Foo goes skiing. Sartorial disaster?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I think my current goggles are from Scott. They've worked pretty well and aren't as pricey as the Oakley's.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Oakley O-frame goggles for $40. Buy or no buy?
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Vuarnets, the only way to go.
     


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    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.
     
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  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


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    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.
     
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  7. Bradford

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    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.
     


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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    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/
     


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    A Brown sweatshirt may be more appropriate.
     


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    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.
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    I am glad to got to ski i the pre-helmet era.
     


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


  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Pretty badass helmet, though, no? Teal for the win.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Also, the scarf was stupid cheap. After promo code, $20 at Sierra Trading Post!
     


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