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Dog ate my goggles...

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She must have been stoked for the first winter she will experience.  No idea how of all the junk in the basement she chose to poke into my long idle ski backpack and pull out a pair of UVEX double lens goggles to 'inspect'.  GSD puppies are a trip!

 

Anyway...

 

Sold my old helmet at the swap and I'll also need new goggles thanks to my new canine friend.  Appreciate any racing goggle recommendations.  Must have's are a clear or very close to clear double lens and the fit should be a compatible fit w/ the new
Briko Vulcano (or whatever they are called) helmet.  So far the Briko helmet is on the top of my list, but I'm open to other suggestions.

 

Mostly I need good goggles for night league racing, thus the preference for a clear or almost clear lens.  I'm open to some type of tint, but not much 'cause IMO our lights are a little lacking.  Maybe just enough of a tint to take out a little glare from direct light.  Looking for quality but nothing too complicated.    Seems like most of the race goggles I have viewed online don't have have a clear / near clear lens offering.  

 

What say you, EpicSki?  Thanks!

post #2 of 10
Goggles, there like a chewy toy. Nice look Shepard. If you can't find clear lens go with yellow. I use Bolle rose for nights. There cheap and fit well.
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Thanks-

 

Yep, she's cute but we have to keep her pretty busy or she will invent her own version of fun.  I will check out the Bolle's- hopefully the rose is a pretty light tint.  Wish our lights were better, or my night vision was better, or both...

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LED Headlamp? I going to try one this year.
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with a clear lens particularly, go for a single lens.  Avoids any distortion.  I have switched to single lenses in all my race goggles now.  Much better IMHO (and I know from my USST contacts that most of these guys run single lenses as well)

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Have him write a review....Ziggy did

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Must be a goggle producer conspiracy that ski goggles taste so good to dogs. I don't think Gigi is old enough to write a detailed review like Ziggy but she does say they taste great and are less filling.

Scotskier- I raced in single lens goggles. The dog tou Uvex goggles were for general use. Would a double lens be best for those nights when the guns are blasting away at the lift chairs? Less likely for the snow to stick?
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uI wonder, do they all taste like chicken? Or is that just the uvex ones.....biggrin.gif

Ventura, my personal preference is still for the single lens even under freezing conditions. I have not had issues with it ( but I am not on the ice coast). Just that I seem to have become much more sensitive to distortion, even in top of the line double lenses, after using race single lens from poc and alpina

And I feel your pain. My 8 month old Berner is going through the chewing everything in sight phase......mad.gif
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I bought my single lens clear goggle years ago from a motorcycle shop. I don't night ski much but they work great when snow blowing my 600ft driveway.

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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post

uI wonder, do they all taste like chicken? Or is that just the uvex ones.....biggrin.gif

Ventura, my personal preference is still for the single lens even under freezing conditions. I have not had issues with it ( but I am not on the ice coast). Just that I seem to have become much more sensitive to distortion, even in top of the line double lenses, after using race single lens from poc and alpina

And I feel your pain. My 8 month old Berner is going through the chewing everything in sight phase......mad.gif

I hear they all taste like chicken.:rotflmao:  Wow, and I thought my pup was big enough to reach things I thought were safe- maybe you can teach your Bernese to reach things you can't.

 

OK, I may go ahead and stay with the single lens since it's mostly about being able to see well at night with a pair of eyes that aren't getting any younger.  I need to consider that even if clear, the double will have less light transmission too.  Last season I had to occasionally deal with clearing lenses from unavoidable blasting by the guns and also a couple periods of marginal snow/rain.  PITA to keep the goggles clear, but I have to remember that these conditions were the exception.  We had one day of freezing rain that didn't scare me away, though I ended up looking like a big red glazed donut and crackled when I moved.  Double lens would do nothing for that.  Ice coast, yes sir...

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