The Italian sunglass company unveils a new line of helmets and goggles at SIA.
After a three-year hiatus from the U.S. marketplace, Carrera unveiled its American line at SIA 2012. Top-of-the-line helmets include the men’s Enigma and the women’s Paradox (both $160), with M.A.S. (Multi Air System) active ventilation, seamless goggle integration and Carrera’s new Thermo Cool liner, a technical fabric designed to respond to the wearer’s heating and cooling needs.
Over the years, we’ve learned to keep our ski goggles handy during the offseason. We’ve slipped them on for impromptu motorcycle rides, while chain-sawing lodgepole pines for firewood and during particularly muddy single-track mountain bike descents in a number of ski towns. But we’ve never thought of wearing them to keep champagne out of our eyes.
Ski goggles are so useful. They keep snow out of our eyes as we schuss down the mountain, they dim the sun on overbright bluebird days and keep our corneas healthy, and modern polarized lenses can even improve our vision. Plus, when combined with a nice black balaclava, goggles also make a pretty great getup for robbing the local Gas n' Sip.