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01-22-2014 11:24 AM
Elit3PwnZ0r
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Originally Posted by SGoldwin View Post
That's how easy it should be. I remember talking to a sales person about the Dragon APX and asked him to show me how to replace the lens - he couldn't. And he didn't dare to try
haha so true. The easiest I have personally seen for lens changes: Anon Optics

Although I know nothing else about them. Uses magnets to snap in place. I'm sure its a good amount of force required to prevent them from popping off during a fall. My friend has a pair of their goggs and seems to really like them.
01-22-2014 11:17 AM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by Elit3PwnZ0r View Post
The lens is VERY easy to replace. I'm sure with a little practice I could do it with the goggles on. This video shows the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG86ALdQDu0

As for the photocromic lens I don't think there is anything like that.
That's how easy it should be. I remember talking to a sales person about the Dragon APX and asked him to show me how to replace the lens - he couldn't. And he didn't dare to try
01-22-2014 10:58 AM
Elit3PwnZ0r The lens is VERY easy to replace. I'm sure with a little practice I could do it with the goggles on. This video shows the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG86ALdQDu0

As for the photocromic lens I don't think there is anything like that.
01-22-2014 10:32 AM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
A buddy that is an engineer at oakley told me recently that he was working on a project lens that had fibers in it that actually were conductors of electricity that emitted heat allowing the temp to match that of your body temp eliminating any chance of fogging. At least that's what I took from what he was describing.
Amazing! Let me know when they hit the store
01-22-2014 10:17 AM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by Elit3PwnZ0r View Post
I have Oakley Airbrake Goggles. They're at the top of/slightly over your budget but they come with two lenses. I got mine with Fire Iridium (for sunny conditions) and it also came with a high intensity yellow (for overcast/snowy/night) conditions. I was able to use them last week in the snow in New England and they worked wonders. No fogging and it really helped pull out the details in the snow that you can lose when the light is flat. They have lots of different combinations of lenses too.

Hope this helps!
Thanx. They look similar in design/features with Smith and Dragon. How easy is it to replace a lens? Do you know if they have a Photocromic lens?
I couldn't find such a lens at: Oakley Airbrake Snow | Official Oakley Store | Sweden
01-22-2014 09:23 AM
ridinbend A buddy that is an engineer at oakley told me recently that he was working on a project lens that had fibers in it that actually were conductors of electricity that emitted heat allowing the temp to match that of your body temp eliminating any chance of fogging. At least that's what I took from what he was describing.
01-22-2014 09:12 AM
Elit3PwnZ0r I have Oakley Airbrake Goggles. They're at the top of/slightly over your budget but they come with two lenses. I got mine with Fire Iridium (for sunny conditions) and it also came with a high intensity yellow (for overcast/snowy/night) conditions. I was able to use them last week in the snow in New England and they worked wonders. No fogging and it really helped pull out the details in the snow that you can lose when the light is flat. They have lots of different combinations of lenses too.

Hope this helps!
01-22-2014 08:47 AM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
There is no way to eliminate fogging completely. All goggles will have some fogging when the weather is heinous and your sweating/body heat encounters the lens. Carry the soft case, or more than one with you to wipe. If the inside freezes, take the lens out, stick it underneath your armpit for a bit and then wipe it dry. The only true way would be to have a lens with a heating element imbedded in the plastic itself. Maybe someday we will be so lucky.
Or perhaps a small fan moving the heat away. On the more serious side lots of things comes with nano-technology - perhaps something for goggles.

One good reason to have a goggle with a easy-swap-lens solution.
01-22-2014 07:49 AM
ridinbend
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Smith I/O blue sensor is what I use also after I trashed my yellows. I also have the photochromic lens that I keep on I would say 90% of the time only break out the low light if it is really coming down.
I have the exact same combination. Love the photochromic lens.
01-22-2014 07:32 AM
readimag Smith I/O blue sensor is what I use also after I trashed my yellows. I also have the photochromic lens that I keep on I would say 90% of the time only break out the low light if it is really coming down.
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