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Ski Goggles – A Needed Piece of Equipment for Winter Sports

During a recent trip to the maintains an important piece of luggage was delayed upon arrival and we had to leave to the ski slopes without the ski boots, sunglasses, ski goggles, snow pants and a few other items. It has long been an understanding that ski boots and goggles are the most important part of the ski equipment paraphernalia. The impression was further fortified in this occasion when the suitcase in question did not appear on the luggage carousel. The airline was helpful and apologetic yet the clock was ticking and we drove on to the slopes.

Skiing in rental boots is already troublesome enough and not having the right goggles for overcast low light conditions and for sunshine adds to the drag and takes the fun out of skiing. Best practices call for two pairs one with yellow or light-amber lenses for cloudy or snowy days and another with darker lenses for bight light and sunny conditions. Some lenses could distort colors so avoid driving with ski goggles. A sunglasses pair is also a necessity and is needed in addition to the goggles. Showing up at an après-ski party on a sunny deck in your ski goggles might be a bit awkward. A small challenge always revolves around how to protect the goggles and sunglasses – a sunglasses case or at least a heavy cloth cover should be an imminent part of the set of ski “tools” to protect from scratches and abuse.

A recent purchase of swimming goggles uncovered a precious find – the case (pictured) where they live is extremely fit for a smaller pair of sunglasses and comes in really handy. Not too suitable for winter sports equipment however. If you are faced in a situation where you need some protection for sports goggles or sunglasses – look in the old cabinets. There might be an old case of some sort which could be the ultimate sunglasses case for you.

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A case from swimming goggles can be efficiently used for sunglasses
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How to choose a sunglasses case?

Here are some very good reasons why should own a sunglasses case and how to properly select it.

Ownership reasons:

1. We only have one pair of eyes – we should do our due diligence and wear sun protection which should then be properly stored for further uses. Again, damaged lenses and serious scratches could cause negative long-term effects by improper reflection of light into the eye. Additionally, sitting on a pair of sunglasses who live in a soft case and have a metal frame and arms could hurt someone.

2. Protection of assets – some pairs are expensive. Save your money and effort.

3. Convenience – your sunglasses case could also have a handy lens wipe cloth

4. Looks and good impression – some cases could have personalized engravings and logos which could make you look good and more confident. The sunglasses case should be chosen to match your business card hold, pen, desk style etc. Do not settle for a type which you do not like.

5. A sunglasses case could come in handy should the case itself need to be used for something else – for example to keep your watch, money and cellphone while on the beach or playing tennis etc.

6. Find your own reason, whatever makes you feel good, get one and it will save you money – see below.

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Selection considerations:

Size and shape – choose a sunglasses case which naturally fits your shades and you do not have to stuff or shove them in there causing more damage than good.

Space constraints – the nicest and slickest looking hard sunglasses case might simply not fit in your car door. This will make you just throw the sunglasses there and again lead to scratches. Be sure you have the sunglasses case chosen for its proper home.

Travel – if you own more than one pair of sunglasses, you would more than likely need to get the corresponding number of cases. The ones which you keep in the kitchen on top of the fridge and you only use when reading on the porch or working in the garden, should be fine with a simpler less fancy case. Your favorite pair, which you take to work and commute daily with should be a reliable pair with a strong sunglasses case.

In conclusion, many people forget to buy a a case for their sunglasses or get the wrong kind for conditions or space. While this is probably not a life-threatening situation, it opens the door for trouble and visits to the mall or repair shop. Trips to the mall are costly especially if you take the family along – someone will invariably identify other items which you will then have to buy!

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Sunglasses Case Types in Detail

sunglasses case hardHard sunglasses cases are anything which can withstand a serious hit or a drop. The ultimate test here is if an averaged-weight person can lightly sit on the case without damaging the content. Or sit on a soft backpack or a purse with your case inside. Surely, titanium strength casing cannot be expected but a hard sunglasses case should be able to survive serious unintentional damages to it.

Soft cases are normally smaller, less bulky and protect from spills and scratches. They will not take any persistent abuse without breaking the sunglasses inside. They are convenient when travel space is limited, the bag they travel in is well-protected or they are the sports sunglasses kind which are naturally sturdier than some of their more dressy cousins.

Semi-soft sunglasses cases are a combination of the two above kinds with some backbone to them but lacking the strength to endure frequent beating. They can be very stylish while providing some protection for your precious sun gear.

Car cases for sunglasses are the most diversified kind often combined with unusual locations. Certain automobile models come with built-in cases such as the ones above the rear-view mirror – they are safe and an excellent storage place for sunglasses. I have also seen extensions to the visor where sunglasses can be attached (unfortunately unprotected). Cab drivers are most resourceful in coming up with unusual locations for their shades including minor interior customizations such as special clips which are mounted on the dashboard for sunglasses to clip into and not bounce when you drive. Another such rare location is the steering column between the wheel and the instrument panel – handy materials here are tape and velcro. By far the most popular spots for a sunglasses case is the door and the center console between the seats.

Another option for carrying your sunglasses around is if you decide to use a strap and just hang them around your neck. If you are at an outdoor cocktail company event I would discourage you from using a strap. It could be very handy in camping or hikes as well as other non-formal outdoor activities. A strap provides convenience from loss but would not help against scratches etc and would not provide proper protection such as the one by a sunglasses case.

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Lens Colors, Frames and Sunglasses Cases

This post lists the various lens colors and how they matter. Additionally, it briefly outlines other important features of sunglasses such as transmission of light, polarization, UV transmission and optics.

