Oakley AIRBRAKE Ski Goggles Terje Haakonsen - Black Iridium & Persimmon lens £99 @ eyewear outlet
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Oakley AIRBRAKE Ski Goggles Terje Haakonsen - Black Iridium & Persimmon lens £99 @ eyewear outlet

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Found 23rd Nov 2014
I've been after these for a while and just seen them drop in price. This is an absolute steal.

Yes I know there are cheaper sunglasses but you'll do well to find a pair this good, with 2 sets of lens, for this money.

Here's the product details from the website:
Sports are like a war without the killing. Unless your the mouse and the Cat is your foe.
Oakley Airbrake is a performance snow goggle with an interchangeable lens design that helps you adapt to the environment and enjoy the best vision possible. Changing the lens can be a real pain. Oakley solved all these problems with Switchlock Technology. Oakley Switchlock™ Technology makes lens changing fast and easy. Ideal fit for medium to large faces.
Comes with 2 sets of lens plus case and microfibre bag. The Black iridium is great for medium to bright light. Excellent all-purpose high contrast lens for sunny conditions. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare and the Persimmon works best in flat to low light. Filters blue light to boost contrast and increase depth perception in a wide variety of conditions.

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Any top flight goggle that comes with 2 lenses is a deal in my book, more so with the easier change over system, I would recommend 3 lenses ultimately to deal with all conditions (2 is a great start) & practice, sitting down in front of a windy fan with mitts on oO ..I kid you not! ..I can change over my lenses on a-frames in around 30 seconds, AFTER i've prepped everything & brushed away snow, (don't want anything blowing or soaking my spare lenses) however I'll often change lenses 4 times per day (a long day riding till dark).

Tempted, sorely tempted.
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MR GUS

Any top flight goggle that comes with 2 lenses is a deal in my book, more … Any top flight goggle that comes with 2 lenses is a deal in my book, more so with the easier change over system, I would recommend 3 lenses ultimately to deal with all conditions (2 is a great start) & practice, sitting down in front of a windy fan with mitts on oO ..I kid you not! ..I can change over my lenses on a-frames in around 30 seconds, AFTER i've prepped everything & brushed away snow, (don't want anything blowing or soaking my spare lenses) however I'll often change lenses 4 times per day (a long day riding till dark).Tempted, sorely tempted.Heat



30 seconds is seriously good. I'll have to practice to match that! Haha

..that's "clean" ..no fingerprints mind, an almost **** set up from the top of my pack (only pass your spare frames to someone who takes as much care of them as you do! , my lense bag sits under my leg to keep those expensive lenses from blowing away, every season I swear I'll get a decent case with pockets for each lense, it never happens

Takes longer to faff around taking mitts off unpacking & packing away tbh, ..whole thing is a 2 minute pit-stop practise in the bar whilst they are pouring you an apre pint.

(same sort of idea to get your avi-kit mobilised)

Bargain. Almost tempted to swap my wisdoms, but I have sooooooo many lenses for them....

Bah, just buckled. Use code VIP10 for an extra 10% off.

bought these last year. Fog up all the time compared to my old iridium A frames so cold and avoid from me

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bought these last year. Fog up all the time compared to my old iridium A … bought these last year. Fog up all the time compared to my old iridium A frames so cold and avoid from me



Really? Do you wear anything to cover your nose/mouth? Never heard of this before.

I'd love to get these but not sure what these lens are like, could anyone fill me in

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Do you actually know anything about anything? The opinion of someone who just goes around voting cold with little justification is not really valid...

williammatthewjackson

CommentReally? Do you wear anything to cover your nose/mouth? Never heard … CommentReally? Do you wear anything to cover your nose/mouth? Never heard of this before.



Absolutely, seen so many folk not set their goggles up properly with other clothes / hair in the way / covering vents / face block material directing too much of the moist air breathed up onto the goggle intake / straight into foam / too wrapped up to allow the goggles to simply work as designed / wearing on their head (a heat valve) thereafter they have to adjust, ... in other words usually down to user error or sheer incompetence.

dry em out properly, wear em properly, rarely a problem unless you stack & lose the goggle filing it with snow, in which case a bit of maintainance is necessary as you put wet material against your skin & get misted!

If you intend to "own the park" then a spare pair of goggles are definitely handy, otherwise for free-riding & farting around 1 good pair with multiple lenses, stacking soaks foams, which adds to time down recovering / peering through mist & screwing up twice as bad on the next approach, ..though i'm too old now (really) for park duty I often stuck the number 2 pair in with a charcoal pocket warmer, insulated to dry out the wet pair, alternating is easy, go to a lost property department for a pair of mitts as the polartec inners are typically big enough to make for a really good protector for your goggles ...protecting much more than an oakley fabric bag will ever do.

always lift you goggs away from your face don't smear them up your face to your forehead (suncream / wear on the glued foam) also helps air them, sweaty brows will start a lense misting in mere seconds, which again is why you wave em in front of your face to balance the air scoop (cold in) & warm out, top foam beyond the face form fitting compression foam.

Never had a problem with goggles that wasn't the fault of the user.
Easiest if you don't get into bad habits.


cheekychops, as I recall the foam scoop & flow intake has simply received an updated moulding covering with this model when I looked at it, however in the early days of the A-frame the foam scoop was different & also was prone to misting up under certain conditions, I find with A-frames that they feed so much air they can become eyeball watering in their own right & need a tiny bit of damping down, that though is more obvious for me on colder slopes going fast (really fast) when doing measured training runs, then though it's usually -25c or colder & in shade, ..condition dependent really, but changing the angle of my head as soon as I felt it usually resolved it, ..were you were in any form of tuck, head into chin & jacket & possibly restricting your intakes!?


Is there an advantage to lense switching over a photo chromatic pair which is what I currently use?

That's a really good deal (price has gone up a bit). I have a pair and used for a week's skiing in France over New Years and never had any issues with fogging. I have a small nose bridge and was worried there might be a gap but it was all fine.

The lenses are so good (I have the fire iridium and blue iridium), contrast was great in the sun and shadows. I'll be getting the yellow lens for white out days.

This is the easiest frame in the Oakley range to change lenses. Unlock the clip and pop out the lens, pop in the new lens and close the clip.

Also the best thing about the airbrake is that it is fully customisable. You can change the strap, outriggers (the side bits!), even the little vents at the top.
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