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Smith I/O's as OTG's

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Just got a pair of Smith I/O's to try out. I currently rock Smith Monashee OTG's because I wear glasses under my goggles. These Smith I/O's seem to fit fine other than a slight opening back where my glasses arms are at the side of my head. I'm just wondering if I will end up with any sort of issue wearing a non OTG goggle with that slight gap? Would that gap cause fogging or would the direction of airflow be fine?. Ski season is done here so unfortunately I can't go out and try them in real world testing but has anyone had any issues using non OTG goggles as OTG? Will my glasses inside maybe fog up? I mostly stick on groomed hills just carving down so I'm never getting too overheated.. Never in back country or deep powder getting the outside of the goggles covered in snow either if that matters to fogging.

 

What do you guys think? Should I check out a Smith I/OX or would the extra space not even help for having glasses?

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Just got a pair of Smith I/O's to try out. I currently rock Smith Monashee OTG's because I wear glasses under my goggles. These Smith I/O's seem to fit fine other than a slight opening back where my glasses arms are at the side of my head. I'm just wondering if I will end up with any sort of issue wearing a non OTG goggle with that slight gap? Would that gap cause fogging or would the direction of airflow be fine?. Ski season is done here so unfortunately I can't go out and try them in real world testing but has anyone had any issues using non OTG goggles as OTG? Will my glasses inside maybe fog up? I mostly stick on groomed hills just carving down so I'm never getting too overheated.. Never in back country or deep powder getting the outside of the goggles covered in snow either if that matters to fogging.

 

What do you guys think? Should I check out a Smith I/OX or would the extra space not even help for having glasses?

I would check out the I/OX, but afaik there is no special difference between an so called OTG vs non-OTG other than space... too bad smith stopped doing that ODS2 insert, or at least stopped making goggles compatible with it

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I got the Smith I/OX as a recommendation from a ski instructor (who's on these forums). While they're expensive, they're really great. They may fog up a bit if your face is hot and you're not moving, but as soon as there's wind they clear up.

 

As far as the Smith I/O you have, I have no experience with them, but if they're comfortable it might work out for you. I doubt the extra gap would make a big difference. In fact cool air moving is what prevents glasses from fogging. However, it might be safer to get the Smith I/OX, because who knows what your future pairs of glasses will be like.

 

You could test the fogginess of your current goggles by putting on a face mask, breathing warm air to make your glasses fog up, and then stand outside facing in the wind.

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I would check out the I/OX, but afaik there is no special difference between an so called OTG vs non-OTG other than space... too bad smith stopped doing that ODS2 insert, or at least stopped making goggles compatible with it

Ya I think size is the big difference which is why I'm considering a Smith I/OX. The face foam on my Monashee OTG's also seems a little more plushy to conform around the arms of the glasses. Just not sure if the extra size of the Smith would be in a dimension that would help for glasses. I've never heard of that ODS2 thing but after googling it I agree that would have been nice if they still made it.
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I got the Smith I/OX as a recommendation from a ski instructor (who's on these forums). While they're expensive, they're really great. They may fog up a bit if your face is hot and you're not moving, but as soon as there's wind they clear up.

As far as the Smith I/O you have, I have no experience with them, but if they're comfortable it might work out for you. I doubt the extra gap would make a big difference. In fact cool air moving is what prevents glasses from fogging. However, it might be safer to get the Smith I/OX, because who knows what your future pairs of glasses will be like.

You could test the fogginess of your current goggles by putting on a face mask, breathing warm air to make your glasses fog up, and then stand outside facing in the wind.

Do you wear glasses under your I/OX's? No gaps from the glasses arms or anything? I'll have to try some sort of fog testing when I have a chance. I'm more worried about my glasses inside fogging than the Smith's. I've heard that is an issue for people wearing glasses under goggles.
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Do you wear glasses under your I/OX's? No gaps from the glasses arms or anything? I'll have to try some sort of fog testing when I have a chance. I'm more worried about my glasses inside fogging than the Smith's. I've heard that is an issue for people wearing glasses under goggles.

 I do, don't have significant gaps (or any, can't say I ever checked for it but they feel fine), and no problem with fogging while moving as I described earlier.

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