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Options to Old School Yellow lens

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Ok, due for another pr of googles for low contrast conditions (not night skiing...)

 

I could go for the replacement old school yellow, but would luv to hear about any new-tech options to this. Right about 2:30 pm the lighting always go so flat and things become skiing by braillle...

 

so yellow OR  ????

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Yellow is still the best bet for human vision in these sort of conditions really - or some subtle variation thereof.  I would suggest looking at something with a visible light transmission in the 60% - 80% range for a start.  Yellows, rose, ambers, coppers, melanins and light tans or browns are all viable base tints, though yellow is certainly one of the easiest to find across aq wide range of manufacturers products.

 

Many will also come with a light (flash) mirror utilized as well, and this can be helpful or detrimental.  Blue, purple or a blue/green mirror can enhance the view out of the lens, but remember that any warm mirror such as red, orange, or gold are likely to actually work against your eyes needs.  They block more of the most useful bands of light that we need in those situations, and can actually increase the sense of flat light and loss of detail and depth perception.

 

On a side note, a good quality spherical lens - one which is curved and tapered not just side to side, but also top to bottom will help to keep your field of view as smooth and consistent as possible.  Don't skimp on a quality goggle - without your sight at it's very best, the rest of your gear becomes dramatically less effective!  ;)

 

Cheers!

 

Brian~

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