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I specifically bought the Smith I/O goggle at the start of this season so I could swap out lenses in changing light conditions. I'm wondering where you keep your spare lenses? Do you put it in your backpack or in a pocket? Currently I keep mine in my in my pants side cargo pocket as it's nearly impossible for a snowboarded to fall on that pocket and break the spare lenses. Does anybody know if I put these in my camelbak instead how safe the lens will be from breaking if/when I fall onto my back (doesn't happen often but I do push myself)? I'm looking at getting either the Camelbak SnoBlast or the Dakine Heli Pack (which has a google pocket) if that helps at all.

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this seems like a crazy amount of planning/purchasing just to facilitate carrying around a spare lens all day. im guessing you have a polarized style of lens for bright sunny days and a lighter lens for flat light/night/etc. the weather conditions can only be so variable; just wear your polarized lens for bluebird sunny days, any other condition pop in the lighter lens at the beginning of the day. the lighter lens will work in a larger variety of settings if you really do live at a mtn. that has extreme weather change in short periods of time and will work well in sunny conditions too if the sun happens to pop out on you, you will just feel like you need sunglasses. better to get stuck with that than a super mirrored/polarized lens in flat light.
 

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Not really since I want a hydration system pack. And they aren't that expensive so I don't mind buying them. I already have my lens/lighting situation worked out the way I like it. What I want to know is where people who are doing the same (if any) are keeping their spare lenses/goggles.

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That I already know. What I want to know is how safe they would be in a pack? I'd rather keep my pants pockets empty if possible. And let's just say for arguments sake that the pack will be empty except for a camelbak bladder.
 

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If your pack has a goggle pocket, they'll be totally fine if they're in there. If not, just put them in the goggle bag that comes with them and throw them in with your bladder.
 

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That I already know. What I want to know is how safe they would be in a pack? I'd rather keep my pants pockets empty if possible. And let's just say for arguments sake that the pack will be empty except for a camelbak bladder.
They won't break in a pack either. Polycarbonate is really hard to break, and the most likely way to damage them is if they get bent to far, resulting in a crease.
 

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I keep mine in a goggle case....in my car. My lenses are $60 so there is now way I'm breaking one by keeping them on me all day.
 

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i have the smith i/o and i just keep my lenses in a bag i made with 3 dividers in it to separate them. i keep that in my back back inside the lodge. i usually just ride the park at my mtn so its easy to just go inside for a break and change lenses real quick.
 

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I keep my spare lenses in my spare goggle frames lol. Hate switching out lenses, so I just have a couple pairs ready to go in the car.
 

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i keep my green sol-x lenses in the car, since all i ever ride with is the sensor mirror anyway. pretty easy to just swing by the car and grab the other lens if i need it.

i'd put it in my cargo pockets if i had to carry it around though, since i dont use backpacks.
 

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this seems like a crazy amount of planning/purchasing just to facilitate carrying around a spare lens all day. im guessing you have a polarized style of lens for bright sunny days and a lighter lens for flat light/night/etc. the weather conditions can only be so variable; just wear your polarized lens for bluebird sunny days, any other condition pop in the lighter lens at the beginning of the day. the lighter lens will work in a larger variety of settings if you really do live at a mtn.
Not to pick on you in particular... but this too classic an opinion is myopic, and apparel makers need to step up! Planning would be prudent for any expensive and scratchable item like lenses. People with overly sharp cornea's, like myself, MUST wear polarized lenses ALL the time to differentiate heights in otherwise 2d appearing snow and ice, sunny, cloudy, low light and night riding. Additionally, glare is a massive issue, whether it be full sun or the particularly challenging conditions of sunset/sunrise or manufactured slope lighting. And my condition is fairly common. Mostly, I have learned to just go with the darkest lenses on, and slide them off while riding, when clouds come in... which is frequent and unpredictable... of, on, off, on.
Magnet systems would be better, if they had a more realistic way of getting to them while riding. And the electric tint goggle just isnt there yet, weight and balance-wise.
Also, let it be noted that I am a petite female, and ALL apparel makers-- tundra, turf, or surf create clothes for females with fewer to no pockets. (They also coat our clothes with a hefty smattering of nauseating pink, mint, & flowers as if we dont already know that we have vaginas and I suppose are expecting us to keep our stuff stashed in there like a kangaroo since they sewed on faux pockets and sold it to us for so much more money then men's clothes that we now cant afford a backpack, especially on our 75cents to the dollar paychecks). So after all of that, goggle lenses come in soft pouches instead of thin molded cases, neither fits in our vaginas, we arent permitted cargo pockets (god forbid they should sew on bulk where it least matters), massive lenses bulk up and stiffen jacket pockets where they exist, and they're poised to be broken in a backpack unprotected. You, who haveth cargo pockets, be thankful.
 

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Not to pick on you in particular... but this too classic an opinion is myopic, and apparel makers need to step up! Planning would be prudent for any expensive and scratchable item like lenses. People with overly sharp cornea's, like myself, MUST wear polarized lenses ALL the time to differentiate heights in otherwise 2d appearing snow and ice, sunny, cloudy, low light and night riding. Additionally, glare is a massive issue, whether it be full sun or the particularly challenging conditions of sunset/sunrise or manufactured slope lighting. And my condition is fairly common. Mostly, I have learned to just go with the darkest lenses on, and slide them off while riding, when clouds come in... which is frequent and unpredictable... of, on, off, on.
Magnet systems would be better, if they had a more realistic way of getting to them while riding. And the electric tint goggle just isnt there yet, weight and balance-wise.
Also, let it be noted that I am a petite female, and ALL apparel makers-- tundra, turf, or surf create clothes for females with fewer to no pockets. (They also coat our clothes with a hefty smattering of nauseating pink, mint, & flowers as if we dont already know that we have vaginas and I suppose are expecting us to keep our stuff stashed in there like a kangaroo since they sewed on faux pockets and sold it to us for so much more money then men's clothes that we now cant afford a backpack, especially on our 75cents to the dollar paychecks). So after all of that, goggle lenses come in soft pouches instead of thin molded cases, neither fits in our vaginas, we arent permitted cargo pockets (god forbid they should sew on bulk where it least matters), massive lenses bulk up and stiffen jacket pockets where they exist, and they're poised to be broken in a backpack unprotected. You, who haveth cargo pockets, be thankful.
I'm sure he'll be alright. Seeing as he hasn't posted here in almost 9 years.
 

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I'm sure he'll be alright. Seeing as he hasn't posted here in almost 9 years.
Yes, but again, myopically missing the point... this is a forum, not a private discussion. He may be fine, but the rest of us struggle and continue to need more visibility on our issues. !APPAREL MAKERS!, pull it together.
 

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I keep mine in a vintage teal hardcase clutch with a vegan kevlar wriststrap, doubles as a slide glove for those aggressive heelside carves. Pockets are like soo tacky.

(or the fleecelined goggle pocket in backpack/jacket)
 

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I like that you brought up the kangaroo pouch. I've got one on my bibs that my lenses go into when I carry extras.

I agree though, women's clothes need more real pockets. I appreciated this necro.
 
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