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Thread Starter 

I am looking for a cheap pair of backup goggles with a detachable lens. I found these online:

 

http://crgsports.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=73_101

 

I'm not looking to spend more than $50 so for the price these are looking pretty slick. Does anyone have any experience with CRG goggles? As long as they don't fog up and fit comfortably I would be happy.

post #2 of 6
I don't but I'm suspicious because of the ridiculously low prices. They are made in China and look like knock-offs of Smith. My concern would be UV light transmission. If I buy a Smith or Dragon or Zeal goggle, or any other major brand, I know my eyes are safe from UV light. Who knows about these things?
Scott and Bolle both make some less expensive goggles and now is a good time to find sale prices. We have some nice Atomic goggles that we sell for less the CRG goggles.
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Thread Starter 

Yes, I saw that they were established in Southern California and distribute from China.

 

Do the Scott, Bolle, or Atomic goggles come with detachable lenses at that price?

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I don't know of any reputable goggle maker that makes goggles with non-replaceable lenses.
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

I don't but I'm suspicious because of the ridiculously low prices. They are made in China and look like knock-offs of Smith. My concern would be UV light transmission. If I buy a Smith or Dragon or Zeal goggle, or any other major brand, I know my eyes are safe from UV light. Who knows about these things?

UV transmission is concerning -- if the lenses don't reduce UV, you can get more UV exposure by wearing them than not, especially if the lenses are dark, b/c your pupils will be more dilated.  Having said that, this is easy to check -- every optician I've visited has a device to determine if lenses pass the UV-blocking specifications.  It just takes a second, and they should do it for free (though you might need to remove the lens from the goggle to get it to fit in the device).

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the advice. I ended up getting a really sweet deal on some Spy Bravo goggles with two lenses for $80 new!!
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