Goggles are a bit of a personal thing when it comes to how they fit and function with you. Some people still prefer a stamped lens while others go out of their way to find that one goggle and lens combo that provides zero distortion as well as an optimal fit on their face. We were given the Dye CLK to test out and test it out we did.
Goggle: Dye CLK
Lens: Faded Bronze Fire and Orange Silver
Fit: The goggle has a bigger frame reminiscent of the Dragon APX, Vonzipper Fishbowl, Electric EG etc. etc. This gives it a wider profile across your face for a wider field of vision. The area around the nose can actually fit a broader bridge due to the way the foam sits.
Features: The big feature on these is the push button lens release located behind the goggle straps where they connect to the frame. This makes for an easy in and out of lenses. Then there’s the typical strap adjustment in the back to cinch it up tighter. They also include a hard shell case for the goggle and its extra lens.
Conditions: I tested the Orange Silver lens in low light and puking snow conditions as well as some over cast gray skies. This allowed me to see if I would have any problems with visibility. I didn’t. The Faded Bronze Fire lens was used during brighter bluebird days and while it got the job done it did let in a bit of light causing me to squint. Only once was I able to get these to fog and that took serious work to make happen. The ventilation on these is on par with other big named goggles.
Personal Thoughts: For a first year goggle company Dye really did a great job developing a product that is functional and stylish. Then again they are the Burton of paintball and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that they could create a product that effectively works. There was a little bit of distortion in the lenses but not as much as a stamped flat lens so if your eyes are super sensitive you might want to take that into consideration.
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