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Thread: Eye Protection

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    Eye Protection

    Looking for some recommendations on eye protection.

    Lots of trees and sharp sticks out there, any recommendation on biking glasses, especially something that is designed for moving fast and can't easily be knocked off. Short of safety glasses not sure what to do. Maybe something I could wear day or nite skiing in the winter as well.

    My cheap sunglasses whistle when I ski and ride my bike fast, my eyes also water.

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    For sunglasses I wear my Oakley Flak Jackets. If I don't need sunglasses I wear a pair of clear safety glasses that have roughly the same style as my sunglasses. No issues with either. I thought about getting one of the systems that allow lenses to be changed out but haven't looked into the options yet.

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    Give the Oakley Jawbones a try. The most comfortable pair of cycling glasses I have ever worn and the ability and ease of changes lenses is awesome.

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    UVEX Crow Pro


    Great ventilation, 3 lenses, opticaly perfect, very comfortable.

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    Nice...price isn't to bad either...my only problem is I have a big noggin so I have to try before I buy. I have looked at the Jawbones before but never actually tried them on. My LBS has some that look nice but I can't remember the brand...they were about $60 I think and as far as I can remember they were a bike specific brand.

    The more I think about it is might actually be the UVEX brand...I'll have to check next time I am there.

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    smith pivlock v90

    half the price of the oakleys and better eye coverage

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    Apache safety glasses works great.
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    Have a look on PricePoint.com or ChainReactionCycles.com (depends where you are in the world) and you'll find riding glasses kits which come with 3 different lenses (clear, dark and yellow) for between 20-40 bucks. Okay the lens quality isn't brilliant, but they're designed to stop letting wind and dust in your eyes, and if you crash your expensive sunglasses aren't going to end up scratched (or worse!).
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    you could always go into marshalls and see what they have. sometimes you find a deal.

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    Native Hardtops with interchangeable lenses. Rode with the lighter colored lenses
    Then I bought my Oakley Flak Jackets with transition lenses. They were $210 at cost but got them for $100. amazing glasses...

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    Oakley M frames with the appropriate lenses to fit your face. I use the heater lenses and the glasses fit great and won't fall off. I have 2 pairs of these lenses in black iridium and clear and both are shatter resistant.
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