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Old 10-14-2008, 02:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can anyone recommend good goggles?

Hah I don't see many people asking about goggles ... but I've had a really hard time finding a good pair. Every year I go through several pairs and I've never found anything that works. I usually end up going goggle-less but it really hurts my face haha.

I can never really find a tint that I like. I guess I would prefer a clear tint. What tint are u supposed to use at night vs. day anyway, how do you know? I used to just get what looks cool but that isn't working for me haha. And I feel weird if the goggles are too narrow and I don't have my full peripheral vision. Also my goggles fog up sometimes... that is the worst.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Goggles fogging up? That shouldn't be happening if you have modern non-walmart goggles.

For peripheral vision, you want a lower profile goggle in size LARGE (i.e. Smith).

Use a clear or yellow lens at night.

Yellow is good for flat light.
Orange is good for all-around.
Red is good for all-around and flat light.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i like Oakley
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been using the Dragon DX for a long time, and never had any problems. They do fog up occasionally, but only when I get a lot of snow inside (i.e. face first in pow).

As for lens color, I use:

Rose for low light condition, overcast/cloudy days. They help to bring out shadows in the snow so you can see the variations better.

Mirror tint for bright, sunny days. They have a darker tint, and the mirror helps to reflect additional light.

Orange for a mix, good for changing conditions. I hate to use the rose when its sunny and mirror tint when its cloudy, so for the days that will be both, I go with the orange.

Yellow for nights. They help brighten up the darker areas.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Oakley A-Frames or Anon Figment are both really nice goggles. The A-Frames will give you more peripheral vision, but you can't go wrong with either. Especially if you have a wider nose, the Figments might be a better option. Like illegal said, yellow lenses for night.

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Old 10-14-2008, 12:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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without knowing your face, I like the Vonzipper Feenom's and I use the Orange Chrome lens... gives you the sun reflecting of the mirror and the clarity of a light orange lengs.

I also like the Spy Soldier and Smith Pheenom goggles. You can also take a look into the Smith goggles that have the fan built into them to prevent fogging. My buddy has them and although it's annoying having a battery pack attached to your face it does work exceptionally well
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Anon Figments or Realms, VonZip Fenoms, Smith Pheenoms, higher end Spy's. Havent Heard if they fixed the fogging problem yet, but if you want periph, look into Electric EG2's. They're pretty comfy too.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have some Dragon Maces and they're awesome. Nice and big. Never fog up unless you face plant and get snow into them.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Electric EG2s and Smith I/O are insane with the peripheral vision... and cost.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a pair of Dragon Mace frames and they are AWESOME.. Never had a prob with them foggin up and I dont have any blind spots other then above my head. [But my beanie is there so I cant see anyways.] They have changeable lenses so you can go from Yellow to some sort of "sun glass" type. The only prob is they are a pretty penny [I believe they are about $175], but if your going threw 3 to 4 pairs, you spending that anyways.

Use a clear or yellow lens at night. If you like to use clear, I would go with orange. It protects eyes and as someone said earler, it is a good for all-around lens.
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