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Modify your vision.

Oakley Iridium and High Intensity A Frame Goggle Replacement Lenses improve your vision in low light and extra bright conditions. So you're the kind of skier or snowboarder who doesn't quit riding when the conditions get nasty? And when it's sunny you're going too fast to wear sunglasses without your eyes watering, right? That's why Oakley developed high-performance replacement lenses for their A Frame Goggles. When the snow is dumping and everyone else heads for the lodge complaining about the bad visibility, throw in a pair of High Intensity Lenses to bring out what light is available. You'll see contrasts better and get more fresh tracks. Available in High Intensity Blue or High Intensity Persimmon. On bright, sunny bluebird days use the Iridium Lenses to cut glare without worrying about your eyes watering like your sunglass wearing friends.

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5 5

Excellent Lens: Great contrast

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Polarized gives accentuates color/shadow contrast on sunny or cloudy days without ever being too dark. Replacement lens doesn't come with micro fiber bag

do the lenses come with a microfiber...

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do the lenses come with a microfiber bag?

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Oakley replacement lenses generally do not come packaged with a microfiber bag. However, it is possible to purchase one separately if you are in need.

5 5

HI Yellow - Perfect for gloomy days

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the HI Yellow for the darker days, for sunny - I switch to emerald

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does the emerald look green or is it just lighter than the blue iridium?

5 5

Classic Lense for a Classic Frame

  • Gender: Male

The Vr28 is great for low light conditions, protects your eyeballs in sunny conditions. Good for all-around use.

Oakley A Frame Goggle - Lens Change Tuto

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heres another view

heres another view

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any thought on which lense this is?

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Yup. I got the exact same pair on sale at the oakley vault in nashville, and those lenses are the vr50 pink iridium lenses. Great all-round lens touted for being really sharp in fog. However, I haven't used these yet, so I don't know the actually definition of them, and the interwebs says that they are a better all-round lens than the standard persimmon. Just as an afterthought, if you're looking for a helmet to go with the a frames, i got a giro surface s helmet and they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Yah.

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just got back from jackson hole for spring break. Used the VR50 pink iridium oakley a frame in super dense fog (like 10ft sightline), and also in bluebird conditions. In fog, they were better than the naked eye, but not a whole lot. Still looking for a good fog lens, thinking maybe blue iridium or hi yellow. With clear skies, definition was great. My eyes were totally comfortable all day, even with no clouds in the sky, no squinting. I won't need a lens for bluebird days, I've already got it with the VR50 pink iridium lens.

What lens is this?

What lens is this?

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Can anyone tell me which lens this is? I wanna buy another but I am not sure which lens this is.

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I am pretty sure this is the g30 lense. I have the same one.

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nope they're vr50 pink iridium

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hard to tell from how the picture is taken. It looks like they could be the old G30 lens judging by the slight purple hue.

Taking a picture without the flash would really help identify the lens

5 5

Using for wingsuit base jumping

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I spent a while on the internet trying to figure out which lens would be the least dark--not using these for skiing, using them for wingsuit base jumping. I don't like jumping with sunglasses or anything that affects my depth perception. I ordered clear and the gold iridium. Clear is obviously great, and the gold iridium is also pretty light and non-distorting.
The Oakley website has a menu of lens darknesses, but it's not complete and pretty confusing overall. That would be a great feature to add here!

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I'd say go with the High Intensity yellow lens. They are usually used for night skiing, so the tint is very minimal, but it has a coating on the lens that makes for great definition.

5 5

Time to Replace the Lens

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've had my A-Frames for about 4 years now and the lens is needing to be replaced. I had the Black Iridium lens that I loved, but a friend suggested I try the Blue Iridium or the new Emerald Iridium lenses. I bought them both and noticed that the Blue Iridium looked the same as by Black Iridium from the inside out (slightly orange), but from the outside in it was a little blue and not as mirrored. The Emerald looked more like looking through my Polarized Oakley Flack Jacket Black Iridium Sunglasses. It had a greyish tint from the inside out for the brighter days and you can't see in from the outside.

5 5

all-purpose

loved this lens in just about any light.

do these work for oakley O frame goggles...

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do these work for oakley O frame goggles?

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what r the best day/night lens out...

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what r the best day/night lens out there?

Im about to make a trip out to Jackson...

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Im about to make a trip out to Jackson Hole and am wondering what lens would be recomended. i currently have the black iradiums and dont know if they are to tinted for Jackson Hole. Any thoughts?

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I'd go to the Oakley site to peruse what kind of lenses do what to the current conditions. Really, Jackson Hole will be no different than any other location - I'd have lenses to deal with low light (snowy, foggy, cloudy) conditions and lenses to deal with high light (partly cloudy to sunny days). Here's the Oakley Site (go to the bottom to click on lens tints) - http://www.oakley.com/products/1650/24160

Do these work for the asian fit a frames...

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Do these work for the asian fit a frames as well?

