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Sunglasses

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Wed May 09, 2018 2:45 pm

Now summer has arrived, I need to replace my ‘eyewear’. The ideal solution would be:

- The right shape for my smallish face, that is secure and prevents splash back getting into my eyes.
- Resistant to fogging.
- One lens does everything, so photochromatic.
- Not super expensive.
- Resistant to scratches.

I had a pair from BBB, but they got trashed by grit quite quickly. I like my Oakleys for road riding but they are too expensive to trash in muddy conditions.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by voodoo_simon » Wed May 09, 2018 2:49 pm

Uvex have been good to me, can wear them from the brightest of light (not tried glacier) to the darkest of nights. Haven’t fogged on me either.

I’ve ditched my Oakleys since getting these, much better in my opinion and more practical too.

I’ve got the 802 vario, which I’ve seen for about £30 ( they should be £90ish)

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by jam bo » Wed May 09, 2018 3:34 pm

never found a pair of glasses that work for me offroad.

decent front mudguard (mudhugger FR with extension) is far more effective.

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by Teetosugars » Wed May 09, 2018 9:08 pm

jam bo wrote:never found a pair of glasses that work for me offroad.

decent front mudguard (mudhugger FR with extension) is far more effective.
Mudguards block the sun out of your eyes?
Well, every day’s a school day.. :-bd

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by ScotRoutes » Wed May 09, 2018 9:13 pm

I use Oakleys. Prescription, transition Oakleys. They're expensive, but being expensive means I take good care of them. I'm on my second set of lenses in ten years - caused by a change of prescription. I use them for every ride.

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by Moder-dye » Thu May 10, 2018 10:26 am

Teetosugars wrote:
Mudguards block the sun out of your eyes?
Well, every day’s a school day.. :-bd
Oh to have sun to block :lol:

I wear clear cycling glasses pretty all year round for eye protection from grit, slop, bugs and cold wind. Sadly its very rare I've needed sunglasses on the bike :cry:

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by benp1 » Thu May 10, 2018 11:07 am

I have 2 sets of Oakley Flak 2.0 (amongst many other glasses, including other Oakleys)

I have 2 lenses between the two - prizm road, prizm trail and clear

If I'm very sweaty and then stop they do fog up, but this clears as soon as I'm moving again

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by Scattamah » Thu May 10, 2018 11:33 am

I'd say Rudy Project Rydons...but they don't fit into the cheaper end of the spectrum once you get the photo-chromatic lenses. Not scratch resistant either, but if you take care of them that shouldn't be an issue. Only set of goggles I've really liked since my Oakley SubZero's. The bendy ear pieces and bridge is a winner - shape 'em to your head and they stay where they should. They'll take prescription lenses as well - my missus has custom funky lenses in the pair she appropriated from me.

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by Mariner » Thu May 10, 2018 3:14 pm

I was recommended to get prescription reactolite glasses for riding.
I selected Oakley (Holbrook?) frames in Vision Express and got them all priced up somewhere in the region of £350. :o

I asked if there was an alternative and was shown an Oakley look alike unbranded different make of lens still reactolite prescription, driving spec so I can read my gps and cycle, plus the tint of my choice £165. :oops:
Still a huge price but if you get away from branded stuff it is less expensive.
Now where have I heard that before? :lol:

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by Wilkyboy » Thu May 10, 2018 3:30 pm

Moder-dye wrote:I wear clear cycling glasses pretty all year round for eye protection from grit, slop, bugs and cold wind. Sadly its very rare I've needed sunglasses on the bike :cry:
And a pair of Bollé safety glasses like these are as good as any "proper" clear-lens cycling glasses I've ever owned — https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003UR1U5E/. Cheap as chips at £4 a pair and at that price who cares about scratching them?

I tend to use swappable lenses, so I can choose when I want which lens, although I also have a pair of DHB photochromatics that were cheap and seem okay.

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by Teetosugars » Thu May 10, 2018 3:34 pm

Another fan of Oakley here too..

Love mine.

Perfect for the job. :-bd :geek:

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Re: Sunglasses

Post by ootini » Thu May 10, 2018 3:52 pm

I must be the only person here who actually goes to the local petrol station and buys the £5 Ray Ban Aviator copies......

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