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    Riding Glasses?

    I'm looking for woman's riding glasses for my wife. Not so concerned about lens tint, fit and anti-fog/sweat-drips are the main concern. She's petite (sp?). What do you gals reccommend? Thanks!
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    Not sure why tint would be unimportant, if they are too dark you can't see the trail details well. Since our trails are mostly shaded in summer, and I also commute all year, which means low light conditions, my last purchase was ZeroRH 616 Stylus Sunglasses Pearl White Frames/Clear Lenses. Very flexy and comfy and clear. But I've lost/broken a lot of sunglasses so I only buy stuff on sale.

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    Just meant that clear lenses are just fine. Thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badassbassangler View Post
    I'm looking for woman's riding glasses for my wife. Not so concerned about lens tint, fit and anti-fog/sweat-drips are the main concern. She's petite (sp?). What do you gals reccommend? Thanks!
    I assume you mentioned 'petite' because she needs smaller frames? I'd recommend she go try on a few different styles & brands and see which ones fit, for starters.

    I've heard good things about Smith's smaller frames, but have not field-tested them as they don't fit me. I personally wear a pair of children's Oakley Fives. They are old and severely out of style, but have survived several crashes over the years.

    A thin headband is the best way to combat sweat drips: stop them before they get there.

    As for anti-fog, despite manufacturer's claims, ain't no such thing. (As someone who has worn glasses for over 3 decades, I know whereof I speak.) I've had the best luck with Cat Crap, but even that only rates a "meh". Making sure the glasses have good air flow between the lens & the face will help with that, but not prevent it, especially when stopping for snacks.

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    just plain unfriendly and maladjusted.
    "Yes, honey: I do love this bike more than I love you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabrielle View Post
    I assume you mentioned 'petite' because she needs smaller frames? I'd recommend she go try on a few different styles & brands and see which ones fit, for starters.

    I've heard good things about Smith's smaller frames, but have not field-tested them as they don't fit me. I personally wear a pair of children's Oakley Fives. They are old and severely out of style, but have survived several crashes over the years.

    A thin headband is the best way to combat sweat drips: stop them before they get there.

    As for anti-fog, despite manufacturer's claims, ain't no such thing. (As someone who has worn glasses for over 3 decades, I know whereof I speak.) I've had the best luck with Cat Crap, but even that only rates a "meh". Making sure the glasses have good air flow between the lens & the face will help with that, but not prevent it, especially when stopping for snacks.

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    Good advice! Thank you!
    Only if I got paid to hang out in my garage and tweak on my bikes...

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    I love my Smith Pivlock V90 max. Comes with 3 lenses. I am petite and ride a lot.

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    +1 for the Smith Pivlocks. I have the small frames with 3 lenses (pink, grey and clear) and use them for 100% of my rides. They don't slip and I love that there's no giant frame line when I'm tucked low on descents.

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    $10 safety glasses from Lowes/Home Depot. Believe it or not, they have some decent-looking ones. I am constantly losing and/or breaking my glasses, so I don't bother spending $40+ on a pair anymore.

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