I received this goggles in the mail a few days ago. (I got the black with the silver mirror lens). As of now, I have only looked at them and tried them on, but they feel excellent. They are nice and wide so they cover more than just my eyes. They fit very well with the lining of my helmet, so my forehead doesn't get all wind-whipped. The mirror is EXCELLENT. They look very nice, and they come in a slick-looking box, with an orange bag to keep them safe. They also come with an extra lens. This is a very nice idea from spy+® to send us an extra one, because if it breaks, I don't have to buy a whole new pair/lens. I will say, the extra lens isn't as high quality as the lens it comes with (it's a persimmon orange kind) but it's still nice to have. Would I recommend this to a friend? YES YES YES. I have also tried a pair of Bolle® goggles, but their not even in the same vicinity. These are a whole new class.
They color doesn't change when you look in the goggles (which I like). If you do like this, you can: 1. Change it to the persimmon lens. OR 2. Buy a different COLORED lens. I have not tried these, but I think that they probably change the color for snow texture definition. It also does not fog AT ALL.
- Look very nice ;)
- Doesn't change the color of the snow.
- Fits nice, and large.
- NO FOG
- Extra lens
- Umm.... maybe they're a little pricy but I can't think of anything else as of now.
***I WILL UPDATE WHEN I'VE HIT THE SLOPES IN A FEW WEEKS****
But for now, HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
If you're looking for a "step up" from the $10 goggles you have now, click the add to cart button now.
Happy skiing/boarding. 8D -o-o-
UPDATE MARCH 16TH
I tried them out today at our local slope, and they worked great. After finishing a rail and crashing into a friend (smashing them into the snow,) hitting trees and branches (rough day, huh?) they finished the day with only one small, non-noticeable scratch. The only reason I saw it was because I was looking for one. Also, I'd like to point out that it is very nice that it comes in the bag that it does. The bag is meant to clean the goggles. (As opposed to using your shirt, paper towel...) Either of those will just end up scratching your lens. The bag it comes with acts as a cloth for cleaning the goggles (Very handy). For a SUPER clean, you can buy some glasses cleaner (available at a glasses store, wall mart...).
The only complaint I have so far is that they are very flat goggles. Since they have such a massive scope of view, it stretches from the top of my forehead to the bottom of my nose. Needless to day, there is some curve in my head. Unfortunately, the raider goggles do not curve with my head. This allows wind to get in either above or below my goggles. I solved this by wearing a hat under my helmet (A face mask would be better) and pushing them down, so as to block out the wind from the bottom. This solved the problem. Looking at Spy Optic's "Platoon Goggles", they do seem to have more of a curved frame. I don't know though, I've never tried them.
Summary: So far, so good. Almost no complaints, still HIGHLY recommend.
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