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Unfortunately we don't carry any of Oakley's Asian Fit lenses. Don't fret though, hit up Oakley directly, and they should be able to get you dialed!

5 5

love them

i picked up some hi-intensity yellow lens for my night riding and love them. makes boarding much easier than my old Oakley lenses that were slightly darker (don't know exactly which lens they were). have not had any issues and would highly recommend to anyone who go out at night.

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Oakley has an issue

This review is for all A-Frame lenses.
I've come to the conclusion that there is an issue with the foam lens sandwich in all A-Frame lenses. I have had an issue with the foam in between the 2 lenses getting a crack in it letting moisture in which causes a terrible, unfixable, fogging issue in every A-Frame lens I have owned. I am fed up with it and am looking to get new non Oakley goggles soon. Sad really as I had loved the A-Frames up until this last straw. Oakley has been good at replacing the defective lens in the past, but every season I end up needing to send one of my lenses in for warranty.. really?!? Oh and even though the outside of the lens does a great job of resisting scratches.. however the inside does no job at all in resisting scratching.. i.e. only wipe the inside with a clean baby bum.

The optics are great, the tint choices are great (especially FIRE), but this issue makes all that greatness.. well.. useless!

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i have had the same problem with mine! and it was two weeks after I bought them. Oakley rep was like 'send em back and we will charge you 30 just to look at em"

yeeeah ok. tell you what. I will buy some Smith IO's and forget you fools

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Sweet. I'll do that right now...Heck I will even pay for your lunch while you take a look at em...Sh'yeah. "Next product" thank you very much.

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Here I am on this site to purchase another replacement lens due to the same issues you have described. This would have been my third replacement lens, but I'll choose to look for a different goggle instead. Fogging of the lenses, and one wreck is all it takes to get scratches on the inside of the lens that will never go away.

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Corey, that's funny because I replaced my A-frames with the Smith IO googles (which I love). The A-frames have now been reduced to backup duty.

this season i was ridin up at PC ridin and...

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this season i was ridin up at PC ridin and the inside of both lenses foged horribly ! thinking it would help i tried to dry them out but it didnt help at all .... now there is huge smears all across the inside lense of my A frames and sucks to see out of. i was wondering if there is anything i could do to get rid of some of the smearing ? i dont really want to sink alot more money in these babys

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It sounds like you might have rubbed off the anti-fog coating on the inside of the lens. You never want to wipe out the inside of your lens if they get wet, all you can do is let them dry out. Sounds like you're just going to have to get a new lens, sorry.

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Remove the inner lense till you can buy another replacement lense.

5 5

Perfect replacement lens

I do my skiing in the NE and these lens are perfect for just about any condition I can throw at them. I had the standard persimmon but these have a sharper contrast it seems and are better in direct sunlight (probably due to the refelcetive lens). Anyway.... I love 'em.

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fog

Ordered the Hi-Yellow for a trip to Snowbird/Alta to find out there was moisture in between the lens which froze/fogged up in the -9 weather making it seem like i was skiing in a cloud

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Exact same thing happened to 2 H.I. Yellow lenses I've had. The optics are awesome so I purchased the lens a second time after the first one failed. Same moisture/fogging issues with the second lens despite leaving them out to dry whenever I use them. Furthermore, moisture condensed on the inside of the goggle after about 10 minutes of normal use and when I tried to blot it with a clean goggle bag, it scratched the inside lens like sandpaper.
I have a persimmon A-Frame lens that I've used for many seasons and they've never had any issues with fogging or moisture.

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How is the Clarity /Intensity of the Persimmon versus the HI Yellow in low light conditions? I had the HI Yellow and had the same fogging issues with the first set that I received and need to order a replacement. It doesn't seem like the HI yellow is the way to go

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dont EVER touch the inside of your goggles while moist. Go to a bathroom and find one of those hand driers. Put your goggles underneath and go to town. Best way to go. If none around....buy the airbrakes and have multiple lenses or bring multiple pairs of goggles. Fog, my arch nemesis....hence why I went with the Oakley Airbrakes and they are AWESOME> fog, immediately gone once you start snowboarding/skiing after sitting in a gondola or on the chair.

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I don't know what you guys are crashing into because I have found no fogging or icing problems ever with Oakley A, O, Wisdom, or Crowbar googles. I have all different lenses and I use the HI Yellow most of the time when it's dumpimg or overcast- I am not a fair weather skier- I like it awful- it keeps the crowd down. Use the Blue and Emerald iridium for party sunny days and the black iridiums for spring full sun days. Follow the instructions for dabbing up moisture on the inside after a fall and you won't have any problems. They clear up quickly if they do fog slightly (because you are breathing so hard!) after a turn or two- need airflow if they retain moisture. I did have a pair arrive without a foam piece and couldn't figure out on a huge powder day why they kept filling up with snow- sent them back and were quickly replaced NO CHARGE. Oakley- best optics in the goggle world and I wouldn't use anything. Looking to replace a few older lenses with fire or gold- look pretty cool.

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