Yes, Oakley goggles are expensive, but they're also totally worth the price. I have a pair with a fire iridium lens for bright sunny days and a pair with a hi-intensity blue lens. I carry my spare pair in my pack for whenever the whether may change here in Colorado. The goggles case is a great buy, as I don't have to worry about catching a fallen tree or tree stump when I'm in the trees and landing on my pack and cracking my goggles. If you're serious about your Oakleys and want them to last longer than they're worth, I definitely recommend purchasing this case to protect them. And even if you don't carry an extra pair in your pack, this case is great for traveling and throwing your goggles in your suitcase.