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 Post subject: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:28 pm 
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What eyewear does everyone typically hike in? I typically use my sunglasses for the hike up and googles for the ride down but this year has been pretty cold in CO and I haven't found a happy medium as my googles are useless on the hike up as they fog and freeze everytime. Without wearing them my eye area gets pretty iced up and cold. These googles are a few years old so maybe they have lost some of their fog prevention but I have been hiking with others who seem to have the latest tech googles and they also fog and freeze. Any thoughts on googles that work good for the hike and ride or something else where it is too cold or not appropriate for sunglasses?

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Dale


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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:45 pm 
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You can try the Smith Turbo fan goggles. Seem to work for some people.

I run so hot on the up even my sunglasses fog up sometimes :( Goggles are def a no go for me unless it's extremely cold and I am going very very slow.

If I were you I'd try shades + OG / Tactical ops-style balaclava with just holes for eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:50 pm 
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Always a sport style sunglass on the way up for me. If it is really, really cold, I'll wear a balaclava. But I cannot wear goggles while skinning/climbing as they will just fog up.

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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:03 pm 
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Sunglasses up, goggles down. Sometimes sunglasses down too, if Im moving fast

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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:43 pm 
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Well it looks like I have a market for my super secret absolutely will not fog under any circumstances $1000 googles that I will have to invent here shortly. Thanks for the information, looks like we are all in the same boat. No point in spending $200 on a pair of googles that will fog the same as my $40 pair.


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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:34 am 
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Smith Phenom Turbo fans have been great for me. I've worn them all day the past three outings.


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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:50 pm 
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Mountaineering sunglasses.
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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:27 pm 
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How about a pair of Bugz. Only a real snowboarder would know what they are


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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:44 am 
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Ha Bugz! I wanted them so bad back in '95 - you couldn't find them easily in Europe at the time... Had to settle for some Oakleys.

They are biker goggles but TWS ran them in ads, iirc


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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:53 am 
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Course you needed some Ballz pants to go with those Bugz... ah the 90s. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Hiking Eyewear
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:39 pm 
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Sunglasses up and down if its warm enough. gogs on the down otherwise


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