a solid goggle with the right style for people who don't care much about style.
The Messengers have performed great for me, I've never had any problems with fogging or anything else. Scratched 'em up pretty good but no breakage of the lense, even after popping it out during crashes and faceplants into branches.
The lense I had didn't handle too well with flat light, but then again, most goggles don't. I think you can buy a different lense and insert it if that's a concern of yours.
I think the design of the Messengers are great, clean and simple, yet suggestive of fine taste and mad jib mastery.
See "performance" above. My Messengers have endured a year of hard use and are still going strong.