I would've rated these goggles much higher, but we all know damned well that these goggles cost 10$ MAX , to make. It hurts me that they over-price their products like this and kiddies like me still buy it. But, on the other hand, you do get what you pay for. I strongly recommend these goggles if you take care of your equipment.
Pros: These goggles have a lens which is the perfect shade for day/night skiing. The landing never "dissapears" into the shadows which is a common occurence for Oakleys full-out mirrored lens. They're also a "warm" goggle, great for those really cold days but also never get too hot on a sunny spring day. The lens' U/V protection also makes for a great goggle tan! Show them bitches what's up!
Cons: FOG! I'm a ski instructor, so my boss forces me to place my goggles on my forehead when I'm teaching, for that whole human interaction thing with the client. Unfortunately, when I do so, they fog. Perhaps I just have a sweaty forehead or maybe my boss is a duche. Either way, once they fog you have to go inside for a few minutes to de-fog them. They've never fogged while on my eyes though.
Pros: Damned you Oakley, and your steezy assed products!...that is all. A great looking, great feeling product.
Cons: I find that the glue around the foam is weak. The foam is starting to peel off a bit. It's an easy repair though
Pros: Well, they do last a very long time. I've had mine for two seasons so far, riding 3 days a week and they're still chuggin' strong.
Coons: Fucking 200$ for goggles! But this is why their headquarters are nicer than Nasa's. I'm actually impressed by their marketing strategy, well done Oaklely
Pros: Oakley really knows how to make a product that fits amazing, they countour the nose nice and don't have any "pressure points".
Cons: Unfortunately, Oakley is also famous for making money. If you want to rock these with a helmet (which is the law in my province of Quebec), you're forced to dish out an additional 25$ for their longer helmet strap...Crafty bastards they are. Although, once the strap is purchased and installed the goggles fit perfectly inside a helmet.
Pros: Lens' don't scratch very easily and the frame is bendy-ish, so it wont crack in two...that easily.
Cons: Again, the glue thing. It's a quick-easy repair, but some better quality glue would solve the problem, before it ever happens.
Overall I want to like them because they look so cool and the ventilation is so good. But, in the end, I always end up wearing other goggles because I don't like the way they fit. If you have a big face, consider something else or at least try them on first.
The ventilation is great and keeps the fog out. The lenses are dark but give great contrast. My only complaint is the lack of peripheral vision due to the small size. Also, the round edges (especially the upper corners) let wind in between the goggle and the helmet making me cold and giving me unsightly gaper gap.
Love the way it looks and I love the color combination choices. Looks great with a hat, but like I said, it doesn't look very good with my helmet.
Not a great value. These are some very expensive goggles, even compared to Spy, Anon, Dragon, Etc. For that price I expected a better fit and the goggle strap adapter should come with it.
Not going to lie, of all the goggles I've owned, this one fits the worst. The mask is a bit small for my face and that also makes it sit very low. This makes it uncomfortable on my nose and limits my peripheral vision. Also, it would be nice if the strap got a bit bigger cause they are very tight.
If you wear a helmet, you are goign to have to get the additional helmet strap because the one that comes with it is so tight. But, even if you do, the rounded top and corners ensure that you will have a gaper gap.
Haven't broken or scratched them yet. They seem pretty tough.