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Old 10-21-2014, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Broad view goggle recommendations wanted

I wore POC Lobes goggles with my POC Fornix Backcountry MIPS helmet last year. I thought the breadth of vision was quite good with those goggles, but I was at the Snow Show here in Toronto last week and bought a pair of Zeal goggles for my GF. I couldn't believe the difference in breadth of vision versus my Lobes!

I've been surfing the web for options and thought the crowd here could provide some first hand recommendations.
I know of Dragon APX, Von Zipper Fishbowls.
Anything you can recommend? And why?

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Just about every company is making an oversized goggle with great peripheral view these days. Just pick one you like or one you can score a deal on. Goggles are kinda like boots in that they all fit a little differently, so what works great for one person may not work so well for another. I have the VZ Fishbowls. They're fine. Nothing special optically, but they fit my face, they're comfortable, and they can usually be found for 50% off in the offseason.
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Once you put the APX on you'll realize it's not what you'd expect for peripheral view. I wear smith iox, more so for the lens options but also fits well on the bridge of my nose. Vision wise they are the best I've worn, but I've never tried on any vonzipper goggles. Or the newer oakleys.
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Try zeal sppx goggles, spherical polarized and photochromic.
Edit see you tired the zeals. I got a pair last year from sierra trading for around 60
Love them, but they scratch a bit easily
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Polarized lenses suck for snowboarding. You can't see the glare from ice patches.
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No need to in east coast ...... it is all ice not much snow here.
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I've got the new Smith I/O7's and they're really sick. Used them all last season and the peripheral vision is awesome.
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LOL!
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Oakley Canopy
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i forgot to post why lol. they fit my head perfectly (i have a big head and nose) and oakley's optics are the best in my opinion.

there's also the Electric EG2. i have tried these on and i would say the canopy's have a very very slight bigger range of view. and the canopy's fit better on my face. and there's the Dye CLK. i thought they were awful. terrible interior foam. when i put them on everything looked foggy even though the lens wasn't fogged. they were polarized lenses but that still shouldn't have happened because i have worn polarized oakley lenses and they were clear as day.

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