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Oakley A Frame Goggle Reviews

Positive Reviews


Oakely A Frame - standard issue


Pros: Simple proven design, Incredible optics

Cons: High priced replacement lenses

 I have been teaching with the A-Frame for 6 years.  I wasn't an early adopter, and didn't like to pay full retail for goggles when I had many others to choose at 1/3 the cost.  I decided to give them a try and paid retail for my first pair. However, now I wouldn't ski anything but the A-frame. The first pair lasted about 350 ski days and then the foam at the top started to wear out.  180 days on my new pair and they are perfect.  Now, I use the first pair for sunny days.  I bought my second pair two summers ago on sale ($65).  A-Frame with Black Iridium lens.  Very good all condition lens. (although the blue iridium is better for low light conditions). I must say, if a user skis or rides...
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Negative Reviews


Overhyped Iridium


Pros: Fit is nice

Cons: definitely not the best lens

 wit iridium a nice lens for nice weather, but for bad weather a big raaaaaaaaaaah what the f was that due to lousy sight. the Hi Yellow might be better, so far i prefer the Carrera Ultrasights (old models) and the new smiths over this one.

More Reviews


Great But Not The Best


Pros: stylish, comfortable, versatile, good optics

Cons: not made for stormy/deep powder conditions

I've had three pairs of these goggles over the past 8 years or so, and overall have been pretty pleased with them. The foam fits comfortably over my face, they integrate well with most helmets (so no gaper gap), and they have pretty good clarity of vision, too. Their popularity makes it pretty easy to get a good deal on eBay for replacement frames or lenses if you ever need them, which shouldn't be too often if you treat your goggles right. Like all goggles, it's important never to touch the inside of the lens when it's wet. You'll smear that anti-fog coating right off and have a nice big smudge in your line of sight you now must deal with. Barring any such unfortunate incidents, however,...
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Generally positive but worried about recent experience with fog


Pros: Good fit, wide selection of lenses, good field of view

Cons: Occasional fogging up

I've had two pairs of A Frames for several years now.  Bought the first pair (with high intensity blue lens) at Whistler in order to have better vision in low-light conditions.  Generally worked fine until this past winter on a particularly snowy day at Whistler, when I had serious fogging up problems.  Haven't. figured out why but could be caused by the problems noted by other reviewer.  My second pair is reserved for bright days, as it has a lens to cut down on sunlight.  Works well and, because I never wear this pair when it's snowing, have never had a problem with fogging up.

Love these goggles


Pros: good for small/woman's faces

Cons: can not think of any

I have two pair- one with the High Intensity Persimon (sp?) lens and the other with the Black Irdiium lens. I find the HI Persimon (sp?) lens is a good all purpose lens and gets me through the flat light time of day here in the east better than most lens. The Black Iridium is great for the real intense, bluebird sky days! I like the A Frame lens better than most I have tried for a female skier with a small frame.
Swamp Dog

good in low light


Pros: fit, lens color, stylish

Cons: gripper head band makes it hard to adjust on a helmet.

I got these for the H I yellow lens to help with low light days.  Very happy with them so far.