Listen, this is not a test, Burning Man is just around the corner and we are going to sell out of goggles. Every year the same thing happens, people come and shop in July and scope out the goggles they want but they hold off buying them. They wait to the last possible minute and try to grab a pair. More often than not the unthinkable happens and we are sold out of basically everything. Price shopping is a good idea. Check out online stores and shops in Vancouver. Make the best possible choice, but be organised and make sure that you have protection for your eyes. They’re really hard to replace.
Here are my top three suggestions for Burning Man goggles (guess what they’re all under $50):
Retro Joes are shatterproof. They have poly carbonate lenses with a UV 300 filter for maximum protection so that your peepers will be able to keep peeping. They are available in smoke, yellow or clear lenses. We generally recommend yellow lenses because they are dark enough to protect you from the glare of the sun but light enough that you can still wear them at night. As an added bonus, the frames are fold-able which makes them super easy to pack and store. Win.
Listen up my fellow bespectacled friends, Big Ben goggles fit over most styles of glasses. You don’t have to choose between being able to see or protecting your eyes. You can have it both ways! Not only do Big Bens fit over glasses they also have an anti fog coating so you don’t have to worry about condensation blocking your view of the Playa! Like the Retro Joes, Big Bens are available with clear lenses, yellow lenses or smoke lenses.
Machinist Goggles will protect your eyes from dust but they do not seal as well as Big Bens or Retro Joes. What they lack in function they make up for in style. These are probably our most popular pair of goggles. The bronze and brown tones give the goggles a definite steampunk style. The metal brackets dial that steampunk style up to eleven. They have padding around the eyes which make them super comfortable to wear for long periods of time either on your face or on your head. The green lenses makes it easy to transition from daytime to nighttime without impairing your vision.
What’s your favourite style of goggles? Let us know in the comments below!