I've used/ tested literally every popular mask system out there.
1/1 E2 WGP Orr-acle
1/1 Bob Long Zalias
The i3 is a vast improvement over previous invison models.
The lenses are STILL very difficult to change.
I recieved the the DYE i3 goggle today, and overall I am EXTREMELY pleased. The i3 system is IMO more stylish than its predicesor, lighter, more flexible (bounces), and better ventilated. In addition, the i3 is a litte larger than the previous invisions, so it offers more protection for us ballers with big heads. ;)
However, the i3 is not without its faults. DYE uses the same exact lens system on the i3 as it did with the previous invisions ... needless to say, changing lenses is very difficult, and you'll find that your fingers will be very sore afterwards. In addition, as with anything DYE, you could argue that the i3 is overpriced.
Overall, the i3 is a fantastic mask system. DYE did a great job imporving the mask, and dealing with nearly all of the faults from the previous invision models (other than the whole lens changing problem.)
As a comparison, the i3 has a very similar weight and feel to the proto switch masks, so if you like them, you'll love the i3.
I hope my review has helped you decide on a new mask.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, November 24th, 2005 at 8:51 am PST
I really dont believe this is the best mask as the lens change is crucial as whether you can gog'd or the lens fogs up, taking the lens out and cleaning it is always the best way to clean it up so it looks brand spankin new.I do like the proflex like sides of it but I believe the Empire E-Vents are superior to the I3s due to lense change and soft ears and good looks ;). I dont want to turn this into a flame war between the I3s and the E-vents but I dont believe the I3s are as good as you guys say they are.
I like profilers more than these. Sure the i3 is a good mask BUT it just doesn't have the same FoV as a profiler, lacks chin coverage, and lens change should be fast and easy. I mean a little farther down in the chin area wouldn't hurt at all. My chin literally hangs out of this mask. I am not a huge fan of the foam used in the mask either. I may get a new mask soon for different days but right now I really like the profilers... I am looking at e-vents or i3s but I don't really think I like the i3 much. I tried my friends on and it just doesn't fit my face how I like...
Oh yeah... guys you need to chill or stfu because a review is an opinion and not everyone shares your opinion... that is what makes reviews useful. They are NOT the best goggles out there for numerous reasons. The 3 main reasons are FoV, lens change, and coverage... it might have a decent rating on 2/3 of those but they could all 3 use improvements before it can truly be considered a god of all goggles.