Alrighty NSers, I used some of that stuff called science and went and measured all these big goggles I've been interested in.
These results were quite surprising. A few notes from my personal collection
1. The dragon apx lens are quite big, but guess what, the vision really isn't all that special. only mildly better than my crowbar. It would be great, but there are 3 design flaws.
-The foam/frame is too thick, it puts the lens farther out on your face than it needs to be.
-The nose piece/bridge goes up too high AND too wide, it severely inhibits your vision. while the vertical vision was fine for up, looking out(slightly down) was too obscured by the nose frame/foam
-the edges of the foam were right next to my eyes, so peripheral vision could have been much better on the sides.
Overall they fit good, not great. The style is pretty sweet, I got over it pretty quick though. You can see all the frame edges when you're looking through them.
2. Electric EG2 and VZ Fishbowls are super similar, let's not kid ourselves. VZ Lens is actually a little smaller than the EG2s, but they have a bigger downward periphery from the curve. Other than that they fit pretty much the same. The EG2 are more curved in the contour, your eyes sit at a good level so you get max vision, you can see the frame edges if you try to.
Splice are smaller than crowbar. crowbar, the classic go to goggle in my opinion. but it's outdated. get airbrakes, they're dope with excellent wide vision, easy lens, sick design, and the nose piece is great inside and out. Canopy's are sweet, but I would get airbrakes over them. vertical vision is great, but other goggles are much better. (see chart)
So what did I end up with?
THE ZEAL LEVEL
apx lens are statistically bigger but the "frameless" design shaves a lot of that off on the inside. seriously these lens are huge, you can't see the sides at all, and the nose isn't noticeable. it's like not wearing any goggles.
-BEST LENS SHAPE
Combine the lens shape of APX and Fishbowl. then keep adding some. the lens perfectly complements the frame AND face foam for max vision
-BEST FRAME DESIGN
The frame is shallow, it has a perfect curve that will fit any head, and the strap is very nice in all aspects. The shallowness of the frame puts the lens closer to your eyes than ALL the other big goggles. Nose piece is perfect, it allows you to wear it higher or lower as needed. I have an average to large face (I'm 6'2, 160)
overall these aren't deceiving, like the other goggles are. the lens really is that big, and you really see all of it.
-they're also pretty light goggles, cool designs
-they didn't fog on a 6 degree day, ventilation seems solid
-Lens scratches easy
-while shallow, I can imagine the frame actually 'snapping' straight up if you crash them. plastic is questionable.
-expensive since they're brand new, very unknown so far tho
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