SNOW SPORTS

Clear visibility and safety

The history of snow resorts in Japan stretches back more than a century. Winter sports enthusiasts flock from far and wide, drawn by abundant, fine-quality snow resulting from the unique geographic environment of the Far East. You, too, are sure to be enchanted by the rich and varied culture and majestic nature of Japan. This is the marvelous environment in which SWANS has been creating its products since 1911. The snowscapes of Japan pose myriad, daunting challenges as well, however, including mountainside climates that change in the blink of an eye, deep snow, damp air that can be as thick as clouds, and steep and varied slopes. The mission of SWANS is to tackle the challenges presented by this environment and enable people to enjoy winter sports with a maximum of safety and comfort. We apply our state-of-the-art technologies to the pursuit of genuine comfort, and enable our users to achieve it. Sterling quality and solid reliability. That's the mark of SWANS.

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Choose a lens

  • Ice Mirror x Ultra Light Purple

    • Visibile light transmition : 35%
    • Optimal environment :

    To suit the needs of winter-sports environments in Japan, characterized by frequent clouds and snowfall, these lenses succeed in increasing visibility of uneven snow surfaces even under low light conditions. Another important distinguishing feature of these lenses is the way they make it easier for the eyes to adapt in situations involving rapid variation between light and dark, such as on ski courses in the woods.

  • MIT Blue Mirror x Polarized Gray

    • Visibile light transmition : 17%
    • Optimal environment :

    Peeling is a common issue in standard vapor-deposition mirror coating, the final stage of the lens process. However, our mirror technology eliminates this worry by sealing the mirror layer inside the lens. Furthermore, since this technology involves use of a uniform mirror layer formed in advance, it eliminates the issues of color spotting and differences in coloration in the field of view.
    In addition, since the lenses of safety glasses and snow goggles have a petroid coating on the outermost layer, they result in mirror lenses with strong scratch resistance.

  • MIT Red Mirror x Polarized Gray

    • Visibile light transmition : 12%
    • Optimal environment :

    Peeling is a common issue in standard vapor-deposition mirror coating, the final stage of the lens process. However, our mirror technology eliminates this worry by sealing the mirror layer inside the lens. Furthermore, since this technology involves use of a uniform mirror layer formed in advance, it eliminates the issues of color spotting and differences in coloration in the field of view.
    In addition, since the lenses of safety glasses and snow goggles have a petroid coating on the outermost layer, they result in mirror lenses with strong scratch resistance.

  • Shadow mirror x polarized gray

    • Visibile light transmition : 32%
    • Optimal environment :

    Polarized gray suppresses reflected light and makes it easier to capture irregularities.
    The view through the lens feels bright, and the shadow mirror cuts the glare firmly while keeping the brightness.

  • Shadow mirror x polarized pink

    • Visibile light transmition : 37%
    • Optimal environment :

    Polarized pink makes it easier to capture unevenness by suppressing reflected light.
    The view through the lens feels bright, and the shadow mirror cuts the glare firmly while keeping the brightness.

  • Shadow mirror x gray

    • Visibile light transmition : 36%
    • Optimal environment :

    Gray lenses have a natural color through the lens. And the shadow mirror cuts the glare firmly while keeping the brightness.

  • Pastel pink mirror x polarized pink

    • Visibile light transmition : 33%
    • Optimal environment :

    Polarized pink makes it easier to capture unevenness by suppressing reflected light.
    The view through the lens feels bright, and the pastel brown mirror cuts the glare firmly while keeping the brightness.
    A lens that can be used in all weather conditions.

  • Pastel brown mirror x polarized pink

    • Visibile light transmition : 30%
    • Optimal environment :

    Polarized pink makes it easier to capture unevenness by suppressing reflected light.
    The view through the lens feels bright, and the pastel brown mirror cuts the glare firmly while keeping the brightness.
    A lens that can be used in all weather conditions.

  • Pastel brown mirror x bright pink

    • Visibile light transmition : 47%
    • Optimal environment :

    Bright pink feels bright through the lens. And the pastel brown mirror cuts the glare firmly while keeping the brightness.
    A lens that can be used in all weather conditions.

photochromic The brightness adjusts in accordance with the environment. So you can see.

