Lemme Ogle your Goggles!

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Postby Victorian » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:36 pm

Blurt wrote:After struggling through one year with ski goggles, one year with military goggles. We shall see how these ones do....

http://www.maximumeyewear.com/productfolder/burning-man-goggles/interchangeablelens/interchangeablelens.html


I really like these! If you have ordered them, or plan on ordering them, please get back and tell us how they do? (test em?)
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Postby Victorian » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:39 pm

I think I'll have to bring a few and test them during regional burn in may...

Seems this topic had lots of different options, all with pros and cons!!!!!

I guess functional is a little better then fashionable.

Anyone have any fashionable AND functional ones?
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Postby Elorrum » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:25 pm

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Postby Blurt » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:53 pm

Victorian wrote:
Blurt wrote:After struggling through one year with ski goggles, one year with military goggles. We shall see how these ones do....

http://www.maximumeyewear.com/productfolder/burning-man-goggles/interchangeablelens/interchangeablelens.html


I really like these! If you have ordered them, or plan on ordering them, please get back and tell us how they do? (test em?)


They arrived and they are spectacular. Really comfortable and I went rolling around on a dirt road on a windy day - fabby! And the three lenses are great, plus they come in a hard sided case for packing around. Thumbs up from me.
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Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:32 pm

I used these, too, last year.
They worked great, and, were like 12 bucks for two pairs on line.
good tinting, didn't fog, didn't scratch. I'm not sure if the lens is glass or hardened plastic, but, they worked great......side lights, as well........

and,

they look damn good


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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:49 pm

^^drool^^ ygmir, pm the online store link please
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Postby lonestoner916 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:41 pm

Bounce530 wrote:^^drool^^ ygmir, pm the online store link please


Yeah, those are pretty phucking cool!
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Postby Lord Of Ruin » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:00 pm

It's funny, I bought a clear pair of these in '07 as a "backup" to the fancier stuff I bought/tried. They ended up being my favorites. I've bought the tinted ones as well.

These are comfortable to wear for hours at a time, they've never fogged on me personally, even though I work out in the dust at Gate, etc.

Not affiliated with them at all, but I respect when a product is inexpensive and works like a champ.

http://www.maximumeyewear.com/productfo ... ggles.html

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:28 pm

ygmir wrote:they look damn good


Is that you in the picture? They really make you look like a stud.
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Postby ygmir » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:18 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
ygmir wrote:they look damn good


Is that you in the picture? They really make you look like a stud.


they are a take off from my time at "latex fetish camp".......don't you remember?
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Postby teardropper » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:05 am

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/6/4/1631/ITEM/Smith-SME-Goggles.aspx?SiteID=CSE_Gbase_004&WT.mc_ID=80003&zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=45&zmap=1631

I haven't gotten these yet, ordered them. I talked to Smith, the company, and they said these motocross goggles had foam filtered vents that would filter the dust. That's what they said. Last year I had road motorcycle goggles that had an unfiltered vent and they didn't work. For the price, $19, I'll try them.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:11 am

ygmir wrote:I wore these........what can I say, I'm a fashion horse.........

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Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:28 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
ygmir wrote:I wore these........what can I say, I'm a fashion horse.........

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Do you work out?


as if I need it......

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Postby trystanthegypsy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:54 pm

Victorian wrote:
Blurt wrote:After struggling through one year with ski goggles, one year with military goggles. We shall see how these ones do....

http://www.maximumeyewear.com/productfolder/burning-man-goggles/interchangeablelens/interchangeablelens.html


I really like these! If you have ordered them, or plan on ordering them, please get back and tell us how they do? (test em?)


THEY SUCK

Actually, sorry, they work really well, but the stupid cheap foam fell apart. I put them up in my hair and on my hat and shove them in my pack and sweat all over them and fall asleep on them and the foam just got gross and started to peel off by the end of the week. I really am going to have to invest in something with some decent high-density foam against the face.

I liked my cutting goggles but they were a little sweaty.

I want to try the aviator goggles... they just look awesome and 2 of my friends swear by them.
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Postby TomServo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:04 pm

trystanthegypsy wrote:
Victorian wrote:
Blurt wrote:After struggling through one year with ski goggles, one year with military goggles. We shall see how these ones do....

http://www.maximumeyewear.com/productfolder/burning-man-goggles/interchangeablelens/interchangeablelens.html


I really like these! If you have ordered them, or plan on ordering them, please get back and tell us how they do? (test em?)


