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Old 11-30-2013, 06:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm in the process of buying my first pair of goggles.
I'm looking at one that can easily change lenses. So I can use them everywhere.

What makes and models would you guys recommend?
I went into the store today and the bloke was pointing towards the anon m1.

Just wondering if there is something that changes lenses like this and maybe a little cheaper?

Also what would the best goggles be for the mrs?

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Old 11-30-2013, 06:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Spy Doom- has a button on the side for lens change, not sure of price

Dye CLK - buttons on both sides, more expensive then Anon

Dragon APX - lense pulls away forward, pretty easy but more chance of fingerprints, can find them on sale for under $100

Anon M2 - same as the m1 with a different shape frame, not sure price difference.

Smith I/o's- All of them are pretty easy to change the lens on, slightly more tedious then the others with the exception of the dragon, they are cheaper and can be found on sale a lot. There are three models for different shapes, I/o, I/OX, and I/Os
I think there are a few other goggles out there that are similar, i vaguely remember an oakley one.

For your wife the goggle really depends on her head and face shape. If I had to pick something as a shot in the dark I would say the Smith I/OS for her. Then again I really really like the Anon M2's I have and if you are willing to spend the money all the goggles I listed are great.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oakley airbrakes.

Not cheap, but the lense swap system is very good.

For sunglasses Oakley radarlock can switch lenses, and you can get a yellow lense.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you know if you take a medium med/large or a large frame to fit your face? Go try on a bunch of pairs and find out what fits your face the best. Even if you get normal frames (not quick change) it still takes under a minute to swap them out. Otherwise you'll be paying around $200+/- for the quick chance tech if you don't find any on sale.
The ones I recommend are the big peripheral vision ones like the Electric EG2, or Smith I/OX or I/O.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok so I'm looking at the goggles with interchanging lenses. To save money long term.

Which are the better out of Oakley Airbrake, Smith i/o or Anon M1

As I'm new to the snowboard scene i know about Oakley and Anon but little about Smith.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i got the smith i/ox. amazing goggles and the blue sensor lense is amazing for all conditions. AND YOU GET TWO LENSES NOT ONE. they are $130 on backcountry.com and REI.com
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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in the other thread about goggles here, someone posted a site selling them for $49. Im interested but curious.........
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have the Oakley Airbrakes. Definitely not a bargain-priced goggle but cheaper than buying two separate pairs of Oakleys. I can't imagine how you'd make it easier to swap lenses, it is effortless.

They do come with two lenses and your local shop will probably hot-swap them for specific tints if they have them in (mine did). I actually just picked up a 3rd lens - the hi-intensity yellow so I can use that when riding at night.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I bought the best $50 would buy years ago and just wear them for all conditions.
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