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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I'm in need of a new pair of goggles.  Looking at the Smith I/O's right now.  I've had good experience with Smith's in the past and I like the ease with which you can change out the lenses.

 

Anyone have any others that they like that I should take a look at?

post #2 of 15

Uvex take-off goggles.  Won a pair a couple years ago and I love that I can switch from Amber to a dark mirrored by just slapping on the outer lens.  Had a few good crashes in the course and the mag lens doesn't pop off.

 

http://www.uvex-sports.com/en/wintersports/ski-goggles/uvex-ggl-300-top-black/

post #3 of 15

The POC line of goggles is phenomenal.

post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by cmr40 View Post
 

I'm in need of a new pair of goggles.  Looking at the Smith I/O's right now.  I've had good experience with Smith's in the past and I like the ease with which you can change out the lenses.

 

Anyone have any others that they like that I should take a look at?

If ease of swapping lenses is high on your list, consider the Anon M2 or M3

Rare earth magnets hold the lens to the frame. Swapping is a breeze - in fact you have to be careful on the chair lift

its so easy to change...

 

http://www.anonoptics.com/goggles/mens/m2

post #5 of 15

just 2 pairs of smith goggles instead of the swapping. up to you!

post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by docbrad66 View Post

If ease of swapping lenses is high on your list, consider the Anon M2 or M3
Rare earth magnets hold the lens to the frame. Swapping is a breeze - in fact you have to be careful on the chair lift
its so easy to change...

http://www.anonoptics.com/goggles/mens/m2

Holy crap. $240?
post #7 of 15
Ya - I should have mentioned that.

Maybe you can find a deal
post #8 of 15
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Holy crap. $240?

 

They must be popular... mine were under $200 last year. But the lens change-ability really is great; And I like mine a lot, though they're the first non-cheapie goggle I've had.

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the suggestions.  Looks like I'll be doing a little research.

post #10 of 15

Please see the giro onset and the Oakley flight deck, the smith have great lenses ,but the ones I mentioned have amazing field of view with also great lenses.I have the giro onset now for 3 winters and I have no need to change yet, and are only 150$ or less,

post #11 of 15

Oakley Prizm works best for my eyes in flat light.  Your eyes might see things differently.  For example, many really like Smith Sensor Mirror.  I prefer Smith RC36.  It's up to you.

post #12 of 15
Have a look at the Julbo range.
Their lenses are photochromic, so no need to faff with the lense change. Very handy in broken cloud cover! smile.gif
Most of their lenses are hydrophobic and oleophobic too. The clarity is simply amazing.

The 2 of their most popular lenses are Zebra Light (cat 1-3) or, if your eyes are more sensitive to bright light, Zebra (cat 2-4).

Zebra Light lens is superb in a whiteout.
Edited by SkiOnSnowflakes - 1/30/16 at 6:05pm
post #13 of 15

I personally have a pair of Oakley Airbrakes I wear.  I like them, but goggles are so personal, I would go somewhere you can try them on and see what you like.  Take a pocket fan and see how the vents work with your helmet, etc.  One thing I will say with Oakley though, I'm sold on the Prizm lenses.  I got the set, and am particularly impressed with the rose.  In terrible light it performs better than any lense I have ever tried.  Kicks the crap out of the hi-yellow iridium lenses I have.


Edited by gobbly - 1/31/16 at 2:32pm
post #14 of 15

As others have mentioned your eyesight is different than others.  Oakley high intensity yellow works in any light for me and no need to worry about swapping lenses etc...

post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the suggestions.  I do like my Oakley sunglasses with Prizm lenses.  I'm going to stop by the Oakley store to have a look at the different styles.

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