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post #61 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Sigh, okay--who makes a good goggle and helmet? I'm seeing lots of Oakley for the former and Giro for the latter.

I think my current goggles are from Scott. They've worked pretty well and aren't as pricey as the Oakley's.
post #62 of 304
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Oakley O-frame goggles for $40. Buy or no buy?
post #63 of 304
Vuarnets, the only way to go.
post #64 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Sigh, okay--who makes a good goggle and helmet? I'm seeing lots of Oakley for the former and Giro for the latter.

Several companies have "good" helmets, including Giro, Smith, RED, Bolle.

What's right for you is very much a fit issue; try them on because there are differences in fit and sizes between these companies even if the quality is similar. Just don't get a pointy one.

There are lots of goggles by Oakley, Spy, Dragon, Electric, Smith, Anon, Scott. I'm not familiar with the previously mentioned Zeal.

I suggest try lots of goggles on too; there are differences in comfort (padding), range of vision, and ventilation.
post #65 of 304
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Hmm. No time to go and try stuff. I picked the Oakley O-frame goggles because they are supposed to fit larger faces.
post #66 of 304
There are plenty of shops in Vail village, if you have time there. On gentle slopes with soft snow I think the risk of hurting one's head decreases.
post #67 of 304
Assuming that you are renting skis when you get there, I would wait and rent a helmet and just buy a pair of goggles to go with it. It's not going to cost that much more to buy your goggles in Vail and then you can try them on first.

http://vailskitech.com/rentals.htm

This place is right down the steps from my in-laws condo and they've always treated me well.
post #68 of 304
I haven't tried this place, but they will even bring the equipment to your room and do a personalized fitting... http://www.skibutlers.com/
post #69 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Underneath, I'll just wear an OCBD and sweater on top and long underwear on bottom.

A Brown sweatshirt may be more appropriate.
post #70 of 304
Rent the helmet. There's a surprising array of head "shapes" for any given circumference, and you'll want to try them on and get one that fits.

Love mine. It's saved me a concussion, and several instances of discomfort in blizzards.
post #71 of 304
Thread Starter 
Updated:

foogear2.jpg

Added: Giro helmet in teal, Oakley O-frame goggles in matte white, and Johnston's of Elgin merino wool scarf.

Couldn't stand the thought of wearing a rented helmet. Blegh.
post #72 of 304
I am glad to got to ski i the pre-helmet era.
post #73 of 304

Now all you need is a flask and a bottle of Goldschlagger and you're good to go!

post #74 of 304
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I am glad to got to ski i the pre-helmet era.

Pretty badass helmet, though, no? Teal for the win.
post #75 of 304
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Also, the scarf was stupid cheap. After promo code, $20 at Sierra Trading Post!
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