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Old 04-08-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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Safety glasses instear of ski goggles?

We were on top of Marcy in Oct and the wind and sleet were cranked up. The sleet in the face was tough and made the summit rather inhabitable. Hoping to do Algonquin over to Iroquois this weekend and the mountain forecast calls for 50mph winds Sat evening.

We are accomplished "turn backers" and it may come to that. But I was thinking goggles take up space but safety glasses might be small enough not to notice. Any thoughts on that?
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Old 04-11-2019, 03:10 PM   #2
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Had the same scenario on the same mountain.

I had a hat, shirt with a hood, facemask, goggles and a hooded shell and was very comfortable, except for the occasional gust that wanted to knock you off your feat.

My partner on the other hand was suited up as you see, and was not very comfortable. we ended up bailing a short ways from the summit. If he had a hooded jacket, he may have been able to draw it up around his face.

By the way, the goggles don't weigh much or take up too much space. I usually carry more gear and have a bigger pack than necessary on most occasions.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:32 PM   #3
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If you're talking cheap polycarbonate wraps as safety glasses, they will keep the shrapnel out of the eyes. However, they fog up quickly...
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:57 AM   #4
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I see. Thanks for the recommendations, everyone!
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:22 PM   #5
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One benefit of safety glasses is yput a ou can get them in bifocals for reading. They put a small lens in the lower inside corner They always worked great at work and I bought some for camping clear and sunglasses.
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:08 AM   #6
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Thank you. I guess we will experiment with both.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:45 PM   #7
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"One benefit of safety glasses is yput a ou can get them in bifocals for reading. They put a small lens in the lower inside corner They always worked great at work and I bought some for camping clear and sunglasses."
Didn't even know that. Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:59 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=tenderfoot;274030]\

We are accomplished "turn backers" and it may come to that. \QUOTE]

Good for you!

That is something to be proud of!!!
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