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Lemme Ogle your Goggles!

Postby Victorian » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:36 pm

Let me Ogle your Goggles!

What have you used before, what do you like, what do you prefer?

What's cheap?

What's worth the extra money?

What can you decorate?

What's better left as they are??

I wanna see ALL kinds of GOGGLES!!!

Swimming, ATVing, Steampunk, Homemade, Cheap, Expensive, Fun, Weird, Anything!

Where did you/do you plan on getting yours?
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Postby AntiM » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:57 pm

They look cool, but certainly would not seal against your face well enough to be comfortable. The eye and nose piece are hard plastic. I have some of the base goggles they are made from, and I promise, they suck.

I've yet to find goggles which I can wear over my glasses, I made some custom ones by gluing old lenses from my prescription glasses into sleek motorcycle goggles. My pics aren't loaded up right now, so I can't show them to you.

MyLarry swears by his reflective bugeye goggles. Daytime only of course.

http://tinyurl.com/yjkkcbz
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Postby AntiM » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:02 pm

Mine are something like these, but painted fuchsia and covered in rhinestones:

http://tinyurl.com/yz7gz54

I also have a pair of prescription work goggles, clear, for at night. They don't seal completely, but I'm usually okay with that.

However, most of the time I wear my prescription sunglasses and a scarf. My eyes sweat.

Sweaty eyes are why swimming goggles aren't ideal.
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Postby AntiM » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:05 pm

I also have these:

http://tinyurl.com/yhv6ya3

I love them because they are so Dr. Horrible, but they're useless as far as practical wear goes.

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Postby lonestoner916 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:26 pm

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do not get ess goggles

Postby sambojones » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:47 pm

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
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Postby AntiM » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:55 pm

The problem with completely sealed goggles is they fog up on some people. Test them, and use an anti-fog application.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:08 pm

I've had the best luck with ski goggles........usually have changeable lenses for color, and, filtered venting.
I've gotten pretty good ones on sale for 10 bucks...........
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Postby danibel » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:14 pm

I have the eagle kit from this site: http://www.birdzeyewear.com/

The come with three sets of lenses and are easy to swap out. I got them from a fellow burner off craigslist for $10. She never wore them so they were brand new. They aren't wild but they kept the dust out of my eyes. I love them!
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Postby AKAparttime » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:15 pm

Clic goggles rock
you can now get replacement lense's.
The con's
They leak a dust a little.
The lense's are soft.
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Postby TomServo » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:16 pm

Victorian wrote:Coolest I've seen so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/madartjewelry/2866192915/


Those look like dressed up cutting goggles..you can get them at welding supply stores. I think the model used didn't really show how they fit a human face. Actual cutting goggles fit quite well. Unfortunately, they come with tinted lenses(which are great during the day)...fortunately, the lenses are easily replaced. You'd have to look on line, but they have clear and multiple colors. They run around $20 bucks at a supply store, and I've seen em in black or medical green.
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Postby Bounce530 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:18 pm

you can kinda see mine in my profile pick over there <--- Those are cheapy ebay 'vespa' googles. They're really light on the face, don't fog up and keep the dust out. I was really suprised. This will be their 3rd year out there.
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Postby lonestoner916 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:23 pm

I found a pair of these next ones at a barter camp in 2008 and traded some blinky junk for them. I already a pair of motocross goggles that worked well, so I gave them to a friend, she wore them that year and in 2009 and loved them. Very stylish!
http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merc ... /19473.jpg
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Postby Bling » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:34 pm

I got these in clear: http://tinyurl.com/ycz4bwn, and a second pair in tinted: http://tinyurl.com/y96nocq. They're really low-cost, and I figured that since they were made for motorcyclists, they'd be good at NOT filling up with dust. They won't fit over glasses, though. I'm planning to wear my contacts.
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Postby KestrelSF » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:30 am

I got 2 pair from http://atomefabrik.com an artist in London.

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These were brass and a bit heavy. I wore them at night for "dress up formal". They are way too heavy to wear for your regular goggles.


