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Old 03-31-2011, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Smith Penoms or electric EG2.5 goggles?

which of these u think is better with not fogging up and freezing up? i started out wanting the smiths but i like the interchangable lens on the eg2.5...whats ur opnion
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Smiths. I'm a heat factory and rarely have any fogging issues. They have interchangeable lenses too. I have the polarized lens for bluebird days and the blue sensor lens for everything else.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would go Smith. They know what they are doing and they do it as good as anyone. Plus, their warranty department is awesome for their goggles. I had two pairs of Smith Phenom Turbo fan goggles. You know the $160-$190 ones. One of them I have had for almost five season. This year, the battery case wire broke on both of them. I sent them in for Warranty repair and Smith sent me back two brand new Phenom Turbo Fan goggles. Needless to say I am impressed.
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Can't speak for Electric, but I have worn Smiths for 18+ years and have only good things to say...durable, comfortable, fit every helmet I've tried, good against fog...

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I would go Smith. They know what they are doing and they do it as good as anyone. Plus, their warranty department is awesome for their goggles. I had two pairs of Smith Phenom Turbo fan goggles. You know the $160-$190 ones. One of them I have had for almost five season. This year, the battery case wire broke on both of them. I sent them in for Warranty repair and Smith sent me back two brand new Phenom Turbo Fan goggles. Needless to say I am impressed.
Good to know, I got a pair this season and they have held up well, but my hard-charging style of riding leads to a lot of encounters between my head/face and the ground/tree branches, so I'm sure I'll have to test that at some point.
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thanks guys sounds like smiths is the way to go...do u know if they have clear lenses for them?
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I am pretty sure you can order them. Check their website.
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I dont know about the EG2.5's, but I have EG2's and I LOVE them. They're super comfy, the lenses are awesome, the peripheral vision is amazing, havent fogged once, and I think they look sick.
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Electric does make nice enough goggles. I've had a pair that were just fine. I just keep going back to Smith though. It's probably more due to the turbo fan series as I do a fair amount of hiking when I am not riding resorts. And since I never ride resorts...
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I saw a pair of Smiths I liked last weekend - the lenses seemed to cover the entire frame almost, and the straps were connected to the frames by a metal triangular piece...does this sound like anything you guys have seen?

Also, I heard if you send in old Smith goggles, they give you a discount on new ones?
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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.
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