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Old 01-15-2011, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Smith goggles - clip buckle is a nuisance?

I found it sort of difficult to wear my smith goggles on a helmet due to the clip buckle. The strap is not very long itself, and its stretchiness is further reduced due to the clip buckle being right in the middle of it. Also, the helmet I rented had this little plastic thing at the back which you snap over the strap to keep it in place. The clip buckle blocked that thing from being able to snap in, so the strap never stayed in place and had a tendency to pull my goggles up since the strap was tight. I don't see the purpose of the clip buckle, it seems to be more of a nuisance than a benefit. Other than that, I really like my Smith goggles.

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Old 01-15-2011, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never really had an issue with it coming undone with my phenoms. I've worn them over and under my hemlet with no problems either way.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Smith makes a goggle strap extender

. Its less than $10

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I must admit that i dont really see the poiint of this strap thing. I try to tighten one and and loosen the other displacing the buckle, but it is quite annoying.
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I'm not really sure of the purpose of the buckle either. But, it hasn't really gotten in my way. I have a pair of Smith Knowledge goggles and a Smith Holt helmet. If I loosen the goggles all the way they fit just fine and the clip in the back of the helmet doesn't interfere with the buckle on the goggles either.

BTW, I wear a medium helmet. Is your head bigger?
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get this if you wear a helmet. the rubbery piece locks the strap down to the helmet and stays in place much better.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The point of the clip is if you were just wearing a beannie it allows you to put your goggles on without pulling your hat out of place. I rock the phenoms as well
and really love them. Not as Blingy as the I/O's but they don't scratch nearly as easy and always get the job done!
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