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yea im considering switching ONLY because the EG2's are so damn big they barely fit with a helmet on. I love em when im cruising though.
The I/Os are sick though.


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I have yet to find a goggle that doesnt fog on me. I have tried zeal, oakley crowbar(crap), oakley aframe(crap) and now have the electric EG2. The EG2 is the best so far but they will fog when I am done with a difficult run and waiting on a lift and sitting on the chair..... I produce a lot of heat. It helped when I went to wearing a helmet and no head wrap. I just leave the vents wide open and still sweat like a whore in sunday school.....

Do the turbo fan models fog at all from smith when hiking? I would guess there would be quite a bit heat build up with the slow motion.... I might have to try them out....

I have no problem with helmet fit on any of my goggles. My helmet is huge though so that is probably why. it is a size XL smith helmet....
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Sounds like the I/O's which are super sick goggles. I'd have them if there was a Turbo fan model. Super easy to swap lenses with them.

I have no idea about the discount thing. Shoot them an email.
I have I/O's and they're beautiful. My friends with a-frames are embarrassed when they see my beautiful goggloons.
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The Turbo fans will fog when hiking, but it will also take them a lot longer to do so than a regular goggle. For instance, I spent last weekend at Berthoud Pass. It was snowing the whole time so I was wearing my Turbo Fans. I just leave the fan on High (against instructions) and hiked away. We were doing 600-800 vertical hikes and only towards the end of the last hike did I get some fogging. It was out of the way of my vision and quickly went away when I stopped hiking.

For a really high moisture content spring day, you'll see more fogging when hiking than say mid winter. More often than not, I am fine and do not have to change out my goggles. I still keep the other pair of Turbo fans in my pack and on occasion I have had to swap. It's rare though.

So if you are spinning lifts, I doubt you'll have a problem with fog with Turbo Fans. Same thing for short hikes. All day tours, I'd keep a back up with you, just in case.
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I think I am going to order a pair and try them out. Thanks for the info. I have a back up lens for my EG2s and have to use them every day because they fog, it takes a while to get into my vision since the lens is so damn big but by 2 when it is warmed up and I am cranking out the sweat.....they fog. My oakleys and zeals lasted about an hour or maybe 2-3 runs and I just put them away and rode with my sunglasses instead. Thats fine on clear days or cloudy days but when it is dumping and im riding it fucking sucks... It seems like half the time I am on the mountain it is dumping, thats not a bad thing but I hate getting poked in the eye every 2 seconds.....
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