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Goggles for flat light

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Yes I did a search and most of the posts on this topic are out dated. Right now I.m wearing Marker Infinity with the Full Flash lens. 5 years ago when I bought them, they where the best thing I could find for flat light, but now in my late 40's I'm not seeing quit as well through them. I figures technology has changes so much in the last 5 years goggle lenses must have too. I still use clear lenses for beer league night skiing but don't like them too much during the day. 

 

Holy crap!!!! looks like the sun might be coming out!

That doesn't happen on a weekend very often here in the upper Midwest.

post #2 of 16

?

 

 

There were two in January

 

Anyway, to sum it up in 1 sentence, from one of the threads, here's what's preferred:

 

"Smith Sensor Mirror or Oakley Hi-vis Yellow. IMO the 2 best lenses on the market for flat light or night time."

post #3 of 16

Another vote for Sensor Mirror.

post #4 of 16

Unfortunately, once your eyesight begins to fade due to age, you're SOL.  I'm hoping for either goggles with a night vision feature or a major/miraculous stem cell research break through for eye regeneration.  And while they're at it, might as well include everything else in the tool box, too (connective tissue, stomach lining, prostate gland, etc.)

post #5 of 16

Harbervision work just great for me and epic members can get a special deal. Read about it here: Habervision Goggles Half Off.

post #6 of 16

Anyone used their [Habervision] Ouzo OTG model?  

post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by John J View Post


Another vote for Sensor Mirror.




 


+3 or I use the yellow lenses in heavy snow, low light conditions.
post #8 of 16

Well another vote for the Sensor because they came with my goggles. Really I would have to vote for the Smith goggles with their interchangeable lenses as they come with 2 lenses one for a lowlight day and one for the a sunny day although you can improve on them by getting additional lenses from a very bright day to a very low light and night from their website.

post #9 of 16

Nothing has changed.   Best sunglass lenses ever are still Vaurnet, and the best goggles for flat light will have a yellowish/bownish tint to them....like Vaurnets.  

post #10 of 16

Sensor mirrors. Came with goggles I had to buy at the resort because I lost mine. Had no choice. Now I am happy I didn't. Plus it makes me look badass and scares the snowboarders so they keep their distance. . . .

Now how do I get through those trees?

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post

?

 

 

There were two in January

 

Anyway, to sum it up in 1 sentence, from one of the threads, here's what's preferred:

 

"Smith Sensor Mirror or Oakley Hi-vis Yellow. IMO the 2 best lenses on the market for flat light or night time."


+1

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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

Nothing has changed.   Best sunglass lenses ever are still Vaurnet, and the best goggles for flat light will have a yellowish/bownish tint to them....like Vaurnets.  



Hahahaha ... I had just changed my profile pic, to something 1988ish.

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post #13 of 16
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Anyone used their [Habervision] Ouzo OTG model?  



I can't comment on the Ouzo. My wife and I have the Prima, we both wear glasses but small lenses and frames. The Prima fits well. We chose the Prima for the optic orange lens as well as OTG fit. Flat light vision was the prime consideration and we are very pleased with the results. Bright light days are no problem with this lens but I would prefer a grayish lens for sunny days. The Ouzo did not come with an optic orange lens.

post #14 of 16

Got the Riva with the fog eliminator and the Vermillion tint. A little disappointed with performance in flat light, but otherwise it is brilliant. Terrific customer service as well from Jenny at Habervison.

I had provided an address that USPS did not deliver to, was able to track the non delivery  over the weekend. Rang Customer service at Habervision on the Monday, had a new set delivered via UPS on TUESDAY.  Thanks again Jenny!

post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 

I took your advise and bought a pair of Smith I/O goggles with the sensor mirror lens

All I can say is WOW! where have these been all my life

post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by dietdewboy View Post

I took your advise and bought a pair of Smith I/O goggles with the sensor mirror lens

All I can say is WOW! where have these been all my life


That's good.  Just remember, that sooner or later you may run into some light, some visibility

that will stump all or most lenses.  Last week in JH, there was some weird light i dubbed "porridge".

Had to get to the edges or trees to see anything.
 

 

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