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Carrick Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
3 years
Products Used:
JT Flex 8 Full Headshield
E-vents 08
Marker Setup: Dye NT w/ Virtue Redefined board, Dye Rotor, 4500psi 1.1l Pure Energy Tank
DM8, Dye Rotor, 4500psi 1.1l Pure Energy Tank
Strengths: Comfortable
Very clear wide lens
Very firm
Weaknesses: Very small on the face
Nose glare (explained)
Review: Very good set of goggles, which I've used to reff a few games when I forgot my own pair. The "HD" Lens that comes with them is very clear and doesn't fog with ease, (as you'd expect for an expensive pair of goggles...) and as with all yellow tint lens' it does make your eyes slightly more alert to movement. (there's a science-y explanation behind it, something to do with the way your eye receives certain colours of light).

The lens is also very wide and spacious. Only issue I had with the lens was that because of the way the frame is shaped you can see a reflection of it around the nose area. (I'm not sure if this is just an issue with the WHITE set which was what I used.). When you're not really paying attention to it you kinda don't see it. It's mostly just when you're trying to look at it.

The only thing that has stopped me buying a pair of these myself is that they are a VERY small pair of goggles. Most of my jaw on the sides of my face hangs out of them. My chin and mouth etc is very well covered, even if the frame is a little close to the face.
Conclusion: These aren't goggles you want to buy unless you have a very small face. I'd recommend trying a pair on before committing. It's a shame dye haven't come up with some kind of extra kit you can buy to lengthen the sides. Lets hope they don't make the same mistake with the I5's.

A very hgih quality set of goggles otherwise. In my time using them I had no issues other than my large face.
9 out of 10

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