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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Question New Goggles

I have noticed there are a lot of sweet deals going on now for snowboarding goggles, and I am in the market to get a new pair. Any suggestions?? I would say I have a small to medium sized face if that helps.
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There are a ton of great options out there, it really depends on how much you want to spend.
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Are we talking online deals?
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Anyone have an actual guide for sizing for the various brands? s/m/l seems a bit meaningless without points of reference.
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Anyone have an actual guide for sizing for the various brands? s/m/l seems a bit meaningless without points of reference.
It's all pretty much relative when you get down to fitting. Just like boots. Go down to a shop and try some on or find an online store with free return shipping.

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I personally think Oakley use to make the most solid gog. Now they've been under a new co for 2-3yrs now.

Wonder if the new Nike goggles coming out next year would serve purpose...


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I really like the Smith IOX. Haven't fogged once, have a large field of view and the lenses are easy to change.
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As others have said best thing to do is head to a shop and try some on. I've owned a few pairs over the years started out with oakleys which were always pretty reliable. I replaced them with dragon apx's which I found a pita, the lenses got damaged really easily and fogged up. I then got some oakley airbrakes which are really comfortable but do fog up once in a while on long hikes and i've just got some smith io/x as a backup pair in the sales as they were a steal. Build quality seems good and the reviews all seem pretty positive.
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... but do fog up once in a while on long hikes...
Have you ever had goggles that didn't fog up while hiking? If so, let me know which. I never hike with goggles (even sunglasses fog up hiking)

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Have you ever had goggles that didn't fog up while hiking? If so, let me know which. I never hike with goggles (even sunglasses fog up hiking)
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.
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