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!