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Old 11-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm currently on the same mission. Good news on the Platoons, as I have a pair arriving today to try out.

The Giro Onset is the best fitting wide FOV goggle I have tried so far, matches the curve of the brim nicely, but they ride low enough to squeeze my nostrils a bit. Looks like the Platoons might be a better fit.

Most goggles I have tried gap pretty badly in the middle of the brim. The list so far:
Smith I/O and I/OX
Dragon Rogue and APX (Though the DX fits absolutely perfectly)
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Good stuff!! Pictures to follow???
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Good stuff!! Pictures to follow???
Hah! I left my film crew at home unfortunately.

Some caveats on my feedback: I have a big head, a wideish nose, I wear my sandbox low so that it stays down at speed and I really don't like that saggy goggle feeling where they ride low on my nose.

I got the Platoons, they match the underside of the brim pretty well, but they are way too tall for me. I like my helmet to sit low, and the Platoons are total nose squishers for me. I do have a fairly wide nose, though... they also do not offer much in the way of Field Of View for their size, they sit too far away from the face putting all kinds of foam in my vision. This may be better if you have a narrower face.

Tried the Marshalls as well, and they are a PERFECT fit for the brim, sit just right on the face, and have the exact same top to bottom FOV as the Platoons as they sit closer to the eyes. Unfortunately, they shrunk the frame in all directions and for me (wideish face) they offer pretty poor peripheral. In fact, they are sort of uncomfortable because the side foam is so close to my eyes. Bummer for me, so close to being perfect... If you have a narrow face though, I suspect these would be great.

Went through Von Zippers lineup and didn't find anything that I felt fit well while still offering up a nice FOV.

I'm going to double check tonight, but I think I am actually going to go with the Smith I/Os as sort of the best all around. They offer a decent match to the helmet (depending on how you wear the straps) and do pretty well in all areas. I will see what I can do about getting some photos up. It will be hard to see anyway with my black helmet.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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well jibbity what did you settle for in the end? No to the fish bowls then? did they not fit or did you not like the fov? I still cant decide.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hah, sorry, I left you hanging there.

I'm going to go with the Smith I/O. Best all around for my face, and I can keep my helmet low.

The Marshalls definitely fit the helmet better, but are too narrow for my giant melon.

I also liked the I/OX more than the I/O, but they are too tall and either tilt my helmet up, or squash my nose, neither of which I care for. If you don't mind the tilt, or wear a hat under your helmet than the Platoon, EG2 or I/OX may work for you.

Have you tried any of these with your helmet? If you can give me your impressions of one of them with the helmet I could give you some ideas about how the others will compare based on the ones I have tried out.

I may be able to post some pictures, but I am not promising anything.

Alright, pictures:

Platoons:


Marshalls: Perfect match for the brim, you can see how close the foam is to my eyes though.


Giro Onset:


Dragon DX: Perfect fit for sure, shame I can't see more out of them.

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the info jibbity. Ok. so..... going to order a pair of Spy Marshall's. my helmet is a S/M and im guessing yours is a L/XL (hah you said you had a large head) so i think the marshall goggles will be fine. so i will get those ordered up tomorrow night. Unless i can find a pair of giro as they look sick!

Did you go with the I/O in the end? keep me posted and i will let you know what i order.. Thanks again man!
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Nice! The Giro onsets are really nice also. I know you've already got an idea of what you're getting, but the Anon Hawkeyes fit closer to the face and might be a good option with that helmet.

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #18 (permalink)
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The Giros are pretty nice, great FOV, I like the looks better than the I/O as they are lower profile. They are too tall for me to wear the helmet low, sadly.

If you are S/M I think the Marshalls are the winner for sure, especially as the price is more reasonable. The Giros would be huge on you. If you go with the Marshalls, make sure you pull the ends of the strap and remove the black plastic clips inside the goggle frames. They appear to be unnecessary and force the folded strap ends into your peripheral vision.

Thanks for the suggestion, no one locally deals Anon, and I am sick of ordering things to return. I'm picking up I/O from my local shop today.

Hopefully in the next couple of years companies will put out some goggles that are extra wide, Providing good peripheral, without being so tall that they interfere with helmet fit.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Ok so just ordered the marshall goggles so i will post up a pic when they arrive. Fingers crossed
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