Can you open that beer before I change this lens?
- Super Fit engineered frame fits seamlessly with Giro helmets and is compatible with other brands
- Plush dual-density foam and micro fleece facing makes for cushy comfort
- Spherical lens shape allows your eyes to focus more naturally and with better peripheral vision
- True Sight Spherical lens is designed to be light and durable and to block 100% of harmful ultraviolet A, B, and C radiation
- Lens vents and durable coatings provide a high resistance to fogging
- Bonus lens included
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Great google with extra lense!! Got my kidz a pair of these and they love it
These go in and out with a snap; and they look really great. I never have had a problem with them fogging but I follow proper goggle protocol at all times, ie, dry them out thoroughly EVERY night (don't leave them in your car or your backpack or in the goggle bag), never put them up on your forehead if it's snowing or raining, and never wear them hiking if you are going to break a sweat. This is true with ALL brands of goggle--it's just science!
Cool looking goggles but really lacking in a lot of areas. They fog up like crazy. The fit is strange. Lens quality is subpar. For the money, the Smith I/0 is far superior.
Gold Boost 75/ Amber 38 Lenses were the lense options my goggles came with. I did not have a chance to test these goggles on the mountain cause my head is too big for 'em... The tech specs say medium to large face, but I definitely believe they are more of a medium goggle. I did have a chance to mess around with changing out the lenses and it's really simple and quick to do. I wish these goggles fit so I could give a more thorough review, but what can you do... Anyways, sending these back to S&C and gonna be ordering a pair of way more expensive :( Smith I/O's or Dragon APX's. BTW I paid $60 for my pair on S&C
I bought these goggles for the interchangeable lens feature and the two lenses that came with the purchase. While changing the lens is fast and easy, I'm very disappointed in the lens light transmission characteristics; I was basically unable to tell which lens was supposed to be the low light/low contrast lens vs. the brighter light/higher contrast lens. I swapped lenses several times towards the end of the day, and when the light was flat (cloudy/snowy conditions) and essentially could tell no-difference in being able to see the contours of the snow surface. Perhaps I could try different lenses, other than those shipped with the goggles and achieve the difference I am seeking .... but based on others' comments, it's difficult to find lens options for these goggles. On the positive side, I had no problem whatsoever with fogging - skied with temperatures in the low teens to the mid 40s - snow, sunshine, wind, etc. - never any fog.
I wanted to find out about all the different lenses. Are there any recommendations out there. I usually only wear goggles when it's snowing or stormy.
Both GIRO mail order and REIMail Order (not REI stores) have ADDITIONAL lense options. THERE are a few SELECT FEW locations around the world that you can GO INTO. . . why bother- order them!
The new trend, I'm understanding, is to weld two lenses together to try to form a waterproof dual lens system. Seems like a good idea but the weld for these goggles, and others I've seen, like Smith, dramatically obscures the potential field of vision by keeping the weld inside the edge of the frame as apposed to underneath the edge. This technique limits the field of vision by a lot, (can you say tunnel vision).In particular, these goggles are also really expensive compared to the Smith I/O which costs less with a case that will hold all of your spare lenses and protect your frames and the installed lens when they're packed. The 2nd lens, black, given with these goggles also isn't a particularly good lens for "medium" conditions or good snow contrast.I wonder if they're so expensive because they have Carl Zeiss make the lenses so a bunch has to go to them. Food for thought.Lens change system is better, however, than on the Smith I/O.
I got these goggles because they fit with my giro helmet unlike other goggles I've had which the helmet pushes into my nose. The goggles fit well so that problem was solved. But on melty days water drips through the goggles. Not so good. Even worse, they fog up. I think I'm having the same problems as another reviewer where the lens failed. They are fogging up the moment I walk out of the lodge and they don't clear up even when a stiff breeze blows through the goggles. Very unusual.
I have these goggles and thoroughly enjoy them. However, I wanted to order some new lenses. Does anyone know where I can order new lenses from? I have been unsuccessful in my search.
Never fogs up. Beautiful clear vision. Love how easy it is to change to a boost lens in the late afternoon. Makes that last hour of the day so much more fun. High quality construction and very comfy. Fits my Seam helmet nicely.
I have now been through two pairs of these which means FOUR lenses that were defective. I purchased these in the fall of 2008 with anticipation of having nearly fogless goggles for the season. Much to my dismay I was sadly disappointed. Pulled them out of the box to wear them the first time at the mountain and they fogged almost THE second I put them on my face, between the lenses. It was not until Giro sent me a replacement set that I figured out what the problem is, the lenses arent being sealed together above the nose piece.
That being said Giro has been great on sending me new stuff and I am currently waiting on my third pair to try out. I have purchased a pair of Smiths in the mean time.
All griping aside the goggles do have a nice fit and seemingly nice appearance. The lenses are super easy to change and come with a slick little lense storage pouch to protect your spare.
One other thing to note is on the Gloss White finish frames there is an extremely annoying glare inside the lense. This comes from light penetrating through and reflecting off the inside of the frame back on the inner lense. I have remedied this problem on my pair of goggles my by trimming a piece of black tape to fit across the brow on the inside of the frame and problem solved!
I bougt this goggle because I was tired of carrying 2 goggles around on powder days. The Manifest comes with 2 lens tints, one for sunny days, and one for stormy days. The lenses change so easy I bet my Mom could do it. The fit is awesome with my G10 helmet BUT I just peeped the New Giro Seam helmet SICK! I'm buying that with Tuneup Drops.