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Goggles for a big scnoz?

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(x-post from another forum, I didn't get much in the way of feedback. Maybe better luck here?)

I know I can't be alone on this one.

I'll have to be more specific. The bridge of my nose is pretty protrudey. It would be convenient if the thing stopped down around my cheekbones, but no, it rides right up on between my eyes. Althoughit does make a good perch for glasses. But maybe I'm getting off track.

Anyways I wear goggles most of the year. Skiing in the winter and downhill mtb in the summer. Especially with contact lenses they are a necessity. For the last two years I've been using Scott High Voltage Six goggles with some success.

However it seems that no matter what I do, and no matter which goggle I try on my gargantuan beak forces the goggle up farther than is really comfortable, making my helmet(s) tilt back further than they should, probably not protecting me as well, and generally making me look like a goof. The only other option is to force them down, making a small gap on either side of my nose (a serious problem in the summer, mud inside the goggles SUCKS) and generally preventing me from breathing. I've noticed the exact same thing is happening to all of my friend's with generously proportioned sniffers.

Is there any good solution to this? Maybe a google that is significantly lower in height? I've seen plenty of narrow-width goggles, but most seem pretty tall. Maybe there's a goggle out there with a nice big nose cutout? Something like this, perhaps:

I can't be the only one with this problem. I'll be over here waiting for a middle-school-dodgeball-esque heckling.
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I have similar problems with goggles, nose, glasses and helmet. I wear the OTG Scott "Storm". The distance from nose to forehead seems a bit less on this design. I seem to have less helmet trouble and it fits well over my glasses.
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I hear ya, Dromond, but I'm in the same boat as you, and don't have any answers. I have a particular issue with the fact that my goggle strap is too short to fit well over my Giro Fuse helmet, and pulls it so tightly that the goggles will bruise and/or cut the bridge of my nose. I had to start wearing the strap under the helmet, and will be looking for new goggles this year. I had sort of been forced into using a certain Bolle goggle because I had an Rx insert, and 3 pair of the same goggles with different lenses. However, I recently got Lasik, so I'm going to start hunting for new goggles, since the Rx insert is no longer an issue. The other option would be a lower profile hard shell helmet, but venting is good on the Fuse.
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