THEY SUCK

Actually, sorry, they work really well, but the stupid cheap foam fell apart. I put them up in my hair and on my hat and shove them in my pack and sweat all over them and fall asleep on them and the foam just got gross and started to peel off by the end of the week. I really am going to have to invest in something with some decent high-density foam against the face.

I liked my cutting goggles but they were a little sweaty.

I want to try the aviator goggles... they just look awesome and 2 of my friends swear by them.


Old school cutting goggles, dressed up..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/madartjewelry/2866192915/

No foam, but are still comfortable. Didn't fog up on me. I've had a couple types, but cutting goggles work well
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Postby Blurt » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:34 pm

trystanthegypsy wrote:
Victorian wrote:
Blurt wrote:After struggling through one year with ski goggles, one year with military goggles. We shall see how these ones do....

http://www.maximumeyewear.com/productfolder/burning-man-goggles/interchangeablelens/interchangeablelens.html


I really like these! If you have ordered them, or plan on ordering them, please get back and tell us how they do? (test em?)


THEY SUCK

Actually, sorry, they work really well, but the stupid cheap foam fell apart. I put them up in my hair and on my hat and shove them in my pack and sweat all over them and fall asleep on them and the foam just got gross and started to peel off by the end of the week. I really am going to have to invest in something with some decent high-density foam against the face.

I liked my cutting goggles but they were a little sweaty.

I want to try the aviator goggles... they just look awesome and 2 of my friends swear by them.


Damn. Well, we shall see how they do. At least they look good.
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Postby Victorian » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:40 pm

Thanks to Tom Servo, for graciously letting me adopt his old goggles, I'll post some more pics once I have painted them and made them prettty.
I'm so excited.
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Again, thanks tom! :D
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:45 pm

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Re: do not get ess goggles

Postby Rommel » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:34 pm

[quote="sambojones"][url=http://www.esseyepro.com/Profile-Series-Goggles_1_detail.html]these goggles[/url] from ess failed me miserably last year i assumed that since they're for military desert use that the foam covered vents would keep out the dust but i was sorely wrong even after taping all sides of it dust still came in very easily to the point that i just gave up on em and had about the same amount of dust in my eyes when i only wore my regular sunglasses. bottom line i need a major upgrade for this year in the goggles department[/quote]

I use ESS Profile goggles - they fit my face well, and they keep *all*
the dust out. The ESS Land Warrior goggles are a good bit wider,
and work very well for people with wider faces. The big downside,
is that they are not cheap.
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Re: Lemme Ogle your Goggles!

Postby Rommel » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:12 pm

The best choice for goggles are the USGI sand, wind and dust goggles.
The are designed to accomodate glasses under the goggles, they fit well,
and they will absolutely keep the playa dust out of your eyes.

When it comes to your eyes, function wins over fashion every time.
Do your self a favor, and use a pair of goggles designed for the military,
for the very same environment you'll find yourself in.

They come in a box with a clear and grey lens, and you can find them
new for about $15.00; do not pay more than $17.00, and [u]ensure that
they are new[/u], not good used.

Save yourself the [u]misery[/u], and potential temporary blindness, and pick up a pair for your adventure.

If you want to bring 'fashionable' goggles, just don't use them in the dust.

For those that have not seen them before:
http://www.olive-drab.com/images/swdg_01_700.jpg

I do not suggest you purchase them at the above site, but this will help you identify what you need.

See ya'll out in the dust!

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Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:03 pm

ygmir wrote:I wore these........what can I say, I'm a fashion horse.........

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Postby Rommel » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:30 pm

[quote="teardropper"][url]http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/6/4/1631/ITEM/Smith-SME-Goggles.aspx?SiteID=CSE_Gbase_004&WT.mc_ID=80003&zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=45&zmap=1631[/url]

I haven't gotten these yet, ordered them. I talked to Smith, the company, and they said these motocross goggles had foam filtered vents that would filter the dust. That's what they said. Last year I had road motorcycle goggles that had an unfiltered vent and they didn't work. For the price, $19, I'll try them.[/quote]

They will not filter out the micro-fine particles of playa dust.
I'm sure they work great elsewhere, but foam filtered vents
sound like a [u]very bad[/u] idea. When you get them, have
someone use a flour sifter and a potable fan. If you end up
without flour in your eyes, stamp them playa approved; big
IF.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:16 pm

Rommel, enable the BBCode and your quote function will work.
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Re: do not get ess goggles

Postby sambojones » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:12 pm

Rommel wrote:
sambojones wrote:these goggles from ess failed me miserably last year i assumed that since they're for military desert use that the foam covered vents would keep out the dust but i was sorely wrong even after taping all sides of it dust still came in very easily to the point that i just gave up on em and had about the same amount of dust in my eyes when i only wore my regular sunglasses. bottom line i need a major upgrade for this year in the goggles department


I use ESS Profile goggles - they fit my face well, and they keep *all*
the dust out. The ESS Land Warrior goggles are a good bit wider,
and work very well for people with wider faces. The big downside,
is that they are not cheap.


