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Just curious what kind of shades you guys wear. They're pertty important, especially in Winter. I went from the low-profile plastic ones (think what you'd see on a dude riding a crotch rocket) to a pair of medium sized aviators. The aviators absolutely rock. They're bigger so no bugs are getting in your eyes but the arms are thin steel so they don't dig in to your head when your helmets on. They look kinda badass too, I freekin' love 'um...

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i wear a pair of polarized safety glasses, smoke blue reflective lenses. they are wrap around and made with a softer rubberized coating on them. nice and close to the eyes and they dont let any air past (important for me as i wear contacts).
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Since I already wear eyeglasses,I get the transitions lenses and go with that.
I like em a lot and they actually darken more with colder temps ,the funny thing about them is when I have my helmet on the front of the helmet shades the top part of the lenses and when I take the lid off they are light on top and dark on the bottom for a few minutes,flipped me out the first time I noticed it.

I am due some new glasses and I may go with 2 pair,one with bifocals for every day wear and another pair with larger frames that are single lenses to ride in,thinking about a pair of old school black plastic frames for them,with the transition lenses ,of course.




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I always wear a full face helmet with a visor... But ALWAYS wear polarized glasses under the visor...even if it's tinted. (I prefer grey tinting on both)

My wife says I'm part vampire because I wear the shades even after the sun sets, and never go outside durring the day without wearing them (even if it's cloudy and raining)

I opt for narrow "Matrix" style glasses that fit close to the face with a bit of wrap around. I never spend more than 20 bucks on a pair and keep backup glasses in my glove boxes ( both car and bike)

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I also wear wrap around glasses for protection and to also to keep dirt/bugs and wind out of my eyes when using an open faced helmet or visor up on the full face helmet. I keep 2 sets in the tool box of the bike at all times, clear and tinted for day and night driving.

I used to spend a lot of money on glasses but after wrecking a few pairs just from sliding them into the tool box, I decided to go a cheaper route and buy the shatter proof safety glasses sold at Home Depot. They are relatively cheap, won't shatter, and fit the bill for protection. they have a pretty good variety, so I am able to find ones that fit well under the helmet and still look good.
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I like my yellow tinted, foam edged glasses. Day & Night.


Not to get into the whole thing.... But you do NOT see better at night with tinted lenses....even yellow ones.

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I like my yellow tinted, foam edged glasses. Day & Night.

I have a pair of those. The tint is super light yellow, I might not see better but I certainly don't see any worse. And I get eye protection at night with the visor up.

FYI, if you dart your eyes from your gauges to looking at objects at a distance (I do, I can't help it - it's flight training), you should make sure your sunglasses are NOT polarized. My flight instructor told me that and the optomotrist confirmed it...
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Not to get into the whole thing.... But you do NOT see better at night with tinted lenses....even yellow ones.


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I know, we don't want to go over that whole thing again. lol
It's my prefference. I don't see any better but it does seem to enhance what I see. I don't see any more or any less.
I like how it looks. The road not me! ltms

Seems more vibrant. That's all. Like amber lenses in the bright sunlight.

*Every color you put infront of your eyes filters out another. Ex: Yellow lenses filter out blue light.

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I know, we don't want to go over that whole thing again. lol
It's my prefference. I don't see any better but it does seem to enhance what I see. I don't see any more or any less.
I like how it looks. The road not me! ltms

Seems more vibrant. That's all. Like amber lenses in the bright sunlight.

*Every color you put infront of your eyes filters out another. Ex: Yellow lenses filter out blue light.
X2 I agree. My eyes think they are seeing better at night.

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