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Oakley Wisdom goggles

post #1 of 16
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Anyone have any feedback on these goggles? I like the features, style and full view they provide... Not wild about the price, but it's probably time for me to invest in a good pair for a change. Any thoughts would be appreciated...
post #2 of 16
I've got two pairs, and they're excellent goggles, the only question is whether they fit your face and helmet. Bring your helmet along to the store to double check. They do offer a helmet strap for some (quasi-unreasonable) price, so that may help the fit, or it may not.

If the fit's not great, go for the A-frames or Crowbar (I prefer A-Frames since they have marginally better peripheral vision over the Crowbar), or check out the "Asian fit" that Oakley offers - it's designed for a slightly smaller face geometry, available in Wisdom, A-Frame and Crowbar styles I think.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by CanuckInstructor View Post
I've got two pairs, and they're excellent goggles, the only question is whether they fit your face and helmet. Bring your helmet along to the store to double check. They do offer a helmet strap for some (quasi-unreasonable) price, so that may help the fit, or it may not.

If the fit's not great, go for the A-frames or Crowbar (I prefer A-Frames since they have marginally better peripheral vision over the Crowbar), or check out the "Asian fit" that Oakley offers - it's designed for a slightly smaller face geometry, available in Wisdom, A-Frame and Crowbar styles I think.
Thanks CI... I'll take your suggestions and check it out... Just got a new helmet last year for my melon head so that's great advice... Is there an option for the Great Pumpkin fit? I guess I'll find out soon enough...
post #4 of 16
I dunno. I've got a pair, but never wear them. First off, any goggle where you have to buy a separate strap to use with a helmet is lame. Plus, even with the special helmet strap they still fit weird with my helmet. I also think they look very strange - they make you look like a cyclops or something. I much prefer Smith Prodigies. They really come in handy when your battling the evil Prince By-Tor.

If you're interested, I've got a pair of dark camo frames with the silver iridium lens with both sets of straps that I've worn once (friend of mine is an Oakley dealer, so I got 'em cheap) that I'd part with for about $35.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
I dunno. I've got a pair, but never wear them. First off, any goggle where you have to buy a separate strap to use with a helmet is lame. Plus, even with the special helmet strap they still fit weird with my helmet. I also think they look very strange - they make you look like a cyclops or something. I much prefer Smith Prodigies. They really come in handy when your battling the evil Prince By-Tor.

If you're interested, I've got a pair of dark camo frames with the silver iridium lens with both sets of straps that I've worn once (friend of mine is an Oakley dealer, so I got 'em cheap) that I'd part with for about $35.
Jer... I might just take you up on that offer... A buddy of mine has a pair I'll check out on Monday... If they fit and help at the battle of the Tobes of Hades I'll give you a shout...

In either case, good to know some else can relate...
post #6 of 16
Snowdog, nice to see you back.
Oakley fit doesn't work for me. Its way too narrow and cuts peripheral vision and rides too high on the cheek as well. The Smith lineup, Regulator, Fuse and Prodigy work far better. I have Oakley Wisdoms with a HI Persimmon lens. Good contrast and optics, just the wrong fit. BTW, don't pay retail on this stuff. Subscribe to SAC and jump on a deal.
post #7 of 16
I have two pairs of Wisdoms and really like them. They fit MY face well. One has yellow/persimmon lenses for overcast days and the other has Fire Iridium lenses for sunny days. I wear mine with a Giro Omen helmet just fine, no special strap needed.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
Snowdog, nice to see you back.
Oakley fit doesn't work for me. Its way too narrow and cuts peripheral vision and rides too high on the cheek as well. The Smith lineup, Regulator, Fuse and Prodigy work far better. I have Oakley Wisdoms with a HI Persimmon lens. Good contrast and optics, just the wrong fit. BTW, don't pay retail on this stuff. Subscribe to SAC and jump on a deal.
CR, thanks for the welcome back... Once the weather turns a dog's attention comes back to home... Please explain "SAC"....:

I'm all about getting a deal...
post #9 of 16
SAC... aka www.SteepandCheap.com offers closeouts on ski and outdoor gear at 50 to 70+ percent off retail. Subscribe to one of the alerts. When what you want comes up, buy it quick or it will be gone. Returns are easy if you don't like it or it doesn't fit. Warning! The site as been known to deplete budgets in spite of low prices. For example, I got Smith Phenom turbofan goggles for $56 a Giro G10MX helmet for $48.75, Smith Fuse Regulator Goggles w/ Sensor Mirror $20.74. Build a goggle quiver for the price of one.

SAC is a division of Backcounty.com, an EpicSki sponsor. BTW, if you are buying at Backcountry get a discount code from member Powstash, and use the link to BackCountry at the bottom of the page to give EpicSki a small cut. Supporters at Epic get deals from sponsors. Try it.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
SAC... aka www.SteepandCheap.com offers closeouts on ski and outdoor gear at 50 to 70+ percent off retail. Subscribe to one of the alerts. When what you want comes up, buy it quick or it will be gone. Returns are easy if you don't like it or it doesn't fit. Warning! The site as been known to deplete budgets in spite of low prices. For example, I got Smith Phenom turbofan goggles for $56 a Giro G10MX helmet for $48.75, Smith Fuse Regulator Goggles w/ Sensor Mirror $20.74. Build a goggle quiver for the price of one.

SAC is a division of Backcounty.com, an EpicSki sponsor. BTW, if you are buying at Backcountry get a discount code from member Powstash, and use the link to BackCountry at the bottom of the page to give EpicSki a small cut. Supporters at Epic get deals from sponsors. Try it.
CR... Great stuff... I logged on and got hooked up... Thanks for all the help and info...
post #11 of 16
Got two pairs of wisdoms, one retail, one from Ebay for my wife. They work very nicely with my wife's helmet but not with mine (R.e.d. frequency). I took my helmet to the goggle shop when I was buying a pair for sure. I have the Uvex apache superpro. If you can get your hands on a pair for under $100, take it and run. Best pair of goggles I've ever used and the biggest field of vision on any goggles.
post #12 of 16

Oakley Wisdoms For Sale

Not trying to jump your thread, but I do have my Oakley Widsoms for sale. I am asking 100 or b.o. Like new condition worn less than 5 times.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/spo/444654717.html

Contact me if anyone is interested. Thanks.
post #13 of 16
can quick straps be used with wisdom?
post #14 of 16
Why don't you check Oakley's website?
post #15 of 16
i did nothing there
post #16 of 16
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i did nothing there
Try their customer service - heck, CALL THEM.
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