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Old 11-17-2008, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I picked up a pair of Smith Phenoms from Sierrasnowboards for $33. It came with the RC36 lens, so now I need a night lens. Which lens should I get, Clear(84%VLT), Yellow(68%VLT), Sensor Mirror(70%VLT), or Gold Mirror(70%VLT)?

I was thinking to go with clear, but I want a lens that will be good on those low light snowy days too.

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Old 11-17-2008, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have mirror lenses and I love them. I like that they reduce glare and they even out the light when it is dark. It can be weird because shadows are lighter and it makes it a little harder to see where some dips are, but it really highlights the really dark places. I have never used another lens though, so I can't comment on anything else.
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i ride with clear lenses at night, works well for me.
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I am thinking that I shall go with the Sensor Mirror then. It is a light rose tint. I just don't know if it is worth the extra $20 over the yellow or clear. Those are $25 while the sensor and gold mirror are $45.
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I've used rose tinted goggles before and didn't like them. That is probably because the goggles sucked, though, not because of the tint. My wife has rose tint and she loves them.
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Clear lenses hands down. I've tried yellow and rose at night and its too shadowy. Clear is the only way to go
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Sensor and Gold Mirror are both rose-based tints.
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oakleys high intensity yellow lens is awesome for night riding
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I've had the same pair of oakleys with the high yellow for seven years now and I love them.
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