Posts Tagged ‘brc’

Goggles

April 12, 2009

I have an aversion to googles.  It brings to mind ravers. And 4 Non Blondes. Which I DID like. Ravers, gravers and other idiots I’ve known who just liked to stick big goggles on their head for no reason.

The only mystery is why people watch your show.

But, I have a reason now to obtain my own pair. Sand storms. Brings to my mind Tatooine and Jawas, but it’s a serious issue on the playa.

Brad Horn-AP
Brad Horn-AP

Would the $20 standard military issue do fine (http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.aspx?productID=7277&TabID=548) ? I mean, they’ll sit in my bag until I need them. But…but…

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SteamSociety.etsy.com

the precious.  Some googles cost two hundred bucks – and they don’t even have night vision, or lasers. Swim goggles are five bucks. I wish there was a store I could go try some on in.

These seem alright, they’ve got the foam (which I’m told I want) and they’re only $20: http://www.botachtactical.com/bolatgog.html

 

For twice the price there’s these “sand goggles,”  http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0034375523201a.shtml , I can’t really tell a difference.  The first ones look a little more bad-ass to me, that’s about it. But perhaps, as technology goes, the smaller, thinner object is actually the more advanced and desirable one.

Another step up sees these sand goggles, with a fancy nose doo-dad http://oakley.com/pd/3608 .

Again, what’s the big difference? The $65 dollar pair comes with two different lenses, but again, they’ll be in my bag until I actually need them. My main concern is my contacts: without them I am bliiiiiind.

Too bad the boyf doesn’t ship out to the desert for another two years, or that L didn’t make it home, I could ask them what they prefer.

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