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Goggle/lens for Flat Light Conditions

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I need some recs on a google that will work well in all conditions, but will specifically perform well in flat light conditions. I have an old pair of Oakley's w/the orange (persimmon?) lens. Skied in very flat light conditions last weekend and couldn't see sh!t. Ended up using my sunglasses which enabled much better vision.
post #2 of 17
Which model do have? The Hi Blue (yellow lens with a blue Irridium coating) are the bst lens for flat light IMHO. I have them at the shop next time you are in remind me to show you a pair.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
I think they're the O frame - they're easily over ten years old.
post #4 of 17
I second the High Intensity Blue (HI Blue) for almost all lighting situation except for extremely bright conditions (I use Fire iridium for that). They have them for A frame and wisdom.
post #5 of 17
The high intensity blue is the only choice - you can get it for the wisdom or a frame as an additional lens.
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Will this lens make everything look yellow?
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by ski_steep
Will this lens make everything look yellow?
No. On stormy or foggy days it will seem as if someone turned the lights on for you once you use the lens. Adds alot of definition to the terrain.
post #8 of 17
I like the pink polarized lens in the Correira Kimerak (or something like that) gogles for all light.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by BootDude
Which model do have? The Hi Blue (yellow lens with a blue Irridium coating) are the bst lens for flat light IMHO. I have them at the shop next time you are in remind me to show you a pair.
BootDude:

How do you feel the pink iridium compare to the Hi Blue? The pinks for me are fantastic in flat light and easy on the eyes.
post #10 of 17
Briko Thrama lenses are awesome in flat light and the rose color is much cheerier than a depressing, drab yellow
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by nhskier
BootDude:

How do you feel the pink iridium compare to the Hi Blue? The pinks for me are fantastic in flat light and easy on the eyes.
I just used the pink irridium lens this past weekend, I used them at night and the next day which was pretty flat light, overall I was very pleased with them.
post #12 of 17
check out marker's ESP 60 Ultralight lens.
post #13 of 17
Carrera Kimerik w/ Polar S yellow

works pretty well for me; haven't tried the others
that goggle fits my face and helmet very well
post #14 of 17
I got the Scott Performance ski goggles last year because they were supposed to have 'Superior optical clarity' at night - I club race on Tuesday nights and the lights are not all that great so I figured any help I can get, right? What a mistake; it was like wearing regular tinted goggles. I went back to using my old peeling foam Carreras with clear lenses after my first run.

The Scotts kicked around in the bottom of my bag for a few weeks and I decided to give them a try on a flat light day instead of my Carrera Testas with the gold lenses. They actually turned out to be the best flat light goggles I've ever used so there was a blessing in disguise. They have a slightly blue tint to them that amplifies the shadows and they've become my first choice on the cloudy days.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by ski_steep
I need some recs on a google that will work well in all conditions, but will specifically perform well in flat light conditions. I have an old pair of Oakley's w/the orange (persimmon?) lens. Skied in very flat light conditions last weekend and couldn't see sh!t. Ended up using my sunglasses which enabled much better vision.
The old Oakley orange was very dark and had a limit of use. the new Wisdom Persimmon has not let me down yet (1 season plus) my hill is always in the shade until spring.

High Intensity Blue would be the best choice but is harsh on the brain when it does get bright. Persimmon is a all day lense.

Are we gonna ski or piss around all day !!

Mark
post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by ski_steep
I need some recs on a google that will work well in all conditions, but will specifically perform well in flat light conditions. I have an old pair of Oakley's w/the orange (persimmon?) lens. Skied in very flat light conditions last weekend and couldn't see sh!t. Ended up using my sunglasses which enabled much better vision.
Straight yellow lenses for flat light. An y sort of iridium will not allo enought light in for flat light.

Cheers!
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by SKEEMEISTER
An y sort of iridium will not allo enought light in for flat light.
I have to respectfully disagree with this comment. Pink iridium is perfect for flat light conditions. I don't know what percentage of light they let in, but in my experience, they are excellent. I have used my oakley aframes with pink iridium a half dozen times this year. Three with flat light/snowing, once with medium light (partly cloudy), but sun not in face, and once at NIGHT. I live in NH and bought them specifically for flat light conditions. They fit that need perfectly. They were even excellent at night with snow coming down. Yellow lenses give me a headache in any conditions other than flat/no light. I know that we are all different in likes/dislikes, but pink iridium is just so easy on the eyes and provides good clarity of vision, for me, in no light to medium light conditions. That seems like a pretty broad range for one lens, imo, which makes it one of the best choices in the east.
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