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Offline retiredmilitary

Cycling Goggles
« on: October 20, 2008, 10:43:17 am »
I must wear hard contact lenses for a correct refraction and need eye protection on the road.  To protect against dust and injury I have been wearing inexpensive motorcycle goggles that fog.  I have tried Kroops goggles but found my vision a trifle distorted.  I live in Canada - a cold country.  My face and head becomes hot with exercise and my goggles routinely fog.  I've heard Wiley-x-goggles are good?

Does any one have a suggestion.

Offline paddleboy17

Cycling Goggles
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 11:51:33 am »
I am not familiar with Kroops.

What about using something designed for down hill skiing?  I used to downhill ski and wore eye protection (sorry but I don't remember any details other that the price, $75 USD).  I don't remember having any fogging issues.


Offline staehpj1

Cycling Goggles
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 02:41:07 pm »
Why not just wear sunglasses instead of goggles.  Bicycle specific ones may be better than non bike specific ones in that they tend to hug the face and protect a bit better.

Goggles would be a pain, but if you insist try well ventilated off road motorcycle racing or downhill ski goggles.  I will say that I have never seen anyone wear goggles on a bike even when I raced XC mountain bike races.

Lots of people wear sunglasses with contacts for riding.  My two companions on the Trans America did exactly that last year and we rode in some very dusty and windy conditions.

Offline Trek950

Cycling Goggles
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 02:42:22 pm »
I recently bought some outdoor work glasses from Home Depot which I now use for cycling, They give almost perfect alround vision and the arms are adjustable individualy in length and angle.  This last feature makes the glasses extremely comfortable and they can be adjusted on the fly easily with one hand to insure suitable air flow for the conditions being ridden.

 The glasses have a gold coating which makes them uv resistant and also suitable for wearing at night.
Unfortunately, I just looked on their website and couldn't find the particular pair I'm refering to. If you are passing a Home Depot or hardware store it might be worth a look.

Since buying these $5 work glasses I have never worn my %250 Rudy Project's

Hope this helps!

Offline bagoh20

Cycling Goggles
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 06:22:11 pm »
Hard contacts are considered torture under the geneva convention.  I've done, hard, soft and glasses.  Your life will change overnight for the better if you partake of the miracle of laser eye surgery.  I did 15 years ago and still have perfect vision.  It is a miracle.  Best money I ever spent on anything.  If you can, do it.

Offline retiredmilitary

Cycling Goggles
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 11:55:19 am »
Thanks Guys for the good advice.  Unfortunately I'm not a canditate for laser eye surgery - and I agree I'm the only person I know that wears goggles on a bicycle....I do it however - because I more or less need to...

I checked out Home Hardware and purchased a pair of tinted safety glasses that don't look half bad...I'll give them a try.  Thanks.

Has anyone any experience with Wiley-X-Goggles... The military uses them... I've heard there good.

Thanks again People for your input.  Much appreciated.

Offline geegee

Cycling Goggles
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008, 09:16:14 am »
Since you are in Canada, check out MEC's
Espresso glasses. I
have several pairs with clear and tinted lenses and they are really durable.
When I'm on tour I usually carry only one frame since the lenses easily
snap on and off, and I end up having both clear goggles and sunglasses
without taking too much room.

Offline scott.laughlin

Cycling Goggles
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008, 06:51:24 pm »
Pledge keeps motorcycle face shields from fogging in cold and wet weather.  It might work on your goggles.