Product Type: Oakley Winter Sport
Newest Review: ... move around much and hence have less chance of being scratched The case fits all Oakley snow goggles apart from from the Crowbar, Splice a... more
Ballistic protection for Oakley snow goggles
Oakley Goggle Case
Member Name: chrisheels
Oakley Goggle Case
Advantages: lightweight, good goggle protection
Disadvantages: bulky, fiddley zip
Having invested in a pricey pair of oakleys last year I decided that I should also get a case to keep them in and stop them getting scratched up and damaged when not in use. I do like to remove them as much as possible when I am on the slopes to avoid looking like a panda with goggle marks from the sun.
== The case ==
The case is semi-rigid ballistic nylon (I can't promise that it's bulletproof even with the word ballistic in there...stick to kevlar for that) and is shaped to fit the goggles well. This means that the goggles do not move around much and hence have less chance of being scratched
The case fits all Oakley snow goggles apart from from the Crowbar, Splice and Wisdom models which are a slightly different frame shape and do not fit the contours of the case.
Once empty and sitting in a backpack whilst you are bombing down a piste, the case is extremely lightweight and hardly noticeable on your back (or in a pocket). It is a bit bulky and due to being semi-rigid doesn't squash down much which is really my only technical issue with it.
The case is opened and closed using a zip which runs around the frame of the goggles. This can be a bit fiddely when wearing gloves and I have tied some cord through the zip so I don't have to take my gloves off to get to the goggles.
The Oakley case seems to be 'semi' waterproof. Being nylon it does keep out moisture when placed on the snow but I have found when my bag was subjected to a bottle with a loose lid, the case did get soaked through.
== Price ==
The Oakley goggles case sells for £30 which is very expensive in my opinion considering you can get the Oakley O-frame goggles for £30. It is worth the investment on their more expensive models, but I would go for a cheap copy rather than pay the same as the goggles cost.
Overall I am happy with the product as they protect my A-frame goggles well and have left them in near perfect consition after several years. The product looses a star due to it's bulkiness.
Summary: Great protection but a bit bulky when not in use
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