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Old 12-01-2013, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Guys with medium sized faces what googles

Ok so here's the deal this will be my second season and most of my gear has been either second hand or lower budget stuff, just to see if I even wanted to pursue snowboarding needless to say I have the bug bad! So I'm currently using some bolle goggles that were about a 20 spot but I quickly got tired of them fogging up on me all the time. I have a small to meduim sized face and yes I wear a helmet when it gets icy here in the PNW. So I'm looking for some recommendations from you all. I'm not one to go out and spend a fortune but I do believe you get what u pay for. What do u all suggest so I can at least take your recommendations and try some on?
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're in the PNW, I recommend Smith I/O or I/Ox with Blue Sensor Mirror lenses. The lens choice is very important for seeing in the fog and flat light, and you want maximum anti-fog with all the humidity. I/O is their medium size, and I/Ox is large. I would say my face is medium, but the I/Ox still fit, and they have a better field of view. Try both on and see what works.

They're on the high end price wise (175 retail, many have them on sale for 140 right now), but I "cheaped out" initially and got some smith phenom for $125 then ended up having to buy goggles again because they fogged so much.

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Thank I appreciate it
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Actually it looks like this deal is still on, so you can save a bit more:

L9 Time Bomb Smith | Levelninesports

The IO goggles come with two lenses you can swap out. This retailer got some that only have 1 lens in the box. So you can buy that for $50, then buy just the blue sensor mirror lens elsewhere online for about $50, and get everything you need for around $100. The lens that those come with is an Ignitor Mirror, which is meant for sunny days, so you'll want to get the other one if you like being able to see.
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Sweet I'll check it out
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I got a deal on zeal link sppx photochromic. The fit great on medium face. 77 with discount @ sierra trading post. Sign up for their mail list for discounts of approx. 35%
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I wear a small Ride Duster helmet and wear EG2s. Search EG2s on the forum, I'll doubt you'll see any complaints.
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I wear a small Ride Duster helmet and wear EG2s. Search EG2s on the forum, I'll doubt you'll see any complaints.
Maybe an eg2.5 since you say you got a small/med face.
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Actually it looks like this deal is still on, so you can save a bit more:

L9 Time Bomb Smith | Levelninesports

The IO goggles come with two lenses you can swap out. This retailer got some that only have 1 lens in the box. So you can buy that for $50, then buy just the blue sensor mirror lens elsewhere online for about $50, and get everything you need for around $100. The lens that those come with is an Ignitor Mirror, which is meant for sunny days, so you'll want to get the other one if you like being able to see.
Are these legit? Ive been looking for goggles for a while and have ben interested in the smith io goggles. But none of these colours are on the Smith official site. Which has me asking are they real?
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They are definitely real - just last seasons color of straps.
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Are these legit? Ive been looking for goggles for a while and have ben interested in the smith io goggles. But none of these colours are on the Smith official site. Which has me asking are they real?
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