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Old 01-03-16, 03:36 PM
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Goggles

My old goggles have seen their better days. I'm looking for a new pair but something that wouldn't break the bank and is scratch & fog resistant. Any feed back would be most welcome.
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Old 01-03-16, 11:34 PM
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I just use my glasses. Hard to keep goggles from being plain impractical and they limit peripheral vision too much
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I use these from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Smith-Optics-Goggle-Clear-Black/dp/B0041PW5L2/ref=sr_1_10?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1451911786&sr=1-10&keywords=smith+optics+goggles


They are made to fit over glasses. YMMV.

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Old 01-04-16, 09:42 AM
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Been running these for a couple months: Bolle Mojo Snow Goggles (Shiny Black, Clear)

So far they've been working well and I certainly can't argue with the price.
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+1 for bolle !!
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Old 01-04-16, 09:43 PM
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I use the wraparound large lense amber sunglasses UVA & UVB from Shperrs Drug Mart @$24.00 Cdn because they'll fit over my regular eyeglasses.

An old trick is to smear the inside of your glasses/goggles with a bar of soap and then buff them with a lint free cloth. Works a lot like anti-dimming compound used on military gas masks.

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Originally Posted by Tundra_Man View Post
Been running these for a couple months: Bolle Mojo Snow Goggles (Shiny Black, Clear)

So far they've been working well and I certainly can't argue with the price.
Me too. They're cheap and get the job done. IMO, most goggles are going to fog in extreme cold when stopping (depending on local humidity levels), so I'd rather go cheap and rig up something to block fog on the cold days.
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Old 12-07-16, 07:01 AM
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These are unavailable. Any other suggestions, anyone? I have a large face and I wear glasses. I also don't want to break the bank. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
These are unavailable. Any other suggestions, anyone? I have a large face and I wear glasses. I also don't want to break the bank. Thanks.
See my post to this current Winter Cycling thread:
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Calling all experienced cold weather riders...

Hi @Tuckamore,

Nice to see your post. I have a similar face mask for my 14 mile one-way commute to (rarely) as low as 0 F. I have posted about my own facewear in the context of preventing eyeglass / goggle fogging. In my perennial post, I mentioned that your system is the only one I have seen better than mine (see below). Is it still effective?..

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Thanks. I will try your system. However. One thing I like about ski goggles is they keep my sinuses warm. That reduces/eliminates nasal drain.
Also, I'm not comfortable covering my mouth. I like a two hole stocking cap. One big hole for my eyes, another for my mouth and nose.
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used goggles yesterday in our near blizzard storm, but they fogged up, then the fog froze. w temps in the teens just wiping them with a tissue did nothing. I needed a hairdryer. built a small fire which did the trick. switched to another balaclava which I hoped would keep my head cooler but still protect me from the teens & blowing hard snow storm. the plan worked for the ride back to the car but then they fogged again. I was probably stopping too often for photos. I suppose I could have removed the vent foam to allow better venting. maybe next time


don't worry, when I was done, I doused the fire & left no trace
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Old 01-08-17, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Tundra_Man View Post
Been running these for a couple months: Bolle Mojo Snow Goggles (Shiny Black, Clear)So far they've been working well and I certainly can't argue with the price.
hey just wanted to get back to you. thanks for suggesting these. used them for the 1st time yesterday in our massive storm. overall I think they worked great. still had a small fogging / frosting issue but I have a plan to avoid that in the future
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
hey just wanted to get back to you. thanks for suggesting these. used them for the 1st time yesterday in our massive storm. overall I think they worked great. still had a small fogging / frosting issue but I have a plan to avoid that in the future
Glad they're working for you. Mine are doing great; now into my 2nd winter season with them.

There's a monster hill I ride down about 3/4 of a mile from my house and I reach it before I've ridden far enough to warm up. With my regular clear glasses I used to get the worst ice cream headache when I'd roll down that hill in extremely cold temps. I had a sub-zero commute every day last week and with the goggles the brain freeze on this hill has completely gone away.

As others have noted, I do still have some occasional fogging/icing issues below about -5F after I've ridden 6+ miles. Mostly just towards the top of the lens, and rarely enough to impede my vision. But nothing like the problems I used to have with my glasses where they would ice over so bad that I'd eventually have to remove them and go without.
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some occasional fogging/icing issues just towards the top of the lens
yeah that's where it was forming. do you ever think about removing a small piece of foam at that top edge
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yeah that's where it was forming. do you ever think about removing a small piece of foam at that top edge
I haven't, but then again the fogging along the top has never gotten bad enough to where it's actually blocking my vision (unlike my old glasses.) I can see it along the upper portion of my sight line, but my straight-ahead vision is unimpeded.

Not sure if removing a piece of foam a the top would help as the edge of the goggles would still be up under my helmet. Interestingly enough my old glasses leaked air around every edge and were much worse for icing. So the foam seal may actually be what's keeping them from icing as much.
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hmmm yeah. I came a cross a lot of posts on the net about ppl wanting to replace similar foam on other goggles that they had removed ... lol maybe the trick is maintaining a more level face temperature. I switched balaclavas and I think that helped
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i love birdz eye goggles cheap and easy i got some for 8 bucks and i wear them every ride
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haven't gone back to the goggles yet. but I added a strap to the safety glasses

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