Goggle Gap Project Introduced By SIA
A collaboration among manufacturers and associations has initiated a new program called “The Goggle Gap Project” that has now been adopted by Snowsports Industries of America (SIA).The issue the project is trying to address is the correct fit for helmets and goggles among kids and teenagers. When fit is not correct, a portion of the forehead is left exposed and a so-called “goggle gap” is created.
More than 1.5 million goggle units and 1.1 helmet units purchased last season, so some 4.4 million youth could be affected.
“Like any sport, there are many details to consider when purchasing ski and snowboard gear,” says SIA President David Ingemie. “The Goggle Gap Project is just another way that equipment manufacturers and specialty retail stores are collaborating to educate parents, teens, and really everyone on the importance of fitting snow sports headgear.”
The brim of the helmet should be flush with the top of the goggles, says SIA. Any space larger than an inch means the helmet and goggle does not fit properly. Even that inch is probably only acceptable if the liner materials of the goggle and helmet cover all skin areas.
Consumers can find out detailed information on the Goggle Gap in the Kids Zone of Snolink.com.