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  1. Klouxone

    Klouxone Oakley Beginner

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    In a couple of weeks im goint to the wintersport, but i want to buy a new sunglasses ( not goggles )

    what are the best lenses for in the snow? there are so many! the only thing is know is that i want the have polaroid lenses.

    hope some one can help me out have can give me some tips.
     
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  2. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Probably just your standard black iridium polarized to cut glare and have the required darkness.

    I personally really like OO bip tho.
     
  3. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Bright lenses should be best, but it is very subjective.

    Current Polarized choices:

    Eyewear
    Light Grey Polarized
    Grey Polarized
    Emerald Iridium Polarized
    Ice Iridium Polarized
    Black Iridium Polarized
    Amber Polarized
    Amber Black Iridium Polarized
    VR28 Polarized
    Bronze Polarized
    Tungsten Iridium Polarized
    VR28 Blue Polarized
    Titanium Iridium Polarized
    VR28 Gold Iridium Polarized
    VR28 Black Iridium Polarized
    Fire Iridium Polarized
    Gold Iridium Polarized
    Deep Blue Polarized
    Shallow Blue Polarized
    Positive Red Iridium Polarized
    OO Grey Polarized

    Snow Goggles
    Dark Grey Polarized
    High Intensity Amber Polarized
    VR28 Polarized
    Fire Iridium Polarized

    Based on the Snow Goggle choices, Oakley makes some good suggestions. I like the bright, medium to bright light lenses, yellow base. Bold are my choices.
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    VR28 Black Irdium Polarized for bright light.

    I'm not a fan of gold or bronze based lenses. G30, OO, and VR28 are much better in my opinion.

    Some people feel that polarized is a detriment in winter weather and causes you to not be able to see the sheen on ice as readily and quickly discern snow from ice. I don't do much wintersports like skiing to know if that's a real concern. I personally prefer polarized when driving or walking outside in the snow.
     
  5. Teetogreen

    Teetogreen Oakley Collector

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    There's an app called oakley view that shows the right lense for different conditions ie skiing,Driving ,sailing sunny or cloudy. Check it out.
     
  6. Klouxone

    Klouxone Oakley Beginner

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    Great tip!

    this would do fine for me :)
     
  7. Seabrook

    Seabrook Oakley Beginner

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    My personal favorite is tungsten iridium polarized, but as rust says, a lot of people discourage polarized for winter weather. I would go with vr28 black iridium if I wasn't going polarized. Hope that helps
     
  8. s3sunruh

    s3sunruh Oakley Collector

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    I like just your basic Bronze for bright snowy conditions. I use a vr28 blue iridium for when it is darker and actually snowing. Helps me see further I feel.
     
  9. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    Why are you against goggles? Sunglasses will not shield your face from cold wind, or do well against fogging. In addition to that, if you fall or anything like that you could possibly damage them.

    But if you are keen on sunglasses, I wouldn't go with polarized lenses because as Rustpot mentioned, they would eliminate the visibility of ice patches which is not good.
     
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