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Oakley Standard Goggle Lens Color Guide

Oakley Standard Goggle Lens Color Guide

You have a choice when buying Oakley goggles. Prizm lenses or Standard lenses. If you opt for standard lenses, it is wise to make sure you have the right lenses for the weather. Standard Oakley goggle lenses offer a high range of impact and shatter resistance. Furthermore they provide a high optical experience. However the range of lighting they are effective is in narrower than a Prizm lens. Therefore, grabbing two lenses to switch between on the slopes will ensure you are covered for all weathers and lighting conditions. The following guide runs through lenses that are effective in low light, medium light and bright/blue bird light.

Low Light

The following lens colors are best for low light conditions. These Oakley standard goggle lens color help lift the little light available to help increase vision. Our top tip is to use Hi Yellow in flat light conditions. You may have heard of the term “flat light when skiing. This is where you can’t judge the terrain due to the lighting conditions.


Lens Color

Ideal Conditions

VLT (%)

Clear Oakley Goggle Lens | Oakley Standard Goggle Lens Color Guide | EyeWearThese  

 

Clear

 

 

Night Time

 

 

90

Hi Yellow Oakley Goggle Lens | Oakley Standard Goggle Lens Color Guide | EyeWearThese  

 

Hi Yellow

 

 

White Out – Snow – Overcast

 

 

78

Permission Oakley Goggle Lens | Oakley Standard Goggle Lens Color Guide | EyeWearThese  

 

Permission

 

 

White Out – Snow – Overcast

 

 

62


Medium Light

The following lens colors are best for medium light conditions. These Oakley standard goggle lens color strives in mid level lighting. In overcast conditions to brighter conditions, these are the lenses to choose. They provide the right level of contrast throughout the changing conditions.


 

Lens Color

Ideal Conditions

VLT (%)

Black Iridium Oakley Goggle Lens | Oakley Standard Goggle Lens Color Guide | EyeWearThese  

 

Black Iridium

 

 

Partly Cloudy / Sun

 

 

18

Fire Iridium Oakley Goggle Lens | Oakley Standard Goggle Lens Color Guide | EyeWearThese  

 

Fire Iridium

 

 

Partly Cloudy / Sun

 

 

14


Bright Light

The Dark Grey lens is best for bright light conditions. This Oakley standard goggle lens color has the lowest Visible Light Transmission. Therefore it will allow the least amount of light to pass though. Thus leaving you with great protection from bright sunlight. However, due to the low LVT, these shouldn’t be worn where there is little to no light. This is dangerous and not recommended.


 

Lens Color

Ideal Conditions

VLT (%)

Dark Grey Iridium Oakley Goggle Lens | Oakley Standard Goggle Lens Color Guide | EyeWearThese  

 

Dark Grey Iridium

 

 

Sunny/Blue Bird

 

 

10