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the best sunglasses for glare

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  • Brno62
    Brno62
    1 month
    What the best sunglasses for glare in the morning i rode to work in the morning had my H/D sunnys on and are crap and just missed a dead roo on the h/way cheers 
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    1 month
    Quoting Brno62 on 24 Sep 2021 04:37 AM

    What the best sunglasses for glare in the morning i rode to work in the morning had my H/D sunnys on and are crap and just missed a dead roo on the h/way cheers 

    Brno62 , go to your local eye care professional, a HD Dealer not the place to buy sunny's, that will give you the best vision in risky condition's.
    They mostly just sell you an image (to look the part, not see clearer ) .
    good luck.
     
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    1 month
    Quoting Brno62 on 24 Sep 2021 04:37 AM

    What the best sunglasses for glare in the morning i rode to work in the morning had my H/D sunnys on and are crap and just missed a dead roo on the h/way cheers 

    Thinking a transitions lenses could be the go for you. Bright light they go dark, low light they go clear, my last Bell full-face had a visor that did the same
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    1 month
    I agree.
    Got a pair of Ugly Fish photochromic glasses that do the same thing.
    Pretty good for any light conditions, plus they have those rubber bits behind the frames that stops wind an bugs blowing behind the lenses.
  • STEAMER
    STEAMER
    1 month
    I use Ugly fish, yellow lense for night & overcast.
    But mostly the dark lense.  I think they make the phototronic that adapt to diff light. 
       Good sunglass shops also have a full range. In the car i use Spotters that darken & lighten as needed
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    1 month
    Go to the nearest place that sells sunglasses and try on every pair of POLARISED  sunglasses on the stand. The local servo should have some.
    Buy the pair of  POLARISED  !!!  sunglasses that feel the most comfortable on your noggin. Dont look in the mirror.
    Should cost you 30 or 40 bucks.  I have a pair that are almost 20 years old and they cost me 12 euros when I was on holiday in Spain.
    Make sure they are polarised. Run of the mill safety glasses just dont cut it.

  • UltraPete
    UltraPete
    1 month
    Oakleys for me in the sun and clear safety glasses at night
  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    1 month
    You do not need two pairs of glasses - how many do you want to carry?
    I have prescription 'transitions' glasses - these are not a new technology (available for many, many years now). 
    The lenses are clear (un-tinted) in conditions of low sunlight. The lenses darken progressively to greatly reduce glare upon exposure to sunlight.
    I wish I had had a dollar for each time I have pointed this out to people!

  • GGUser260
    GGUser260
    1 month
    Quoting Brno62 on 24 Sep 2021 04:37 AM

    What the best sunglasses for glare in the morning i rode to work in the morning had my H/D sunnys on and are crap and just missed a dead roo on the h/way cheers 

    Maui Jim polarized.
  • steelo
    steelo
    1 month
    Nothing is going to stop the glare if you are riding directly into the sun late or early in the day. 
    A bit of black tape across top or bottom of visor can help. 
    Keep the visor in good condition and be careful of over cleaning it. Micro scratches will kill it as far as glare is concerned. 
    What ever glasses you have, they’ll work fine. 
    I did have my long distance prescription raybans made multi focal so I could see gauges as well as road ahead but they are still hopeless at reading a menu at the bakery / coffee shop. That’s when the pince nez come out. 
    Keep everything clean. 

    If I could afford then, I’d buy a pair of Wileyx. (Actually I just checked online and they don’t seem so expensive)
    I have a yellow lens pair of safety glasses for low light. 

  • bloodog
    bloodog
    24 days ago
    Quoting Brno62 on 24 Sep 2021 04:37 AM

    What the best sunglasses for glare in the morning i rode to work in the morning had my H/D sunnys on and are crap and just missed a dead roo on the h/way cheers 

    Quoting GGUser260 on 24 Sep 2021 10:24 PM

    Maui Jim polarized.

    The hand brake uses Maui Jim polarised, recons there the ducks guts 
  • GGUser260
    GGUser260
    23 days ago
    Quoting Brno62 on 24 Sep 2021 04:37 AM

    What the best sunglasses for glare in the morning i rode to work in the morning had my H/D sunnys on and are crap and just missed a dead roo on the h/way cheers 

    Quoting GGUser260 on 24 Sep 2021 10:24 PM

    Maui Jim polarized.

    Quoting bloodog on 03 Oct 2021 04:59 AM

    The hand brake uses Maui Jim polarised, recons there the ducks guts 

    borrow them ,look to the glare and see if you agree?
    They're not cheap, but the duck's guts rarely are. 

