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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Do goggle lens color matter-
    Posted: Nov/14/2012 at 9:48am
^ that's what I thought.
All sunglasses or in this case lenses for goggles block 100% UVA & UVB rays.
if they don't even do that then they're a POS lens. You go to the dollar store and they have protection.
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  Quote MathiasM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2012 at 2:29pm
Yeah just about every form of glasses have UV protection. Even prescription lenses do. I think its really cheap for manufactors to do now.
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2012 at 3:08pm
so dark lenses block more red light that is harmful?
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2012 at 10:43am

^^ Maybe I mis-wrote before...

The real harmful rays (UV) are past the blue side of the spectrum that you can see.  Most goggles will block nearly to all of them.  It doesn't matter what color or how "dark" the lens is, because the stuff it's blocking is "invisible" to your eyes anyway.  No biggie.
 
The blue side vs red side of the spectrum is just how it's laid out: (IR) R O Y G B I V (UV)  The ones in the middle there are the only ones you can see. 
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2012 at 3:25pm
oh kay thanks. i have goggles that are clear atm. planning to get new ones so just checking :D
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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2012 at 8:12pm
I think I may grab either a yellow or clear lens for my EG2's to swap out with my orange lens for night riding. Unfortunately riding at Big Boulder Park, 80% of my riding there is under the lights which are quite dim by themselves.

Add a nice dark orange lens and there's plenty of hidden ditches you never saw coming. I'm thinking Yellow since if I do get to the hill with a couple hours of daylight, I won't be as blinded.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2012 at 8:19pm
go clear.  it's simply the best night lens.  don't worry about being blinded during the day with yellow vs clear - they are pretty much as light as each other, it's just a difference in coloring.  personally i like clear these days.  go for it.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2012 at 10:48pm
Originally posted by spenser

go clear.  it's simply the best night lens.  don't worry about being blinded during the day with yellow vs clear - they are pretty much as light as each other, it's just a difference in coloring.  personally i like clear these days.  go for it.


I prefer yellow for night because it defines the snow better than the clear lens. I can see the ridges, bumps, holes sooner than I ever did in my clear lens. But it is preference.
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2012 at 4:31pm
Originally posted by humblerooster

Originally posted by spenser

go clear.  it's simply the best night lens.  don't worry about being blinded during the day with yellow vs clear - they are pretty much as light as each other, it's just a difference in coloring.  personally i like clear these days.  go for it.


I prefer yellow for night because it defines the snow better than the clear lens. I can see the ridges, bumps, holes sooner than I ever did in my clear lens. But it is preference.

my friend has dark lenses and he never wears them cuz he claims its hard to see through at night.
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  Quote kikko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2012 at 4:46pm
Originally posted by snowflakez

 
my friend has dark lenses and he never wears them cuz he claims its hard to see through at night.

thanks for that insightful gem captain obvious... your posts suck shit.
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2012 at 7:55pm
lol js
i see perfectly fine through sunglasses
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  Quote JBburton 18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2012 at 9:34pm
Originally posted by snowflakez

lol js
i see perfectly fine through sunglasses

fuck you
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  Quote rosati777 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2012 at 9:46am
Hey I was wondering. I have Oakley Crowbars with Persimmon Lenses that let through 62% light and are for flat to low light conditions.

If I want to get another set of goggles should I get goggles for night conditions with a yellow lens or should I get for really bright conditions like a dark grey lens?

Are the Persimmon Lenses good all around lenses or do they lean more toward low light conditions? And maybe I should get lenses for brighter conditions?
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2012 at 9:57am
the reason persimmon (aka orange or amber) is so common as a stock lens is because it works decently for most conditions.. jack of all trades, master of none.

my suggestion is to get a different lens.  never understood why people got multiple goggles just to have different lenses, but to each his own.  and as far as which type, it just depends what you need.  do you need a lens for night riding?  to you need a darker one for sunny days?

for night riding, clear is the way to go, but I suppose it's possible that someone may have a preference for something else for some reason.
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  Quote rosati777 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2012 at 10:04am
Would Persimmon work for night time though? I'm thinking if it will work for night riding I'll get a better day time lens. But if not I'll get a better night time lens and just use the Persimmon for the day.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2012 at 10:19am
it will work, but it's not the best you can get.  if you only want to get one other lens, I'd probably just suggest picking based on which condition you ride more.. bright days or night time
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  Quote AJD13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2012 at 8:33pm
ive got this blue mirrored tint on my targa 2's and i think its pretty versatile. we were riding in variable conditions the day i brought them along. it went from bluebird, to grey, to black then back to bluebird. i didnt have any issues with them. I think the eyes adjust and get used to the tint, and while looking through the goggles for extended periods of time, and what you see just appears as clear. 

as far as frame goes its important to have a good frame. if it doesnt fit well you can have discomfort, fogging, and possibly a loose fit. definitely go try them on.
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  Quote fj5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2012 at 9:16pm
If you ride both day and night, I wouldn't say that getting one lens for the "middle" range is the best choice... it definitely won't provide the best of both worlds, but more actually a $hitty job at both ends of the spectrum.  I highly recommend getting a tinted (bronze) chrome lens for sunny day riding and a blue or yellow tint (chrome or clear) lens for cloudy and night riding.  Trust me, it's worth the investment in the extra lens.  You'll ride with more confidence with better visibility of the terrain.  Just take extra care when packing the extra lens.
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  Quote sdwc96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2012 at 10:09pm
jack of all trades = master of none.

but i will the oakley hi persimmon are better than clear lenses because you can see the contrast better in the snow detail. I can tell patches of ice more distinctly than with clear lenses. but thats a personal preference. 

you can also have a second frame if you can find one for cheap as opposed to carrying a second lens. sometimes its just easier to keep a separate goggle.
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  Quote fj5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2012 at 10:31pm
Originally posted by sdwc96

jack of all trades = master of none.

but i will the oakley hi persimmon are better than clear lenses because you can see the contrast better in the snow detail. I can tell patches of ice more distinctly than with clear lenses. but thats a personal preference. 

you can also have a second frame if you can find one for cheap as opposed to carrying a second lens. sometimes its just easier to keep a separate goggle.

This is what I do actually.  A lot easier to manage rather than having to pull out lenses with cold or wet fingers.  If you ride aggressive though, then perhaps not a good idea to keep the extra pair in your backpack, just leave in the car or something for when you take a mid-day break.
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 10:31pm
Hellz yeah they matter! I really really liked Anon's blue lagoon lens for grey bird days. And if you have the $$$ go for polarized lens. Man do they make a difference! Polarized is like a first class seat.
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 10:52pm
Ooo yeaaa! Unless you're just going to ride sunny days only...don't go too dark.
I'm getting a clear lens for cloudy and night riding soon.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 11:39pm
I ride in a resort that is really lit up at night, so I just ride with a day lens and I can see really well.
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  Quote Mandiiella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/07/2013 at 6:43am
Yessssssssss for sure it matters!!!l you can checkout oakleys site to see what the diff lense make the snow look like they have a pic diagram thing its cool, i always go light on the east coast. Veryyy light its 90% cloudy. When i ride the midwest cost i go darker. And when i ride in bear in cali i wear some sweet sunglasses for some sooo amazing super fun sunny days. Its also preference some people like seeing every bump in the snow and there are lense that show every bump in the snow for those people. You can tell the gapers when its cloudy n dark and a dudes rocking his dark tinted out oakley mirror lense goggles hahhaaaaaa good luck gettin down that hill dude!
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