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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby edbrez » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:46 am

graidawg wrote:i use the skydiving goggles without a vent, by far my favorite for nighttime as they are clear, daytime i generally use sunglasses and squinting. I may rethink that plan in 2013


Yeah I saw some nice clear ones that would work.
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I have a pair of goggles but I think the skydiving style give a wider field of vision.
Hopefully can pick up a multipack of them :D
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby trilobyte » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:54 am

Make sure to check the pics and details on eBay multipacks, those sets often include at least one pair (if not all of them) with ventilation holes in the sides. Vents = suckage in a dust storm.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby TomServo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:47 am

Thes can be found at most welding shops..or at least similar ones. Are Very comfortable! Although, not so good at night.

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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby edbrez » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:07 am

trilobyte wrote:Make sure to check the pics and details on eBay multipacks, those sets often include at least one pair (if not all of them) with ventilation holes in the sides. Vents = suckage in a dust storm.



Cool thanks, will do :D
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:16 pm

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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby littlebird » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:11 pm

So I ordered some goggles online and just got them in the mail. They seal against my face except for the very top of the bridge of my nose. Am I right to assume that this is a problem and I need to return them? I should mention that there's foam around the eyes of the goggles, but not where they're supposed to fit against the bridge of your nose, and the plastic is not flexible. If I were to buy some foam and glue it at the bridge of the nose, would that work?
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby ygmir » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:20 pm

littlebird wrote:So I ordered some goggles online and just got them in the mail. They seal against my face except for the very top of the bridge of my nose. Am I right to assume that this is a problem and I need to return them? I should mention that there's foam around the eyes of the goggles, but not where they're supposed to fit against the bridge of your nose, and the plastic is not flexible. If I were to buy some foam and glue it at the bridge of the nose, would that work?


well, it is good to fit and seal.......knowing it's also important they ventilate.
Some fit folks better than others.
extra open cell foam along the bridge of your nose would probably help.
I find ski goggles good, same with motorcycle goggles. both vent nicely. You don't want fog.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby littlebird » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:27 pm

ygmir wrote:well, it is good to fit and seal.......knowing it's also important they ventilate.
Some fit folks better than others.
extra open cell foam along the bridge of your nose would probably help.
I find ski goggles good, same with motorcycle goggles. both vent nicely. You don't want fog.


Supposedly there is some sort of "anti-fog hard coat" on the goggles to keep them from fogging, which makes me question whether the space at the bridge of the nose is meant for ventilation, but perhaps that's the case. Aargh, maybe I just need to look for different goggles. :(
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:32 pm

There's a reason I don't wear goggles.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby littlebird » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:38 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:There's a reason I don't wear goggles.


Ha! But how do you see during dust storms? Just squeeze your eyes real tight and walk blindly into the desert?
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:53 pm

Sit down and ride it out. I do wear glasses, so I have some protection.
I can't deal with masks either. I survived Condition Alpha, although that was years ago, so who knows if I could still.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby danibel » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:07 pm

I went to two different military "surplus" stores and tried on all different kinds of goggles. Ended up with the all stars. I hope it's not too hard to change out the lenses, but if it is I will leave in the clears. They fit over my script sunglasses so that was a big plus.

I stayed away from the Birdz brand due to the foam issue on my last pair. I hope these fair better, but I don't have high expectations.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby Ratty » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:21 pm

I use ski goggles and a pair of $7 safety goggles that are sealed pretty good around my eyes. (I wear glasses so the choices are limited).
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby littlebird » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:49 pm

danibel wrote:I stayed away from the Birdz brand due to the foam issue on my last pair.

Hmm, it happens to be that I just ordered a pair of Birdz at a link Yggy suggested. What was the foam issue you had?
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby danibel » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:13 am

littlebird wrote:
danibel wrote:I stayed away from the Birdz brand due to the foam issue on my last pair.

