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Ignitor Mirror, that's whats up
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Replaced my lens for this season and could not be happier with the Ignitor Mirror. Perfect middle of the road lens that is great for a storm day and a blue bird day. It also does not put a funky tinting color on everything so you get a more natural viewing window.
Blue mirror lens - great in low/flat
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I typically use my goggles with the Ignitor mirror lens. It's a solid choice in pretty much any conditions. But on days where the light is very flat, having the Blue Sensor lens has been a huge bonus. I was able to see even in open powderfields far away from trees, which is always the test for a low light lens. These are a much better option than a clear lens because they still offer some protection should the clouds clear later in the day
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought the blue sensor mirror, my phenoms came with the red solex mirror. Fairly easy change out process, maybe 5 min of annoyance.
I bought these just recently for some travel up to Snowbird. I was blown away and should have bought these years ago to swap out with the mirrored lenses my Phenom's came with. The lenses are listed as best for overcast days but work fairly well on bluebird days and excel in overcast/snowing days along with sunny days skiing in and out of trees/shadows.
Will these fit the Smith Stance Goggles?...
Will these fit the Smith Stance Goggles?
These will only work with the Phenom or Phase goggle. For Stance you will need the Sentry/Stance replacement goggle which can be found on SmithOptics' website.
Great variety of options
The Blackout lens is my everyday workhorse lens for varied conditions. It's not obnoxiously reflective, but still difficult for an outsider to see your eyes. The gold Sol X "Opium Den" lens is my favorite for late spring/summer riding when the sun stays out late. The Blue Sensor Mirror lens works the best for low light storm shredding.
Are these replacement lenses made by Smith?...
Are these replacement lenses made by Smith? I just received mine and they seem like lower quality than the lens I took out of the goggle frame. There's excess plastic around the connection tabs that needed to be removed, there is excess glue that oozed out between the outer/inner lens, and it does not have PHENOM printed on the outer lens. The picture and my old lens both have the PHENOM print. On top of all that, they came in a ziplock plastic bag with a barcode sticker and lens info, but there is nothing that says Smith. Just concerned I'm paying full price for a knock off.
Yes, these are absolutely a legit Smith product. If you are unhappy with the replacement lens we will absolutely take the spare back, no questions asked. I apologize for any inconvenience.
smith makes amazing lenses
perfect lense. they really brighton things up in lower light and cuts out the sun on bright days. you will not be unsatisfied.
Worst lens I have used
After 10 years of use with my Oakleys I replaced them with the Smith Phenoms. The foam started to break down on the Oakleys. First impressions were great and the first couple uses were unremarkable. I finally had the oportunity to use these in some sub zero temps and they failed. The lense began to fog up on the inside then freeze. I atempted to remove the ice with my glove liners (very soft material) only to scratch holy hell out of the inside of the lense. The lenses are now useless. Bottom line- when the conditions got severe the lenses failed.
Anyone have a picture of the Green Mirror...
Anyone have a picture of the Green Mirror Sol-X? Is it truly mirrored unlike previous Smith lenses?
The lens is not true like a mirror you see from Oakley's sensor line. With a bright light aka Camera flash or night light from night skiing you do see a good sensor/ mirror look. In flat light you see the persons eyes, however it's still mirrored but not 100% true. around the 70-80% and 90% on a sunny day.
I have all the lens, none of them are a true 100% mirror which is a down for style.
Hope that helps. Green Mirror Sol-X lens on Smith Phenom turbo fan goggle.
Smith Phenom Lens
I own the Smith Phenom Turbo Fan Goggle for about 3 years now. I have a variety of different lenses. They all do their job and I'm happy with Smith rather than going with Oakley like most other individuals. The only thing that I can say that separates Smith from Oakley is Oakley tends to lean more on the straight mirrored lens look that people enjoy, where someone can see a 100% reflection. I was disappointed with not being able to get a lens like that from Smith. Smith lenses are not a true mirror like Oakley can provide. Other then this style difference, Smith lens do the job of staying fog free and provide good vision in the conditions of which the lenses are required.
Performance wise, Smith gets an A-plus. I would have liked to see more of a straight 100% mirror lens like Oakley provides since its a popular attraction for most resort skiers and boarders.
The phenom, one of the most style goggles to date, has a very breathable lens that is fairly easy to interchange.
Cause if you don't, you will most likely end up slammed on your face.
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