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Old 10-07-2009, 02:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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On all the threads discussing goggles for use at night, the discussion seems to be yellow vs. clear lenses. I've got a pair of "night amplifier" lenses by Scott, they're a kind of blue-green color and have about 80% VLT. I like them pretty well, but haven't really tried the alternatives. Has anybody used these that can tell me how they compare to yellow lenses?
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Clear has always worked for me at night-
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i use clear, i could see using the yellows if the resort had some intense lighting
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I think clear is best as well. Anything tinted is going to block more light then clear. Can't wait for some nights at Echo Mt Park and Keystone....mmmm.
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I think clear is best as well. Anything tinted is going to block more light then clear. Can't wait for some nights at Echo Mt Park and Keystone....mmmm.
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sometimes the yellow with give depth to flat light that you sometimes get from nightriding and help avoid injury
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I've always used Orange lens. Orange is often the color used in HD lens. Orange brings out what little light there is, which is perfect for night riding. However, it also, dulls out intense sunrays during the day. Amber Lens do this as well, but are darker so not quite so good for night riding. I guess it all depends on where you will be riding. If it is at a resort where there is lighting, orange or yellow would be your best bet. If you will be backcountry riding and the only source of light will be the moon, then I guess clear could most likely be best.

The disadvantage with clear though, is that for daytime riding, it doesn't factor out sunrays reflecting off the surface of the snow. This is why Orange and Yellow lens are the best overall. Orange and Yellow also give depth to flat, lightless surfaces so you can better judge distances.

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Depends on the lighting of the mountain. I like going to Bromont in Canada and they have some nice flourescent lighting all over. Clears are good there but if I go to mountain creek they have some crappy orange type street lamps that I like to use yellow lens with to create some depth.
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I like yellow at night. As stated before I think it does add some depth to the lighting resorts use.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i've tried a few lens colors like amber and yellow and i still prefer clear for night riding. i just swap out the color lens on my oakleys for clear ones before i hit the hill. a set of clears are cheaper than a second set of goggles. i guess that's one of the advantage of oakleys.
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