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Old 01-16-2019, 21:45   #1
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Cold Weather Ballistic Eye Wear

Jayson here and when venturing into snowy conditions, what type of ballistic eye wear is recommended? Having grown up in a colder climate, I am aware of the advantages and disadvantages of wearing goggles or glasses, but not for military applications.

From the research I have done on the Internet, there seems to be only a couple companies that sell white goggles so I am wondering if "glasses" type eye wear is preferred.

Some companies also have goggles which use a small battery powered fan to prevent fogging. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Any comments are appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 01-17-2019, 10:33   #2
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My late wife had a set of those fan goggles for skiing. Darn things drove me nuts. I couldn't stop blinking.
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Old 01-17-2019, 15:08   #3
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Expected ambient air temperature? Is exposed skin an issue?

Color- Are frames that aren't white going to impact your overall color scheme in relation to the rest of the gear you are carrying/wearing?

"Glasses" (sun glasses especially in snow with sunshine) Fogging can be an issue with glasses if you have a Balaclava on but in more moderate temperatures are easier to work with and do not limit peripheral vision.

Goggles - Glacier goggles or ski goggles are a better choice if the environment requires it.
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