Saturday, December 8, 2012
A Quick Mod To Make Ski Goggles Mountaineering Capable
I got a pair of Smith ski goggles to make sure that blowing snow is not an issue when we tackle the 12,300-foot California Matterhorn at the end of this month,
While adjusting the straps this afternoon, I found that even moderate stress on the goggle straps caused them to pull loose from the clasp/buckle pieces that allow it to be connected at the back of the head.
Perhaps okay for the ski slopes, not for mountaineering.
So I punted on the existing clasps and opted for a reusable cable tie. A normal one would work as well.
So, I need to slip the strap over my head rather than buckling the ends. Not such a penalty for keeping the goggles from sailing off into the abyss.