In general, fuck Oakley. Everyone I know with Oakley goggles has fogging issues and too many wankers wear their sunglasses.
One of my buddies came out to ride last week and had a brand new pair of Oakley goggles he had paid like $150 for. I just rolled my eyes and told him he'd soon regret that. Those bitches were worthless after about three runs.
I had this problem with my Oakley Wisdoms. I got to the point where the fog on the inside actually started to freeze and then there was absolutely nothing I could do but get another pair of goggles. Fortunately I had a second pair with me that day.
I love polarized for bright sunny days but never used them on a cloudy day.
Don't go where the road leads, rather go where this is no road and make a trail.
if you ride in the east coast, especially in areas with lots of ice... don't go polarized unless you plan on dying
they reduce glare, yes but that also means you won't be able to see patches of ice
Too general a statement. I've got Zeal SPPXs and ride Vermont/NH a couple times a week, and they absolutely rock. They work in bright sun and flat light equally well. They're pricey, but worth every penny.
I'm a huge fan of Smith goggles, but I really do want to pick up a pair of those Zeal photochromatic polarized goggles. I think they could be the perfect goggles for me. But, gawd damn they're expensive and I can never find any good sales on them! If I could find a pair in the $100 range, I'd be all over them. I got my Smith Phenoms in polarized on clearance for something like $75.
So, until I find those Zeals in the $100 range, I'll stick with my Phenoms and two lenses (polarized for bright and amber for everything else).
I recently got a pair of the Zeal Dominators. I needed a small face fitting goggle and these are awesome! It was pretty sunny on Sat. and the polarized lenses rocked! I got them on sale through Sports Authority online believe it or not lol. Payed 80something and they're so worth it imo. I also got their RX inserts so I can get my distance vision back when riding haha. It wasn't as bad as I thought w/o them on Sat. but it'd be a major plus :P