The brightness of the lens automatically adjusts in accordance with the weather, be it snowy, rainy, cloudy or sunny, due to technology that changes the brightness of the lens in response to the amount of UV rays passing through it. The more UV rays there are, the darker the lens becomes, and the lens becomes lighter when there are less UV rays. SWANS photochromic technology is revolutionary due to its ability to react to small amounts of UV rays and the high speed of its color changes, which has not been seen before with regular photochromic technology.

photochromic x ultra lens

photochromic x ultra light purple photochromic x ultra light purple

Developed with the concept of being good in bad weather, PHOTOCHROMIC (brightness control) has been added to the ULTRA LENS line-up, which distinctly shows things that are uneven. Automatically adjusting the brightness in accordance with the environment, in addition to the ULTRA LENS features, helps support comfortable riding in all possible weather conditions.

17%~35% 17%~35%
photochromic x mit lens

photochromic x mirror insert technology photochromic x mirror insert technology

This is a lens that has added PHOTOCHROMIC (brightness control) technology, which changes color depending on UV rays, to the features of a MIT LENS, which do not peel off and are hard to scratch. The automatic adjustment of the brightness means that it can be used in a wide range of environments.

33%~69% 33%~69%
photochromic x polar

photochromic x polarized photochromic x polarized

By combining the features of a polarized lens that controls reflected light and PHOTOCHROMIC technology that changes color depending on UV rays, this lens can control glare while accounting for variable light from the uneven snow surface. This lens is recommended for people that are sensitive to dazzling glare and those who want have the unevenness highlighted.

18%~34% 18%~34%

SWANS PRODUCT FEATURE

Goggles that fit Japanese
Frames are constructed from designs based on the head shape of Japanese people. All of SWANS goggles are based on the head shape data derived from a large number of Japanese people, including top sports people in Japan, so that the frame shape is designed with specifications that really fit Japanese people.

Technology that fits Japanese
The average head shapes of Japanese and Western people are very different. SWANS snow helmets are designed to fit Japanese head shapes. All sorts of adjustable features are included to provide a comfortable and safe fit for lots of Japanese people.

Other features

  • Polarized lens

    POLARIZED LENS shuts out the blue light which creates an unclear vision. Light waves traveling freely can vibrate in any direction. When light strikes a horizontal surface such as snow or water, it vibrates horizontally, creating glare. POLARIZED LENS is designed to block the reflected glare from the snow surface. The end result is an enhanced visual sharpness and reduced eye fatigue. To facilitate this clear vision upon different weathers, we have different polarized lens colors.

  • UV-blocking effects

    UV rays can cause severe damage not only to the skin but to the eyes as well. It has been pointed out that exposing the eyes to strong sunlight over a long period of time results in more than just painful irritation—it also is one cause of disabilities of the eyes. All lenses used in SWANS products (with the exception of some special-purpose Yamamoto products) block 99.99% or more of harmful UV rays—no matter which lens color you choose.

  • ANTI-FOG LENS

    ANTI-FOG LENS eliminates fogging very efficiently with its anti-fog coating on the inner side of the lens. With the combination of a ventilating feature (ventilating mesh) on the frame, it provides a much clearer vision.

  • CLARITEX COAT

    CLARITEX is a special coating which provides “Water repellency” and “Stain resistance” on the lens surface. CLARITEX has superb water repellency which can resist any water-drops on the lens and it maintains clear visibility even in wet weather conditions. CLARITEX also resists any stains or smears such as finger-prints or water-stains. Even in case that it is stained, you can remove those stains easily and it is also anti-scratch.

  • SPHERICAL LENS

    SPHERICAL LENS has a very similar spherical shape to the human eyeball. It has very strong durability to impact, cold temperature resistance and heat resistance. It prevents the distortion of an optical component and has a wide visibility. The wider space inside of the goggle generates a more effective anti-fog ability.

  • DOUBLE LENS

    DOUBLE LENS is very light in weight and flexible in shape as a single lens. It provides a stable fitting feeling and high safety. An air layer between double lenses can performs an anti-fog feature very effectively.

  • HEAT LENS

    The transparent electric heating element built in the lens clears fogging or frost by the power of a chargeable lithium-polymer battery. It supports safe skiing by providing a clear view even under severe circumstances.

SHOP Snow Sport stores

You can purchase SWANS Snow Sport products at the following stores.
Please visit your nearest store to pick up the real things and check out how comfortable they feel and what great visibility they offer.
Please note that the available products and periods of availability may differ depending on the particular store’s stock.
Please contact the store for more details.

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