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    Eye protection

    Do you wear any? I started really getting into MTB last June. I started with a $4 pair of shooting glasses I bought at Wal-Mart. Problem was on humid days, they fogged up so quickly while sweating that it made them almost useless. It seems like it makes sense to wear something though. Any suggestions?


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    I had the same problem using cheap safety glasses last year, that's why I stopped using them. I've been sticking to sunglasses with a light lens, or nothing since giving up the safety glasses. It would be nice to have an option with clear lenses that didn't fog up.
    Brian

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    I have tried a few different things over the years and never found anything that wasn't a PITA for most of the year (fogging in the summer, freezing in the winter). Thursday night I was riding and got a pretty good slap across my eyeball from a small branch. Owch, that hurt and I couldn't really see well out of that eye for a good 10 minutes. I gotta find something.

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    I did buy a pair with interchangeable lenses last year, but lost them fairly quick before I could try them. I recently found them under the seat of the car and will make it a point to test them out in the first few rides.
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    If anyone is keeping score, I got whipped in the same eye on today's ride as I did on Thursday night. Gotta get some glasses.

    John
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    I use "Rudy Project " shades and have multiple interchangeable lens and also have the optical insert with lineless bifocals
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    If anyone is keeping score, I got whipped in the same eye on today's ride as I did on Thursday night. Gotta get some glasses.

    John
    Thanks to this thread I got whipped in the right eye on today's ride...
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    Whatever you get, make sure it's safety lenses. I once had an accident, went over the handlebars and landed on my face. Had a cheap pair of sunglasses on that just broke into jagged lil pieces. Luck for me, I didn't get one in the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyzee View Post
    Whatever you get, make sure it's safety lenses. I once had an accident, went over the handlebars and landed on my face. Had a cheap pair of sunglasses on that just broke into jagged lil pieces. Luck for me, I didn't get one in the eye.
    Were they Ryders Sunglases? Maybe you could sue, or start a huge slanderous internet campaign against the company.

    Brian

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    I just wear sunglasses... Goggles tend to fog up to much when riding downhill for me... Although if it is a race, maybe I'll go with the goggles.

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