/ Sunnies for MTB
I've noticed recently that I'm struggling to pick up obstacles and lines under trees, in shadows etc, especially on sunny days.
I'm currently using a pair of Endura Mullet Glasses: http://www.endura.co.uk/Product.aspx?de ... rod_id=398
Which are supposed to be light reactive, I think the problem is that they are still quite dark at their lightest (if they change at all)
My question is, what do you guys do when it's sunny, but you are plunging in and out of trees?
Would something like this be better: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/rudy-project-magster-sunglasses-impact-x-photochromic/
Interested in personal recommendations of other lenses/manufacturers too.
This is mainly for MTB, but may also be used for road riding (current ones seem OK for this)
Or am I just better off going for clear lenses and squinting in the bright sunny bits?
Whoops, first link was supposed to be http://www.endura.co.uk/Product.aspx?dept_id=138&prod_id=398
How do you feel about coloured lenses? I've got a set of Endura Stingray (http://www.endura.co.uk/Product.aspx?dept_id=138&prod_id=227 ) and find the red lens to be great for overcast rides (either clouds or woods).
> How do you feel about coloured lenses?
Don't mind them, I also have a pair of Oakleys, in an orangey hue, but I find these are quite dark still, although the colour may help... I will try these on the bike, but somehow feel they aren't right (It doesn't help that they are not really cycling glasses and fog up - I bought them as fashion glasses)
I was wondering if anyone used something like the transitions lenses you get for prescriptions and if they are any good, or too slow to react
> I've noticed recently that I'm struggling to pick up obstacles and lines under trees, in shadows etc, especially on sunny days.
> I'm currently using a pair of Endura Mullet Glasses: http://www.endura.co.uk/Product.aspx?de ... rod_id=398
> Which are supposed to be light reactive, I think the problem is that they are still quite dark at their lightest (if they change at all)
> My question is, what do you guys do when it's sunny, but you are plunging in and out of trees?
Road riding doesn't tend to have quite the extremes of MTB, (apart from just taking off your glasses as you hit an alpine tunnel).
But in answer to the OP - Rudy Project every time. Because they're not Oakelys.
Have you never had a bee or a road chip hit you in the face when you're doing 60kph on the roadie?
I've had stuff bounce off the glasses. Rather that than off my eyeball.
I've got a pair of these for cycling
I mainly use the yellow lenses but the ability to swap is handy :)
I also bought a pair of safety glasses for wet days just to keep the rain out of my eyes and they work a treat, cost something like £8 from amazon.
Bolle Contour safety glasses: optically spot on. The Smoked lenses and the Clear lenses have anti-fog treatment. The smoked ones aren't too dark and are fine for light into shade. Clear are good for gloom and night.
THe best bit is that they are about £7 a pair.
Product refs are CONTPSI and CONTPSF
Numerous sellers online and fleabay
If you're a weight weenie - 21g a pair.
> Have you never had a bee or a road chip hit you in the face when you're doing 60kph on the roadie?
> I've had stuff bounce off the glasses. Rather that than off my eyeball.
Nope - but I can see why they'd help in those circumstances!
Although I've a bit of an Oakley fetish the best glasses I've used are rudy (transition type) they just work really well and change fast. Sure occasionally they steam up (when conditions are bad) but overall they are the dogs !
I've tried oakley transitions lenses and found that they were slow to change.
If you just wanted sunglasses for bright days (which you don't) oakleys are the best (although expensive).
3rd'd, 4th'd...whatever. Got a pair a week ago from Screwfix for about £9 I think it was. Just the clear ones but I'm tempted to go back for a tinted pair too - they're a great fit for me.
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