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Old 11-08-2010, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for glove and goggle suggestions

I used an old el-cheapo pair of goggles last season, and with a season pass in hand they're not going to cut it. I'm looking for suggestions on goggles that match the following description:
-fit larger faces
-interface well (aka no gaper gap) with Giro nine.nine helmet
-I have sensitive eyes (contacts) and ALWAYS wear either yellow or gray polarized sunglasses, so polarized lenses would be a huge plus.
-I would entertain fitover-types, aka clear lenses that would fit over my shades. I don't care what I look like on the hill.

And gloves: I'm riding at Bridger Bowl, which can be cold. I have a pair of Hotfingers right now, but they're getting pretty beat up and it seems like they retain moisture really bad.

I also have in hand a $50 credit at Sierra, so it's a plus if they carry it.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bigger goggles would be EG2's, Smith I/O and maybe some Oakley Splices.

For gloves I like Swany, others have recommended Hestra on here as well for a quality warm glove
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've used the Dragon DX's for the last couple years and really like them, being the fat head that I am they fit good. I really liked the blue ionized lenses. You can usually pick them up off of ebay for about $40 or $50 with 2 sets of lenses (tinted and yellow). I just bought some Dakine appollo gloves that seem great but haven't got to use them yet. It's hard to beat mittens for warmth though, I bought a $40 pair of Burton mittens last year and my hands never got cold in them.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Another one for a Smith goggle. I/O is meant for bigger faces and they also have a lineup for OTG (over the glasses) goggles. you might want to look into those as well.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey I just picked up a pair of electric eg2 and they're amazing! Lots of room! Some of them also come with iridium lenses. You can also get some extra lenses pretty cheap.
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. I like the idea of going with mittens when it's cold, and it just so happened that Trusnow/Sierrasnowboard had a pair of Dakines that slid in just under the amount of my credit. I wound up going with a pair of Native goggles from Sierratradingpost.com, as most of the suggestions here were a little rich for my blood, and I REALLY wanted polarized lenses. The Natives were on Closeout for about $80, had good reviews, and come with two sets of lenses, so I went for it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Smith Phenom with a polarized lens. They use optically correct spherical lenses that taper towards the end for less distortion. Polarized for sensitivity.

For gloves the only ones that have lasted more than a season are Celteks and POWs. Though I have never used Hestras or Swany. Never been willing to spend that much on something that never lasts me more than a season.
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