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Where to find yellow lensed goggles with wide field of view?

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Because the foam has started to disintegrate in my goggles, I've been on the look out in the last couple of years to replace my good quality, double-glazed yellow tinted pair. They've also got a decent field of view (and a fit for the larger adult's head).

Most of the goggles I've seen with yellow lenses seem to be more concerned with fashion rather than function, and one-size-fits-all to appeal to youngsters and beginners.

Unfortunately, I have to wear goggles in all conditions as otherwise my eyes will stream with tears the moment I exceed 5mph.

The last time I saw such a pair was about 10 years ago (my current pair).

I'm wondering if anyone has links to places for functional, adult ski goggles rather than fashionable ones?
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crosbie, try Oakley A Frame googles with Persimmon or High Yellow lenses - http://www.steptoes.co.uk/oakley-snow-goggles/Name/A%20FRAME/0.html have them from £56 for end of line stuff.
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I've just bought a pair of Bolle Sharks with lemon lenses for low light conditions. They were quite cheap but seem OK, had to get Bolle to fit my prescription inserts. Got them from http://lens-wear.co.uk/
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I went to huge lengths to find goggles with a wide field of view. I concluded that the Adidas Yodai have by far the widest angle of view. I bought mine from here

http://www.vision3k.com

but lots of other places do them. Like you I wasn't worried about having to be seen in Oakleys and so far the Yodai has given excellent service. However I shouldn't have bothered buying the extra lens for when it is sunny as I much prefer to wear sunglasses and only wear goggles when the light turns flat. I too have very sensitive eyes but have found that the latest wraparound sunglasses do a very good job of shielding my eyes from the wind.
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look for spherical lensed ones for best field of vision..Adidas,smith and Oakley..and most will also do a low light or yellow lense option
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Thanks everyone. Plenty of leads to follow. Yodai looks promising. Madeye-Smiley Just need to find the best discount now...


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crosbie, I have Oakley Crowbars which I could part with due to my replacement pair coming this week.. H.I yellow lenses and white frames if you are interested..

v.g.c I will post photos if you wish!

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The ones of my head there.. click for a big picture.

The H.I yellow lenses are the best I have had in flat light after years of different Oakley lenses/sunglasses.

In reference to "being seen" in Oakley goggles it comes right down to function over form for me and for my head they fit best every time.


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crosbie, Would agree with truffaut, in that the Adidas Yodai have the widest periphery. I recently bought Oakley A Frames, but not yet tested on snow. I also only wear goggles when the light is flat and you'll need the orange lense for this. I would have thought that a decent pair of wraparounds would eliminate any teary eyes - I too had this problem years ago, until I bought wraparounds.
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I thought Oakley Wisdoms gave better peripheral vision than the A frame.
Anyone tried both?
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boabski, I wear sunglasses whilst having a beer say, and sometimes have forgotten to take them off. Although my sunglasses are fairly wraparound, and are much better than bare eyes, I have learnt the hard way that the worst moment for your eyes to become blurred by tears is when you're schussing through a complex via with perfect vision critical - and you remember that this is because you've still got sunglasses on.

arv, thanks for the offer. Mine will last me this coming season. I'm just looking to invest in a new pair before it's too late and I end up having to buy any old pair in a resort shop. It's the foam that seems to be the biggest factor in terms of lifetime.
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crosbie, Maybe something to do with the amount of beers then Toofy Grin
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boabski, yeah, you should try boarding at speed with a Serieux in each hand. When the biere splashes in the eyes after landing from a jump it makes 'em water terribly. wink
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3rd for Adidas Yodai here... excellent goggles. I have the LST trail silver in mine and they're good in most conditions apart from white outs. I have another lens which is better for those conditions. Easy enough to change as well.
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4th for Adidas Yodai. I have 2 pairs of lenses but don't really bother changing them unless its definitely a bright blue sky day or whiteout.
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5th for Adidas Yodai - easily interchangeable lenses, the yellow lens is as good as the Oakley HI Yellow IMO.
Overall as good as my A-Frames and just as cool in a less obvious way ;o)

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Go to your local builders merchants and buy some yellow lensed safety glasses - trust me on this.....(obviously not the ones which make you look like Beaker from the Muppets....)

Spend the £100 saving on something nice
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Guvnor wrote:
Go to your local builders merchants and buy some yellow lensed safety glasses - trust me on this.....(obviously not the ones which make you look like Beaker from the Muppets....)

Spend the £100 saving on something nice


you mean like these??



I'll pay the £100 thanks
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Totally agree with the recommendations for Adidas Yodais. I used t have all sorts of probelms with goggles until I got a pair of Yodais a couple of seasons ago, and I love them. I have the orange lenses for low light (though yellow lenses are available I found the orange ones better) and normal shaded lens for bright light.
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Guvnor, a mate of mine has those safety glasses - he reckons they are excellent in low light.
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Adidas yodai - amazing. The Robin is a close second
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Jagerbull, I know several people who swear by them - guides and instructors included. 5 euros from Samse in Bourg.... wink
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