- BAGS, PACKS AND RACKS
|Product Name||Sale Price||Merchant Name|
|Giro Focus Goggles Black Boneyard w/ AR 40 Lens - Men's||$29.95||ProBoardShop.com|
|Giro Manifest Snowboard Goggles White/Tech Dash White/Persimmon Lens||$126.95||TightBoards.com|
|Giro Focus Goggles Black Boneyard w/ AR 40 Lens - Men's||$29.95||The House|
|Electric EG.5 Goggle w/ Bonus Lens - Women's||$53.97||Dogfunk.com|
|Dragon DX Goggle w/Bonus Lens - Polarized||$71.97||Backcountry.com|
|Dragon DX Goggle w/Bonus Lens - Polarized||$71.97||DepartmentOfGoods.com|
Hit or Miss...
I have now been through two pairs of these which means FOUR lenses that were defective. I purchased these in the fall of 2008 with anticipation of having nearly fogless goggles for the season. Much to my dismay I was sadly disappointed. Pulled them out of the box to wear them the first time at the mountain and they fogged almost THE second I put them on my face, between the lenses. It was not until Giro sent me a replacement set that I figured out what the problem is, the lenses arent being sealed together above the nose piece. That being said Giro has been great on sending me new stuff and I am currently waiting on my third pair to try out. I have purchased a pair of Smiths in the mean time. All griping aside the goggles do have a nice fit and seemingly nice appearance. The lenses are super easy to change and come with a slick little lense storage pouch to protect your spare. One other thing to note is on the Gloss White finish frames there is an extremely annoying glare inside the lense. This comes from light penetrating through and reflecting off the inside of the frame back on the inner lense. I have remedied this problem on my pair of goggles my by trimming a piece of black tape to fit across the brow on the inside of the frame and problem solved!
The Best Interchangable Goggle
I bougt this goggle because I was tired of carrying 2 goggles around on powder days. The Manifest comes with 2 lens tints, one for sunny days, and one for stormy days. The lenses change so easy I bet my Mom could do it. The fit is awesome with my G10 helmet BUT I just peeped the New Giro Seam helmet SICK! I'm buying that with Tuneup Drops.
Not too happy with these goggles
I bought these goggles for the interchangeable lens feature and the two lenses that came with the purchase. While changing the lens is fast and easy, I'm very disappointed in the lens light transmission characteristics; I was basically unable to tell which lens was supposed to be the low light/low contrast lens vs. the brighter light/higher contrast lens. I swapped lenses several times towards the end of the day, and when the light was flat (cloudy/snowy conditions) and essentially could tell no-difference in being able to see the contours of the snow surface. Perhaps I could try different lenses, other than those shipped with the goggles and achieve the difference I am seeking .... but based on others' comments, it's difficult to find lens options for these goggles. On the positive side, I had no problem whatsoever with fogging - skied with temperatures in the low teens to the mid 40s - snow, sunshine, wind, etc. - never any fog.