Ski Goggles

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Ski Goggles

Postby lugsey2k5 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 09:17 am

Hello,

I have a pare of Oakley O frame goggles i use for biking. I was wondering if i could say a few pennies and use these lenses for skiing?

http://www.surfdome.com/Oakley_Snowboar ... w&istBid=t

Also here on crc
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=16158

Is the dual venting the only difference between the skiing and bike ones?

Thanks

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Re: Ski Goggles

Postby Long Time Lurker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 08:35 am

You should be ok - the dual layer on the persimmon lenses are designed to fog less than their MX counterparts.
That (and the protection against snowblindness) are the only differences.
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Re: Ski Goggles

Postby lugsey2k5 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 09:24 am

My next question is does nay one know if those two lenses are the same?

The surfdome ones at £17.99 say snowboard O frames, are these the same as the MX frames?

Thanks for the help

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Re: Ski Goggles

Postby lugsey2k5 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 09:27 am

Doesn't matter found a pair labeled MX for cheaper.
http://www.ridedirect.co.uk/o-frame-mx- ... e+Shopping

Thanks for the help Long Time Lurker.

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Re: Ski Goggles

Postby Long Time Lurker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:47 am

I would double check. I'm concerned that those ones are just MX lenses, hence the cheaper price.

The snowboard specific ones have additional UVA/UVB filters that will prevent you getting snowblindness. It doesn't say anything in the description about the filters.

Update - the ones in the last link are MX specific. Don't use them for snowboarding.
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Re: Ski Goggles

Postby lugsey2k5 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:30 pm

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, the mx ones provide 100UV protection, is that no sufficient for snow conditions?

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Re: Ski Goggles

Postby lugsey2k5 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 13:09 pm

Thanks for the help so far bit clueless about skining,

Snow ones: http://uk.oakley.com/products/1652/5554

Mx ones : http://uk.oakley.com/products/2050/22126

Both descriptions just mention 100% UV protection.

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Re: Ski Goggles

Postby Long Time Lurker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 18:17 pm

Ok - spoke to a mate of mine who works for a snowboard distributor.
He reckons that you will be ok with the mx lens at a pinch (using it short-term), but would go for the snowboard ones if you have a choice.
(Reckons that fogging will be an issue if you get hot/stop a lot, as the mx frame isn't padded with the same material as on the snowboard version. Single layer to the lens also means that it changes temperature faster, meaning quicker fogging.)
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Re: Ski Goggles

Postby lugsey2k5 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 19:38 pm

Thanks, because the mx ones are cheap ill go for them. If they fog up while out there I'll hire some for a few days. Worst comes to worst iv got some tinted lenses for DH.
Thanks a lot, it's very much appreciated.

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Re: Ski Goggles

Postby lugsey2k5 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 13:21 pm

Just in case any one is interested i got this reply from Oakley:


"The O Frame snow lenses will fit into your MX O Frame goggles and will be the best lenses for skiing. These are lenses at your second link - http://uk.oakley.com/products/1652/5554 There a few different colours to choose from and they will fit the frames you have no problem."


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