Specs for night riding
After once again having a whole entire fly eject itself from my tear duct the day after a ride, I’m thinking I really ought to look after my eyes a bit better.
I have some Endura Snapper sunglasses which are perfect in terms of fit, price and styling, and I’d love a clear equivalent for riding at night, or in overcast conditions. The cheaper clear specs all seem to be the same few basic M:Frame copies. Is there anything else out there?
Nothing too expensive as the first thing I always do with a set of sunglasses is accidentally drop them and stand on them.Posted 5 years agodoubledunterMember
Endura Spectrum ,£15 quid, cant go wrong, lens doesnt scratch as easy as run of the mill safety glasses as soon as you clean them,Posted 5 years agofatsimon mk2Member
endura stingray with clear lens fitted use them all last winter and swapped lens for either smoked lens for sunny days(about twice summer just gone) or persimmion lens the rest of the time great glasses and when these finally give up the ghost will be getting another pair 8)Posted 5 years ago
I did try a set of these that a mate had been given to test:
The anti-misting gap at the side of the lens seemed to work really well, RRP is a bit steep though and you don’t seem to be able to get them anywhere in the UK.Posted 5 years agoRusty MacSubscriber
I’ve used these Bolle safety glasses, they look more like the Endura Snappers you already have.
They are quite basic but are comfy.Posted 5 years agoOscillate WildlyMember
clubber – Member
You’re welcome to try my Fakely Jawbones which come with a clear lense and cost about £15 Mr_a
clubber- which jawbones come with clear lenses? worth just getting a pair for proper winter dark nights!!! if you can let me know please 🙂
i use the photochromic ones in the day, and autumn/spring nights which are fantastic, but the amount of mud and crap come winter i dont really want to get them scratched like mad, prefer just use some cheap clear lensed fakelys!Posted 5 years ago
Bolles ordered from Fleabay, I reckon for six quid they’re worth a punt.
Goggles are pretty good if you don’t mind rocking the open face + goggles look
I’ve used my Spy goggles on snowy night rides before. They’re great for preventing ice-cream headaches but steam up instantly on the climbs. You will also get people asking whether you’re going to a bro-b-que.Posted 5 years agodeadkennySubscriber
thebikechain – Member
Can’t ride with my glasses at night really. Have to wear contacts and accept mud and feaces and sticks in my eyes.
After the cost of smashing up prescription glasses, I never wear them full stop. Contacts always for me, but I always need regular specs for non-blind people to keep the bugs out of the eyes, having had the infected dead bug thing and grit stuck under the contacts.
If you’ve got contacts, just get any of the above recommendations with a clear or night lens.
To add mine, I’ve been using Madison D’arcs for some time, £30-ish with three interchangeable lenses including clear. Only downside is the lenses scratch easily, though you can get replacement parts cheap.
Yellow ones are usually better in low light for a bit more definition and brighten up a dull day, but no good in the dark. I know with skiing they use blue ones for night skiing under floodlights though.Posted 5 years agojfletchMember
Oscillate – search on “3 lens glasses”
Hypothetically… if I had bought some glasses of eBay and were supprised they looked remarkably similar to Oakleys, they would have come with 3 set of lenses, Tinted, Mirrored and Yellow.
I would find that the yellow ones are fine for night riding once you get used to them.Posted 5 years agoglupton1976Member
That’s what I use.Posted 5 years ago
Used the Bolles for the first time this weekend, and I was well impressed. Good coverage, good optically, comfy to wear and didn’t mist up even on hideous 1:5 climbs. They’re cheap-looking, and have a letter printed on each lens but neither of these things are noticeable when you’re wearing them. I dropped them on the course but some kind-hearted person found them and handed them in. Recommendo.Posted 5 years ago
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