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Old 01-27-2013, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Goggle ideas for my little egg-shaped head?

I have a hard time finding goggles, helmets, etc. because I have a really oval head (as viewed from the top). I also have fairly small features, so I need goggles that have both a strong curvature from side to side, and a relatively short height from top to bottom.

I've tried on a bunch of my boyfriend's plethora of goggles (mostly Oakley, Native, and Smith), and the Oakley Crowbars fit the curvature of my face really well, but they're a little too large top to bottom, so they come down a bit too far on my nose. I could make them work, but I'd have to buy new lenses anyways, so I'm also looking at just getting some new goggles that really fit me.

Of course I need to try them on, but since I have a very limited selection here in town and don't usually have a lot of time when I'm in Anchorage or Fairbanks, I'd like to have a short list of styles to try on. I care more about fit than brand, so any ideas you guys have would be great!
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My wife is asian so it took awhile for her to find goggles also ended up getting some a-frames and smith i/os that fit perfect. Just keep trying on the sizes geared more towards your face and you will be fine.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll second the Smith I/OSs - the women's version of the I/Os.

Love mine.

Edit: I'm not Asian, if it matters.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My wife Isnt asian and has an eggy head too. She likes her electric eg2.5 the best so far. She also liked the smith ioss
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I third the I/OS line. I looked at those and from my experience with the Smith I/O line, the frame is pretty flexible and would have a good "wrap your oval head" character while still being fairly short top to bottom with the I/OS.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My vonzipper 'chakra' goggles from a few seasons ago might fit you well. Im not sure if they changed that goggle model over the years though.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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They added curve to them so they conform to the head more.

I have a similar shaped head.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies, keep 'em coming! The only Smith's I'd tried on were made for much wider, rounder heads than mine, and I'd heard the same about their helmets, so I'd almost written them off. I'm glad I posted this thread; it's given me a few new models to consider!
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, I was at REI a week ago and tried on several different goggles, but none had as much horizontal curvature as the Crowbars, so I just bought some new lenses for them. And when I tried them on with my snowmachine helmet again, they fit better than I remembered them fitting. Maybe I just had the strap too tight last time I tried them.

So I went out slow-shoeing at the pass today, doing some short laps on the Charlie Slasher, and got to try out my new H.I. Persimmon lenses for the first time. Man, what a difference! It was supposed to be partly cloudy, and it wound up more like tiny blue patches in a grey, grey world. But they worked really well. A few times when I took them off everything was so white and 2-dimensional that it was disorienting, but these lenses made a big difference. I think I like them better than the H.I. Yellow, too. I think these will be more versatile, since I can use them in darkish flatlight, bright flatlight, and probably even on sunnier days too.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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