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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Goggles: Smith I/O vs Electric EG2 vs ?


I'm in the market for some new googles...I've currently got a pair of Smith Prodigys, that generally work pretty well, but honestly the lense is too dark, and sucks for flat light and worthless for night time.

Since I'm CO, we do get the full gambit of weather (and at times in a single day) I have a few options...get new lenses for the existing frames, or get all new goggles.

The additional requirements are I have a larger/wider face, so I don't want foam in my eyes- heh; and fogging can be a big issue for me, so really good anti-fog is important.

I tried a pair of Oakley A-Frames and frankly just wasn't impressed...more so with the anti-fog aspect than anything.

So with all of this information, I'm liking the Electric EG2s and the Smith I/Os (I tried them on and size is fine).

I don't mind spending the money if it's a quality product, and does an awesome job.

From my understanding, the Sensor Mirror and Ignitor Mirror that come with the I/Os are excellent lenses, and it seems like they would cover most any condition between the two of them. Is this correct?

Additionally, I've looked at a Rose lense for the EG2s.

Now from a price perspective, just buying new lenses for my Prodigy's is obviously the cheapest option (I was thinking Ignitor and Sensor, but open to other options)...then it would be buying the I/Os at about $140ish...and then the EG2s would be more if I need to buy another lense

Please let me know your thoughts...admittedly, I'm a little biased towards Smith, just that they're what I've owned in the past, and I've generally been really happy with the way they hold up, and that they don't fog much in general.

If there is a 'universal' lens/color etc that handles absolutely everything, let me know too!


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