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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 07:03 PM
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Do any of you do the full helmet thing? If so, does that make a difference on the type of eyewear?


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I wear a full helmet in winter and fall (right now) my helmet has a sun visor so I don't feel the need to wear glasses. It's also modular. So I open up the front, put the visor down, voila!
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post #32 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 07:08 PM
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I use a cheap 1.97 pair of wrap around tinted safety glasses from Harbor Freight, buy them 10 at a time and pitch when they get scratched.

But I also wear a full face helmet with shield.
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I just got some Oakley Wind Jackets, and I would buy them again tomorrow if I lost them. They are pricey, but made in the USA, and changing lenses out is extremely easy. I get zero wind in my eyes on the highway. Super comfortable, and they look good as sunglasses when I am not riding.

Can't recommend them enough.

I had some WileyX transitions awhile back, but they never transitioned to anything but damn near clear for me. I left them in my truck one day and one of the lenses melted in the Texas sun. So not sure how they fare for the military in Afghanistan, but if there is ever a war in Texas I'd look else ware for eye protection. Maybe I just got a bad batch.
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I just got some Oakley Wind Jackets, and I would buy them again tomorrow if I lost them. They are pricey, but made in the USA, and changing lenses out is extremely easy. I get zero wind in my eyes on the highway. Super comfortable, and they look good as sunglasses when I am not riding.

Can't recommend them enough.

I had some WileyX transitions awhile back, but they never transitioned to anything but damn near clear for me. I left them in my truck one day and one of the lenses melted in the Texas sun. So not sure how they fare for the military in Afghanistan, but if there is ever a war in Texas I'd look else ware for eye protection. Maybe I just got a bad batch.

I like Oakleys too but don't knock Wiley X. They make different levels of glasses. The mil-spec glasses won't melt in the sun. And they can take a shot gun blast and not break. I have SG-1s and they are the toughest pair of glasses I've ever seen. Been through a lot of bad situations in Afghanistan. Had them 5 years now and all I've done is replaced the elastic headband.


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Remember that transitional lenses only last for a little over two years or so. After that they are no different than any other pair of sunglasses. Great in theory, but if you're spending that much coin on glasses I would think you'd want them to last longer than that. Just my 2 cents.
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Oakley Juliets for Day and M-Frames for night.
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Bend the curve part around the ears to make the cable longer. That will get the pressure off the back of the ear. Any optometry center can help.

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I buy $2.00 high impact safety glasses from Harbor Freight in regular tint for day and amber for night time riding.

I wear a full face helmet and have a windscreen so the only purpose they need serve is block the sun and in case of the amber tone down oncoming headlights. Although the amber do work nice on overcast days.

They actually last a decent time but I buy 5 each at a time and stuff them in my bags, they get scratched, stepped on, forgotten or even if you are riding with someone that's whining they forgot their sunglasses just grab a new pair.

Wrap around so they look "stylish" and anyone getting close enough to tell they are nothing but cheap plastic is probably getting more personal than I desire anyway.
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Tisot with dark amber and clear lenses. Nice sized lense and frame that keeps Too much wind from getting around to dry my balls.

It's important to go with a non-glass shatter-proof material.

Anyone diggin goggles?

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post #40 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 07:25 AM
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Tried them all over the years and not considering the price Wiley X transistions is my first choise. " I have 2 pair " If you have trouble keeping up with your eyeware I don't recommend them. Metal frame glasses down here don't work.
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