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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for a new pair of goggles for my 18 yr old son. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'd like to stay in the $75.00 or under range.
post #2 of 16
There are a lot of great goggles under $40. Since he will likely break them at some point I would just find something inexpensive that fits well (make sure they fit over a helmet if he wears one).
post #3 of 16

Maplus goggles

The Maplus FLOU SR Transparent, Red or Black (MGN340) are less than $60.

The Maplus (MGN311) MASTER SR. Blue/Red/Yellow/Black - 1 DOUBLE LENS is under $40.

(download the catalog for complete line)
post #4 of 16
Check overstock.com. They have some great deals on Oakley A-Frames, which are fantastic goggles. Make sure you get the newer ones with the spherical lenses.

http://www.overstock.com/?page=proframe&prod_id=1893608

It looks like that is the only color they have left...they used to have a few more.

You could also try ebay:

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Good luck
Josh
post #5 of 16
also check, rei outlet, www.sierratradingpost.com and www.campmor.com I picked some up for half price earlier this season. they all have great return policies as well so no worries.
post #6 of 16
As much as it pains me to report this.

Stay away from Oakley Wisdoms. Yes they are out of the price range.

My 2nd lense now only has 10 days on it and it is now almost garbage from hazing again. My first lense hazed due to wiping it or storing it while it was moist.

My second lense has never been wiped PERIOD. I have always stored them out of the case until it is dry and now it has begun hazing too.

great vision, really comfortable, looks cool but at $60 CAN just for the lense I am done with Oakley Wisdoms.

Don't say I didn't warn you.
post #7 of 16
I've always been a big fan of the Scott Tint for revealing contours in flat light. I've also not been able to find a pair that fits over my glasses and is affordable in about 20 years. I just buy whatever fits, is close in colour, and has double anti-fog anti-scratch coated lenses and hope for the best.
post #8 of 16
Just go to Dick's, Sports authority, or similar store and buy a pair of Scott goggles with the vents cut in the top of the lense and the rose tinting. They can be had for <$30 and will last just as long as any of the more expensive ones. I found that the rose lens is a great all purpose lens. After trying expensive Oakleys and Carrera goggles, I found the Scotts are just as good.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
I've always been a big fan of the Scott Tint for revealing contours in flat light. I've also not been able to find a pair that fits over my glasses and is affordable in about 20 years. I just buy whatever fits, is close in colour, and has double anti-fog anti-scratch coated lenses and hope for the best.
I have had the same problem with OTG goggles.I have not priced perscription lenses but I do not ski enough(5times a year about) to warrant a pair. My nephew has a pair of spy's that I tried on & they were very comfortable.Thanks for the ideas folks!
post #10 of 16
k2 the light goggles could be what your looking for
i got a pair for about 30$, witha 10$ rebate
theyve got a good venting system and they serve their purpose
post #11 of 16
Try overstock.com, they usually have oakley A frames (the nice new modern ones) with various lenses for under $75, usually staring at 45 for the odd colors.
post #12 of 16
A frames are pretty sick goggles, for an all around goggle get the persimmon lenses, they work real well. If you want a decent goggle that will last go with Oakley, Spy, Anon, high end Smith, high end Scott, or some other various high end goggles. Don't buy cheap you will regret it later, spend the whole $75, or more.
post #13 of 16
I own two pairs of Smith's with the rose lenses that are both well over 5 years old. Not only are they solid goggles but they also have the best warranty department.

The new Smith Prodigy with the sensor mirror lense makes for a great flat-light goggle.
post #14 of 16

Bolle Screams

I've had a pair of Bolle Screams for two years now and probably wouldn't consider another goggle. They're a little more than $75, but they're worth it. I had a pair of $40 Oakleys and there's no comparison.

I would recommend the lemon gun lens for the Screams.

OKD
post #15 of 16
i've heard good things about smith anthems
post #16 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by overkill dan View Post
I've had a pair of Bolle Screams for two years now and probably wouldn't consider another goggle. They're a little more than $75, but they're worth it. I had a pair of $40 Oakleys and there's no comparison.

I would recommend the lemon gun lens for the Screams.

OKD
Reason there is no comparison is because you compared them with Oakley O or L frames.
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