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What are the best Oakley A frame lenses for this situation?

post #1 of 7
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Hi,

 

 I realize similar threads are up but having a little trouble finding some answers. Any help would be appreciated.

 

I have Oakley A frame goggles that were bought with the fire iridium lenses. Expectdely these lenses are too dark in certain situations so I am wondering what would be recommended for buying some additional lenses. I wouldn't be opposed to buying 1-3 replacement lenses if it would be beneficial.

 

Here is oakley's A frame replacement lense site, however the tint feature doesn't seem to work for me so i can't really get a good understanding of what these lenses look likes http://www.oakley.com/products/1650/4052 (The tint tab just seems to say loading forever) There also does not seem to be a great explanation of the lenses

 

I will be using these goggles in all sort of situations. I am especially looking for a lenses that will help me see bumps and shadows when it gets late in the day and the sun starts going behind the mountain. I will also be night skiing and am wondering if a clear is really the best for night, or if the hi yellow could do the job.

 

Thanks for any help you can provide.

post #2 of 7

Each of my A-frame quivers includes:

1 x high-intensity (yellow or persimmon) for miserable  / low light (ie Whistler) days

2 x pink iridium for moderate light

1 x fire for high

(of course these are the basics, there's other ones for even more choice, like a black iridium for when it's a little brighter than required for a pink iridium)

 

The H.I.'s and the iridiums would work for what you want.

 

Don't buy extra lenses - you'll go broke, and I don't really like changing in the a-frame frame (yes, I know that's redundant). Wait for SAC to blow entire goggles out for $59 and pick up what you need.

 

Alternately, there the Smith I/O's that come with dark and light lenses that are readily interchangeble. A SAC price is in the $69 area.

post #3 of 7

 

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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post

The H.I.'s and the iridiums would work for what you want.

 

Don't buy extra lenses - you'll go broke, and I don't really like changing in the a-frame frame (yes, I know that's redundant). Wait for SAC to blow entire goggles out for $59 and pick up what you need.


Agreed.  If you like the way the a-frames fit you, just wait for them to show up on SAC or Tramdock.  Changing the lens in these frames sucks.

post #4 of 7

I have tried all of oOakleys lenses and use the High Intensity Yellow for probably 95% of my skiing. We tend to ski on the sides of trails and or in the woods and these lenses make everything stand out immensely. At night they are fantastic also,IMO better than clear. Yes in the bright sunshine ie. on the lift,not as good as darker lens but we need them for skiing not basking in the sun.  Hope this helps,   Dave

post #5 of 7

Adding a vote for yellow, and waiting for them to come up on SAC or Tramdock. Alternatively the I/O suggestion also. I'm an unashamed crowbar fan that is an I/O convert.

post #6 of 7

What is SAC, I am familar with tramdock and whiskey militia, but never heard of SAC, what is the actual website?

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What is SAC, I am familar with tramdock and whiskey militia, but never heard of SAC, what is the actual website?

 

SAC = steepandcheap.com.  The original deal at a time site from backcountry.com.  Now that they've launched tramdock, you've actually got better luck seeing the goggles pop up there rather than SAC.  I just use gearscan.com to look at all of them at once, personally.

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