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    Default What lens do you like in goggles?

    We are going to buy new goggles for Niseko. I hereby open up the discussion on what type of lens people like to use for conditions of non sunny day skiing & white out days. All advice & opinions will be appreciated on brands, lens types etcetera.
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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    Ones that don't fog up and ones that are best for the worst light conditions (usually amber colour)

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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    On sunny warm days I wear a totally different pair of goggles which are only good for fair weather. My other goggles have 4 lens's.

    Easy to change over the lens too!

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    mine are a funny colour sort of pink to orange

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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    For snowy and whiteout days I recommend either pink, blue, or yellow iridium Low Light Lenses. Amber or Rose coloured lenses are more all round. For sunny days I recommend a green, blue or grey lense with a reflective coating. For japan, or any snow holiday I would recommend carrying two different goggles, one for sunny days, and one for whiteout, snowy days

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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    Thanks guys. I have reflective Bolle's but I only ever wear them for bright bluebird days. My Smith goggles with sensor lenses have had their day. Can't even remember what they are. I have a few pair of spare lenses for them but it's the foam that has packed it in first. I like the IOS's.

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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    In Japan I tend to find the light is flat more often and I use my yellow lenses 90% of the time.

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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    I use one goggle lens for all conditions, that lens is the Carerra Pola rosa C, best lens I know of in bad light, and works great on bright sunny days, why change lenses if you don't have too.

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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    I take two pairs of Oakleys.
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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Oberin View Post
    I use one goggle lens for all conditions, that lens is the Carerra Pola rosa C, best lens I know of in bad light, and works great on bright sunny days, why change lenses if you don't have too.
    What colour is that lens Paul?

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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    I always take a clear lense for the gloomy days and for night time.

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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    Niseko? Beer Googles work best.
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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    An old thread brought back to life. Are your goggle preferences still the same?
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    Default Re: What lens do you like in goggles?

    I was up skiing a few years back with my Polar C lens goggles in really bad light and my son who was wearing a pair of Salomon goggles with the Hi Vis yellow lens had way less trouble seeing then I did so I moved on the the Salomon goggle, the lens is fantastic, what I soon learnt though is Salomon are yet to make a google that really breathes well, so in a lot of adverse conditions they fog up way too easily. I found an even better goggle in the Giro Axis, not so much because the lens is better and it is slightly better, but because of the EVAC system and how well this googles breathes, it is probably the least likely to fog goggle on the market and its low light lens is as good as the best out there. I know a lot of people like the Oakley Prism, I dont so much as although they are as good as the Giro goggles for visibility, they tend to scratch really easily compared to Giro.

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