My 'last pitch and getting down in a hooly" goggles need replacing as the single lens has finally cracked and spares not available. It's almost always dark or heading that way, so Im not looking for a tint unless yellow actually helps? Roomy enough for glasses underneath would be a plus for daytime use but makes no difference in the usual conditions.
Is there a 'go to' model or Best Buy that folk use? Currently I'm looking at Bolle Freeze Clear, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FFBDGCT/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_8SFG8133KY6NDP2JMARR
Julbo Plasma - come in clear or yellow (which can help vision in overcast light)
Those look good. One thought I had- does the yellow tint interfere with map reading (contour lines particularly)? I'd lean toward clear and wear sunnies under them as and when.
Try these dude, I'm well pleased with my pair for the price. Specs compatible and the yellow tint turns a dreich day lush.
Edited to add that I don't find the tint to interfere with map reading.
Thanks for that Jim, I'll check them out. And thanks for the note on map reading.
Thanks Paul. I'm going to check out the level of tint on the Decathlon ones and if I don't fancy it the Bolle Freeze Clear look favourite to me. The less I spend on them the happier I'll be sitting on my rucksack when gearing up. My last were "Serious branded" single lens cheapies (~£14) that were a very good fit and they lasted ten years.
You can get the Bolle Freeze clear ones for about £20, which I think is excellent value. I've used tinted ones previously and as soon as you start getting to about 3pm (which is ALWAYS when you need them, getting battered as you come off the hill) they really don't help you out much in terms of vision.
Exactly my thinking (and experience) too, Paul. The Decathlon ones are a bit narrow on my face and the Bolle look a bit bigger so I'll go for them. Cheapest I can see them is £25 delivered from Amazon.
Just wondering, anyone used bifocal attachments in goggles for map reading.
possibly something like this
I’ve got a winter ML course coming up and I was worried about reading fine map detail
Those look like they take up a fair bit of real estate in your field of view (though the same can be said of most bifocals I suppose).
I don't have great uncorrected eyesight in low light (pupils dilated, bigger aperture, less d.o.f.) but find if I shine a bright light on a map I can read it. Otherwise I tend to be wearing my (varifocal) glasses inside my goggles.
If map reading as part of an assessment or exercise, a compass with a big magnifier on it might also be useful... or a credit card fresnel sheet (though faffy, it would just look like you were using a compass, and you could tie to your compass lanyard).
Cheers, I did wonder at the possibility of vastly increasing your risk of tripping over your crampons it’s kind of borderline with the reading glasses so I might look at a magnifying glass.
Occasionally I've just used a magnified printout of an area I'll be in. Beats getting out my reading glasses and the kilometre squares are sufficient for scale.
I use these. They are light and take up very little space. Just keep them in your jacket pocket.
They fit on your nose, so you don't need to remove sunglasses or goggles.
I use them climbing, skiing, fly fishing, etc.