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anyone have a sizing chart?
Fitment is snug & comfortable. I haven't had a chance to test it out on the slopes yet. Slightly concerned about the helmet to goggle clearance.
vz fishbowl fitment PASS
the 2011 burton buffer sock feels more comfortable than the newer 2012 buffer 2. these have toe seams that are raised above the sock material and you can feel them during riding (not comfortable). crazy static that sticks to everything. amount of cushion is about the same. the material is a bit more slippery, a lil too slippery during riding. overall it's not too bad, just not as good as the last year's model.
the elastic loop never needs adjusting, you put it on once and forget about it for the rest of the day. the fleece lining keeps your face warm even with 40+ mph winds and sub 30 degree weather.
i knew that i would need to try these on before purchasing so i contacted dogfunk with my measurements, 17" above the knee, 14" below the knee, and the rep recommended that a medium would be perfect. once the medium arrived and i tried them on it was just way too restrictive, so i returned them and ordered a large.
the large fit ok above the knee but still cut off my circulation below the knee. i don't think that my calves are overly huge but just couldn't get these to fit comfortably. without an option for XL sizing i had to return the large as well. the quest to find knee pads continues...
after months of research i narrowed my selection to the Dragon APX, Electric EG2, Smith IO, & VonZipper Fishbowl. i tried all of them on and ended up purchasing the Fishbowl since it had the best fit. these are a huge upgrade compared to my last goggle, the peripheral view is great & the fire chrome lens adds contrast to the terrain in the shade.
it would be even better if they added some grip on the straps for helmets.
the balance of cushion & response is great. from all around the mountain carving, jumps, and hitting the jibs, these do a great job of transferring my energy to the board.
the toe strap issue is only when you crank it past the last 3-4 teeth on the strap, you can easily adjust the strap to prevent "sticking."
if i got a dollar for every "sick bindings" comment i got this season i would have at least $10.
these pants will keep you dry regardless of the weather conditions. the 2L construction and the super thin outer layer feels like i'm wearing plastic trash bags. it's very light weight but just not my style. the fit was tight around the crotch, burton forgot to calculate the extra space men need for our junk or what? i'm 5'8" 155lb with little body fat and ordered a Medium. i ended up returning these for different pants.
pros: gore-tex performance, always dry
cons: pricy, tight fit around the crotch, super thin outer layer