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Fire Iridium vs H.I. Yellow Lense

post #1 of 8
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When I come up with the money I plan to buy the Oakley Crowbar Rasta Tanner Hall Goggles. They come with a fire iridium lens or an H.I. yellow lense. Because I'll only have enough to buy the goggles and not an extra lens, which should I go with?

post #2 of 8

If you are more of a fair weather, blue bird sky kind of skier, you should be looking at the fire iridium lens.  I like this lens for most conditions except the brightest of the bright and the flattest of the flat.

 

If you want a lens better for flatter light, choose the high intensity yellow lens.  It will give you better depth perception in flat light.

 

If you really want to be prepared, you should have multiple pairs of goggles.  It is easier to grab the right set of goggles for the day's conditions rather than change out lenses.

 

Dennis

post #3 of 8

Hi yellow does not block ANY light. It's brutal on the eyes when the sun comes out. That being said it is one of the top 2 lenses on the market for flat light IMO.

post #4 of 8

Fire,   I have both and I usually wear those.  

post #5 of 8

If your eyes are light-sensitive and you ski a lot of sunny days then get the Fires.  If your eyes are not too light-sensitive and you ski a lot of flat light or storm days get the HI yellows.

 

I am in the latter category and the HI Yellow is my favorite lens ever.

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Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post

If your eyes are light-sensitive and you ski a lot of sunny days then get the Fires.  If your eyes are not too light-sensitive and you ski a lot of flat light or storm days get the HI yellows.

 

I am in the latter category and the HI Yellow is my favorite lens ever.


Secondeded- spending most of my time at WB, the HI yellow and HI persimmon are lifesavers

 

post #7 of 8

I own a Fire Iridium lense and it's fantastic during the day, but forget about it at night.  If you do mostly all day skiing, I'd say go with the Fires.  If you do a lot of night/ flat light skiing, go with the Yellows.  

post #8 of 8

I have Fire and love it for bright days. But like the previous poster mentioned, forget about it at night, they're WAY too dark. I need to get a second lenses or goggles for night skiing.

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