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    What color lens have you found works best in flat light?

    Any recommendations on a good pair of goggles under $120?

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    I like yellow

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    I found orange to be my favorite low/flat light condition lens. I wear 509 Sinisters that can be bought on-line or at Go Pro on Potter Drive. I also found that chrome coated lenses were not as bright in low light, so stick with the traditional colored lenses.

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    The Oakley high-intensity blue (actually yellow with blue iridium coating) has been my favorite. Excellent flat light and low light visibility and contrast.

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    I wear clear no matter what the conditions. Colored lenses never did a thing for my eyes.

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    I have Smith Goggles and have the gold lense for flat light. I also have used a rose colored lense that was also good.

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    I like yellow or rose too. Anything with a light tint and polarized should work well.

    Lot's of solid options for under $120
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupont Spinner View Post
    I have Smith Goggles and have the gold lense for flat light. I also have used a rose colored lense that was also good.
    I use this exact combo. The gold coated lense is expensive at $59 for a replacement, but in the astoundingly blinding light here, and the flat light, this is the way to go. I have an older Scott with the rose colored lense in for when the sun begins to go down.
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    i like the oakley A frames with a (they call it persimmon) color basically amber. It really brightens up the snow and shows good contrast so you dont get too surprised by the jumps you weren't expecting. they run around $90 for the basic mod.

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    Scott yellow tint goggles for river riding in low light, Spy+ Orange tint for mountians. Lots of options for under 120$ Check out any Doo cat or Polaris dealers. Madhatter in anchorage is pretty good.
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