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Im looking for a new pair of goggles to compliment my specialized deviant helmet, Im also in the market for ski goggles. That being said i was wondering if any of you guy use your goggles in the snow in winter. Is this possible?:skep: I mean, i know its physically possible but this is my first pair of goggles and i dont really have too much expirience with them, and if theres any way i can just get a nicer pair and use them for both seasons id be stoked. Oh and i wouldnt be using a helmet in the snow. Is there a specific tint i should be looking for?:confused: :confused:
 

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your main concern should be whether they will fog up on the slopes. basically all goggles nowadays have some sort of anti-fog technology though. you can just get one pair of oakleys or whatever and swap out a couple lenses.

as far as tints are concerned, if you wanted to splurge you can't go wrong with polarized lenses but i don't use them and its not a big deal to me. i would say go to a shop and try some out and see what you like...
 

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b-kul said:
a ski goggle will work good as a mx goggle but no so much the other way around.
Yup. Snow goggles are almost all double-lense, to reduce fogging. I've never seen a double-lense MX goggle, but I'll admit I haven't gone looking for any.

The last couple times I went biking I was in MX goggles and they fogged up. At a hardware store last weekend I noticed a dozen kinds of safety glasses for $6-$12 and thought, hmmmmm. I bought a set for $8 and rode with them on Sunday and they worked very well.

I don't think they're immediately recognizable as shop glasses. Nobody said a word, anyway. Maybe they're all just too polite, but I think I have my eyewear problems solved. :)
 

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The best goggles are PPE ones, as they are designed to be used by professionals, not only is the quality very high, they have to be price competetive. In addition, in UK, PPE is tax free!.
 

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b-kul said:
a ski goggle will work good as a mx goggle but no so much the other way around.
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This is my experience as well. If you go with a high quality goggle like Oakley then you can change the lens to a clear or yellow lens for bikes and keep a bright light lens for those bluebird pow days. I rock Crowbars but there are many manufacturers out there that make nice goggles with interchangable lenses. I very much suggest taking your helmet with you to try on goggles though, some helmets and goggles don't play nice together. Final though, you could get both if you're patient, MX goggles come up for sale a lot, keep your eyes on chainlove.com they've been popping up once in a while on the cheap.
 

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a ski goggle will work good as a mx goggle but no so much the other way around.
So I was looking at the Oakley snow goggles and most of them aren't to ridiculously priced. Will they fit into the helmet or is that not really a problem?
 

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So I was looking at the Oakley snow goggles and most of them aren't to ridiculously priced. Will they fit into the helmet or is that not really a problem?
Depends on the helmet really. My Oakley Crowbar MX goggles fit great in my Fox Rampage helmet, the Non MX version of the Crowbar is nearly identical and would fit as well. Maybe if you explained what your helmet and goggle choices are, someone might have experience trying to fit them together.
 

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Well i have a specialized deviant helmet, and i guess my choice for goggles would be any oakley snow goggles that would fit. So does anybody have experience with a deviant paired with oakley goggles?
 

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one thing you may want to keep in mind is the cost of replacement lenses. oakley/anon replacements are $40 if you get them from prolens. Fox mx pro are $7.99 anywhere on earth. 5 days in whistler i went through 3 lenses. so $160 vs $24, that more than pays the bill for a $45 Fox mx pro goggle.
 

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Your helmet is a Deviant you say. Is that a Deviant 2?
I have a Deviant 2 and use Spy Optic goggles and the Mini Targa fits perfect (I have a small face). Not sure if a full size goggle would fit in the helmet opening or not (my helmet is a size small so that may play into the equation for me).
 

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alexhusby12 said:
So I was looking at the Oakley snow goggles and most of them aren't to ridiculously priced. Will they fit into the helmet or is that not really a problem?
crowbars have a reputaion of fitting virtualy any helmet ever made.
 

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The Ryders Shore Goggle is the only dual lens for mx or mountain biking that I know of. It has the added plus of being made specifically for mountain biking and they aren't ridiculously priced 60 for the goggle and 20 for replacement lenses.
 

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I have a deviant 2. Thanks for the help. Holy sheet, 3 lenses in 5 days? Im going to be in whistler for nine days this summer, does that mean i need to plan on 6? haha Im not going to do that but i may pick up an extra lens or two.

So culer, the dual lens would reduce fogging up in the snow?
 

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I have a deviant 2. Thanks for the help. Holy sheet, 3 lenses in 5 days? Im going to be in whistler for nine days this summer, does that mean i need to plan on 6? haha Im not going to do that but i may pick up an extra lens or two.

So culer, the dual lens would reduce fogging up in the snow?
if your riding in the rain, your gonna go through some lenses for sure. My point is that 7.99 is easier to swallow than $40. I'd get 2 different pairs of goggles
 

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alexhusby12 said:
I have a deviant 2. Thanks for the help. Holy sheet, 3 lenses in 5 days? Im going to be in whistler for nine days this summer, does that mean i need to plan on 6? haha Im not going to do that but i may pick up an extra lens or two.

So culer, the dual lens would reduce fogging up in the snow?
a good pair of double lens goggles doesnt fog (well maybe a little but it should clear fast). as suggested get a cheapie pair of mx goggles and spend some coin on good ski goggles (btw oakley dragon and smith are the best ive ever owned and ive tried nearly every brands top model of goggle).
 

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i just looked up the shore goggle. seems like an outstanding mtb goggle but wouldnt make a very good ski goggle.
 

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I'm not sure its worth it. I think you'd just end up with either crappy ski goggles, or a really expensive and delicate mtb goggles.
 

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Cool thanks for the help guys, it seems like mx goggles are much less important than ski goggles, ill probably pick up a pair of ryders non polarized and try to find some badass oakleys for the slopes.
 

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On sale Oakley goggles:
http://www.hucknroll.com/oakley-goggles-and-accessories

A few on sale Smith goggles:
http://www.hucknroll.com/smith-goggles-and-accessories
(beware, the CME is a small fit frame. It might not fit you properly even though it's cheap)

Huckandroll is a Backcountry.com company and their return policy is one of the best you can find. I can't wear cheap lensed goggles or glasses because they give me a headache so I thought I'd give a few higher quality low priced options. Good luck.
 
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