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Need economical goggles that are high quality

post #1 of 7
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for years i used regular smith goggles that were like $40.  i had to throw em away cause the foam was falling apart.  I was looking at these.  anyone know if this would be a good pair? thx

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-ZEAL-OPTICS-Mens-Outpost-Snow-Goggles-Grey-Black-Rose-lens-/262202716572?hash=item3d0c7ff19c:g:nxUAAOSwo3pWeEEF

post #2 of 7
How do you know they fit your face? Zeal makes good goddles, but if they don't fit you properly, price is irrelevant. Personally I'd want to know the VLT%. Bolle makes some very good goggles that are reasonably priced. I have one of their goggles with a photochromic lens and it's very good. I think it was about $75 a couple years ago. Goggles are like helmets, best to try them on.
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

 Goggles are like helmets, best to try them on.

I agree. I never liked wearing goggles because I always felt my vision was restricted. I ended up with the biggest spaceman looking goggles out there - Oakley Flight Deck...BUT, I can see.

post #4 of 7
I wouldn't buy off of eBay unless you know this is exactly the pair of goggles you want. Why not buy from a store where the returns will be a bit easier and product is nib?
For example levelnine has a lot of discounted goggles or some times sierratradingpost too.
You can order multiple items with the intention of returning most or all of them usually for just 1 return fee
post #5 of 7

try sierra trading post

post #6 of 7

For $99 levelnine has Spy Doom with two lenses. No brainer.

post #7 of 7

I agree about trying them on. When I started skiing, I really felt overwhelmed by the money I was spending on all the gear. I really didn't want to spend money on goggles. So, I went to a ski shop, tried some goggles on, the found them online for cheaper. **Sorry, local ski shop - don't worry, I don't shop online for goggles anymore!** Anyway, I found a pair that I liked, and I found that it was cheaper to buy 2 pairs to accommodate conditions. I ended up getting two $30 Smith Anthem pairs - one with an all purpose lens (RC36) and one with a lens for all the flat light we get here (Blue Sensor Mirror). I'm still using them both...

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