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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by chemist View Post

 

Also, in the past some goggle manufacturers (Marker) have used Trivex (also known as NXT); it has similar impact-resistance to polycarbonate, but is 10% lighter and has somewhat better optical qualities.  It also may be a bit more scratch-resistant than polycarbonate, but still requires an anti-scratch coating when used in eyeglasses.  I'm not sure if any still use Trivex.

POC makes some of their high-end goggles with NXT lenses.  Typically those lenses are also also photochromic and polarized (and expensive).  

post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post


Not in my experience. I now actually prefer the single lens. Less distortion, cheaper to replace. I have been running both POC and Alpiina race googles without issues. In fact I have even changed out the lenses in my carrera kimerik (another great goggle) for single lens

ScotsSkier, what about under the most challenging conditions, like during a big storm, or when you get face shots on powder days? 

post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by chemist View Post
 

ScotsSkier, what about under the most challenging conditions, like during a big storm, or when you get face shots on powder days? 

 

No real issues to speak of Chemist.  Must admit, hadn't really thought that much about it so that tells me it has not been a problem.  To be fair, I sometimes grab my old Spy goggles which have a double lens, but the majority of the time it is single.  In fact it becomes habit -forming as, whether just imaginary or not, I start seeing slight distortion with the double lens - of course that could just be my advancing years :)

 

Other plus point of course on the single lens option is that they are significantly cheaper!

 

BTW since there have been mentions of the POC NXT lens, I have a new pair of POC Cornea with NXT lens which are available for the price of a lens!

post #34 of 36

any input on dragon apx?  I'm looking for a larger field of view/spherical and considering that as well as the smith iox,  like the more frameless designs of these two as well.

post #35 of 36

Take a look at the Anon M2.  It's frameless and large field of vision.  I tried the Smith I/OX, Dragon APX, and Anon M2 in the local shop, and the Anon M2 definitely has the widest field of view, and doesn't look like huge bug eyes either (assuming you have a medium/large face shape). I bought the M2 on the spot.  

 

The M2's also have the easiest-to-swap lens design on the market, which is a bonus.  I was quite impressed by the M2.  Highly recommend.

post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by Gunnerbob View Post
 

Take a look at the Anon M2.  It's frameless and large field of vision.  I tried the Smith I/OX, Dragon APX, and Anon M2 in the local shop, and the Anon M2 definitely has the widest field of view, and doesn't look like huge bug eyes either (assuming you have a medium/large face shape). I bought the M2 on the spot.  

 

The M2's also have the easiest-to-swap lens design on the market, which is a bonus.  I was quite impressed by the M2.  Highly recommend.

 

thanks, yep agree, just tried the iox, apx, and anon m2s on at REI.   m2 and iox had better width than the apx.   

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