• Smith Prodigy 2005

      • Review by triebby on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Definitely a dope goggle. Personally I think it looks better with a helmet then a hat, and that is the only bad thing I can really say about it. If i could rate it a 9.5, I would.

        Performance

        LENSES:
        Yes. I initially had the fire mirror lense with these goggles for the forst year, and it is certainly best for bright conditions. It can be used in flat light and at night though I don't recommend it. The second year I prurchased the sensor mirror lenses which are pretty much dope in any condidtion. They are kinda bright on really sunny days, but being from the East Coast they worked great for me. Definitely a great EC lense. Also, I pretty much never had trouble with fogging on either lense which is helped by the vaporator system in the top of lense which acts like little closable vents.

        Frame:
        It seemed to do everything a frame needs to do, fit well and lasted. Strap was also fine and is easily adjustable. Also the clip in the middle of strap can come in handy at times.

        Design

        As for the lenses, I think both look sweet and are very functional when used in the conditions they are designed to be used in, though they work in anything. The frame that I had was kinda weird, sort of dark brown, but because of all the different frame option Smith provides you with you should totally be able to find one that looks sick to you. However one flaw, I guess it is a flaw at least in my opinion, is that if the goggle is being worn with just a hat or by itself (not with a helmet) it can look somewhat big and bulky. If you are going to use them with a hat you might want to try them on first to see how they are going to look.

        Value

        They are expensive, $120 I think with either of the lenses I mentioned, but it is a good high performance spherical goggle so you are gonna have to drop some do to get it or something comparable.

        Fit

        Personally I think that these goggles fit great. I have a fairly big head, but they still give me great peripheral vision and it didn't feel like the frames were too close to my eyes. They also went really well with my G-10 MX helmet from Giro.

        Durability

        I used the same frame/strap for at least 2 years, prolly 130 ski days, and while there were some expected dings and such, there was no breakage of anything. As for the lenses they did get some scratches which were probably all my fault, dropping them or not putting them in the bag when not in use, but other than that they were real solid and did not break.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Size
          Small
          Big
        • Field of View
          Tunnel Vision
          Fish Eye
        • Optical Quality
          blurry
          crystal clear
        • Goggle Strap
          Thin
          Thick
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Prodigy
    • Manufacturer:
    • Smith
    • Year:
    • 2005
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Size
    • Small
      Big
    • Field of View
    • Tunnel Vision
      Fish Eye
    • Optical Quality
    • blurry
      crystal clear
    • Goggle Strap
    • Thin
      Thick
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