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Lady's gogggles and gloves recs?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
OK, the bindings are being mounted today!

I tried on a bunch of goggles in the store and found that almost ALL were too big - can't wear the Scotts or Electrics at all. Only the Oakly Stockholm and Spy Comets fit at all. Do I have any other options? The Zeal adverts say some models are for small faces, but they don't say woman-specific so I can't tell if they mean for children (which would be too small). Are any of the Bolle or Smith versions made for women? Any advice?

With regard to gloves, since I'm a beginner, I'm going to spend a LOT of time with my hands in the snow. Does "waterproof" really mean waterproof, or does it mean that if you get a little powder on your hands, it will brush off before it soaks in? I do NOT want wet hands!

I tried one pair and noticed that they got wet along the seam - could I seal it somehow?

Thanks!
Phoebe
post #2 of 16
Smith Anthem is W's specific. The sensor mirror lens is really nice.
post #3 of 16
Re Smaller goggles: Do a search to try to find a pair of Bolle Chrono Seniors, not just the Chrono's

I purchased a pair and they are the smallest I have seen out of the Bolle line.
post #4 of 16
I have a small face and I absolutely love my Smith Anthem goggles. They're the best. I tried on some Bolle women's specific (forgot the name of them) and did not find them nearly as comfortable. So definitely try on some of the Smith's.

As for gloves (since you asked about these too!) I *finally* got a pair of Level women's specific glove last year for xmas - after bemoaning the high cost for too long. Once again I really like these. They have a ton of sizes to choose from so make sure you try on several sizes - it's not just S, M, L - to find the one for you. Since I don't have them in front of me now I wear either a 6.5 or a 7 in the gloves (I have fairly small hands) and these fit me really well. In the end they were worth the money.
post #5 of 16
Specifically about the wet hands - your hands are far more likely to be wet from sweat in the gloves, than water coming in from the outside. So long as you get gloves that are more than just polar fleece you should be fine. If you want to be safest get GoreTex.
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Anon
post #7 of 16

wife's set-up

My wife has & likes: Dragon DXS goggles(good for small faces); Grandoe GCS gloves (removable zip-in liner). Also, try Hestra XCR gloves.
post #8 of 16

oakley a frames

I have a pair of the oakley a-frames and I love them!!!
post #9 of 16
I have Zeal goggles, two pairs, and they are wonderful. "Small" doesn't mean child-sized in this case.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Smith Anthem is W's specific. The sensor mirror lens is really nice.
+1 vote for Smith Anthems - girlfriend has those after having a few different pairs that were too big for her liking and she loves them. For gloves she has the swany (I forget the name xt1 or something) mittens. No complaints about them.
post #11 of 16
unless ur online right now u may not be able to get in on it but SAC has some zeal goggles for small to medium faces right now for 28.13. for that price, cant hurt to try
post #12 of 16
I'm in the market for goggles too. Haven't tried any on, but the sac deal is tempting...
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I'm in the market for goggles too. Haven't tried any on, but the sac deal is tempting...

tell me about it...ive bought 3 goggles off sac in the last few weeks
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tell me about it...ive bought 3 goggles off sac in the last few weeks
I'm not sure if i should use that to justify buying them, or as a discouragement
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for your help!

I found a pair of Zeal goggles on ebay last week and ordered them - hope they are OK. They came with three lenses so I figure, I've got evey contingency covered.

What is SAC?

Phoebe
post #16 of 16
SAC is http://www.steepandcheap.com/

They have clearance outdoor sports equipment, often at really good prices. The trick is that they only list one item for sale at a time (though it may be in different colors, sizes, etc) and only move on to the next item after they've sold their whole stock of the previous one.

They have great deals sometimes, but if you see something you want, you gotta act fast.
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