  • bloodog
    bloodog
    23 days ago
    Quoting GGUser260 on 24 Sep 2021 10:24 PM

    Maui Jim polarized.

    Quoting bloodog on 03 Oct 2021 04:59 AM

    The hand brake uses Maui Jim polarised, recons there the ducks guts 

    Quoting GGUser260 on 03 Oct 2021 11:46 AM

    borrow them ,look to the glare and see if you agree?

    They're not cheap, but the duck's guts rarely are. 

    I am not that impressed, This is a photo taken midday and it gets a lot of glare 
    He is a few picks 
  • bloodog
    bloodog
    23 days ago
    Quoting bloodog on 03 Oct 2021 04:59 AM

    The hand brake uses Maui Jim polarised, recons there the ducks guts 

    Quoting GGUser260 on 03 Oct 2021 11:46 AM

    borrow them ,look to the glare and see if you agree?

    They're not cheap, but the duck's guts rarely are. 

    Quoting bloodog on 04 Oct 2021 02:55 AM

    I am not that impressed, This is a photo taken midday and it gets a lot of glare 

    He is a few picks 

    Don’t think they are polarised here are the specs 
  • binnsy
    binnsy
    23 days ago
    Think you'll find all Maui Jim's are polarised mate. 
  • leachy
    leachy
    22 days ago
    It you wear an open face helmet you will be fine. The issue I find with polarised and a full face helmet is the visor will add all weird colours to the road surface. It can often make it look like something has been spilt on the road. 

    Maui Jim make incredible sunglasses but so expensive, I only ever only use them in the car. Uggly Fish for the bike with the rubber / foam seal.


  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    22 days ago
    What are the Ugly Fish glasses with the foam seal like leachy?  Any chance of a pic?
    I have tried a few pairs of " sealed "  safety glasses and they were fukin rubbish.
    They nearly blew my eyeballs out  of my head. 
    I was gonna have a go at steelo with his "  Any cheap and nasty sunglasses will be fine " reply  but I held my tongue but not tonight !
    If you want to get rid of the GLARE  cheap sunnies dont do it. Doesnt matter how dark they are .
    POLARIZED  sunnies , cheap or expensive REDUCE THE FUKIN GLARE.
    It is all connected to Albert Einsteins theory of relativity.

  • steelo
    steelo
    21 days ago
    Very humorous BB. I couldn't find a picture of the Ugly fish glasses but here's one of a foam seal
  • GGUser260
    GGUser260
    21 days ago
    Quoting beaglebasher on 05 Oct 2021 10:39 AM

    What are the Ugly Fish glasses with the foam seal like leachy?  Any chance of a pic?

    I have tried a few pairs of " sealed "  safety glasses and they were fukin rubbish.
    They nearly blew my eyeballs out  of my head. 
    I was gonna have a go at steelo with his "  Any cheap and nasty sunglasses will be fine " reply  but I held my tongue but not tonight !
    If you want to get rid of the GLARE  cheap sunnies dont do it. Doesnt matter how dark they are .
    POLARIZED  sunnies , cheap or expensive REDUCE THE FUKIN GLARE.
    It is all connected to Albert Einsteins theory of relativity.

    Here we see observers of an atomic bomb test circa 1950's
    Not sure if they are wearing Maui Jim's, but Einstein helped with the glare .
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    21 days ago
    Quoting beaglebasher on 05 Oct 2021 10:39 AM

    What are the Ugly Fish glasses with the foam seal like leachy?  Any chance of a pic?

    I have tried a few pairs of " sealed "  safety glasses and they were fukin rubbish.
    They nearly blew my eyeballs out  of my head. 
    I was gonna have a go at steelo with his "  Any cheap and nasty sunglasses will be fine " reply  but I held my tongue but not tonight !
    If you want to get rid of the GLARE  cheap sunnies dont do it. Doesnt matter how dark they are .
    POLARIZED  sunnies , cheap or expensive REDUCE THE FUKIN GLARE.
    It is all connected to Albert Einsteins theory of relativity.

    BB, go into a decent workwear store and the big ones usually have quite a range of safety glasses that you can try on. Some work for me and some don’t. I got Bolle brand safety glasses that fit perfectly and don’t let any wind in to my eyes. About $12-15 a pair from memory so I bought a few black pairs and a few clear pairs (they didn’t have the low light yellow/orange type in the bolle glasses that fit me). Those pairs will last me years. I don’t think they’re polarised but they do the job nicely and it’s very rare that I’m troubled by glare. 
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