I really can't see how the ESS profile goggles kept the dust out for you there's a thin foam filter that runs around the entire perimeter of the goggles that isn't thick enough to block the dust. There were 2 others in my camp that had the ess profile goggles as well and they had the exact same experience. We all got ours brand new so unless you got a different or better production run of these or somehow modified yours I really can't see them being at all successful on the playa.
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Re: do not get ess goggles

Postby Rommel » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:41 pm

It's the shape of the face for some of the more advanced goggles.

The ESS Profile works great for me, and the Land Ops works great
for my gal.

I've seen almost all of them fail, with the exception of the military
sun/wind/dust goggles. They have more closed cell foam around
the perimeter of the goggles, and they're a much better universal
fit; that's why they're still issue. Their upgraded lenses are much
less expensive too (ESS $90); standard ballistic & two frequencies
of laser protective lenses - green & yellow; both ballistic.

And only $15 - 17 greenbacks new

They are also the easiest when
it comes to goggles over glasses, as they have two notches on the
side to accomodate the arms.

The mistake most people make is that they revove the fabric tape
within the goggle, and thus dust starts filtering in.


[quote="sambojones"][quote="Rommel"][quote="sambojones"][url=http://www.esseyepro.com/Profile-Series-Goggles_1_detail.html]these goggles[/url] from ess failed me miserably last year i assumed that since they're for military desert use that the foam covered vents would keep out the dust but i was sorely wrong even after taping all sides of it dust still came in very easily to the point that i just gave up on em and had about the same amount of dust in my eyes when i only wore my regular sunglasses. bottom line i need a major upgrade for this year in the goggles department[/quote]

I use ESS Profile goggles - they fit my face well, and they keep *all*
the dust out. The ESS Land Warrior goggles are a good bit wider,
and work very well for people with wider faces. The big downside,
is that they are not cheap.[/quote]

I really can't see how the ESS profile goggles kept the dust out for you there's a thin foam filter that runs around the entire perimeter of the goggles that isn't thick enough to block the dust. There were 2 others in my camp that had the ess profile goggles as well and they had the exact same experience. We all got ours brand new so unless you got a different or better production run of these or somehow modified yours I really can't see them being at all successful on the playa.[/quote]
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Postby Blurt » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:27 pm

Victorian wrote:Thanks to Tom Servo, for graciously letting me adopt his old goggles, I'll post some more pics once I have painted them and made them prettty.
I'm so excited.
Image

Again, thanks tom! :D


Those are very cool looking! However, you won't be able to see anything at night. You may want to have a clear pair for at night.
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Re: Lemme Ogle your Goggles!

Postby geospyder » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:25 pm

Rommel wrote:The best choice for goggles are the USGI sand, wind and dust goggles.
The are designed to accomodate glasses under the goggles, they fit well,
and they will absolutely keep the playa dust out of your eyes.

When it comes to your eyes, function wins over fashion every time.
Do your self a favor, and use a pair of goggles designed for the military,
for the very same environment you'll find yourself in.

They come in a box with a clear and grey lens, and you can find them
new for about $15.00; do not pay more than $17.00, and ensure that
they are new
, not good used.

Save yourself the misery, and potential temporary blindness, and pick up a pair for your adventure.

If you want to bring 'fashionable' goggles, just don't use them in the dust.

For those that have not seen them before:
http://www.olive-drab.com/images/swdg_01_700.jpg

I do not suggest you purchase them at the above site, but this will help you identify what you need.

See ya'll out in the dust!

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I second these. I picked up a pair off eBay for $8.99 last June. I popped in the dark lens during the day and the clear lens before heading out at night.

Do a search on eBay for "SUN WIND AND DUST MILITARY".
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Postby Victorian » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:31 pm

I do plan on getting a clear pair of lenses.
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