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medley 05-15-2014 02:07 AM

cloudy day lenses??
 
What r the best googles/lenses in low light/overcast weather?

My googles driving me crazy atm I can't see nothing when it's over cast..
Cheers

ridinbend 05-15-2014 02:12 AM

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Originally Posted by medley (Post 1712794)
What r the best googles/lenses in low light/overcast weather?

My googles driving me crazy atm I can't see nothing when it's over cast..
Cheers

Flat light sucks. Nothing will solve that issue, but I personally have tried a few different brands with light yellows and pinks, and prefer my smith iox blue sensor mirror for flat light days. Best of luck.

West Baden Iron 05-15-2014 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ridinbend (Post 1712810)
Flat light sucks. Nothing will solve that issue, but I personally have tried a few different brands with light yellows and pinks, and prefer my smith iox blue sensor mirror for flat light days. Best of luck.

I'm right there with ridinbend. Clear would be the best I guess, but I have blue lagoon on my Anon googles and they work decent. I ride a lot at night here in Indiana and that lens works for me as a good all around lens. I didn't like the yellow and pinks that I have tried.

hardasacatshead 05-15-2014 02:48 AM

I too have blue lagoons on my anon m2s and their about as good as it can get in flat light. Still isn't much fun though but that's what happens when you've got to board in shitty light.

Side note: Good vision but shitty resilience. The film peeled off the front of the blue lagoon lenses from doing slashes in the pow, same happened to the red solex lenses. Spoke to a guy at Burton and he said the same had happened to him.

Mizu Kuma 05-15-2014 03:17 AM

High Vis Yellow!!!!!

No Mirror etc, just Yellow!!!!!

francium 05-15-2014 04:31 AM

You don't want to go clear it won't give you any contrast, yellow or rose is your best bet look for a lense with a high vlt.

Mizu Kuma 05-15-2014 04:43 AM

Yep, clear is only good under lights for night riding!!!!!

ridinbend 05-15-2014 04:51 AM

Everybody claims to have the answer but unfortunately one persons eyes are going to benefit from yellow or rose, and another person may not. It's really a trial and error process just like getting a specific prescription for regular glasses. The local shop owner here in Bend is a former pro that now coaches for the redbull grom team and when I addressed him about this issue when I wasn't happy with the oakley hi persimmon and hi yellow for the flat light at Bachy, he said his eyes see best with Dragon rose lenses. Me not so much. More than half my season is spent in white out storms and flat light below the tree line. I need visibility. If you are only going to get a handful of days, it may be hard to accurately pick out the best goggle for you. Either way almost all goggles now come with a dark lens and light lens which is helpful. Whatever brand you decide to go with, look at their lens chart and get the lens that lets the most light in possible without buying clear. A good low vis lens will enhance whatever light is available to maximize contour of the terrain.

PalmerFreak 05-15-2014 06:04 AM

I have the same problem in flat light and have had good luck with Oakley's Hi Intensity Yellow lens.

direride 05-15-2014 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by PalmerFreak (Post 1712922)
I have the same problem in flat light and have had good luck with Oakley's Hi Intensity Yellow lens.

+1 high intensity yellows are the ONLY thing ive found that helps. i actually like that lens a lot, very happy i went with them


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Originally Posted by Mizu Kuma (Post 1712906)
Yep, clear is only good under lights for night riding!!!!!

+1. clears definitely doesnt help


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