Looking for some advice on goggles. I had a pair of Bolle goggles that had a mirror finish that got scratched up, making it awkward to look through as some parts were less tinted that others. I figured I just did not take care of them.
I ended up getting a new pair last year, another pair of Bolle. This time I made sure to keep them stored in the cloth bag that came with them. I really really liked them, not sure if its the spherical lens, or the frame or the tint, but every time I wore them, I'd think what a nice pair of googles.
The other day I pulled them out of my pack, took them out of the cloth bag and noticed a bunch of water droplets on the lens. I used the cloth bag to wipe the water off. Where the water droplets had been the finish came off. I guess it is a light mirror tint, that is now worn off in the middle creating a difference in the tint, and like my old ones, not very enjoyable to look through.
So, need a new pair. I checked Bolle, and they no longer make this model or sell lens for them (bought them at Costco) so replacing the lens does not seem like an option. Is my problem more likely with Bolle lens, or is it just an issue of lack of care on my part? I am leaning toward getting a pair of Smith I/OX, in part because of the availability of replacement lens, and because I know many others who have had these for several years without issues with their lens.