The Test4outside.com testers took the Starwind out, these goggles are especially designed for small faces and we tested them with big expectations!
They are pretty well-designed (even if we noticed some use of cheap plastic) and the design is quite retro.
The lens is very good, total sun protection at an index of 4. The best bit is that the lens adapts to shadowy areas, which is amazing because you don’t need two sets of goggles; one for sunny weather and one for bad weather, or the need to change your lens, which is always a bit delicate to do without damaging them.
The Starwind, like the Aeropspace from the same brand, has an interesting peculiarity: a system that enables you to move the lens away from the frame to create air flow ventilation. Which is very interesting for freeride and backcountry skiing: say goodbye to lens fog! Thanks to the two small levers on either side of the lens, you open and close the system. It isn’t that easy to do in big gloves, but usually you open it before a climb so your hands aren’t necessarily wearing gloves. We did also test it on short descents, best advice – don’t ski too fast like this! We would’ve liked a small “clip” to ensure that the lens was in the chosen position.
The head strap is good and strong: the silicone bands stop the goggles from sliding down the helmet.
Laterally the field of vision is good. Vertically it’s less impressive because of course these goggles are quite small.
They are comfortable thanks to the foam that adapts to the shape of your face. Only problem when wearing a helmet is that it isn’t easy to grab the goggles to remove them.
Perfect goggles for backcountry, perfect for small faces and doted with the super ventilation system so there is no fogging up.
We used this equipment over a long period of time
These are our thoughts after intensive use:
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