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Oakley Pink Iridium vs. Dark Grey lens vs Polarlens

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Hello. Im chosing between 3 goggles/lenses:

 

Oakley Splice with Pink Iridium lenses

Oakly Splice with Dark Grey lenses

Polarlens with what appears to be dark lenses

 

Im interested in getting a lens that offers me the best amount of color accuracy possible. Also, I dont want a dark lens as, I prefer a bright visibility, my eyes adjust very well to bright light normally. I prefer things bright then dark as well as white snow over pink snow.

 

Regarding Oakley Splice, would the pink irid give me too much color distortion? Or is perhaps the Dark Grey too dark for me? Can this goggle replace lens? how easy is to do so? If easy, I will purchase both lenses

 

Regarding the Polarlens, Is the lens perhaps less dark then Oakle'y' Dar Grey?

 

In case anyone is curious, Im going to ski in Valle Nevado, Chile. Here are the links for the products, I apreciate any insights, as Ic ant makeup my mind about what to purchase. Thanks in advance!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Polarlens-PG9-Performance-Compatible-Adjustable/dp/B0046BTKO6/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1406588493&sr=1-4

 

http://www.amazon.com/Oakley-Splice-Ettala-Signature-Emerald/dp/B00DF0CB1I/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1406589058&sr=1-2&keywords=Oakley+splice+goggles.

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Truth be told, Pink Iridium is not really much of a pink tint.  It's actually very close to what you'd see with your naked eyes, with a slight warm tint to the lens.  Things won't look "rose" coloured, like Bolle goggles, for example.  So I wouldn't worry about colour distortion. Pink iridium is also very versatile.  My wife wears it at night and during the day.  Its only weak point is with really bright/bluebird days; it's not a very dark lens, so if you have eyes which are sensitive to bright light then you'll want another lens for really bright days (I am more sensitive, so I always swap lenses.  My wife goes with Pink Iridium for everything, day/night, storm/bluebird).

 

Any grey lens will keep colours fairly realistic, but they don't seem to provide much contrast; they simply make things darker.  So they're not terribly versatile.  If you encounter a storm day or a flat light day, you'll be wishing for something else.  However, they're great for bright/bluebird days.

 

My suggestion is if you want just one lens then go with the Pink Iridium.  UNLESS you have eyes which are sensitive to bright light, in which case get a grey lens.  However, if you're "normal", then the Pink Iridium is probably the most versatile and should suit you nicely.

 

As to swapping lenses, it's not difficult, but will take a little practice to get good/quick.  You'll only swap your lenses once or twice a day anyways, so no worries.  Do it inside during a break if you have to.


BTW, if you do get the opportunity to get 2 lens, go with the Pink Iridium and a dark grey lens.  Those 2 should cover almost every situation you'd normally encounter.


Hope that helps!
 

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