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    Winter eyewear

    Whats everyone use for eye protection/ snow glare. I have my summer riding glasses but having a hard time with them fogging up once I am out and starting to generate allot of heat. Beginning of ride they are good then it all falls apart and its hard trying to see the trail with white on white with the glare.
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    I've been riding year round with Wiley X Bricks. Clear at night, grey polarized all other times. I need prescription glasses.
    In the cold, they fog up with any kind of a balaclava so it's time to look for something else.
    While searching goggles, I found Smith Turbo Fan. They have a little fan that prevents fog. Looking out the window, it's snowing hard... Wish I had started this search a couple of weeks ago so I'd possibly have em by now.
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    Oakley Crowbar Goggles. Work great as they have a fair amound of ventilation for my hot breath.

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    Oakley M-Frame with the old school (and sady recently discontinued) Heater lens.

    Bestest eva'. (but will fog up easier due to size of the lens).

    Putting some dishwashing liquid on the lens (let it dry then wipe clean) can help.
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    Really like my Oakley's as well.
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    I use C-Clear on my lenses and it helps a lot. But... Once I'm all heated up and stop moving, they still fog up fast.
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    Electric EG2 goggles. They are absolutely huge and provide a clear/wide range of vision. I wear them over a balaclava and i find I am ok 90% of the time with respect to fogging. I use a clear lens mostly.

    I also have the crowbars and they are at the bottom of a bag somewhere. I absolutely hate them. I'll add that I have a big head so that is likely why.

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    The red/orange tinted snowboard goggles do amazing things in snow.

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    Oakley frogskins.

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    At my shop we have something really similar to these - uvex sports - Eyewear - Sports eyewear - uvex sportstyle 201 small - black grey for about $30. For protection and not fogging too readily they're great for the price. I'm out today so can't confirm but I'll post when I get back to work.

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    Smith Optics IoX - have a buddy really into back country skiing and he swore by them which was a good enough recommendation for me! No fogging (and if you do happen to breathe straight up into them they clear fog within 1-2 seconds).

    There is a tiny pinhole in the left lens which allows air to flow in between the two lenses.
    I love them. Highly recommended.

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    I'm using some Scott goggles with a built in fan. I'm not sure the fan really helps all that much as I still fog up.

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    I just rub gobs of vaseline all over in my eyes. They never fog. (my eyes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    At my shop we have something really similar to these - uvex sports - Eyewear - Sports eyewear - uvex sportstyle 201 small - black grey for about $30. For protection and not fogging too readily they're great for the price. I'm out today so can't confirm but I'll post when I get back to work.

    Awesome, they seem like a reasonable price, looked at the smith optics that were posted a little out of my price range at 240.00.
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    Tons of goggles at stupid low prices on the clymb right now. $21 on up - $8 shipping. Looks like they have Electric, Spy, Dragon, Airblaster, Scott, Optic Nerve. Just search "goggle" when you sign up.



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    I have been using these Smith snowmobile goggles for the last two winters here in Wisconsin. I have over 600 miles on my fat bike in the last 2 months and I will wear these when it gets below 20 degrees. The little plastic piece that covers the nose doesn't look like much, but it is a great feature.

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    For me, the goggles are only for really windy and very cold days. Otherwise, Edge safety glasses in whatever lens color you like work well.

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    Re: Winter eyewear

    I've been using an old pair of Von Zipper goggles along with a Smith Ascent snowboard helmet. Works good but I'm upgrading to goggles with polarized lenses next winter.

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    I wear a pair of Spy Goggles with a Balaclava that I have had for years. Wish I knew what model they were 'cause they are great, never had any fogging issues. They have holes that go through the lens into the foam padding.

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    Bought a set of ski goggles as per recommendations here all I can say is AWESOME! no more fogging!!!!!!
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