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Are these goggles any good?

post #1 of 10
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I'm looking for some new goggles. I have one pair of Gordinis that are about 6-8 years old that I bought for pretty cheap. I'll be skiing mostly Big Sky this winter so I don't have to worry about visibility at night since they don't have that. Are these Spy Targa 2 goggles any good? I have no idea what to look for when it comes to goggles. They say they don't fog which is about as far as my knowledge of what's good in a goggle extends...

http://www.backcountryoutlet.com/out...onze-Lens.html
post #2 of 10
A goggle that has a retail of 49.95 is for people who ski, not for skiers. That looks like a basic type goggle. See if you can find a better Zeal, Oakley or even Smith Goggle.
post #3 of 10
Tramdock frequently has MUCH better goggles for LESS money.
post #4 of 10
Phil's right. There are lots of good deals on goggles to be found, and the retail price is a pretty good way to determine if they are a high-end product or not. Keep searching, you should be able to find something around the same price that retails for more like $100.
post #5 of 10
This past week I bought two pairs of Oakley Crowbars from tramdoc.com. One retails for $110 and was $38 with delivery and the other retails for $145 and was $52 with delivery.

To use tramdoc.com or steepandcheap.com, you need to know what you want and what is a good deal ahead of time. It is helpful to know your alternatives.

I've found it is cheaper to buy another set of goggles from tramdoc than to buy a replacement lens almost anywhere; even prolens.com. Beside you'll eventually mess your lens up from messing with it so much. At least I will.

I do have a pair of Spy Targa 2 goggles that I use for night skiing with a clear lens. The spherical lenses are better. I like having three different goggles for the three conditions I tend to ski in; night, overcast with or without snowing, and sunny bright glare days. If you watch for the deals, you can get all three for under $100.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
thanks for the tips guys. I'll keep my eyes peeled on tramdock.
post #7 of 10
Good advice here.
I'll add my two cents too that I think some accessories like goggles, gloves and insoles for boots will do more to help you enjoy a day on the slopes than a new pair of skis.
post #8 of 10
Spy has a cool feature where they put a bead of silicone on the inside of the strap - it does a great job of keeping the strap in one place on your helmet. But you can accomplish the same thing with any goggles and a tube of silicone - I've done it to every pair the family owns now.

I had those Spys. They were OK, but I found that the fleece facing on the foam started coming off after maybe half a season - basically when I started sweating in them.

I've had better luck with Oakley and Smith.
post #9 of 10
For example, there are Smith Phenom's on tramdock right now for $40.63. They retail for $129.95, and are a top-line goggle. There are 37 left after this post... maybe you can catch 'em!

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
For example, there are Smith Phenom's on tramdock right now for $40.63. They retail for $129.95, and are a top-line goggle. There are 37 left after this post... maybe you can catch 'em!
I got an alert for those and was debating on whether to pounce on em or not. Decided to do it after reading your post. Thanks, goggle problem solved!
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