenses, cutting-edge optical filters and prizm technology, the choice is really wide and, as is good practice in these cases, we need to focus on a device that is right for us in terms of context, price and use that we are going to make of it!
 
First of all, the first consideration falls on the color of the lenses. There are 4 categories, from the lighter ones S1 to the darker ones S4. Depending on the weather conditions, the lenses change their degree of brightness, resolution and sharpness, affecting the visual experience.
 
S1 and S2 lenses are created for unfavorable weather conditions such as fog, snow and white sky.
 
  
 
While the S3 or S4 improve visibility in conditions of full sun and clear skies.
 
 OAKLEY 707041 MASCHERA DA SCI
 
It is also very important to distinguish between masks with cylindrical lenses and masks with spherical lenses, that is rounded even in vertical section.
The main difference is that the former have a classic cut and return a natural visual experience, while the spherical ones guarantee a 3D image more similar to reality.
 
OAKLEY 707051
SPHERICAL LENS
 
OAKLEY 704548 MASCHERA DA SCI CON LENTE CILINDRICA
 CYLINDRICAL LENS
 
Among all the brands then, the one who has been teaching for decades is Oakley, which has always been a point of reference for all sportspeople, capable of guaranteeing high performance even in its cheapest models.
The novelty that has revolutionized the world of optics in the snow sector the most is the Prizm technology. The result of 40 years of innovation made by Oakley, Prizm technology, thanks to the adjustment of the individual wavelengths of colors, perfects visual acuity by revealing nuances that are imperceptible to the human eye..
Depending on the situation of light, sun, clouds and context, these filters are capable of leveling
saturation and vividness in order to create the right contrast.
 
To prune a practical example of the latest products at Oakley we have four basic models of masks, which are divided according to the type of pigmentation of the lens and the transmission of light.
 

 

PRIZM HI PINK 

 MASCHERA DA SCI OAKLEY PRIZM HI PINK

 

snow / forecast weather

light transmission: 35-40%

contrast: increased

Base Lens Color: PRIZM Low

 

PRIZM ROSE 

 MASCHERA DA SCI OAKLEY PRIZM ROSE

 

snow / forecast weather

light transmission: 25-28%

contrast: increased

Base Lens Color: PRIZM Low

 

                                             
 Both used in situations of bad weather and poor visibility are very similar in characteristics and yield, distinguished by a slight difference in light transmission.
 

 

PRIZM SAPPHIRE, TORCH AND JADE IRIDIUM 

MASCHERA DA SCI OAKLEY 708504 

sun / clouds weather

light transmission: 17-20

contrast: increased

Base Lens Color: PRIZM Medium

 

Although different from an aesthetic point of view, functionally they have the same characteristics, both in terms of light transmission and contrast, vividness and saturation.

 

 PRIZM BLACK IRIDIUM

 

bright sun weather

 

light transmission: 10-13%

contrast: increased

Base Lens Color: PRIZM Bright

                                           
Typically used by Californian snowboarders, this goggle is designed for days of full sun and bright light, ensuring maximum protection for our eyes.


Ultimately the technology Prizm™ brings with it the charm of being able to launch into every descent, regardless of the weather situation, with the guarantee of always obtaining the maximum resolution thanks to its ability to highlight the roughness, balancing saturation and vividness in favor of a contrast that gives an experience absolute visual.
Whether this year you are focusing on the slopes immersed in the woods of Alta Badia, in Madonna di Campiglio and the enchanting scenery of the Brenta Dolomites, or on a sporting weekend in the coniferous woods of Val Gardena, the imperative is to indulge in a unique ski holiday, fully appreciating the breathtaking landscapes that these peaks offer us.