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Old 04-03-2009, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a set of Spy Soldiers with a silver mirrored bronze lens in it. It rocks in bright sunlight, but if it gets overcast I can't see a thing, especially if there is any amount of snow falling. Everything just looks like flat grey. Oddy enough, it's better at night than it is in overcast/snowy conditions.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend the best lens for all around use. I don't wanna have to carry two sets of lenses or goggles.

My highest priority is good contrast so I can really see the little bumps and ruts in the snow. I hear the persimmon, rose and blue lenses with mirroring work well for all around use. I haven't been able to find any local shops that carry different lenses for me to try out.

If it matters, I have absolutely perfect vision (20/20 ++) and see colors perfectly as well. Or so my optometrist has told me.

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, forgot to ask. Anyone rocking the Spy Apollos? They supposedly increase peripheral visibility by 33% or so, but I haven't been able to find any shop that carries them so I could try them on.

I'm thinking about buying a pair for the visibility increase instead of just getting a lens for my soldiers.

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Hi-yellow ftw! Also rose is a good choice. I tend to prefer lenses on the bright end though.
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Rose and blue are good.
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HI-yellow is the best at night. It can be a bit bright for sensitive eyes on a bright day.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My favorite is the Smith Sensor Mirror: Light rose base lens tint with a multi-layer mirror maximizes color definition and increases depth perception in varying levels of flat light conditions. 70% VLT.

I'm in the NW where we have low, flat light most of the time. These still cut it on our bluebird days, but might not if you get real bright sun. I'd suggest you find a similar lens from your manufacturer. The mirror tint is very light. Shay over on Snowboarding Through Fembot Eyes reviewed some goggles with this lens and also liked the versatility.
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My favorite is the Smith Sensor Mirror: Light rose base lens tint with a multi-layer mirror maximizes color definition and increases depth perception in varying levels of flat light conditions. 70% VLT.

I'm in the NW where we have low, flat light most of the time. These still cut it on our bluebird days, but might not if you get real bright sun. I'd suggest you find a similar lens from your manufacturer. The mirror tint is very light. Shay over on Snowboarding Through Fembot Eyes reviewed some goggles with this lens and also liked the versatility.
Agreed...I use the sensor mirror all the time. Also in the NW...have been riding the pow at Alpy all week!

I may switch to orange lenses once the sun starts coming out more, but the sensor has been great fro the low light and night riding.
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spy: yellow/blue spectra (or was it blue/yellow spectra?)
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Blue/orange for Spy.

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Anyone using the blue? I hate that nowhere near me has different lenses so I can just try the damned things out.


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