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Old Feb 27, 2012, 02:35 PM
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What goggles/sunglasses are the best bang for the buck?

I've recently stumbled into the realization that sand free and wind swept free eyes may be a good thing. Sadly not needed all the time, but for those days or slopes where the wind just howls and picks up sand and dirt and sends it hurling, flying can be a miserably experience.

What all do you recommend as the best bang for the buck? Style isn't everything but if there was a choice it wouldn't hurt.

Here's a few I have no experience with or affiliation with, but just some to get the topic going.

On the f3x.com website. $16.00



Harbor Freight
$7.99? Now thats a bang! I bet this guy gets all the chicks.


Onion Goggles
? $19.95 Who knew?! I actually tried a pair of these on at William Sonoma the other day and they felt decent, just no clue how they would fair getting sandblasted on top of a cliff.


Motor Cycle / Aviator Goggles $11.99. There are a lot of varieties out there so I guess if this is the best type of goggles then perhaps a specific recommendation would be cool.


Anyways, what are you favorites and or what has worked out the best for you?

-Jonathan
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:00 PM
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I just use a couple of old pairs of ski goggles (Smith if it matters). I had multiple goggles depending on the light conditions (yellow and a purple for bright or flat light). They fit over my glasses which a lot of others don't.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:09 PM
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+1 on ski goggles. Most have anti fog and if you get the right tint they have good contrast is low light conditions.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:12 PM
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I just use a couple of old pairs of ski goggles (Smith if it matters). I had multiple goggles depending on the light conditions (yellow and a purple for bright or flat light). They fit over my glasses which a lot of others don't.
Tom
Ah, now why didn't I think of that. Well if you have a pair that would be a good idea too.

These skydiving goggles looks like a pretty good deal too at $9.85.


You can also get a pair with clear and shaded for $19.59.


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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:18 PM
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One of these days I'm going to show up at the slope wearing this.

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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Also check into motorcycle goggles. Lots of different styles available.

http://www.bikebandit.com/motorcycle...Arpp:90,Rpp:10
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:23 PM
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One of these days I'm going to show up at the slope wearing this.

Awesome! Is that a cat on his shoulders?
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:28 PM
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How about this one?



Although... the motorcycle goggles link I listed above is probably more helpful.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:29 PM
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I haven't used them yet, but I recently got a pair of airsoft gogglessomething like these.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Has anyone tried Speedo goggles?


Perhaps should be required when flying a Speedo...
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:39 PM
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The fur hat has ear flaps, and I also use the Scott goggles with CLEAR lens

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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:50 PM
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I use cycling glasses - cheap(ish) - light & almost stylish - keep the wind out (tested to over 70mph!) & can change lenses - the amber lenses work great, even in low light. Oh, and I also wear them for cycling to keep the bugs out!
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http://www.parker-international.co.u...--Compact.html
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 04:18 PM
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One of these days I'm going to show up at the slope wearing this.

You can join the club. Some pretty cool guys in it



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Old Feb 27, 2012, 04:22 PM
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how bout

maybe the force can help
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 04:28 PM
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maybe the force can help
Hey - he forgot to bolt the camera on !

Phil.
here's lookin at you !
the sighting device also doubles as a windshield
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