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Thread: Interchangeable goggle lenses?
12-05-2008, 11:54 AM #1Registered User
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Interchangeable goggle lenses?
For or against?
I have always used seperate goggles for different conditions, thinking it is superior to the alternative of bending the frame and smudging lenses while changing them.
12-05-2008, 12:04 PM #2
I agree 100%.
12-05-2008, 12:06 PM #3
I too end up carrying 2 pair in my bag I take to local resorts. Unless it is a trip where space and luggage is an issue it is just too hard to change the lenses out each time.
12-05-2008, 12:09 PM #4
2 pair - I thought about doing the lens change but it was a struggle to get a pair of a frame lenses out and new ones in, 1 for bright, 1 hi lens for dark and you're all set.“Before big games I shoot Rabies, it gives me the edge I need and it’s undetectable. Only idiot losers do steroids anymore...
12-05-2008, 01:29 PM #5
Perhaps something like the smith I/O would be worth considering. Tried those out in a shop, and the lens switch was super easy. Of course I am fairly careful with my optics, so I am not replacing frequently. If you tend to be the type who faceplants as a matter of habit, then multiple goggles seems worth your while.
12-06-2008, 02:45 PM #6
I actually take it a step further, and have one strap (it's an extra-long "helmet" strap) and two identical frames with different lenses, since it is easier to pull the strap off the goggles than unhook the strap from the helmet.
12-07-2008, 07:20 AM #7
12-07-2008, 08:31 AM #8Registered User
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I have two pair of goggles but only take one out with me. Both have photochromatic lenses. The Zeal is polarized and darker and is better for days tending toward blue bird. The Bolle is not polarized and lets more light through so I use it on storm and cloudy days. Because they are photocromatic, they work in a greater variety of conditions so I only have to take one pair with me.
BTW, STP has some Bolle photochromatic googles for about 40 bucks.
12-07-2008, 04:54 PM #9
12-07-2008, 04:57 PM #10
I switch lenses. It's a bit of hassle but apart from that, it's worked like a charm. Just hold the lenses with the fiber bag when you change them out and store them in their own bag.eating and sleeping is serious business
12-07-2008, 05:22 PM #11
12-07-2008, 05:34 PM #12
2 pair, 1 for flat light, 1 for bright.In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...
12-07-2008, 05:37 PM #13
Other than the new I/O goggles from Smith, changing lenses is too much of a pain.
I have three pairs of phenoms: 1 for flat light, 1 for all around, 1 for bright days
I always take the all around ones up to the mountain, and 1 of the specialty ones depending on what conditions.
Changing the lens is a pain, and often ends up being more hassle than its worth. Plus the risk of damaging the lens increases.
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