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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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2 Goggles or Replaceable lens for resorts?

I need to get new goggles over the summer. I mainly ride in resorts, and right now I have a goggle with clear lens for night riding and a beat up $20 pair of bolle reflective goggles for day riding. Many people have recommended me to get the Smith i/o, but I don't want to drop $150 on a pair of goggles that I am not fully using. Would it be better to buy the goggles that fit best when I try them on at the resort even if they don't have replaceable lens? If this makes any different, I will probably buy the goggles online because resort shops are probably overpriced.

Also note: The shop only stocks Anon Scott, and other brands. it DOES NOT stock Smith, Dragon, or Electric.
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Definitely try on first.

Not sure what you mean by not fully using the io's, if you got those you would have day and night covered. If you're 100 per cent happy with your clear lens goggles for night and overcast weather then get a pair of goggles with a dark lens for bright days at the price you want to spend. Spring is coming so discounts will happen in the shops.
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If it's a question of if you really need changeable lenses then no, goggles don't need two lenses. I prefer to have separate goggles with their own lenses that I don't need to change
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Ah ah, sorry, read your header again. Get two pairs
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the smith I/O's come with two lenses, you will probably spend 140 bucks on two cheap pairs anyways depending on how cheap you go.

so

two cheap goggles
one nice goggles with two lenses

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Also note: The shop only stocks Anon Scott, and other brands. it DOES NOT stock Smith, Dragon, or Electric.
So yeah, keep your clear lense pair and get a nice pair for daytime
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alright cool. i really didn't want to get the smith i/o without trying them on and since I can't i'll just get whatever goggle fits best.

P.S. the clear goggle was $30 lol...
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DONT GET SMITH I/O

they arent wid enough for comfort in any situation.

they dont even fit well when im not putting them over a beanie,gaitor, or helmet

sold my pair for 45$

ill give you these for cheap. DONT BE MISTAKEN THEY ARE HIGH QUALITY GOGGLES


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i don't know how deep your pockets are but i absolutely LOVE my Oakley Airbrakes. Yes they are $230 bucks but they come with two different lenses and with the switch out feature, you are never putting your paws on the actual lens. I prefer 1 pair of goggles with different lenses.... less crap i need to bring with me.
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either way its a trip inside or back to the car unless your backpackin' the picnic basket ... i have two pairs, old Oakley clears and 28% Anon's, changing lenses on the go would suck
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