Sunglasses lenses should allow for transmission of light between 10 and 30 percent. A lens with transmission of light of 30 percent will block the remaining 70 percent and thus protect your eyes. Further, polarized lenses are very good for water sports, biking, skiing etc – they block horizontal rays which are reflected off of surfaces such as water, road pavement, snow etc. Horizontal light is aggressive and cause damages to the eye as its strength can often be fortified by the reflecting surface. Other factors which come into play when choosing lenses are UV transmission and optical quality.

UV transmission should be blocked over ninety percent by the lens; driving glasses could have less protection since most windshields have built-in UV protection. To verify if you windshield has UV protection you can do a simple test with your photochromic prescription glasses or ask someone who has some to get in your car on a sunny day. Photochromic lenses darken when exposed to UV light. If yours do not darken in the car with the windows up, then your windshield has UV-protection built-in.

Quality of lens optics applies to how distorted an image is, how well blue light is blocked off and whether colors feel true or not through the lenses. If the green light at the intersection appears bluish – it could be from the yellow lenses of those new shades you just bought.

Colors of the lens define how the eye reacts to light once it goes through the sunglasses. A sunglasses case would ensure that the original colors stay intact for and extended period of time.  Here are some of the most popular colors:

  • Yellow – very good for practicing sports on overcast days or in snowy and rainy conditions. Provide good UV protection however yellow lenses could distort colors.
  • Amber – provide superior contrast by blocking off all blue light which is known to cause distractions. Popular in sports such as sharp shooting, hunting etc. Amber lenses also distort colors.
  • Grey – the most common and universal they lessen light intensity in a most natural manner. Filter out UV light and keep all colors true without distortion.
  • Brown – also very general-use. Similar to grey with additional softening of the warmer colors. Perception of dept is improved and they are recommended for various sports which involve speed and fast moving surroundings.
  • Black – good for situations of extreme brightness. Black lenses could decrease contrast and most sources advise against driving with such lenses. If you have to go through a tunnel with your black lenses on, you would be taking a little too much risk of not being able to see well.
  • Clear – good for some night-time activities such as night skiing, hunting or hiking. Clear lenses are sometimes used in safety goggles.

Another factor to consider is the frame of the sunglasses. Certain sunglasses, even from very reputable manufacturers, come with a see-through or semi-clear frame. What this does is, reflects some of the light from the outside back into the sunglasses which could be irritating and spoil the effect of an otherwise excellent set of lenses. To avoid these situations, refrain from ordering sunglasses online (or try them in a store first) and be sure to test them in the sun or conditions similar to what you need them for. Be sure to pick out a matching sunglasses case with that too so that your investment stays protected and lasts.

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Uses Of An Oak Chest Of Drawers

The list of uses of an oak chest of drawers is very large and discussed below are just some of those that make this type of furniture worthwhile.

First, they can be used as part of the decor in a room. Some of the designs here often come with beautiful carvings that are pleasing to the eye. The use of flashy knobs on the drawers can also work as part of the interior ornamentation especially where they have been customized to flow with the colors in a room.

The most obvious of all uses is that of storage, an oak chest of drawers can provide optimum packing of household items like clothes. Their compact nature allows for many drawers to be built on the single unit thus providing extra storage. The stacking of the drawers also means that this storage is confined to a particular spot rather that it being spread over a large area.

In the kitchen these oak chests of drawers come in handy when storing things like knives, forks, pans, and other forms of cutlery. The various designs that allow for different sized drawers to feature in the same unit means that storage of different sizes of cutlery are easily accommodated.

With joined pieces an oak chest of drawers is fixed together as a single unit with a coffee table. The use can be extended to that of a support for cups and plates in a meal setting. This is possible where the drawers have been built very close to the floor and they do not exceed a few inches from the ground.

This particular type of furniture can also be used as a backdrop for displaying other indoor accessories such as flowers and statues. This is made possible where the oak chest of drawers comes with an opening for placing a vase or any other decor ornaments. An example is in the modern vertical units that have drawers on one side and an open space on the other side.

These drawers are used to create a tidy environment by safely tucking away things that are not in use. Due to their often large size the oak chest of drawers can come in handy in an office where paperwork is in large numbers and excellent storing solutions are hard to come by. They are also used to ensure security of things such as jewelery, books and important documents. Drawers, unlike other storage solutions, cannot spill their contents easily and one can be assured that his or her things will remain safe.

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Conquer Your Taxes With Life Insurance

If you are already advanced in years and you want an insurance policy for yourself then it is highly recommended that you take advantage of the life insurance for elderly. Reaching this age is indeed a great triumph and the best thing that you can do is make the most of the years that you have. Some policies can cover you until age 95 which means that you can still enjoy the full coverage even if you are in your retirement years.

The best policy that you can consider is the term life for the elderly that requires lesser premium compared to a whole life or an ordinary life. This gives you the same provisions like natural death and accidental death benefits which you can leave to your beneficiaries in case of death. It is greatly suggested though that you take care of your health and refrain from smoking because if you do, the policy will have an additional rating for you which adds up to the premium that you pay for your policy.

There are various purposes why you should get a policy even if there will be no children to depend on your income anymore, one reason for you to get a policy is your estate tax that you need to pay when you pass away. The government will be a asking a large amount of your assets if you die and the people who will be burdened to pay for this is your beneficiary or your spouse. You can set aside around $300,000 for your estate tax if your total taxable asset is $1,000,000 which means that about 30%-35% of your total asset should go to the government. Buying therefore a policy should cover at least about this much so that your surviving spouse will still be able to enjoy that entire property or asset that you leave with her if you die ahead.