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Jonathan Smoove

Jonathan Smoove wrote a review of on January 19, 2012

5 5

There was a day when I had different pairs of goggles for different weather patterns, and I was out there guessing which way it was going to go every morning. On the recommendation of a friend I bought an Eclipse from Zeal directly and will never go back. From pre dawn skin adventures to bluebird Colorado sunshine I've never found myself wanting a different lens. I don't care how easy it is, why bother with all that nonsense snapping lenses in and out? Carrying lenses with you on a hut trip? no thank you.

I have managed to fog the thing once when I was climbing with my buddy Kyle in durango but that's a matter of temperature regulation, Kyle is stronger, better suited to the environment, and prettier than me so I was cooking on that ascent. It was nice to learn from Zeal customer service that you can't ruin their antifog by cleaning the inner lens so they last longer than I expected.

Oh, probably worth noting that I did damage the lens really badly in one of my classic "terrain park miscommunications" and Zeal was really awesome to deal with when I needed help in the middle of a road trip. Without a doubt, they went above and beyond to get me a replacement.

I no longer wear the eclipse.. I gave them to Kyle this year, 3 seasons old and still a strong gear hook up. Today I ride in Zeal's Z3 GPS goggle.

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Jonathan Smoove

Jonathan Smoove wrote a review of on January 19, 2012

5 5

I was hesitant to buy a new product like this, but I like to think I spend a ton of time on the mountain so I treated myself. It's nice to have nice things.

It didn't even need a whole run to set in, these goggles are superb! This product exemplifies what I thought only existed inside the world of James Bond and Mission Impossible. It works without bugs, the free software that comes along with it is simple to use and makes sharing the day with friends really easy. When we got back to the chair my buddy Dan was asking "did we hit our high speed yet?" It's become a constant when we are riding together, there are higher goals for us now Ha!

I've used Zeal's photochromic lenses for the last couple years and I couldn't imagine going back. Forget about changing lenses when the sun goes behind a cloud, put on your Zeals and just go ride. Needless to say I was impressed Zeal supplied the Z3 with only the best lens option.

Would I do it again? Would I recommend it to a friend? In a heart beat, I think this product is worth considerably more than what I paid here on Backcountry.

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