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Rose vs Yellow Lenses for Flat Light?

I have a pair of VonZipper Fishbowls with a gold chrome lens, and while amazing on blue bird days, there were a couple overcast/blizzard days I rode in where I couldn't see any definition in the snow at all. So, I'm looking to buy a spare lens for overcast/blizzard days and was wondering which works better in flat light. Rose or yellow?
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i vote yellow. rose will have less light transmission and contrast will not be quite as high as with the yellow. rose is more used if you want to get away with only one lens and ride normally in overcast or cloudy conditions but may need to use on bluebird days as well. Since you have the gold chrome dedicated for sunny days i would go with the yellow. I have the same lens combination for my crowbars and works great.
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Yellow.
The shittiest foggiest days...nothing works great, but yellow helps more than others.
Its a bitch if the clouds clear and your riding yellow in the sun...carry both, hahaha

edit: RN beat me too it! I run the same set up (crowbars too) and its excellent.
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Thanks for the quick responses guys, much appreciated. I was secretly hoping you were going to say Rose was better because I found them for $15 cheaper than the yellows . Oh well, yellow it is.
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Thanks for the quick responses guys, much appreciated. I was secretly hoping you were going to say Rose was better because I found them for $15 cheaper than the yellows . Oh well, yellow it is.

I ride in the PNW (always cloudy/foggy/snowy)

I prefer a light rose color lens.

Really my favorite lens color for those is Smiths Red sensor mirror, or Sensor mirror.

Both of them are great in flat light. The red sensor is a VERY light base tint, and the sensor is almost a persimmon/rose color.

I tried yellow, It was ok as well, but I always end up back with the sensors.

I believe that the VZ equivalent is called yellow chrome/rose.

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I'm old school, I like orange lenses for flat light. I bought a new pair last year and wore them probably 80% of the time on the hill. Only if I was sure it was 100% bluebird would I bring out the rose-coppers.
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Yellow Chrome VLT 64%. Overcast Days to Blizzard Days.
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Yellow...........
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yellow, oakley's yellow hi is really impressive in flat light
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I have the feenoms and the same fire chrome lens, I agree that when the sun disappears the lens becomes useless, although I use use yellow at night I still have a hard time seeing with them at dusk. I've been looking at the rose, nightstalker blue and the smoke green for in overcast situations.
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