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06-25-2014 02:37 AM
francium
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Originally Posted by cookiedog View Post
I don't get it why would you use goggles for hiking? they will fog no way out of it. Use sunglasses instead. Goggles are only good for high altitudes but at that point its cold so no fog.
Ever been to Scotland???
06-24-2014 11:18 PM
cookiedog
goggles for hiking???

I don't get it why would you use goggles for hiking? they will fog no way out of it. Use sunglasses instead. Goggles are only good for high altitudes but at that point its cold so no fog.
06-24-2014 02:45 PM
lab49232 Right, you should really have about 3 lenses if you want to cover most conditions. What goggles do you have? Each company has different takes on lens colorand tint combinations. Like I said yellow/blue works well for me in super overcast.
06-24-2014 02:39 PM
kosmoz There isn't one lens that fits all. I have one pair of goggles for sunny and OK conditions, need one for overcast.
06-24-2014 02:32 PM
lab49232 Polarized are designed to help reduce glare in sunny days, don't go with that. As a general rule of thumb the more clear the lens the more light it lets in and the darker conditions you use it in. For example yellow, pink, amber and clear lenses are all dark to night condition lenses for the most part.

People always try to buy super chromed out lenses thinking they look great but in reality on super overcast and dark days or for night riding you often won't want these. You need something to enhance light and yes sometimes that means getting a yellow lens. A yellow lens with a blue tint can look good and function well in lower lights for me.
06-24-2014 02:18 PM
kosmoz Need an advice on lens color and/or type for overcast, flat light conditions. I have cheap Easun goggles in amber/bronze + mirror finish outside, and they are comfortable, doesn't fog up etc. but when conditions are not so good visibility sucks. Do I need polarised? What colour? What I know for sure, lenses needs to be bright (not tinted a lot), but what color? Yellow, blue, green, pink?
05-07-2014 05:36 PM
lab49232
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Originally Posted by francium View Post
Haha no but I just thought I'd mention it.
Also did you try removing the vents to make them open air while hiking? Supposed to help a lot and was actually a big part of what they said were bonus features. They just pop out and basically the goggle becomes open air. Haven't tried it while hiking yet but have played with them in my house.
05-07-2014 04:58 PM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by freshy View Post
Smith makes some goggles with a fan that is supposed to keep them from fogging on hikes.
Regardless, the foam will still be soaking wet with sweat. There's no reason to hike with goggles.
05-07-2014 05:37 AM
freshy Smith makes some goggles with a fan that is supposed to keep them from fogging on hikes.
05-06-2014 03:20 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
Im in the same boat as you, I sweat profusely when I ride hard. My goggle experience has been a work in progress, but I arrived at Smith IOX after owning many different brands. Oakley, Dragon, Von Zipper, Hoven and feel the quality of lenses and venting are best for me with the Smith goggles. I used to have to carry extra oakley lenses just to be able to see. Broke too many to justify owning oakley. Don't have that problem anymore.
So far, all goggles I had (Juble, Smith IO) worked well while riding (fast windflow) even in warm spring conditions, but while hiking they're a no go. I assume that there's just not enough speed/windflow to compensate for the sweating, no matter how fancy the goggles are. As mentioned, even the pretty open sunglasses fog up then.
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