Block Out the Sun with Cycling Sunglasses

cycling sunglasses

Cycling sunglasses are a practical accessory that helps cyclists stay safe by maximizing visibility. Many people wear regular sunglasses to block out the bright rays of the sun. For cyclists, however, sunglasses need to be able to keep dirt, bugs, and other debris from getting into the eyes. Additionally, cycling glasses prevent the eyes from tearing up or drying out because of the wind hitting the face.

Without sunglasses, visibility would be minimized because your eyes would be blurry from tears or you would be squinting against the sunlight. With the number of hazards that cyclers face on the road and in the woods, maintaining good visibility is a must.

There are a few things to take into consideration when buying cycling sunglasses. These types of sunglasses are different from regular sunglasses because they are made to the need to bikers.

The glasses have to fit under your helmet and regular sunglasses don’t necessarily allow for that. It is helpful to take your helmet with you when you go shopping for cycling glasses so you can see how everything fits together.

The main factors you want to look for are comfort and weight. The glasses should be lightweight and conform firmly to your head but not too tight. Check to see if you can adjust the length and fit of the glasses as needed.

cycling sunglasses As far as style goes, wraparound cycling sunglasses are good because they protect the eye from all sides. However, you will need to be extra care with wraparounds because, depending on the frame thickness, you could end up limiting your peripheral vision. You will need to turn your whole head in order to see instead of just looking out of the corner of your eye. If you can, get thin or half frames to try and avoid this.

A popular type of bicycling sunglasses is the ones with interchangeable lenses. This will allow you to use different types of colored lenses for different lighting situations. For example, dark lenses are good when the sun is high and there is an extraordinary amount of light. If it is an overcast day with the sun playing hide and seek, yellow lenses will help protect against glare. An amber, or brown, lens generally improves the contrast on bright days. Take your time in finding the right bicycle sunglasses for your unique cycling needs. Then join us in the forum to share your tips and tricks for improving bike safety and fun.

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