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01-05-2014 08:12 PM
East§ide I am a HUGE Oakley Dan and collector but they are honestly not my favorite company for goggles .
I have 3 pairs of Oakley goggles - Elevate, Splice and A-Frame and I wear my Electric EG2's way more often . Oakley has excellent lenses (the technology outdoes everyone else IMO) but they feel too small for me. I have a smallish head but I like big canopy style lenses like the EG2, Dragon APX, Smith IOX and Von Zipper Fishbowls. I haven't tried the Fishbowls but the EG2's are by far my favorite goggle that I've worn.
01-05-2014 06:19 PM
FR4NKY Out of the two you mentioned Oakley. I'm rocking some APXs at the moment though.
01-04-2014 04:46 PM
materialz I don't have a very big face at all and I wear the IO/X. They fit perfectly with no gaps or anything- picked the IO/X because I wear glasses.

Best bet is to try in store.
01-03-2014 06:01 PM
jml22 All made by the same 2 companies so it's not that big of a deal.
Expensive lenses are expensive for a reason, you gotta think about the kind of riding you want to do. IOs are nice because some mountains, like mammoth, the lighting changes so much it's a lot harder to ride in the afternoon so it's nice to be able to change lenses within a minute.
Some people don't notice it but it pisses me off when the sun goes behind the mountain and everything looks the same, i can't stand not being able to see bumps when it gets icey.
So anything within the top tiers of each brand = plenty good.
01-03-2014 05:58 PM
Originally Posted by ekb18c View Post
I love my Oakley airbrakes...

Many people buy the I/OX because they like over sized goggles.

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I have bad vision now at 32 after years of staring at computer screens. I need the big view, which was better than the apx and crowbar IMO. Then you add high quality lenses to help with constant flat light and I've got a winner. One mans opinion does not mean everybody looks foolish. There are plenty of even bigger goggles out there as is.
01-03-2014 05:55 PM
ekb18c I love my Oakley airbrakes...

Many people buy the I/OX because they like over sized goggles.

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01-03-2014 05:23 PM
sclogger Just pick a model I/O. IOs small head. IO medium/large. IOX huge noggin. I think the I/Ox kinda looks ridicously with jsut a beanie. if you sporting a helmet the helmet helps mask the hugeness.
01-03-2014 04:32 PM
ridinbend [QUOTE=Poop;1396393]I guess everyone likes smith so ill probably go with them which model do you guys

Iox. Great lenses.
01-03-2014 03:45 PM
Poop I guess everyone likes smith so ill probably go with them which model do you guys have?
01-03-2014 06:54 AM
sclogger Finally splurged on some Smith I/O the other day. Extremely impressed. I used to buy my goggles like I do sunglasses, cheap cause I'll lose em or break em. Glad I finally ponied up for some Smiths. I usually sweat lik ea pig and fog up almost instantly. Didn't have the slightest hint of fog on a Rainy day with temps in the 40's and me being overlayered.
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