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aevp332085 wrote a review of on March 12, 2013

4 5

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

Spent a long weekend in Beaver Creek and Vail putting this to good use. Very comfortable for full days on the slopes. Good on a sunny warmer day and on the following day with snowy, windy conditions.

I initially paired it with a set of Giro Onset goggles. The combination fit well, though I eventually had problems with the Onsets and wound up replacing them with a pair of Smith I/O. In both cases, the helmet fit seamlessly with large sized goggles and were comfortable.

Sole minor complaint is the bungee cord retention piece on the back for the goggle straps. I found harder to adjust (without taking off the helmet) when attempting to get goggle straps to lay flat and correctly positioned. I think the snap button strap holder on others work better.

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aevp332085

aevp332085 wrote a review of on March 12, 2013

2 5

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

Took these to Beaver Creek and Vail. Fit was great with a good field of view. Good integration with the Giro Montane helmet (I read Big Red's review before I picked the combination).

Day 1 - warm, sunny day on the slopes. They worked great.

Day 2 - Colder and snowing. Started fogging up on the first ride up the lift. Got progressively worse, quickly.

Took them off and realized that they were fogging between the lenses, so no way to even wipe off the condensation and keep going. It was so bad that I wound up picking up a pair of Smith I/O goggles as a replacement to get back on the mountain. Paying resort prices for a replacement was not fun.

Sigh. I guess I will have to try out Backcountry's return policy.

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