Pros: Fit, Helmet Compatibility, Lens Choice, Field of View, Simplicity, Cost, Availability
Cons: Lens Durability
As a confirmed glasses wearer (contacts are a no go for me, unfortunately), goggle selection is a challenge, to put it mildly. I've had three pairs of the Scott Storms over the past six or eight years, with three or four different pairs of glasses and three different helmets. I keep trying on other brands and models, but none at any price works as well for me. Some of the pluses:
- They just plain fit over glasses, with no pressure points at the temple or contact between lens and glasses. You'd think this would be a no-brainer for OTG goggles, but in my experience most just do not fit well with the glasses / helmet combination.
- Helmet compatibility is excellent - I've used it with a Giro, a Briko, and a Smith, with no gaps or other issues ... more than I can say for a pair of Briko goggles that were too wide for my Briko helmet!
- Large spherical lens provides a good view.
- Lots of lens choices, including CLEAR, which is key for night racing.
- They are reasonably affordable - can usually score a pair on eBay for $40 - $60.
- Fog resistance is good, as long as you follow the ironclad rule of putting them on your face before leaving the lodge and never taking them off for any reason until you get back inside the lodge.
The one downside is that the lenses do tend to scratch easily. I baby them to the extent humanly possible - for example, the are either on my helmet on the hill, or in their little cloth bag inside my helmet in my ski pack, and never anywhere else - and even so they seem to have a lifetime of only two or three seasons.