Bolle safety glasses – anyone use these?
Toying with getting some – for winter walking and maybe biking too.Posted 4 years ago
Want to know if they have UV protection – this site (and some others) says they do but Bolle site doesn’t say…I’m thinking if they don’t say they have then they probably haven’t.fivespotMember
ALL glasses have UV protection, if you are looking through cling film, you have UV protection. You never get burnt driving a car in the sun do you 😉
But those glasses will be no good for riding, they are too sealed. they will steam up just getting your bike out of the car 😯 😉Posted 4 years agoacehtnMember
Got the 3M versions, prone to steaming. Only work if your say sat on top of an armoured car or riding a motorbike, try to do anything worklike with no air flow and they steam up.
Do use the cheaper Bolle wrap-a-rounds with the spindly metal frame, in clear and smoke lenses, they are cheaper and much better.
Must grab some next time i am in screwfix.Posted 4 years agoalpinMember
i ended up with four pairs of these as they were on offer when ordering some work clothes.
nice idea, but i found they steamed up too quickly. admittedly i’m always hot and sweat like the proverbial black man on a rape charge in Alabama.
eventually cut some slots into the foam to help with ventilation, but to no avail.
also a pain as you cannot easily remove and give them a wipe as the strap is wrapped around your head. without the strap they fall off too easily as they have quite a loose fit.
gave a pair to my mate and he gets on with them ok. he is, however, a stingy bastard and anything free is good in his book.
also make you look a little special… very thick rimmed.
have used other Bolle glasses in the past and have always been happy with them…. unfortunately not these….Posted 4 years agofeckinlovebbqMember
They are terrible for fogging up. No air movement in and around the glasses due to the foam pads that are supposed to stop stuff getting in your eyes.
When they came out the saftey guys at work were trying to push them as the best eye protection becase the foam lip prevents anything slipping in the tops or sides of the glasses however it also stops any air flow behind the lens so they fog up as soon as you climb a ladder.
-Edit-Posted 4 years ago
Contours for the win £4.90 a pair on amazon in all the different tints you could want
Thanks for all the replies.Posted 4 years ago
I want some eyewear more for snowy walking conditions though – some of these would be great for biking but I wondered if someone could recommend some cheapish goggles that won’t steam up (double lens) – with some sort of tinted lens. I think the Trackers will steam up as they’re not really for cold weather use and would seem to have restricted air flow.
If they could have doubled-up for biking that would have been great but not essential.
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