Monday, March 7, 2011

Motorcycle Eyewear -

Back to gear. Got a little side-tracked the past week or so, but here's the next part of the gear posts.

The right pair covering your eyes can make a big difference in visibility, comfort, and packing size. I prefer a pair of glasses with photochromic lenses(according to light conditions, fade from clear to dark-or the other way around) and foam around the edges. This allows the best of both worlds, no need for an extra pair of lenses or glasses and no wind or elements getting into your eyes. If you wear contacts, these are priceless when heading out on the road.

Another alternative is to get a full-face helmet and take that on trips for eye protection.

Helmet options are totally up to you... Sizing, strength, ventilation, comfort, weight, coverage, style, and price are a few things to consider.

I've got no advice, they all give me headaches.

New Attitude Clear or Shaded, $20-$30

-Shatterproof Polycarbonate Lenses

-UV400 Filter for Maximum UV Protection

-Scratch Resistant Coating

-Black Frame

-Spring Temples

Chicago Glasses, $20-$30

-Shatterproof Polycarbonate Lenses
-Transitional lenses

-UV400 Filter for Maximum UV Protection

-Scratch Resistant Coating

-Vented EVA Foam

Viper Glasses, $30-$40

-Shatterproof Polycarbonate Lenses

-UV400 Filter for Maximum UV Protection

-Scratch Resistant Coating

Rubber Ear Pads
Rubber Nose Pads
Removable Black Foam

HD Cylinders, $100

- Convertible eyewear
- Performance eyewear and sunglasses
- Detachable foam mid-frame snaps into place
- mid-frame snaps out to convert goggles to sunglasses
- Interchangeable clear lenses for night riding
- Prescription Lens Service available (U.S. only)
- Gloss Black Frame/ Smoke Lens

These next ones are ridiculous and straight out of Back To The Future, had to put them up here -
Flare A/F Smoke, $20-$30

-Shatterproof Polycarbonate Lens
-UV400 Filter for Maximum UV Protection
-Scratch Resistant Coating
-Great Peripheral Vision
-Double-Sided Anti-Fog Coating
-Anti-Scratch Coating
-Comfortable Neoprene Foam Padding

These next pair of HD goggles are one of the best pieces of road-wear I've ever had. They kick ass, plain and simple. These pictured have photochromic lenses, mine have interchangeable lenses(extra set fits in my pocket). They flex to my face, keep all the elements out of my eyes, and the lenses pop in and out in seconds. The foam has been peeling in some areas, but they're used and abused out on the road-
HD Road Classics, $95

- Mid-flex for any face shape yet still offer a snug fit by way of a flexible bridge
- Folds up to pocket size
- Photochromic lenses that transition from light to dark
- Adjustable backstrap for preferred fit
- Microfiber bag
- Gloss Black Frames, Day/Night Lens

Throughout the years, I've lost countless pairs of shades while I was on the road. They fly off pretty damn easily when you crank your head doing a fast lane change or passing other vehicles. The goggle back-strap eliminates the need to worry about that. Never thought I'd wear goggles, but these things rule.

1 comment:

  1. Hate to admit it, but I would be wearing those ridiculous ones from back to the future...what's my problem.