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post #1 of 22
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Aight I'm looking for some goggles that must have the following:

- Must not fog up (at least not lots)
- Not too expensive (no more than some V3 Regulators)
- Interchangeable lenses
- Good lenses (except hopefully not as expensive as Oakley lenses)
- They also must look at least half decent, and not be some budget low quality P.O.S.

And one question about lenses:
What color or variety of lens is the best for low-light conditions?

Any suggestions?

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 19, 2001 08:06 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Mike B ]</font>
post #2 of 22
I have a pair of Oakley A Frames, which match your spec, if not the price.
For low light go with a yellow or orange lens (Persimmon/VR28 in Oakley terms). In bright sunlight, I use the black iridium lens.
I noticed a problem while skiing in Whistler recently: The air vents would clog up with snow/ice, then the lenses would mist over. This made me switch to wearing either Cebe goggles with a fixed, dark lens (around 1/2 price of the A frames) or Oakley Twentys with Fire Iridium lenses for low light. Once I was used to having more of my skin exposed to the falling snow, and the fact that I had to keep moving or the lenses steamed up, everything was fine.
That's my story. Now, what was your question again [img]smile.gif[/img] ...


S
post #3 of 22
If you have a helmet keep in mind some of the goggles like the V3 wrap around a bit too much. I like my V3's, no complaints other than the helmet fitting issue. Find some briko's on sale if you can. Or the square looking Smiths if you have a helmet. Sport Check is your best bet for price and probably selection. I have the orange lens, it works fine.
post #4 of 22
I used to have big problems steaming up my goggles until I got a pair of Scott's ACS. Won't win any fashion competitions but anything that covers my face is a big improvement. Liked em that much I bought a second pair as a spare.

The only other goggles I wear are me 'beer goggles'. They magically appear after around 12 beers and instantly make the opposite sex more attractive.

I try not to get the two pairs mixed up.

DB
post #5 of 22
I would recommend the Smith Triad Regulator. It is usually around $89 and works well for low light conditions. Actually if it is a snow or foggy day you will love these, they have a yellow lens and cut through crappy conditions quite well. Also they fit nicely with a helmet because the strap attaches to the goggle on the part of the frame that sticks out from the face. the two regulator vents keep the goggles from fogging up... i have never had them fog up and if they do fog up just open the vents and they unfog themselves, its actually quite impressive. For sunny days i have a pair of regular smith regulators with an orange lens, they usually dont fog much but on sunny days you dont have to worry about that usually.
later
GREG
post #6 of 22
DB: Do your beer goggles ever steam up?
post #7 of 22
My entire family uses the Scott ACS goggle. You can get it in amber, rose, yellow or clear (though most shops will only carry one or two tints). Not only is it a functional google but it is priced so you can afford a couple pair. Nothing works better after lunch on a snowy day than a clean, dry pair of goggles.
post #8 of 22
post #9 of 22
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lucky:
DB: Do your beer goggles ever steam up?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lucky I think they must because sometimes when I wake up in the morning everything seems a lot clearer in a 'saw my own arm off' sort of way.
post #10 of 22
Most of the branded goggles are now vented, top and bottom to avoid fogging (unless you keep falling over or breathe hard of course they are pretty efficient!)

You may find this article useful Choose Your Ski Or Snowboarding Goggles Wisely and Live Longer

Muderick
post #11 of 22
SPY in my opinion are the best. They come with Two shades of lens and do not fog up......unless your always taking them on and off
post #12 of 22
 A thread resurrected from 12/01?
post #13 of 22
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 A thread resurrected from 12/01?

Meh. goggles haven't changed that much since then.  It's all good.
post #14 of 22
 ive been very happy with a pair of photochromatic goggles. avoids annoying lens color anxiety.  'check out the zeals. Not sure about other brands but they cant be the only one
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

 A thread resurrected from 12/01?

Gotta wonder about this sophia person???
post #16 of 22
Yep Comprex you have! I guess I suffer from mulitple personality disorder sometimes. Guess you are referring to the names, two are really mine and the other is a nickname, just need to sort out the profile stuff. When I eventually grow up I'll manage to sort myself out ;-)

Maybe.............

Sophia/Moe
post #17 of 22
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 ive been very happy with a pair of photochromatic goggles.
A bit off-topic question. I have been thinking about photochromatic glasses for mtb, but on the end I ended with Oakley Radar with G30 and Gold iridium lenses (from which Gold iridium was on for 2 times, and now it's resting in box, since it's just too dark  for my preferences).
Main reason I didn't go with photochromatic were comments I have read about "speed" of change when going from bright to dark are and vice versa  Considering you have them, you know this from real life, and not from forum "stories". How fast they really go from dark to light, when you come to shadow for example? It's just as annoying with skiing as it's with mtb to ride into dark with really dark googles, so I would appreciate your comment how they really work in such situations.
post #18 of 22
Check out HABERVISION.  You can get a great Polarized Goggle for under 75.00

These are by far my favorites.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by primoz View Post

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A bit off-topic question. I have been thinking about photochromatic glasses for mtb, but on the end I ended with Oakley Radar with G30 and Gold iridium lenses (from which Gold iridium was on for 2 times, and now it's resting in box, since it's just too dark  for my preferences).
Main reason I didn't go with photochromatic were comments I have read about "speed" of change when going from bright to dark are and vice versa  Considering you have them, you know this from real life, and not from forum "stories". How fast they really go from dark to light, when you come to shadow for example? It's just as annoying with skiing as it's with mtb to ride into dark with really dark googles, so I would appreciate your comment how they really work in such situations.

I dont recall having any major speed change problems using them most of last season. Which i can say is a pretty good recommendation. If it was problematic i think i would recall.  Im pretty sure that zeal has a mbg. So best bet would be to order up a pair before a trip. Try em out. If you dont like em send them back. 
I dont know who else makes a photo cro version.   Hope this helps. 
post #20 of 22
There's also a site that tracks down deals on ski goggles:www.skiheart.com/alpine-ski-equipment/ski-goggles-sale.html
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mike B View Post

Aight I'm looking for some goggles that must have the following:

- Must not fog up (at least not lots)
- Not too expensive (no more than some V3 Regulators)
- Interchangeable lenses
- Good lenses (except hopefully not as expensive as Oakley lenses)
- They also must look at least half decent, and not be some budget low quality P.O.S.

And one question about lenses:
What color or variety of lens is the best for low-light conditions?

Any suggestions?

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 19, 2001 08:06 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Mike B ]</font>

I suggest you forget about the interchangeable lenses and get a couple pairs, one for storm days and one for sun. On tramdock.com, high end Smiths (Prodigy & Phenom) as well as offerings from the other, inferior brands, come up often for $45 or less.

I recommend a pair of sensor mirrors, and a pair of platinum mirrors.
post #22 of 22
I have some Anon goggles, and the're working out great.  OH, except that I've had to order 2 replacement lenses not because there defective, but because i've fallen flat on my face  twice.   The first time the handle of my pole smashed into my lense and scraped it to s*&^.   The second time,  i had wrecked, ejected, and landed face first on my binding. 

Did i mention i'm a really good skier??
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