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Old 01-17-2013, 11:39 AM   #41 (permalink)
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how about the Zeal Optics sppx goggles? their lens changes shades. the brighter it is outside the darker the lens is, the darker it is outside the lighter the lens tint is.
There are a few photochromic options now. I got some new Smith I/OS goggles with a photochromic lens.

I had Smith I/Os before but I found I'd rarely change the lens - I just used the red mirror lens for everything.

The photochromic lens will at least adapt a little to the conditions. Plus the I/OS just fits my face better, which I didn't expect.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #42 (permalink)
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How were the persimmon in lower light conditions?
They're not bad in low light. I used them to ride at night and didn't have any problems. persimmon seems to be good in most conditions but not great in any either. i've heard good things about hi persimmon also
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:06 PM   #43 (permalink)
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They're not bad in low light. I used them to ride at night and didn't have any problems. persimmon seems to be good in most conditions but not great in any either. i've heard good things about hi persimmon also
This is exactly how I thought they would be. Good in everything but not great in anything.

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I like my Oakley Crowbars, Blue Iridium most of the time and Fire Iridium swaps.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I like my Oakley Crowbars, Blue Iridium most of the time and Fire Iridium swaps.
The Blue Iridium were the ones I was going to pick up because I heard nothing but great things about in changing conditions. I have Dark Grey and they are great when it is really sunny but when it gets a little dark....forget about it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #46 (permalink)
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If I were stuck with just one lens it would probably be a yellow. Good for both day and night and there is a reason it is the colour used by professional/competitive shooters.
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If I were stuck with just one lens it would probably be a yellow. Good for both day and night and there is a reason it is the colour used by professional/competitive shooters.
Yeah don't discount orange and red though, as they're used by shooters too. They're all a form of blue blocker to one degree or another.

Although I won't use the blinders while snowboarding!
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Yeah don't discount orange and red though, as they're used by shooters too. They're all a form of blue blocker to one degree or another.

Although I won't use the blinders while snowboarding!
Very true, although for night use you usually get a bit more light through the yellow. And yeah the peripherals out of most goggles is limited enough
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Very true, although for night use you usually get a bit more light through the yellow. And yeah the peripherals out of most goggles is limited enough
as is!
Yeah back when I used to night board I had a clear lens for night (wanted the most light possible), and now I use a plain old orange lens for overcast days. Makes a world of difference over other lenses I've tried!
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This is exactly how I thought they would be. Good in everything but not great in anything.

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I'm picking up a pair of pink iridium this weekend, which are supposed to be another good all weather lens so i'll let you know how they compare to the persimmon
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