Beth Van Hook

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Beth Van Hook

Beth Van Hook wrote a review of on March 7, 2013

4 5

Overall the Giro is a good goggle, ordered with the Amber Scarlet lens for bright sun to partly cloudy out west and it did fine. This particular lens is NOT good for overcast flat light! Peripheral visibility is really good as well.

I have a narrow angular face, tried this in the store and thought it fit well. However after receiving it from backcountry at a very affordable price, I didn't think it fit as well. It seemed to be more curved than I remembered (narrow profile, doesn't stick out past the side of your face). My husband and I switched goggles and he likes their fit more than I do. His goggles are the Smith I/O and I prefer their fit much more - they seem to be a bit flatter across and sit high enough to not pinch my nose.

Overall for the price, these are good goggles.

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Beth Van Hook

Beth Van Hook wrote a review of on March 7, 2013

3 5

Ordered the Ignitor Mirror lens and the extra lens is the blue sensor mirror. Neither of these seem to be mirrored - you can see my eyes through them. The Ignitor mirror lens worked really well for me in bright sun to partly cloudy days out west. It did not handle overcast flat light at all. So I switched out to the blue sensor mirror that came with it (designed for overcast days) and I saw zero difference from the Ignitor mirror lens, it was still hard to pick out snow/ice differences. Noticed there is also a gap around my nose that lets air in, which is great for keeping your goggles fog-free, but terrible when it's windy/snowing. The cut of the foam is also strange around the nose, so be sure to try it on and look down the front of your face. If you can see a gap (like we noticed only after buying), then likely you'll have the airflow issue I did. I was able to tighten and sit the goggles just right so the airflow was minimal. The profile is a bit flatter and wider (sticks out the side of your face), unlike the Giro Basis, which curves in significantly (almost too much) around my face.

Overall, a decent goggle, but for the cost, the 2nd lens that claims it's 70% VLT for flat light should function differently from the 35% VLT lens.

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