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    Does anyone ride in the rain with glasses on? I can't see more than three feet in front of me unless I have my glasses on or clear to see. I was wondering if there are any tricks to this or not. Does that RainX liquid designed for windshields work? Mini windshield/glass wipers?

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    I don't wear prescription glasses, but I have clear ones I wear in low light to keep the debris out of my eyes, and the visibility is definitely reduced in the rain. Worse is the fogging at stoplights. I don't have any wonder product for you, but I'm sure there is one that helps at least sheet off the water. I would look for something eyeglass specific though, since they are pretty pricey to replace. A cap under your helmet & pulled down just over your glasses may help too.

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    Oakley makes some kind of solution or lens that repels water but I have no idea if that's expensive Rainx or not. I have not tried it and cannot comment on it other than that it exists. I'm sure there are other manufacturers that make a similar product.

    http://www.oakley.com/innovation/opt...ty/hydrophobic

    Fog only forms on my lens when stopped. Going even 2 or 3 MPH clears the fog up fairly quickly. I would say that a cheap anti-fogging solution is to rub on some soap and let it dry but it's at the cost of clarity -- I do this on a portion of my bathroom mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
    A cap under your helmet & pulled down just over your glasses may help too.
    This helps me.
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    I'll try that hat thing. Maybe I could find one of those cool late 80s early 90s biking caps!
    I was washing the cars this morning and thought using spray wax would do the trick. Helped a little but, nothing like what that Oakley stuff does. Which is what the Rain X is supposed to do. I'm going to buy the RainX stuff tonight and try it. Atleast if it doesn't work I can still use it on the car windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch
    This helps me.
    Another vote for the cap under the helmet. My cycling glasses have presecription inserts so I get the double whammy of rain getting in between the two lenses as well as on the outside lens. A cap under the helmet does the trick.

    As for fogging, again, I get the double whammy as fog gets between the lenses when I stop. Sometimes I can clear it out by pulling the glasses down a bit and letting the air flow clear it out while I ride but it doesn't always work. On my list of "stuff to buy" is cycling glasses with prescription lenses so I can ditch the inserts.

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    Does a helmet visor do the same as the cap brim?

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    I wore glasses for 15 years, and finally got laser eye surgery last winter. The biggest benefit is the clear vision in the rain, and lack of fogging.

    I got dumped on by a big storm cloud the other day on my ride home. Was wearing a 661 Recon helmet with a visor. Tip the visor down a tiny bit more than normal and the rain doesn't get in my eyes. I nearly drowned from all the water running down my nose into my mouth though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jseko
    Does a helmet visor do the same as the cap brim?
    I can't comment on it being "the same" as I do not own a cap with a brim. However, I have a helmet with a visor for these wet Oregon winters and it works great.
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    NOPE. I put my contacts on. Can't worry about glasses fogging up.

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