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What should I look for when buying goggles?

Postby mambwe » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:30 pm

I need to get ski/mountaineering goggles for this winter and I am not sure what to look for. I'm not a skier so I don't need the best pair. I'll be using them on rainier and in winter here in the north east. Any recommendations?
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Re: What should I look for when buying goggles?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:33 pm

I typically buy what ever is on sale that has an amber lens. I find amber lenses are superior in white out/blizzard conditions to other colors.
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Re: What should I look for when buying goggles?

Postby nartreb » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:10 pm

Make sure that your goggles

1) leave no exposed skin on your face when worn with your balaclava.

2) are as fog-resistant as possible. This means double-pane construction and plenty of ventilation. (Larger goggles, like the ones designed to go over prescription glasses, are usually better.) (Try your favorite soap/wax coatings too.)

3) Aren't too dark. You'll be wearing them in bad weather.

PS consider getting two pair - if one fogs/ices over, swap it for the other.
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Re: What should I look for when buying goggles?

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:18 pm

Comfort.

And try a pair on and see how the visibility is, looking up or down... not straight ahead.
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Re: What should I look for when buying goggles?

Postby MoapaPk » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:42 pm

ExcitableBoy wrote:I typically buy what ever is on sale that has an amber lens. I find amber lenses are superior in white out/blizzard conditions to other colors.


Yes, yes, yes! Carry a pair of dark sunglasses for bright days; but most people don't realize how dark a "whiteout" can be; have lighter amber goggles for when the sh*t hits the fan. There can be less than 1/100th the normal light intensity when the snow is swirling.
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Re: What should I look for when buying goggles?

Postby Kai » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:48 am

Most goggles are big and bulky.

Uvex Pocket Goggles are compact and fold up small.

I've been using them for years, and I like them.

http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-Pocket-Goggl ... B003ZUZ7N2
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Re: What should I look for when buying goggles?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:15 pm

Kai wrote:Uvex Pocket Goggles are compact and fold up small.

I've been using them for years, and I like them.

http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-Pocket-Goggl ... B003ZUZ7N2

And they have the correct color of lenses too. Very good find.
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Re: What should I look for when buying goggles?

Postby dawm123 » Wed May 23, 2012 5:59 am

The colors do not buy too dark, try not too loose.In smalltao.com, I bought a good pair of goggles, affordable, and things are good.Did not know there is still not sold?
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