Will a cheaper pair of goggles be sufficient or will I regret it?
I'm just starting out and I've already spent way too much money. Now, after actually going I realized that I definitely need goggles. $135 seems to be the average price of a good pair, but that is a lot of money. I can pick up a pair for $50 at EMS down the road. Other than comparing my field of vision, I really don't know what makes these $50 goggles worse than $150 ones.
If the $50 is just going to be a waste then I would rather get the more expensive pair. But if it's something I don't really need, just like I don't need the most expensive snowboard in the world right now, I would rather not spend too much money.