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Anybody have experience with Anon's MFI Magnetic Facemark Integration?

post #1 of 11
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Hey guys!

 

Anybody have experience with Anon's MFI Magnetic Facemark Integration system? It looks pretty neat and might get me to jump ship from my current all-Smith set up. Thanks!

post #2 of 11
My buddy has a set of M7.
They seem to work very nicely.. And have passed his G force crash test..

I also like the lense tinting.

Kyle
post #3 of 11
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Thanks! I'm really interested in it, but not really ready to drop my (relatively) new in-its-second-season Smith helmet + goggles set which works really really well for lens swaps and fog free skiing. Just ordered a face mask and I'll see if I can hack my existing goggles to work with the system. Perhaps it'll just be a matter of gluing/expoxying/sewing four magnets or ferrous steel pieces to the mask and Bob's your uncle! I guess we'll find out this week or the next.

post #4 of 11

I have two MFI tech-neckwarmers and plan to get another during off season sale days. I always take extras along to switch up when they get too wet and funky. The ease of use and integration is great. I went thru six different mask to use with my Smith IO goggles and they were (are), all a pita.

http://www.anonoptics.com/mfi/mens/tech-neckwarmer

 

I'd like to see Anon offer these in merino wool.

Also a semi-rigid fabric "1/4" version which only covers the nose and cheeks without the neck-warmer part would be nice.

post #5 of 11

Paging @ssh

 

He loves the setup

post #6 of 11
Oh, yeah! This is one of the favorite parts of my kit!

The lens change is so fast that I regularly change it during the day. The mask is such that I pull it up on the chair, pull it off to talk, then back up for a cold run down. The overall quality seems quite good.

The only downside I can think of is that the mask can freeze when you leave it down after breathing in it, meaning it's cold and a little stiff when you bring it back up. Also, I've found that the angle for getting the mask to arc into the goggles can be a little tricky. The pair I tried at SIA last year worked better than the set I have, so that may either be a need to spend time adjusting it or a difference in the two.

...and BTW, I grabbed an ANON helmet, too.
post #7 of 11
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- The only downside I can think of is that the mask can freeze when you leave it down after breathing in it, meaning it's cold and a little stiff when you bring it back up. Also, I've found that the angle for getting the mask to arc into the goggles can be a little tricky. The pair I tried at SIA last year worked better than the set I have, so that may either be a need to spend time adjusting it or a difference in the two.

I've yet to use a mask that doesn't.

No such trouble with the mask engaging the goggle with my MIG goggles and the new "Tech" mask I linked above. Simply position it close to the mask and the magnets pull it into place. My MIG's came with a extra lens rather then the "stock" mask so I don't know about those but would guess you tried one of the newer mask at SIA.

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by neonorchid View Post
 

I've yet to use a mask that doesn't.

No such trouble with the mask engaging the goggle with my MIG goggles and the new "Tech" mask I linked above. Simply position it close to the mask and the magnets pull it into place. My MIG's came with a extra lens rather then the "stock" mask so I don't know about those but would guess you tried one of the newer mask at SIA.


Yeah, like I said, I suspect it's something specific to my version, but I always attempt to communicate any potential negative so a prospective consumer can make an educated choice.

post #9 of 11
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Thanks guys. Sounds like everyone who's used it likes it. I'll be on the lookout for any discounted goggles from anon to try out this season for sure!
post #10 of 11
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I got to try out some MFI goggles at the Northstar Burton shop and they fit my Smith Vantage just fine. The shop guy mentioned that the industry had pretty much standardized on the flat top profile for goggles and flat brim for helmets, getting rid of the dreaded goggle/helmet gap. The MFI was very slick, very fast, and solid. The shop guy also said that if I wanted the Mag lenses, Mag Facemask Integration AND the spherical goggles, next season's M2 would have the complete package. I know what I want for an early Xmas present next year!
post #11 of 11
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Update, I took delivery of an MFI mask and even without the magnets on my Smith IO/7 it works really well to cover my face without intruding below the goggles. Even without getting the goggles, the MFI system gets a thumbs up from me!
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