best goggles around(.) if you own the sol x lens and the sensor mirror you don''t need anything else. The phenoms are small on my face, and the prodigies are tweeked out too much, these fit just right.
cuts through snow pretty well (not that its difficult) and the attachment to BD ski poles is genius for a myriad of snow tests. My only complaint is that the handle is a bit thicker, and when used with the pole it doesn't leave a nice clean cut, there probably isn't a way around that though.
I've had these for almost a year now, they endured an entire season guiding in Moab, then I took them to a concert and they got stepped on when I set them down. very stupid of me, yes I know. Aviators usually aren't very good at staying on your face but these are excellent. I especially like the additional coverage from the oversized lenses, no matter where you look you eyes are protected form the sun. I wish Smith would make them out of indestructible titanium, hint hint, because they are somewhat succeptible bending.
These are light, fit my face perfect, simple, and they don't fog. The sensor mirror lense is simply the best for fog/flat light, also not too bad for sunny days. What more can be said in addition to everyone else's reviews though?
This is a pretty burly shovel, don't worry about breaking it. Simple, and quick to "deploy," the spring buttons doesn't ice when you need to open or close it, and can be (opened/closed) easily with big gloves on which is important for those cold days. On one hand it's nice that the handle stores inside the blade, on the other hand, its large size and the handles curve make it a pain to store in a pack with a smaller avi pocket. It's also not the lightest thing around, but given its durability I think it's worth the weight. Someone else posted they use it in their car too, it's trusty enough that I do the same, if you aren't on a slope you really have to bend over because the handle is short and it doesn't extend...