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Goggles: Anon Helix vs Smith Phenom

I am trying to decide between these two goggles. This will be my first pair of "decent" goggles. My previous ones were the low end $30 Bolles and Smith's. The Helix is around $70 whereas the Phenom is around $125. Does anyone have any experiences with these two goggles? Which one would you recommend? I know the price difference is quite significant, but is it worth it to go for the more expensive ones?
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I wouldn't pay $125 for the Phenoms. You almost might as well throw down $60 more for the I/O goggles.

I have a pair of Smith Evolve Phenoms that I got at Marshalls for $40. A fair price for them NEW would probably be $60-$80. $125 is ridiculous.

Look at some Anons. You might like the Hawkeye at around $80
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You can usually find phenoms for much lower than retail. I got a pair off WM last season for 45 bucks
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I live in Canada and unfortunately stuff tends to be overpriced here.

What do you think of the Anon Helix's?
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I live in Canada and unfortunately stuff tends to be overpriced here.


If you think Canada is overpriced try living in Iceland!
A island in the middle of nowhere!

New boards here run you about 1000$
and that's the low end stuff, withouut bindings!

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If you think Canada is overpriced try living in Iceland!
A island in the middle of nowhere!

New boards here run you about 1000$
and that's the low end stuff, withouut bindings!

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Ok you win

No one has any opinions on the Anon Helix?

I'm also thinking about the Anon Realms at $125.
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I have the Helix, only used them on a mountain once though; had no problems whatsoever. Not exactly exceptional glasses, but I don't think you'll find anything better at that price.

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my brother has te helix and i have smith phenoms......i just tried his on......and i have to say i like my phenoms more....maybe just cuz im used to them. but they are comfier in my opinion and in my opinion again better feild of vision! so defintly worth the jump for the phenoms, and im from canada too so i understand the price thing, although i did get mine on sale for 80 bucks they were regular price 130....
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Lol. I'll sell you my Phenoms right now for $130 Canadian. I'll even throw in a extra lens!
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Lol. I'll sell you my Phenoms right now for $130 Canadian. I'll even throw in a extra lens!
Haha no thanks, goggles are something I'd rather get new (sweat etc). I figured I'll go to the store and try a bunch on then find out what I like the most. Then I'll buy it on eBay for way cheaper
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