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Google lens that will adapt to conditions ?

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Ive got a Giro helmet, which im looking to buy some new googles for.

Are there any googles on the market with a lens that will adapt to the conditions, eg. be suitable for full sun, over cast, and snowy conditions ?
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Yes, they are known as photochromatic.
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Thanks i was just doing some Googling and came across these made by a few brands.

Do you know if Giro make any (i couldnt see any)

Are photochromatic as good as they sound ? Or do they have some downsides ?
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I dont think Giro do goggles unless integrated as a visor.

The downside with photochromatic is that one lens may not cover the whole spectrum of light conditions that you would encounter and could cover with goggles with an interchangeable lenses. But they are far more convenient.
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Bolle Phantom - 4 different lens colours to choose from, all photochromic, one also polarized. I like the fire red.
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I have photochromic goggles by Julbo. I find they don’t go as dark or as light as standard interchangeable bright light / low light lenses but are a convenient compromise for variable light days. If it’s a bluebird day, they’re not as dark as my standard lens goggles, but I often wear shades on those days anyhow. If it’s a white out day, I use my standard low light lenses which are slightly better in those conditions.

They do avoid ‘having the wrong lenses’ which I used to be prone to.
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ster wrote:
I dont think Giro do goggles unless integrated as a visor.

The downside with photochromatic is that one lens may not cover the whole spectrum of light conditions that you would encounter and could cover with goggles with an interchangeable lenses. But they are far more convenient.


Giro actually have one of the largest goggle ranges in the industry! Excellent lenses too with tech from Zeiss. However I don't think they have any photochromatic lenses (which I'm not a fan of either - ok for an every day lens, but never seem to be as effective as a proper low light lens in heavy snow/fog/etc).
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Thats me told then. I just can't recall coming across them when browsing shop shelved. I'll be googling goggles first next time before I post.
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Oakley will have the Prizm React available next season if you don’t mind waiting. Will change from 30% VLT to 10% VLT.

https://whitelines.com/snowboard-gear/news-previews/oakley-prizm-react-preview.html

I personally have a pair of Anon M3 which have magnets holding the lenses in place and only takes a few seconds to swap out.
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I have Oakleys in Hi Yellow and a dark lens for really bright days, but last year I bought a pair of Bolle photochromatic goggles and I find that they are about 90% as good as using the other two in extremes, but way better for hitting the forest shaded runs on a bright day. I hardly ever use the Oakleys now.
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altis wrote:
Is that what you call a bum ster?


Indeed. Very Happy
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Uvex do a Variomatic lense, that I've found to be good in all light conditions.
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My all weather lens suggestions:

Bolle Modulator Light Control (Photochromic)

Oakley Prizm Rose
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