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They were probably talking about Smith I/Os which are amazing goggles. I got a pair for like $50 and they came with 2 lenses and a hard case. One lense is kinda dark and the other is light and blue. It literally takes 30 seconds to swap lenses.
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I/O's are great.

But check it out like this. If you can take 3 minutes or less to swap a dark lens with a transparent lens, then you have all the versatility in the world. Theres no such thing as a good lens that can be suitable for most conditions.

Hands down the most awesome goggles in the world...
Ashbury Kaleidoscopes, 80 dollars and they come with two lenses (One dark brown, one transparent yellow). They have a thin frame that allows a very wide range of vision and will easily fit well for most faces and nose bridges.

Far better than a 140$ pair of oakleys/vonzippers/electrics/smiths that only come with one lens.

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I use Pink Iridium from Oakley as my all around. I always have my other goggles with me as well. I just keep them a locker in the lodge. If you have a backpack, just carry it there. I don't understand why your friends would only bring one lens if they have multiple ones. Defeats the purpose of having multiple lenses.

Oakley is super durable, hence the price range. I finally managed to scuff my lens on my Splices. The reason this happened? A group of us climbed up piled snow in the parking lot for a photo op with our boards. On my climb down, my board slipped and it came crashing into my goggle edge first.

Definitely scuffed. I'm sure other goggles would have been badly scratched or cracked even. Glad I was wearing my goggles. I would have had a pretty cut on my face.

On the flip side, I have a pair of 2012 Spy goggles. Don't know the name, but they are big like the EG2. Some tree riding and branch whips caused knicks all over the lens. This only further proves to me the better durability of Oakley lenses.

Plus you can find Oakley on sale for affordable prices. Why get another lens when you can just put it towards another goggle on sale?

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went to a store, they suggested the Oakley Shaun White goggle. What do you think? which lens should I get in order to have a most versatile pair?
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I use Pink Iridium from Oakley as my all around. I always have my other goggles with me as well. I just keep them a locker in the lodge. If you have a backpack, just carry it there. I don't understand why your friends would only bring one lens if they have multiple ones. Defeats the purpose of having multiple lenses.

Oakley is super durable, hence the price range. I finally managed to scuff my lens on my Splices. The reason this happened? A group of us climbed up piled snow in the parking lot for a photo op with our boards. On my climb down, my board slipped and it came crashing into my goggle edge first.

Definitely scuffed. I'm sure other goggles would have been badly scratched or cracked even. Glad I was wearing my goggles. I would have had a pretty cut on my face.

On the flip side, I have a pair of 2012 Spy goggles. Don't know the name, but they are big like the EG2. Some tree riding and branch whips caused knicks all over the lens. This only further proves to me the better durability of Oakley lenses.

Plus you can find Oakley on sale for affordable prices. Why get another lens when you can just put it towards another goggle on sale?
Another +1 for pink iridium. Comparable in versatility to an orange lens but the iridium helps with glare. My roommate likes HI persimmon
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Yea Id say the oakley Pink iridium lens is the best all around lens out there. but Im not a fan of oakley goggles, had a few pairs in the past and hated them. I rock the smith I/O now and they are the best goggles Ive owned. the pink lens they come with would be good for night and day riding. but im 50% color blind and for some reason any color lens seems to mess me all up (except oakleys pink but like I said I hate oakley goggles) so recently I've been using clear lens, the sun doesnt bother me at all at it doesnt get better then clean when the sun is going down.
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10 years ago I got some big smith goggles with a dark red lense. Still using them to this day. Day or night I'm pretty happy with them. My only hangup is that they fog easy when the humidity is up and I leave them on my head, but so what.

The only other pair I've had were Oakley grenade goggles I bought last year, they had a yellow lense and I hated them to be honest. I gave them to my girlfriend and she never uses them either.
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Im not a fan of oakley goggles, had a few pairs in the past and hated them. I rock the smith I/O now and they are the best goggles Ive owned.

may i ask you what you didnt like on Oakley and what you do of I/O?
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I have a pair of Von Zipper Feenoms with smoke green chrome lenses. Awesome goggles that never fog and a great all around lens even at night. Light transmission is 45%

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