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    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    had some driving snow today that almost had me crying like a little girl :)

    some light/low bulk goggles to throw in the pack would be most welcome

    tia

    #1666492
    Michael Febbo
    Spectator

    @febbom

    I too am looking for a good pair of lightweight goggles… the Uvex Pocket Goggles look promising: anyone have experience with them (especially how well they reduce fogging)?

    #1666524
    drowning in spam
    Member

    @leaftye

    Locale: SoCal

    Swim goggles! Actually, if fogging wasn't a problem, I have to wonder how well they might work.

    #1666526
    Mark Verber
    BPL Member

    @verber

    Locale: San Francisco Bay Area

    I haven't found anything I really love. I do two things. When I need to keep things out of my eyes (but don't need protection for the skin), I add some DIY sides onto my prescription glasses to turn them into classic glacier glasses. Catcrap and some natural ventilation keeps them from fogging up. When I need more I end up with classic ski goggle. On trips I might need goggle I wear them full time. Either over my eyes, or reverse around my head. I don't really notice them.

    –Mark

    #1666550
    Diplomatic Mike
    Member

    @mikefaedundee

    Locale: Under a bush in Scotland

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    When weight is an issue, i carry my sky diving goggles. Only 20g, and they fold up into a pocket.

    #1666566
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    ^ those look interesting :)

    the Uvex ones look like they might do the ticket- here's one really positive review

    http://www.larsonweb.com/backcountryeyewear/id2.html

    I found these Wiley SG1- little more than what I want to spend on goggles though

    http://www.wileyx.com/EcommSuite/ProductDetail.aspx?ActivityCode=TACTICAL&SeriesCode=175&ProductLine=200,SG1&ItemCode=71

    #1666581
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    after seeing the Uvex pockets on ebay for $18 and then looking at the Uvex site where they retail for $90 I started comparing around.

    almost everyone that sells them, sells them as ski goggles and they are in the $75-ish range

    found out Uvex also makes a motorsports line (including a Pocket)- I think that's what's on ebay. however after looking closely at pictures of both the ski and motorsports model- they appear to be identical- all the venting is identical, as is the shape of the lenses and straps- the ebay ones only come w/ a clear set of lenses, the ski ones come w/ two sets of lenses

    anywho I ordered two pair off of ebay and figured for that price I'd give them a go, got two pair so my wife can try them x-country skiing

    #1666784
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    BPL Member

    @biointegra

    Locale: Puget Sound

    Let us know how they perform and what their actual weight is, if you would please.

    #1666800
    Paul McLaughlin
    BPL Member

    @paul-1

    My goggles – can't recall what make/model, but they are a basic ski goggle, probably 30 bucks or so – are 3.5 ounces in a fleece bag I pack them in. So it's going to be easy to find something in that range, and probably pretty hard to find anything much lighter that will ventilate well (critical). used to be you could get goggles that were separate eyepieces, sort of, connected by a bit of skinny webbing and with an elastic band around the head, that must have been pretty light, but I haven't seen them in years.

    #1666873
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    "used to be you could get goggles that were separate eyepieces, sort of, connected by a bit of skinny webbing and with an elastic band around the head, that must have been pretty light, but I haven't seen them in years."

    the Uvex Pocket goggles are roughly what you describe (separate eye pieces)- we'll see on ventilation :)

    #1666940
    Phil Brown
    Member

    @pbrown19

    Locale: Traverse City MI

    My SG1s (Ranger goggles) are super light and work really well as snow goggles. Plus they have lenses that are easy to change out for bright days.

    #1666960
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    they did look good, I was hoping not to spend that much- like many things though, I often end up spending that much (and sometime more) when it's all said and done :)

    #1667769
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    the Uvex's showed up, nice looking google- it folds up as advertised (small hinge in the nose bridge)- weight is acceptable- 2.4 oz (could probably lose at least .5 oz as the strap is pretty long- for me anyways)

    they are the motorsport version, so not sure how they will behave in the cold (fogging), the venting looks the same as near as I can tell from the pics of the skiing ones- I'll post up once I give them a go

    for $17 vs $80 worth a shot :)

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