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Old 12-04-2008, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want a pair of googles just for night time. I have a pair of spy soldiers for day, but they are too dark for night riding. Is the best night time lens going to be clear? Or would yellow be better. Or is it personal preference? Also, is it possible to get a pair of Mirrored goggles for night time riding, or does the mirrored coating block some light penetration?
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Clear is my favorite for night.
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Spy Soldiers only have Clear or Yellow lens choices for night riding.

You could get Yellow/Blue Spectra if you're set on a mirror finish, but I wouldn't take that chance.
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I like yellow because it's great for night riding and works well on the worst stormy days.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I want a pair of googles just for night time. I have a pair of spy soldiers for day, but they are too dark for night riding. Is the best night time lens going to be clear? Or would yellow be better. Or is it personal preference? Also, is it possible to get a pair of Mirrored goggles for night time riding, or does the mirrored coating block some light penetration?
is there a functional reason for wanting a mirror or is it a purely aesthetic concern?

i have only ridden at night 3 of 4 times - at squaw valley - and i found a clear lens was best.

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Old 12-04-2008, 03:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Personally I like yellow for night riding. Seems like it brings out the contrast of the bumps more. I think clear is the recommended way to go at night according to smith/bolle/etc, and if you want/need a mirrored goggle I'd say go with whatever the lightest mirror is, gold or yellow I guess.
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Also, is it possible to get a pair of Mirrored goggles for night time riding, or does the mirrored coating block some light penetration?
Forget mirrored. What you need are some hologram lenses with skulls or bullet holes.
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Mirrored lenses are for sunny days. They decrease glare. At night, they can cause weird effects, however. Not recommended for night.
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Mirrored lenses are for sunny days. They decrease glare. At night, they can cause weird effects, however. Not recommended for night.
Yeah wierd like you can't see a fucking thing at all haha. Clear or Yellow all the way.
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I can actually see really well with my goggles at night. The problem is that at night, the lights on the slopes cause glares. On top of that, the lenses I use cancel out most of the contrast so shadows don't show up very well. Not good since you can't see where the bumps are. For night, go clear or yellow.

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