Hmm, it happens to be that I just ordered a pair of Birdz at a link Yggy suggested. What was the foam issue you had?



I really liked my birdz. I wore them for three years, which is asking a lot of pair of goggles that go to the playa. They had three lenses and fit me well. Last year, their 4th trek they had loose foam. Bad on me for not checking them before leaving. They weren't unwearable, just not as "sealed" and the foam was in my range of vision. Here is picture of me in them, I think on Friday last year.

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I guess 3 solid years is not too bad. I just went with some that seemed a little more durable. My boyfriend uses onion cutting glasses and the foam on the inside is much better than even the all-stars.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby ygmir » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:47 am

I have yet to have any foam seal last over 3 years, sweat, sun, etc, take their toll. For the price of the Birdz (11 bucks), you can buy them every year, IMHO. A lot has to do with your particular chemistry, and how they are kept off season, too.
The only thing I've had last several years, was the leather Chinese flying goggles I got several years ago. Funky and very functional, but they do leak a little dust.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby danibel » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:46 am

I paid more than $11 for my birdz. I think I bought my birdz off craigslist from someone that didn't use them. And it was about $20 for the set. And yes, I agree it was worth it for even one year of use. For the most part I just wear big sunglasses and only use goggles when the dust really kicks up.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby DrewDubious » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:50 pm

danibel wrote:
My boyfriend uses onion cutting glasses and the foam on the inside is much better than even the all-stars.




Totally off topic, but if you leave the root area of the onion on (the crown) when you chop it up, you won't cry :wink:
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby Bless » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:59 pm

Eleven bucks for these bad boys. I can also comfortably wear my eyeglasses under these. And they come in clear glass as well.

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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby Ratty » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:56 pm

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Postby ygmir » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:30 pm

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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby dragonpilot » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:48 pm

littlebird wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:There's a reason I don't wear goggles.


Ha! But how do you see during dust storms? Just squeeze your eyes real tight and walk blindly into the desert?


Unless you carry a compass during a whiteout and know how to use it, sit it out. The goggles are primarily for protecting your eyes from the dust...seeing is secondary.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:39 pm

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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby nonuniform » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:17 pm

This is *half* of my goggle collection. I have a problem. I like wearing the little oval glacier goggles, which is why I have so many of those.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby danibel » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:22 pm

nonuniform wrote:This is *half* of my goggle collection. I have a problem. I like wearing the little oval glacier goggles, which is why I have so many of those.
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I don't really see a problem. Having options is a good thing. If you lose a pair, you have a spare! Now if these were large and hard to pack, I could see the challenge, but these look like they would all fit nicely in a bin.

You could do what my boyfriend does, he puts out a crate of his extra goggles (buys ski masks up cheap at thrift stores all year), and lets campmates or visitors select a pair if they need them. :lol:
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby danibel » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:24 am

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to change the Global Vision Allstar goggle lenses. There are no instructions. I am now considering ordering a pair of clear ones and just leave these tinted ones in my day pack.

The birdz at least were not impossible to change (though you can break the plastic bits so push gently!).

Is there any decent way to have a single usable pair of goggles? Must I cart around multiples? Sheesh.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:35 am

Sunglasses inside, perhaps?
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby Krokodyle » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:14 pm

danibel wrote:I cannot for the life of me figure out how to change the Global Vision Allstar goggle lenses.


Contact the company? Their website has contact info for Michigan, maybe they've got something they can send you?
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:34 pm

Maybe try searching on us-tube. Sometimes seeing the action can make all the difference.
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Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Postby danibel » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:36 pm

I have searched youtube for a vid, couldn't find one for these goggles. I also emailed Global Vision but I haven't heard back yet.

I will wear my sunglasses underneath, if I can get the damn tinted lens off and the clear ON. Otherwise I am going to spring for a second pair of clears and just carry two pairs. Not the best solution in my book (I bought goggles that change for a reason!), but one I will deal with if I have to.
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