James

Out There
Instructor
Joined
Dec 2, 2015
Posts
11,527
At the be Schladming night race today, which was in thick fog, most used clear lenses.

 

SSSdave

life is short precious ...don't waste it
Skier
Joined
Sep 12, 2017
Posts
1,340
Location
Silicon Valley
This particular sentence is repeating marketing nonsense. The rest of the post is more or less correct.
Would not be surprised haha. May help some but maybe not enough to make much difference against a cheap lens.

Am like you Liquid Feet. I need to be able to wipe goggles with softest tissues especially from condensation while being as careful with the surfaces as is reasonable. Those goggle plastic lens surfaces will eventually accumulate enough fine scratches to be noticeable.
 

Atomicman

Getting off the lift
Skier
Joined
May 6, 2017
Posts
358
Was just at Whistler for a week. Much flat light and snowy. Really tough above the treeline. I own Smith Chromapop, Uvex Orange Supravision, Conventional Smith Googles and lenses, Briko, Zevo with every lense they make and Oakley Flight deck with Hi Viz Prizm Pink and the new Hi Viz Prizm Persimmon. I found the Hi Viz Persimmon to have the best contrast. With that said the only viable choice is to ski adjacent to the trees. there are times that no lense has an advantage over another. We mostly skied gladed areas on Blackcomb on the edge of runs.
 

Atomicman

Getting off the lift
Skier
Joined
May 6, 2017
Posts
358
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.
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.
 

my07mcx2

Booting up
Skier
Joined
Jan 7, 2018
Posts
45
we 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?

thanks!
 

Atomicman

Getting off the lift
Skier
Joined
May 6, 2017
Posts
358
we 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?

thanks!
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% VLT
 

Mel

Getting on the lift
Skier
Joined
Dec 14, 2015
Posts
44
+1 for the Chromopop yellow flash. I have the IO/S and used the Chromopop Storm Rose lenses for a few years as we get lots of flat light here. They were ok, but I bought the yellow flash this year and it is noticeably better. Brighter due to the higher VLT and the yellow tint seems to increase contrast in blue-tinted shadows better than the rose tint (for me, anyway).
 
Top