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Unusual goggles questions

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by dbozman, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. dbozman

    dbozman Monkey

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    Anyone have any experience with goggles that are physically smaller than normal and/or have a higher nose arch?

    I've broken my nose multiple times and have a deviated septum. The nose arch on my Oakleys sit squarely on that area of my nose and effectively pinches off half my already limited oxygen supply. I'm mouth-breathing 90 seconds into a typical DH run.

    Obviously this is a specific sort of problem, but I'm curious if anyone else has experienced this and, more specifically, if there's a brand/model of goggles that worked better. Thanks much.
     

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  2. ChrisKring

    ChrisKring Turbo Monkey

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    Smith and Scott make goggles for smaller faces. Can't comment on the nose arch part. Go to a Moto shop and try a bunch on.
     
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    'size Turbo Monkey

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    i have a similar issue with goggles impeding my nose breathing, i typically just end up trimming the foam around that area and running them a little bit looser (strap tension).
     
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    yuroshek Turbo Monkey

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    Yup, I do the same. Trim the foam around the nose piece.
     
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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    I don't have a broken nose or anything but I always found that the Oakley/Fox goggles that I've tried kind of pinched my nose a bit.

    The cheap pair of Scott goggles I purchased last summer fit much better.
     
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    I find the Scott Tyrant the best fitting out of all goggs Ive used. I've used at least half a dozen pairs. Tyrants are my fave.
     
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    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    I have the same issue. I had good luck with Blur goggles I bought on-line. Thor googles worked ok, but not quite as well as the Blur.
     
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    Check out asian fit oakley goggles.