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    New question here. Snow googles for riding?

    Hey guys, I got a deal on some really nice looking snow googles.
    Are they good for riding?
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    Problem with snow goggles is they usually are double lens and dust will collect between them which make them imposable to clean. Otherwise your good.
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    I hear they get pretty warm too

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    Supposedly the snow goggles and the dirt goggles use different foam, lenses and such.

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    If you are riding in the rain or very damp conditions, the ski goggles will not fog like normal riding goggles. The 2 lenses keep the fogging to a minimum which is great - you just have to clean the mud and water from the front (carry a cloth).

    I would keep both in your gear bag and choose the best one for the conditions.

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    The biggest issue with snow goggles is the strap doesn't have the silicon strips on the inside to keep them from slipping off your helmet.
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    some snow goggles do have the sticky silicon, my brothers spys do, my smiths however do not

    however dont generalize on brands because my buddies spys didnt have the silicone and im pretty sure ive seen an older pair of oakley aframes with silicone on the strap...

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    I use them all the time, cause for some reason my face gets really hot around my eyes and forehead. They work fine, i just use clear lens, which are for some reason hard to find in the snow variety. Scott makes a nice cheap clear lens snow goggle, i think i will be running snow goggles from now on cause they just don't fog, and thats not good while bulldozing a diablo rock garden.

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    I use my old snow goggles for riding. They don't fog. They are only on my face for about 10 minutes at a time (so heat not an issue). Also with mud and sh&t that gets on them, I don;t mind scratching the old ones. I usually ski about 100 days a season so I almost always end up with a pair or two each year to donate to the DH cause

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    Oh, as far as silicone on the back strap (my smiths don't have any) I used some friction tape meant for a hockey stick on the back of my helmet. Looks kind of ghetto, but hey, it works

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    i've run into the problem of snow goggles not being the right shape for my helmet, producing an uncomfortable fit.
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    my seth morrison crowbars have the sillicon strips

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    Quote Originally Posted by ender
    The biggest issue with snow goggles is the strap doesn't have the silicon strips on the inside to keep them from slipping off your helmet.

    Hey, that's a picture of the google I have!
    In orange though.
    I've been riding with it for a long time.
    It gets fog everytime when I stopped towait for someone.
    Other than that, I have nothing to complain.
    BTW, there's a black nose guard on it.
    What does that do? I don't think I needed it, so I took it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m-dub
    Problem with snow goggles is they usually are double lens and dust will collect between them which make them imposable to clean. Otherwise your good.
    I can twist the frame and take the lens out from my dirt google.
    But on a snow google, can you take it out and clean it?
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    If you ride in hot climates, heat can be an issue. Snow goggles are designed to keep your head warm, moto gog's are designed to keep you head cool. To me, the silicone strips are not a big deal. In fact, I prefer gog's without the silicone.

    IMO, if you're getting a good deal on them, get them.

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    "BTW, there's a black nose guard on it.
    What does that do? I don't think I needed it, so I took it off."
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    Moto Goggles have them to protect your nose from roost ( dit and rocks from other motos rear tires)
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwater racing1013
    my seth morrison crowbars have the sillicon strips

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    I can twist the frame and take the lens out from my dirt google.
    But on a snow google, can you take it out and clean it?
    Most, if not all snow goggles give you the ability to remove the lenses. They should come out the same way as the dirt goggles.
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