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And these are aluminum and much lighter. I would recommend these for the playa.

http://atomefabrik.com/pages_goggles/glaciers.htm

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If you are ordering from Nicolas you really need to give him about 6 weeks lead time to make them and post them out.
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Postby Dork » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:00 am

I've been using these for years:
http://go-armynavy.com/index.php/vmchk/ ... ggles.html

You can find them cheaper on ebay. They fit over glasses and fold up flat. They are also very tough - I was caught in a stuffed animal fight a few years ago and got hit hard enough to pop one of the lenses out. I put it back in and they were good as new.
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Postby AntiM » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:51 am

lonestoner916 wrote:I found a pair of these next ones at a barter camp in 2008 and traded some blinky junk for them. I already a pair of motocross goggles that worked well, so I gave them to a friend, she wore them that year and in 2009 and loved them. Very stylish!
http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merc ... /19473.jpg


Those are exactly like the ones someone stole off of my Bucky skeleton in front of camp... yes in 2008. Bucky is still sad.
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Postby teardropper » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:33 am

I had a pair of motorcycle googles last year. Looked cool but had a vent gap that allowed way too much playa in. I have found motocross goggles to be best. The Smith goggle , the SME, has vent that have high density foam in the holes. Supposed to work. At $23 I will try them. The factory recommended them.
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Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:27 am

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

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Postby lonestoner916 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:37 am

AntiM wrote:
lonestoner916 wrote:I found a pair of these next ones at a barter camp in 2008 and traded some blinky junk for them. I already a pair of motocross goggles that worked well, so I gave them to a friend, she wore them that year and in 2009 and loved them. Very stylish!
http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merc ... /19473.jpg


Those are exactly like the ones someone stole off of my Bucky skeleton in front of camp... yes in 2008. Bucky is still sad.


Oh no! They seemed so nice... Of course I guess it's possible that the thief traded them off to the barter camp. I would get them back for you AntiM but I'm afraid my friend lives in Cape Town and is not coming to the Burn this year.
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Postby Bling » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:43 am

teardropper wrote:I had a pair of motorcycle googles last year. Looked cool but had a vent gap that allowed way too much playa in.

I was wondering about that. Tape?
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:51 am

I spoiled myself with some goggles by Adidas with snap-in prescription lenses. They look a bit like these:

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They are of a modular design so you can snap in clear or dark lenses, strap or ear-hangers, foam surround or nose bridge. I just blocked the vents with electrical tape and they were a Godsend all week long. There are more fashionable styles out there, but clear eyes on the playa is the ONLY way to experience all of the amazing visual spectacle to its fullest.
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Postby illy dilly » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:12 am

Victorian, very good topic, I've been wondering this my self.
I have been goggle shopping since late September of 2009.
Last year a buddy let me borrow his. Things I like:
light weight
folded in half and fit in day bag well
small and close fitting to the eye
Didn't like:
Red lenses, made day look funny, and night useless.

This year I plan to have a Polarized day pair and a clear night pair. It would be nice if I could find a goggle with Polarized/clear removable lenses.

I've seen lots of goggles with changeable lenses, but non that are polarized, has anyone had any luck with this?
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Postby illy dilly » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:13 am

Victorian, very good topic, I've been wondering this my self.
I have been goggle shopping since late September of 2009.
Last year a buddy let me borrow his. Things I like:
light weight
folded in half and fit in day bag well
small and close fitting to the eye
Didn't like:
Red lenses, made day look funny, and night useless.

This year I plan to have a Polarized day pair and a clear night pair. It would be nice if I could find a goggle with Polarized/clear removable lenses.
I've seen lots of goggles with changeable lenses, but non that are polarized, has anyone had any luck with this?

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Postby Blurt » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:43 am

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
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Postby Boijoy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:27 am

I usually just use motorcycle sun glasses with the lightest colored lenses I can find. I'm with Anti.. I HATE when they are TOO air tight & my face sweats & the lenses get foggy. If enough dust gets into my eyes I just rinse with eye drops.
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Postby AntiM » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:08 pm

lonestoner916 wrote:
AntiM wrote:
lonestoner916 wrote:I found a pair of these next ones at a barter camp in 2008 and traded some blinky junk for them. I already a pair of motocross goggles that worked well, so I gave them to a friend, she wore them that year and in 2009 and loved them. Very stylish!
http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merc ... /19473.jpg


Those are exactly like the ones someone stole off of my Bucky skeleton in front of camp... yes in 2008. Bucky is still sad.


Oh no! They seemed so nice... Of course I guess it's possible that the thief traded them off to the barter camp. I would get them back for you AntiM but I'm afraid my friend lives in Cape Town and is not coming to the Burn this year.
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Ah no worries. Besides, it was 2007 now that I think about it. Still, who'd steal goggles right off a nice guy like Bucky?
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Postby teardropper » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:15 pm

Bling wrote:
teardropper wrote:I had a pair of motorcycle googles last year. Looked cool but had a vent gap that allowed way too much playa in.

I was wondering about that. Tape?


The hole was a gap in the padding on the side of the eye, on each side. A common way to vent them. I could not figure a permanent way to solve this. I believe it is fatal. My new ones will be motocross goggles, made for dust.
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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:16 pm

Maybe Bucky just didn't have the guts to stop him?
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