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Which lens should I get? | What does VLT% mean?Updated a year ago

Variable light conditions can really affect how much fun you’re having. When the light changes, you want to make sure you’re prepared with the appropriately tinted lenses.  Each lens has a Visual Light Transmission, or VLT percentage that describes how much light the lens will allow through to your eyes. The higher the VLT percentage, the more light goes through (great for dark conditions), the lower the percentage the less light goes through (great for bright conditions). 

On our boxes and spare lens packs, you will see an “S” plus a number near the VLT information. It is meant to simplify VLT percentages under 5 subcategories: 

S0= Night Skiing or Riding

S1= Dark and overcast. Everything is gray! Or early morning or late afternoon

S2= Variable sun, in and out clouds. In and out shadows

S3= Sunny

S4= High altitude sunny, glacier skiing or riding.


SHRED. CONTRAST BOOSTING LENS™ (CBL) Enhances image contrast and definition for all weather and light conditions and expands the effective range of performance for a lens far beyond what would traditionally be associated with its VLT. 

SHRED. CONTRAST BOOSTING LENS™ 2.0 (CBL 2.0) Enhances image contrast and definition even further for all weather and light conditions by killing flat light and glare, and the effective range of performance is so wide you can think of it as an all conditions lens. Finally, one lens to do it all.

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