- Dec 2, 2015
At the be Schladming night race today, which was in thick fog, most used clear lenses.
Would not be surprised haha. May help some but maybe not enough to make much difference against a cheap lens.This particular sentence is repeating marketing nonsense. The rest of the post is more or less correct.
I have both the Hi Viz Pink Prism and the new Persimmon Prizm. They are both 38% VLT. NO differnce in brightness. But the Persimmon seemed to provide better contrast......less white noise? . I felt the darker areas were slightly darker then Pink, giving me better perception.I'm seeing conflicting information about the Prizm Persimmon tint. I swear I saw a page on the Oakley site which I can't seem to find now that says that the VLT is 70-something % for that tint. And on their lens guide, it shows the Prizm Persimmon aligned with the Prizm HI Pink. But on this site, which seems to have just copy-pasted product info from Oakley, it says that the VLT is 57% for that tint https://www.dicksboardstore.co.uk/2020-oakley-fall-line-xm-snow-goggle-prizm-snow-persimmon.
Based on what I've seen in person (though I didn't get a chance to put them on), I'm thinking that 57% sounds more accurate. The classic Persimmon was 54% according to this old product chart https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/buying-guides/the-absolute-guide-to-buying-oakley-ski-or-snowboard-goggle-lenses. And in person, the HI Pink looks lighter than the Prizm Persimmon, not just a different color.
Ski next to the trees. Stay away from the middle of the runs and above the treeline. Try Smith Chromapop Storm Yellow Flash. Has 65% VLT, about as much light as you can find in the Smith line. Just for comparison purposes Clear = 84% VLTwe are at steamboat and supposed to get a ton of snow in the next few days. wife has smith I/os with rose lenses and is having a issue with seeing terrain. any recommendations?