Goggles, glasses, visor or risk it?

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Goggles, glasses, visor or risk it?

Post by Paul C » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:41 am

Catching the following review of these glasses got me thinking...

https://overlandmag.com/features/ugly-f ... -lens-kit/

When road riding I have always had a preference to ride with my visor open. Always been lucky with random insects and grit etc. However, when I started riding off road I thought I'd better use some protection. Having never got on with goggles when skiing I decided to go down the safety glasses route. After a few different models I settled on budget cycling glasses from Decathlon. Ok, not as strong as industry safety glasses but the most comfortable in a helmet I had found at that point. More recently I've been using Bolle Nylsun safety glasses which are excellent. Nice thin flexible arms, comfy under the helmet, no noticeable wind ingress, even with an open face helmet. Available in many different tints or clear.
I also tried VoltX safety bifocal glasses. These are pretty good too but I prefer a full lens while I can still manage.
Both the Bolle and VoltX are around £12. Cheep enough to carry a couple of pairs, in my case clear and tinted. My only complaint would be that neither fold particularly flat so are more difficult to store than I would like.
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Re: Goggles, glasses, visor or risk it?

Post by Ard » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:32 pm

I'm using goggles and visor. My helmet (Uvex Enduro) accommodates both as the same time. Tried safety glasses too but i'd get too much wind and dirt in my eyes.
I can now use the goggles off-road and in cities and such and on a longer stretch of road I flip down the visor while still wearing the goggles.
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Re: Goggles, glasses, visor or risk it?

Post by Craig » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 pm

I used to use a visor but I have just started to use goggles. They just about fit inside my helmet.
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Re: Goggles, glasses, visor or risk it?

Post by Schussboelie » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:20 pm

I use all three, depending on terrain, speed and weather conditions...
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Re: Goggles, glasses, visor or risk it?

Post by Didado » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:07 am

The last part of the title of the thread gives me the shivers '.... or risk it?' :-)
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Re: Goggles, glasses, visor or risk it?

Post by Nomad » Thu May 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Scott or Oakley goggles for me with a Lazer MX6 helmet

Or occasionally my BMW GS Carbon Helmet with visor but it's still too new and shiny to want to get it dirty :D
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Re: Goggles, glasses, visor or risk it?

Post by Blue(UK) » Wed May 30, 2018 4:06 pm

Front of group or wet conditions, safety specs or visor.
Mid or back of group, dry conditions, goggles. If dust is not bad you may get away with the visor.
On road or through brambles, visor.
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