So normally I prefer to ride with contacts and use either clear or yellow safely glasses. Now my new lid has a goggle strap bit and I curious now conditions are rather grotty. Why do people prefer goggles over clear glasses?
I use goggles for big mountain descending and bike parks. Speeds are up for extended periods of time, or periods of high intensity, both of which give me streamy eyes. For regular trail riding, they’re too much hassle to keep taking on and off.
So on cold mornings I cry like I’m having some form of breakdown. Goggles stop that and I can actually see where I’m going but after 10 minutes of vigorous riding I’m warmed up and then they mist up and I’m blind again anyway.
They do work well if you’re doing long descents but I only use mine with a full face helmet on purely dh rides as they’re just a pain in the arse and another thing to have to faff about with on a normal ride.
I ride with contacts to and for those above that have not experienced the agony of grit under one trust me its f… Painfull.
Smith squad optic goggles are really ventilated and play well with my kask rex helmet
I Used to use Oakley L-frames, they definitely fitted over most glasses, but even with all the foam pulled out of the vents and drilled lenses they merrily fogged up, although that was mostly with a FF lid riding DH, I did wear them with a piss pot for a laugh a couple of times, sort of worked but they were not worn for longer periods then…
My general experience is that that OTG goggles don’t really work…
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