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post #181 of 187
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Worst in what way.  Your statement doesn't mean much as it is.
Sorry, Ivwas still talking about peripheral vision. The I/O's were the smallest I tried on and didn't even cover both eye sockets. For me frameless is the look from the outside because when they're on my face I see a frame all the way around. With today's goggles I have better vission up & down but side to side is far less! I dug out several pair of old goggles and I had no less than 180° field of vission in any of them with the best giving full peripheral with NO visible frame on the sides.
post #182 of 187
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Originally Posted by MostlyHarmless View Post
 


Hello Brian,

 

I hit this discussion (aka thread) yesterday whille  I was seeking information and advice about some specific goggles and lenses.

It was amazing what I did read from your posts.

Last, but not least, it helped me a lot picking a choice.

 

Unfortunately I live too far away from Utah (I am currently in Munich, Germany), otherwise I would love to pay you a visit.

 

KR
Alex


Hello Alex (and all),

 

Happy to help as always.  It seems that the goggle and lens discussion continues to turn towards this or that brand, and of course, how much one *thinks* a given color or mirror will "enhance" their vision.  Despite the science showing otherwise.

 

My advice continues to be the same:  Look through the lenses - before you buy.  There is a massive amount of misinformation out there, and coupled with aggressive marketing departments, it can lead to outright dangerous choices on the slopes when it comes to your vision.  There is no silver bullet.  No magic unicorn.  No Sangri-La of goggle optics that will fit every face, in every light scenario.  In the end, it does come down to personal preference.  But it is absolutely critical to be mindful of science and optics as well as fit, function and form (looks).

 

Here's to hoping for a lot more snow this year - and if anyone happens to be in the Salt Lake area and want to chat goggle in person, I'm always happy to help if I can.

 

Cheers

 

Brian~

post #183 of 187

There are a ton of options out there. This buyer's guide is super helpful in determining what goggles are the best for you, depending on your preferences and conditions. http://www.sportrx.com/blog/how-to-buy-ski-goggles-snowboarding-goggles-the-ultimate-buying-guide/

SportRx also offers prescription goggles!

post #184 of 187
I did a crap ton of research when I bought last year. After putting them on and looked outside on a sunny day with fresh new snow I bought completely different goggles and very different lenses.

So after all your research & questions try them on in the conditions you'll use them!
post #185 of 187
Any comments on the new Smith ChromaPop lenses compared to the traditional Sol-X and Sensor series, etc.? They seem intriguing but a little more expensive.

I need a low light and partly sunny lenses. I don't ski Rocky Mountain high, so the super darks seem like overkill to me. I need a large frame, so IOX seems the ticket when I tried some on at the end of last season looking for a close-out bargain. I currently use a Smith Blue Sensor and like it for everything but total bluebird and storm days.
post #186 of 187
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I have both the Prizm Black Iridium and the Prizm Rose, but my experience with them so far is limited to looking out my window. If I had to choose 1 as an all-around lens, I'd definitely go with the Rose. While it's technically their low-light lens, it's definitely darker than something like the HI Yellow and would probably be fine on sunnier days. But again, no experience yet with them on snow so take this with a huge grain of salt.

 

Probably depends where you ski and what conditions you ski in. If you mostly ski in a sunny place on sunny days, the Jade may be the best 1-lens option. If you ski a lot in flat light, definitely get the rose. 


I have the Prizm Rose and have used them under all conditions including near white out, very flat light, and full sun.  I just ordered the Prizm Rose replacement lens for my Splice googles because I've reached the age where I struggle skiing in flat light.  Easy enough to install, haven't  changed them out since.  They are my all weather lens now - excellent lens IMHO and I highly recommend them for anyone who has trouble in flat light.  

post #187 of 187
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Originally Posted by kauffee View Post
 

 

I have both the Prizm Black Iridium and the Prizm Rose, but my experience with them so far is limited to looking out my window. If I had to choose 1 as an all-around lens, I'd definitely go with the Rose. While it's technically their low-light lens, it's definitely darker than something like the HI Yellow and would probably be fine on sunnier days. But again, no experience yet with them on snow so take this with a huge grain of salt.

 

Probably depends where you ski and what conditions you ski in. If you mostly ski in a sunny place on sunny days, the Jade may be the best 1-lens option. If you ski a lot in flat light, definitely get the rose. 


I have the Prizm Rose and have used them under all conditions including near white out, very flat light, and full sun.  I just ordered the Prizm Rose replacement lens for my Splice googles because I've reached the age where I struggle skiing in flat light.  Easy enough to install, haven't  changed them out since.  They are my all weather lens now - excellent lens IMHO and I highly recommend them for anyone who has trouble in flat light.  

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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post

I've tried every goggle I could put on my face last season. The I/O's were some of the worst regardless of their ads. The Giro Onset were the widest I could find and they're almost 2" narrower than my old goggles that I'm replacing. My thought is they can't make them as wide as they used to because of helmets.


Have you tried Oakley Canopy?  The are enormous, was looking at them with a friend who needs to wear his glasses underneath goggles and Canopy was about the only thing big enough.

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