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I tried zeal's photochromic and couldn't tell any difference, even when I did all the crap in their videos to test them out.

As far as the annoying reflections, I have that on my dragon lenses and you don't even notice it on the mtn when you're looking at anything past a couple of feet away. afaik, that reflection is what gives higher definition in flatter light
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interesting point extra0, that may be the case, I could try them out on the beach here to see! But seriously that sounds like it should be fine on the snow.
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Thanks tdn, I'll do as you suggest, I'd love to ride in them but I'm in Australia and it's about 30 degrees C outside so not much snow! I'll be in Canada in March.
Are you suggesting that photochromatic lenses change light transmission based on temperature?
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I have the Smith IO/X with Photocromic. If I place them on my helmet, then onto my eyes it takes about 10 seconds for them to come around in regards to recognizing the light. IDK what kind of riding you're doing, if you're going into caverns then coming back out into the sun consistently, but in simply riding down the hill ALL DAY without having to change your lenses, they're pretty f'n sweet. Anything that means I don't have to touch my lenses or even have them factor into my day in anyway is excellent. I'd rather focus on other things and this goggle let me do that. Never really fog up even with my face mask close. Would reccommend.
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i had photochromatic eye glasses back before everyone realized how dorky they were.

The glasses took about a week of use before they started changing tint quickly. IIRC all of the photochromatic glasses were like that. Just leave them out in the sun a bit to loosen them up and break them in.

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