Using mx goggles for skiing/snowboarding

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1/10/2018 11:28 AM

I'm going skiin this weekend, and since I have shitty goggles for snow, I'm looking to use one of my better mx goggles. I have brand new progrip, fox and scott mx goggles... What do you guys thing, will they do the job? Anyone had any experience?

P.s. sorry if this isn't exactly moto-related

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1/10/2018 11:33 AM

Depends on the conditions. I have Klim snow goggles I run on my sled and my bike. Also have Oakleys I run in the snow. Go for it.

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1/10/2018 11:35 AM

Ive run clear lens moto goggles for snowboarding at night. Usually they are fine, sometimes they can fog.

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1/10/2018 11:39 AM

They usually fit different (strap) and tend to fog up easier than ski-version of the same goggle. Check the weather too, a clear lens is not optimal if it's sunny outside.

....and make sure to bring enough tear-offs!

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1/10/2018 11:41 AM

they dont seal around you face as well as ski googles, and fog up easier. if you dont mind taking them off and wiping them out every couple runs, it wont be an issue

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1/10/2018 11:42 AM

I have used Moto goggles for the last 20 years skiing. Never have had any issues. Throw a few tear offs on for precipitation days.

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1/10/2018 11:44 AM

I would say get a pair of proper ski goggles with UV protection

They will be better anti-fog and will look after your eyes.

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1/10/2018 11:47 AM

I had enough issues with fogging that I did it twice then went a bought a new pair of von zipper snow goggles. Man the difference was huge. No more vision issues

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1/10/2018 11:49 AM

Don't a lot of snow/ski goggles use a double layer lens? Ventilation needs are for sure different.

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1/10/2018 11:55 AM

If it's cold out you really need double lenses. It prevents fogging.

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1/10/2018 11:57 AM

HenryA wrote:

They usually fit different (strap) and tend to fog up easier than ski-version of the same goggle. Check the weather too, a clear lens is not optimal if it's sunny outside.

....and make sure to bring enough tear-offs!

I'm also worried they might get foggy often like you guys said, but at least I have the reflective ones, so I think I got the sun covered. Hope they won't get foggy too quickly, but judging by the pretty decent ventilation I think they will hold up for a decent time, at least till I'm on the cableway to take them off.

If there's gona be a lot of people I might need roll-offs too :D

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1/10/2018 12:02 PM

Barrett57 wrote:

I would say get a pair of proper ski goggles with UV protection

They will be better anti-fog and will look after your eyes.

Planing to do that in the future, but this was an unexpected trip, so I'm going for the plan B.And I also wan't to buy some good,quality ski googles, not the walmart 15$ ones, for which I currently don't have 150$ to spend on...

sorry for dp

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1/10/2018 12:05 PM

Nas wrote:

Planing to do that in the future, but this was an unexpected trip, so I'm going for the plan B.And I also wan't to buy some good,quality ski googles, not the walmart 15$ ones, for which I currently don't have 150$ to spend on...

sorry for dp

You'll have fun whatever you do, where are you going?

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1/10/2018 12:07 PM

You can get double lenses for your moto goggles usually. Might be a cheaper option. If not, they will fog and freeze if cold enough. Be sure to bring the proper cloth to clean them every 10 mins. wink

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1/10/2018 12:07 PM

Oh, and don't ask how I know this... Lol

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1/10/2018 12:08 PM

MKM Creations wrote:

You can get double lenses for your moto goggles usually. Might be a cheaper option. If not, they will fog and freeze if cold enough. Be sure to bring the proper cloth to clean them every 10 mins. wink

Will look into it. Thanks for the info!

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1/10/2018 12:11 PM

Barrett57 wrote:

I would say get a pair of proper ski goggles with UV protection

They will be better anti-fog and will look after your eyes.

Nas wrote:

Planing to do that in the future, but this was an unexpected trip, so I'm going for the plan B.And I also wan't to buy some good,quality ski googles, not the walmart 15$ ones, for which I currently don't have 150$ to spend on...

sorry for dp

Barrett57 wrote:

You'll have fun whatever you do, where are you going?

