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Yellow vs Clear lens for night skiing

Poll Results: Yellow or Clear lens for night skiing?

 
  • 31% (10)
    Yellow
  • 56% (18)
    Clear
  • 12% (4)
    Other... (please elaborate)
32 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I am going to be teaching at the local Boston bump a few nights a week, and will probably need to get new goggles (or a lens) to do it. Different people seem to think different colors are the best, but it all seems to focus around clear or yellow... So what do you think? Which is better? I have sunny and low-light goggles for daytime skiing, so these will most likely be night only.
post #2 of 19
If it's night-only, then go clear. The yellow lens will still block some light and be hard to see in.
post #3 of 19
Clear is best, but yellow will do if it's what you have.
post #4 of 19

My vote

Scott Night Amplifiers.

And a (red?) LED blinky for your students to cue in on.
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Scott Night Amplifiers.

And a (red?) LED blinky for your students to cue in on.
I like the LED idea... but about the goggles, I just checked the website and it looks like a bunch of marketing hype to me... have you used these Night Amplifier lenses? Are they really different/better than clear ones? How so? I assume they are much more expensive... are they worth it?

*EDIT* ok, never mind the expensive part... I just looked and they are like $20 for a goggle with this lens... looks kind of blue. Who's used them? Why are they great?

post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Scott Night Amplifiers.
voted other and 2nd this.

also I find regular scott amplifier to be superior at night to various yellow/amber shades from other manufacturers.
post #7 of 19
I've skied many, many night on our local town hill, Snow King.

Clear is where it's at!
post #8 of 19
I just bought a Scott goggle for my little one. It has that blue night lens in it. I'll have to check it out and see if it's hype or not. I used a yellow lens last year for some night skiing and I'm now opting for clear. We had some race clinics at night during the week and the full visibility just wasn't there. I suppose it depends on how much light the ski area is giving you, but I don't think you could go wrong with clear.

yakman
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
have you used these Night Amplifier lenses? Are they really different/better than clear ones? How so?
Yes.

Better perception in shadows, especially under low-pressure sodium lamps (the yellower ones that make skin tones look like zombie fish bellies). Clearer focus at speed (better peripheral vision).

FWIW, I am comparing them to yellow double and single clear lenses.

Scott claim ~510nm is the wavelength of greatest eye sensitivity in low light, I dunno; it's been too long since the days of twilight hunting under African jungle canopies, I guess.
post #10 of 19
What about this pair of goggles? No problem seeing at night, guaranteed!

post #11 of 19
The "Jarhead" visual pun in the above pic just kills me.
post #12 of 19
I happen to have PVS-7s. Skiing with them would be horrifying.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
The "Jarhead" visual pun in the above pic just kills me.




I almost missed that.

USMC Ret.
post #14 of 19
I skied at night with Clear last year. Worked well but every now and again I would get glare from the lights. Especially if there was any percipitation.

I bought HI Yellow this year for low light and might give them a wing at night.

From Comprex's post, I might be trying Scott's NA.
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Yes.

Better perception in shadows, especially under low-pressure sodium lamps (the yellower ones that make skin tones look like zombie fish bellies). Clearer focus at speed (better peripheral vision).

FWIW, I am comparing them to yellow double and single clear lenses.

Scott claim ~510nm is the wavelength of greatest eye sensitivity in low light, I dunno; it's been too long since the days of twilight hunting under African jungle canopies, I guess.
Sold. It looks like it would cost me about $40 for a night amplifier lens to go in Scott goggles I already have, but I can get some gaper specials with the same lens for like $20! (see above)

Goodbye steeze...
post #16 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
Goodbye steeze...
Does steeze matter in the dark?
post #17 of 19
Clear is my preference.
post #18 of 19
I've done both and clear were definitely better.

CJ
post #19 of 19
I prefer clear as well, but I believe the type of lighting used at a particular hill may have an effect on the clear vs whatever-color issue.
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