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Oakley Crowbar Goggle

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Pros: Good fit, clarity unmatched

I finally decided to replace my ancient Oakley E-frames (circa 1992) this year, and wanted something that would work well with my recently acquired Giro ski helmet.  The Crowbars were on sale at my local show so I decided to give them a whirl.

 

After a season in these I can say without hesitation that these are awesome goggles.  I've always found the lens clarity of Oakley products to be excellent and these are no exception.  The design looks kind of goofy with the big wings on the side, but it fits together with my helmet like they were designed to work together specifically.  I skied a couple of extremely cold days this winter and there was almost no gap at all between the two, keeping my forehead as warm as can be expected when its -25 C.  The face foam is the most comfortable I have ever worn, and the peripheral vision provided by these goggles is outstanding.

 

My only complaint, if you can call it that, is that these goggles did fog up a bit on the really cold days.  In fairness, I think it was more due to the tight fit between the goggles and my helmet, which is not vented at the front.  The rim of the helmet likely didn't allow the goggles to ventilate the way they were designed to, resulting in a buildup (and consequent freezing) of moisture on the inside of the lens.  When it's that cold out, my experience is that you're going to have trouble with fog no matter what you're wearing, so I can't really blame the crowbars.

 

All in all, these goggles are amazing.  They appear to be made with the typical Oakley ruggedness, so I imagine I'll be wearing them for years to come!

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Pros: Excellent fit, great perpheral vision, sleek design

 Picked up a pair dirt cheap at the Toronto Ski Swap. No bag but in box. I have the Pink Iridium lens. They fit snug with my Giro G10 helmet. I really like the low profile of these as well.

I ski in Ontario and Quebec alot. Will ski 10 to 15 days out West this year. I will get another pair of Crowbars or a pair of Wisdoms with a black iridium or vr28 lens for sunny days.

Skiing at Whistler last week was very cold. No gaps in the fit with the helmet. Was sunny all five days but the pink iridium lens was fine.

Oakley Crowbar Goggle
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Description:

Strap on the Oakley Crowbar Goggle and get prepared for any action the mountain throws your way. Oakley s lightweight impact-resistant O Matter frame and dual-layer anti-fog Plutonite lenses give you the goods to go anywhere on the mountain and see clearly through any kind of weather you encounter there. Oakley gave the Crowbar Goggle pressure-distributing frame struts that improve fit and comfort while you rocket or jib down the mountain. Add triple-layer face foam with moisture-wicking fleece, and a silicone strap-retention strip, and you feel like you ve just strapped on the last goggle you ll ever need.

Details:
DetailValue
Recommended UseWinter sports
StrapElastic
FrameO Matter
LensPlutonite
Helmet CompatibleYes
Eyeglass CompatibleNo
VentilationTop and bottom vents
Face SizeMedium to large
GenderUnisex
Goggle Face Size
Goggle Ventilation
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Color: Baby Blue/Chocolate/ Black Iridium, Size: One Size02-842700285059594
Color: Baby Blue Chocolate /H.I. Persimmon, Size: One Size02-843700285059709
Color: Dark Camo Khaki/Black Iridium, Size: One Size02-845700285059747
Color: Dark Camo Khaki/VR50 Emerald, Size: One Size02-846700285059815
Color: Jet Black/Black Iridium, Size: One Size02-849700285059907
Style: Need Vendor Sku, Color: Jet Black Ghost Text/Gold Iridium, Size: One SizeNeed Vendor Sku
Color: Jet Black Ghost Text/VR50 Emerald, Size: One Size02-830700285059174
Color: Jet Black/Fire, Size: One Size02-853700285059969
Color: Jet Black/Persimmon, Size: One Size02-850700285059921
Color: Matte White/Fire, Size: One Size02-018700285020181
Color: Matte White/Persimmon, Size: One Size02-021700285020211
Color: Matte White/Black Iridium, Size: One Size02-017700285020174
Color: Olive Military/G30, Size: One Size02-834700285059242
Color: Olive Military/VR28 Black Iridium, Size: One Size02-836700285059365
Color: Red Evercamo/Black Iridium, Size: One Size02-839700285059457
Color: Shadow Gray/Black Iridium, Size: One Size02-624700285026244
Color: Shadow Gray/Blue Iridium, Size: One Size02-625700285026251
Color: White Oakley Text/Blue Iridium, Size: One Size02-635700285026350
Color: White Oakley Text/H.I. Persimmon, Size: One Size02-637700285026374
Color: White Oakley Text/Pink Iridium, Size: One Size02-636700285026367
Color: Dark Camo Khaki/H.I. Yellow, Size: One Size02-847700285059839
Color: Jet Black/H.I. Yellow, Size: One Size02-852700285059952
Color: Olive Military/H.I. Yellow, Size: One Size02-837700285059372
Color: Matte White /Pink Iridium, Size: One Size02-019700285020198
Color: Baby Blue/Chocolate/VR28, Size: One Size02-844700285059723
Color: Red Evercamo/Fire, Size: One Size02-838700285059396
Color: White Oakley Text/Black Iridium, Size: One Size02-634700285026343