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.
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.
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.