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1/10/2018 12:15 PM

Nothing more annoying when skiing / snowboarding than being fogged up, and have no idea whats ahead.. I say get some good dual lense snow goggle..

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1/10/2018 12:20 PM

Seems like we all tried it. Same result here. Fogged out. Get a set of snow goggles.

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1/10/2018 12:45 PM

GuyB wrote:

Don't a lot of snow/ski goggles use a double layer lens? Ventilation needs are for sure different.

Exactly. Snow goggles have 2 layers to help with fog and some have venting between the 2 to help with fogging.

The biggest thing is the conditions. If it's dry and sunny you won't have any problems with moto goggles, if it's snowing or wet out, fog will be a major issue.

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1/10/2018 12:55 PM

Oakley has a dual clear lens and dual persimmon lens for the airbrake. That will probably work well.

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1/10/2018 1:01 PM

I recommend a fresh "fog free" lens...& just go!

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1/10/2018 1:44 PM

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1/10/2018 1:52 PM

Since the early 70's I've used the same goggles for skiing as I use for off road motorcycling. In the 70's they were Carrera model 98's. In the 80's they were Seer's. From the 90's onward Smith SMX/ProVue prescription goggles.

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1/10/2018 2:38 PM

MX goggles also work well for fighting the Empire in cold and snowy conditions.

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1/10/2018 4:38 PM

HenryA wrote:

They usually fit different (strap) and tend to fog up easier than ski-version of the same goggle. Check the weather too, a clear lens is not optimal if it's sunny outside.

....and make sure to bring enough tear-offs!

Nas wrote:

I'm also worried they might get foggy often like you guys said, but at least I have the reflective ones, so I think I got the sun covered. Hope they won't get foggy too quickly, but judging by the pretty decent ventilation I think they will hold up for a decent time, at least till I'm on the cableway to take them off.

If there's gona be a lot of people I might need roll-offs too :D

Go to Rocky mountains website and type in Scott Hustle Enduro goggles. Make sure they're the Enduro model and not the regular hustle because they are double lensed.i bought a pair just before Christmas and they had them for sale for $25. You can't beat it really if you're worried about fogging issues. They're great goggles especially for that price.

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1/10/2018 4:44 PM

Most ski shops will have entry level goggles for around 25$. Worth the money, I use them fo3 shoveling snow in the winter.

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1/10/2018 7:31 PM

Nas wrote:

I'm going skiin this weekend, and since I have shitty goggles for snow, I'm looking to use one of my better mx goggles. I have brand new progrip, fox and scott mx goggles... What do you guys thing, will they do the job? Anyone had any experience?

P.s. sorry if this isn't exactly moto-related

I use to deep powder snowmobile when I lived up in CO. I used a bunch of my MX stuff when I'd go. I used goggles for awhile. Two downfalls......one is the tint, a lot of times they have a different tint for the snow goggles that mellows out the brightness up there. But the main thing is fog.....that what they specialize in is clearing the fog. A couple of the MX sets I would use just fogged up way too bad. But its def doable and I got by for many years on em.

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1/11/2018 1:05 AM

Tried wearing my Oakley MX airbrakes, just fogged up all the time. In the end I too had to call in at the mountain shop and buy some snow airbrakes. MX goggles may work in the right conditions, but they're not ideal for snow.

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1/11/2018 5:30 AM

Couple of years ago I sourced a double orange tint with uv protection from a site in England for £12 delivered worked great (Oakley crowbar or crossbars lens) also fitted a nose piece & kept nose warmer. Last year I tried to source a double lens for another pair Oakley cheapest was £80 . I used an orange lens & bought some double sided sponge strip 4mm thick marked lens from inside cut a lens to fit inside goggle to make a double lens with some foam at top with small holes drilled tried them for 1 day but vision not great. Very messy and awkward to make.Try Amason prime for next day delivery. It's cold in January so single lens most likely fog up, try rubbing raw potato on inside (works as well as Bob Heath anti fog spray)
Anyway enjoy. Hope to go boarding at half term only prob is its twice the price and busy.

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