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Direct Link To This Post Topic: lens color for riding in fog
    Posted: Jun/26/2010 at 6:18pm
Which is the best goggles lens color for riding in fog... yellow, gold mirror, persimmon, or something else? Which has worked best for you?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/26/2010 at 8:57pm
Yellow will bring out the most contrast generally in low-light/fog conditions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/27/2010 at 3:37pm
pretty sure for low light/night riding, clear and  yellow are the top two as they allow the most light through. Try to avoid any mirrored lenses (self explanatory i hope LOL)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/27/2010 at 4:06pm
Persimmon is what i'll use in my a-frames in low light conditions.  Works well for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/27/2010 at 4:21pm
Low light lenses for sure.  The pretty common persimmon lens that comes on just about everything is a good bet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 7:44am
Yellow, Amber, Pink, etc. Just about every goggle manufacturer lists each lens color's strong suits.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 8:27am
yellow or amber/persimmon.  Yellow is better than clear. Fog sucks...when you can't see 10 ft in front of you, you just have to go slow.  Better to head to the lodge and have some chili cheese fries and a soda/beer.Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 1:02pm
A little color helps with the contrast and lighter colors are better. I prefer yellow lenses, but the light "rose" ones are ok too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 1:07pm
I hate fog! We have it so insane sometimes at Mt.washington, you can hardly what your riding over! I use a yellow lense and its doing pretty awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 1:14pm
l think can go with yellow or gold color to get the best out of foggy days. or better yet wear clear ones. try them out in store in dimmed lighting to see which you like better
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 1:14pm

yellow or amber are the best, my wife and I usually swap those back and forth; but the most important advice is to stay in and around the TREES to give you some definition regardless of what color you're running whenever there are low light conditions

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 1:47pm
if it is foggy i usually rock my yellow. They seem to work the best for me. My rose are good as well, but the yellow brings out more definition. Also in these conditions trees are your friend. They will give something to help you define things as well as suck up some of the moisture. The fog will be less in the trees than on the runs. no to mention thats where the snow is better in my mind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 1:49pm
I use a yellow lens. We don't have trees on our fields (just rocks and gapers) so it is much harder.

I find clear doesn't work as well because of the glare.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 2:56pm
Plain yellow lenses give me a headache, so I go with gold typically for fog.  If it's seriously pea soup fog, it doesn't really matter which lens you use.  There were a few times up on Hood this past year that I had trouble just seeing my board against the ground.  It was like being trapped in a N64 game.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 2:57pm
i use persimmon for fog and if it starts to get really dark, i have yellow and clear
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2010 at 2:57pm
Got an A frame oakley pink lense and it works very well under bad foggy conditions. Then I just switch to the fire iridium on good days to look awesome :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/29/2010 at 11:02am
Yellow seems to be the favorite so far. Got into thick fog at Hood last week, and no trees to help. After one run I did head to the lodge. But I'm going back again and want to be prepared next time in case the fog is a problem again.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/29/2010 at 11:14am
I would just go with persimmon. Its the most versatile for sure. I used to think that mirrored lenses were awesome until i realized its too dark like 90 percent of the time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/29/2010 at 11:20am
i like persimmon the best. its good in all conditions, i had them on my aframes and my goggles before and it was never to dark or too light. your best bet is to get something light with alittle pink or yellow to make everything stand out more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/29/2010 at 1:22pm
ive found pink works quite well for me... 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/30/2010 at 4:28am
I am currently using a yellow lens in fog or stormy conditions. It works well. I previously also had some anon figments that had the blue lagoon lense that worked pretty good as well
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/30/2010 at 4:45am
Gonna have to agree with everyone who said yellow, that's what I go to for foggy or whiteout conditions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/30/2010 at 12:25pm
I never really considered or tried pink. Does it increase definition? I know taking the goggles off didn't help at all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/30/2010 at 12:44pm
My girlfriend just got a pair of the pink lenses (can't remember the actual name of the anon lense) but she loves it for low light conditions
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/30/2010 at 6:47pm
yellow, amber, clear, pink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 1:00pm
Yellow seems to be the most popular, so I'm going with that, no mirror. Thanks for the help.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 1:03pm
I'm surprised more people don't try them but clear lenses can work great on low light days.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by Marumm

Plain yellow lenses give me a headache, so I go with gold typically for fog.  If it's seriously pea soup fog, it doesn't really matter which lens you use.  There were a few times up on Hood this past year that I had trouble just seeing my board against the ground.  It was like being trapped in a N64 game.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 5:59pm
i got orange its okay makes it a lot brighter
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 8:04pm
Oakley Hi-intensity Yellow lenses FTW.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 8:33pm
Amber or clear have worked the best for me although I think seeing contrast in fog is really a mission impossible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 8:36pm
Yeah the orange/amber or clear for me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/03/2010 at 6:55pm
I tried taking the goggles off, which would be the same as wearing clear, but that didn't help at all. That's why I was looking for a lens to increase the contrast.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/03/2010 at 10:22pm
yellow lens works really well, if you want a one off lens that is good for everything get permission or pink ones. pink ionized on black frames look sick
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