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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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smith goggle assessment

I bought some Smith Phenom Goggles before my last ski trip.

The base was black and the lens style was blue sensor mirror.

The goggles were really good looking and I definitely preferred the lens style to a comparable pair of Anon's that I purchased.

The main problem with the Smith Goggles was the foam at the base of the goggles. I would describe it as "sloppy".

The foam itself seemed like it was not quite dense enough, the edges were not as well defined as they needed to be and the foam was wider than it needed to be which created a fit around the eyes that blocked more vision than necessary and just felt "sloppy."

I ended up keeping the Anon goggles because the fit of the foam around my eyes felt reasonable. I didn't feel that the foam on the Anons blocked an excessive amount of my vision and the fit felt comfortable, secure and in-place.

Has anyone else here had a similar experience with Smith Goggles?
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Sounds like they just didn't fit you. It happens. Different goggles have different shapes and it is best to try different makes/models on until you find something that fits properly.
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I haven't rocked the Phenom but I've been wearing Smiths for 20 years. Nothing but love there.

Like Tarzanman said, wear them around the shop to see if they are 100% you.

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I use Smith Phenom goggles. If I'm not mistaken, they are a 2007 mode. They're my second goggles and at first, the Phenom was annoying in that there appeared to be glare everywhere (Sensor Mirror). It took about a day to get used to it and I don't notice any issues now. In fact I prefer them compared to my old pair now. So I say that it was a matter of preference. I never had any issue with the foam personally, but I've seen a few people talking about Smith foam peeling off and being 'sloppy'. Maybe you got a lemon?

One thing I'll add though is on my pair, the foam is soft (came like that). They are extremely comfortable, however.
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I Love my Smiths. Prodigy frame with rc-36 lense and a new for '11 Prophecy Sensor Mirror for darker days.
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