/ Goggles for winter climbing..?
I'll no doubt use these afterwards for climbing in Canada/NZ and maybe a spot of snowboarding here and there.
I'm looking at getting Adidas Yodai, and as the primary reason for purchase is the forthcoming climbing trips, I'm wondering what category lens I should purchase these with (Cat. 2/Cat. 3)?
Any suggestions? Or arguments against said Adidas goggles?
If you are using goggles while scottish winter climbing it is probably likely there will not be much sunshine about. Couldn't say about Norway. I don't bother wearing goggles. I find them cumbersome and distracting from what is going on about me.
I have a pair for such things, got them in TK Maxx very cheaply
Imo. only useful for blizzards and spindrift. Which may be likely on a one week trip to Scotland in winter...
Agree with other comments. Get cheap goggles, they will stay in the bottom of your sack apart from in the most severe of conditions.
Think I've got mine out twice maybe three times in 40-50 days winter climbing.
I quite like when my eye brows and eye lashes ice up in spindrift and blizards :) I use a powder face mask which stops the rest of my face stinging and my eyes dont bother me as I am normally looking down at a compass or soemthing anyway.
Go to Tkmaxx and get a budget pair that fit your face nose etc. Fit is better than brand. And get light coloured ones for Scotland. Goggles now mean we can carry on in Scotland (or at least get back safely) when the sh** hits the fan -- which is most weekends in winter :)
I'd advise against going too cheap because you want them to work in the worst of conditions but I agree you are unlikely to use them in Norway but I have climbed I. Scotland for quite a proportion of my short winter climbing career
The best climbing goggles I've used are the Uvex Pocket Goggles.
They are light, compact, and they fold up, which means that they take up very little space in your pack. Work great for climbing in heavy spindrift, etc.
I've got several pairs of goggles for mountain biking, and whilst you don't need to spend mega bucks, IMO it's worth spending enough to get a few features. I'd recommend double layered lenses with an anti-fog coating to combat misting up. Single layered lenses or ones without anti-fog are pretty hopeless, and what's the point in carrying goggles to help you see if they fog up after 30 seconds?
I went for a yellow tint with mine although as said above, clear is fine also. I just find yellow cuts out glare but somehow makes everything cheerier at the same time. :)
Not to be underestimated, they somehow make me happier
Uvex pocket are a close second, but still steam up (usually when I'm poohing myself and snorting) and restrict your vision somewhat.
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