Around a year ago, we posted a product review comparing the Oakley PRIZM HI Pink and Oakley PRIZM Rose lenses. Since then, we’ve received a lot of questions concerning the differences between the two. Recently, SportRx took both goggles back to Mammoth to revisit the old debate of what’s better: Oakley PRIZM HI Pink vs PRIZM Rose.
Whichever lens you choose, you can’t go wrong. We break down both options and tell you how to choose the best lens for your Oakley snow goggles based on the conditions you ride in and the amount of light exposure you prefer.
Oakley PRIZM HI Pink
Both Oakley PRIZM HI Pink and Oakley PRIZM Rose lenses are made with Oakley’s PRIZM technology to help with low light situations. This type of lens is specially made to combat overcast and snowy conditions. While both the HI Pink and Rose lenses will do the job, they are both distinctly different. For instance, for those of you who are looking to combat complete whiteout conditions, Oakley’s PRIZM HI Pink lenses are for you. The fact of the matter is that the 41% visible light transmission (VLT) of the HI Pink lenses are more helpful with visibility. Additionally, the increased contrast of the lenses will help you scope out the terrain within severe whiteout like never before. So if you’re looking for a pair of goggles that will maximize depth perception capability in pure whiteout conditions, the Oakley PRIZM HI Pink will be the best choice.
Oakley PRIZM Rose
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a lens with a little more flexibility, the PRIZM Rose lenses are your best bet. The 25% – 28% VLT allows for a darker picture. This means that if you’re planning for a whiteout day but the sun comes out, these lenses have you covered. We found that if you wear the PRIZM HI Pink lens out on a sunny day, visibility will be limited due to its high VLT. Thus, if you’re looking for a happy medium, the Oakley PRIZM Rose will be the better option between the two.
Prescription Oakley PRIZM HI Pink and PRIZM Rose Available Online at SportRx
At SportRx, we specialize in providing you with the best Oakley goggles to combat the season. We have plenty of other Oakley PRIZM Snow lenses to choose from too! Don’t settle for OTG solutions. Going over the glasses is no fun. We have quality prescription lens inserts for your snow goggles. If you love the Oakley Prizm HI Pink and Oakley Prizm Rose lenses, we have your prescription needs covered. If you have any questions, please Contact Us and speak with our certified experts. Find your perfect fit at SportRx.