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Where do you keep spare lenses?

I specifically bought the Smith I/O goggle at the start of this season so I could swap out lenses in changing light conditions. I'm wondering where you keep your spare lenses? Do you put it in your backpack or in a pocket? Currently I keep mine in my in my pants side cargo pocket as it's nearly impossible for a snowboarded to fall on that pocket and break the spare lenses. Does anybody know if I put these in my camelbak instead how safe the lens will be from breaking if/when I fall onto my back (doesn't happen often but I do push myself)? I'm looking at getting either the Camelbak SnoBlast or the Dakine Heli Pack (which has a google pocket) if that helps at all.

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this seems like a crazy amount of planning/purchasing just to facilitate carrying around a spare lens all day. im guessing you have a polarized style of lens for bright sunny days and a lighter lens for flat light/night/etc. the weather conditions can only be so variable; just wear your polarized lens for bluebird sunny days, any other condition pop in the lighter lens at the beginning of the day. the lighter lens will work in a larger variety of settings if you really do live at a mtn. that has extreme weather change in short periods of time and will work well in sunny conditions too if the sun happens to pop out on you, you will just feel like you need sunglasses. better to get stuck with that than a super mirrored/polarized lens in flat light.
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Your not going to break your lenses when they are in your pocket
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Not really since I want a hydration system pack. And they aren't that expensive so I don't mind buying them. I already have my lens/lighting situation worked out the way I like it. What I want to know is where people who are doing the same (if any) are keeping their spare lenses/goggles.

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That I already know. What I want to know is how safe they would be in a pack? I'd rather keep my pants pockets empty if possible. And let's just say for arguments sake that the pack will be empty except for a camelbak bladder.
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fair enough. if it works for you that's all that matters. i personally would just rather worry about riding.
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If your pack has a goggle pocket, they'll be totally fine if they're in there. If not, just put them in the goggle bag that comes with them and throw them in with your bladder.
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That I already know. What I want to know is how safe they would be in a pack? I'd rather keep my pants pockets empty if possible. And let's just say for arguments sake that the pack will be empty except for a camelbak bladder.
They won't break in a pack either. Polycarbonate is really hard to break, and the most likely way to damage them is if they get bent to far, resulting in a crease.
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You all realize you lose 500 G.N.A.R. points for wearing a camelback right? at least fill it with hard liquor if you have to have it.

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I keep mine in a goggle case....in my car. My lenses are $60 so there is now way I'm breaking one by keeping them on me all day.
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