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VR50 Pink iridiums have pretty much been what I've rocked all winter. Bluebird, whiteout, night rides, overcast.
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I rock Oakley A-Frames with fire lenses from about 8 years ago on sunny days and on cloudy days (which we get lots of in VT) I just roll with Splices and high intensity yellow.

Honestly I love the HI Yellow lens. It's great for lighting up flat light and even if the sun comes out later on I can still wear them without being blinded by glare. They're awesome.
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I'm cheap, and I break things, so I don't have goggles with easily swappable lenses. Instead I have a pair of Smith goggles with the "gold lite" lens (which is orange) for low light days, and Smith with RC36 Polarized lenses for days I'm 100% sure will be bright.

So far since I bought the orange ones I've probably used them 90% of the time. When it's blue bird you shouldn't have trouble seeing anything, so lens colour doesn't make much difference to me, it's low light where the orange really shines and that's when I have the hardest time reading the snow.

So with all the fancy goggles out there, I ride with a $40 pair of goggles with plain orange lenses. And I'm not shy about spending money on gear, that's just what works for me!
Strongly agree that you hardly ever get to ride the bright lens. If I was on the two goggle program I'd spend much more on the low light pair.
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VR50 Pink iridiums have pretty much been what I've rocked all winter. Bluebird, whiteout, night rides, overcast.
Just picked these up today and wore them from the bright afternoon into the night and they're definitely much better than my old persimmon lens in all aspects. I highly recommend these
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I dig the pink contact on my Spy goggles. Very versatile. However, on very sunny days my eyes do start to get tired by the end of the day. But, I am super sensitive to light so your results may vary.
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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
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Do u ride at night with yellow lens goggles?
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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!
Is orange lens good for foggy days with snow falling? I'm looking for another set of googles and its always foggy here in the PNW.

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Is orange lens good for foggy days with snow falling? I'm looking for another set of googles and its always foggy here in the PNW.
Goggles aren't going to make a massive difference, but I use orange for all my low light days (including fog, puking snow, etc.). Tough to find a plain old orange lens anymore though!
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Ive got a pair of Quiksilver Hubbles & Oakley Crowbars...I love the Hubbles. I think the peripheral vision is wider in the Hubbles verses my Crowbars and the foam isn't as thick, so to me they feel like they fit closer to your face and are less noticeable. Oakleys do have a wider variety of lens choices which is a plus.
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Yellow or Orange lens?

Do u ride at night with yellow lens goggles?

Is orange lens good for foggy days with snow falling? I'm looking for another set of googles and its always foggy here in the PNW.
Personally, I find yellow to be the best. Especially out here in the PNW. I ride with the Oakley H.I. Yellow lense 98% of the time. I have a sunny day lense as well, but I use it about twice a season.

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