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Anyone use Oakley Goggles With Multiple Prizm Lenses?

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I have Oakley Flight Decks with the Prizm Sapphire lens. Got them last year but only encountered bright sunny days o the mountain or cloudy days. My question is how do these lenses (or torch or jade Prizm) hold up on a very foggy, snowy, or overcast day? I am debating on getting a spare Prizm Rose lens, is it worth it?

Thanks!
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I have Oakley Flight Decks with the Prizm Sapphire lens. Got them last year but only encountered bright sunny days o the mountain or cloudy days. My question is how do these lenses (or torch or jade Prizm) hold up on a very foggy, snowy, or overcast day? I am debating on getting a spare Prizm Rose lens, is it worth it?

Thanks!


I use prizm rose in all weather conditions, flattest light to brightest sunny days and I find it works for me. It is better than my hi vis yellow for low light. I ski a lot in blizzards and fog, and don't have any problems with the lens

 

I used to have three different goggles, low light, intermediate for when I wasn't sure what was happening and dark for sunny days. Now just wear prizm rose for everything, 75 days this year and no problems. I know quite a few other people who do the same

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Originally Posted by AgentXXero View Post

I have Oakley Flight Decks with the Prizm Sapphire lens. Got them last year but only encountered bright sunny days o the mountain or cloudy days. My question is how do these lenses (or torch or jade Prizm) hold up on a very foggy, snowy, or overcast day? I am debating on getting a spare Prizm Rose lens, is it worth it?

Thanks!

 

It depends. I own the Prizm Sapphire as my only lens, and can attest that they are fine in low light/fog/flat. I've worn them in almost white-out conditions and I was fine. However, my eyes are really light sensitive to begin with - I wear sunglasses on cloudy days. YMMV. 

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Hm thanks! I'm pretty confident the sapphire will be great in some Colorado bluebird to a pretty cloudy day, just unsure if they'd be good for me for a thick fog/whiteout. And the flight decks are kind of a pain to change lenses from what I hear haha. Ah I'll probably just get the lens anyway smile.gif
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The Prizm sapphire has a large range, but in foggy/overcast days the Prizm rose is significantly better. You can get away with the sapphire, but it's not as good (although it is much cooler looking due to the iridium coating).

I use both the Prizm black and Prizm rose depending on conditions. (Also have the yellow for very low light and night)
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Agree, last year got that exact set, the Prizm Black/Rose...have used both across ranges of light, super effective.  Clearly best if you swap to the Rose for the cloudy/snowy/low light conditions, but Black Mirror does very well into low light and Rose was pretty great in brighter light.  Takes a bit to swap, not really tough, but not a 2 second process, but very doable -- worth watching the videos. 

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I have a pair of Oakley Flight Deck XM frames with the prizm torch lens that I wear on sunny days.  I have worn these on cloudy days but heard the prizm rose is even better so at the end of the season I picked up a pair of Oakley Crowbar frames with the prizm rose lens for 50% off so now I'm a Oakley goggle quiver of 2.  These will be the perfect combination.  I was never much of a goggle wearer until I discovered these and now I'm a convert.  

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