ARNETTE mercenary goggle (mid-size) [2012/2013]

What it is: ARNETTE mercenary goggle.

Where to buy: BACKCOUNTRY. COM

Regular price: $89.50 | On sale now: $67.46

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About Arnette and this goggle:  Arnette is back in full force, with a full line of goggles! This particular one is designed for smaller faces, i.e. the girlfriend and or  kids who are grown out of their smaller goggle.  Arnette who?  Yes, Arnette is a major player once again in the goggle market and they have come in strong offering clean lines, fresh looks and some really cool materials for the frames!   You really can’t beat the price point on Arnette’s line either…..in my opinion, the best for your buck out there!  The Mercenary is a dialed in goggle, that will fit snug to your face, as well as offering a huge field of vision, especially downward vision (looking down).

Helmet Compatibility: Did not wear with a helmet on this test.  But, with the frame shape & elastic band on these goggles, I am sure they would fit fine.

Tech talk:
  • Arnette’s special “Dual-vented lens and F3 anti-fog technology” equipped. This assists by keeping fog away and your vision clean, crisp, and clear! 
  • Wide Toric lens (giving a huge field of vision).
  • Like all Arnette’s, these come dialed in with triple-layer face foam.  This will cause moisture to magically wick away from your face via the polar fleece (third layer of the triple layer).  Less moisture=less chance of the f-word (fog).
  • Fixed outriggers, similar to the Oakley CROWBAR, assist and  help these goggles fit nice and snug to your helmet or beanie.
Foggage: No fog  during the day of use. Temps were 24-29deg F.  The goggle was tested during a snowshoe event, which would be similar to hiking in the goggle.
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For my face:  This goggle is designed for small faces….i.e. your girlfriend.  This goggle would work well also for children who don’t fit Arnette mini-series goggle.
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Pro’s: Offers a huge field of vision with out an over sized look/feel to it.
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Cons: The fit may be different than your used to, but this fit is trending, and it offers a huge field of vision.
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Location/Conditions: Crystal Mountain Resort, WA (January 2013), Snowy, Evening snow shoe trip.  Crystal offers a unique snow-shoe fondue adventure which I highly recommend!
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Photo’s of goggle in use: Scroll down.
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The mercenary shown in black (color) below!

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Shown below in some of my favorite colors….
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