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Oakley Goggle Lenses

I have got the oakley elevate goggle, which are pretty amazing, but I am going to get different lenses. I am looking for something darker for bright sunny days and I don't know which ones to get. I am looking at the dark grey lens and the black iridium lens. I hear the iridium are more reflecting, but I'm not sure which one I want.

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For what it's worth, get two pairs rather than replacement lenses. Getting a sale pair of oakleys can be cheaper than buying lens by itself. Just my opinion though!
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For what it's worth, get two pairs rather than replacement lenses. Getting a sale pair of oakleys can be cheaper than buying lens by itself. Just my opinion though!
+1. I used to do the same thing with my old Oakleys and swap the lens. What a PITA! I got two pairs and just switch depending on what the day looks like, or if I'm riding at night.

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For what it's worth, get two pairs rather than replacement lenses. Getting a sale pair of oakleys can be cheaper than buying lens by itself. Just my opinion though!
Well new goggle lens are worth $20. I would buy new goggles for each condition, but it really isn't an option for me. I wish though.
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Both of those are similar, except the Grey I think is polarized. So it'll be more reflective. Really you should get the lens that you enjoy looking through and is appropriate for the light though. For instance my friend rides here in Michigan and he got the Fire iridium lenses which let in 12% of light. It's mostly overcast here so they really don't work that great. So if 20% light is good then I'd go with the grey.
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Well new goggle lens are worth $20. I would buy new goggles for each condition, but it really isn't an option for me. I wish though.
When people I know have got new lenses for oakleys its been equal price to on sale completes. If you can get em for $20 knock yourself out bud
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Both of those are similar, except the Grey I think is polarized. So it'll be more reflective. Really you should get the lens that you enjoy looking through and is appropriate for the light though. For instance my friend rides here in Michigan and he got the Fire iridium lenses which let in 12% of light. It's mostly overcast here so they really don't work that great. So if 20% light is good then I'd go with the grey.
For a second there i thought you were talking about me when you said my friend has fire iridium lenses! anyways thoses lenses are for really light conditions. If i were you i would just go to oakley vault and pick up some new goggles with darker lenses for about the same price as lenses
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I just got Oakley Airbrakes and damn they're easy to change! Not $20, though. When spare lenses become available, they'll be around $90 according to the salescritter.


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I have the following lenses

Pink Iridium
Fire Iridium
VR 28 Black Iridium
HI Yellow Iridium
Clear

The best lenses for sunny days is Fire Iridium. They leave me wanting nothing more. The best over cast lense is the Yellow Iridium, and the best night board is Clear.
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I have the following lenses

Pink Iridium
Fire Iridium
VR 28 Black Iridium
HI Yellow Iridium
Clear

The best lenses for sunny days is Fire Iridium. They leave me wanting nothing more. The best over cast lense is the Yellow Iridium, and the best night board is Clear.
And what do you think the best overall ones are? The fire iridiums looked pretty cool, but I'm not sure if they are good in all conditions. I am more leaning between dark grey and fire iridium at the moment.
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