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Old 04-28-21, 01:11 AM
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best cheap full coverage sunglasses?

best cheap full coverage sunglasses?
what do you recommend? looking for maximum protection from the sun for the eyes and face.
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Old 04-28-21, 02:27 AM
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Kroops jockey goggles.

anything made for cycling is gonna be a rip.
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Old 04-28-21, 07:45 AM
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https://www.lowes.com/pl/Eye-protect...priceLowToHigh
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Old 04-28-21, 07:50 AM
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I picked up these and really like them. Compared to the price of a lot of sunglasses out there, I thought it was reasonable.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod178854
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Old 04-28-21, 08:13 AM
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Basic tinted driving/safety glasses such as these, scroll down to the "Frequently Bought Together" section for some different style options.
https://smile.amazon.com/Carhartt-CH...8&s=hi&sr=1-22

I actual use these bi-focal versions, I use reading glasses and these help to see the bike computer better. I like this particular brand because the bi-focal lens is not very visible.
https://smile.amazon.com/Bifocal-Saf..._bap_d_rp_85_t
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Old 04-28-21, 08:16 AM
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Go to a commercial power equipment dealer, a lot of the big brands like STIHL make 'fashion' style safety glasses. They're about $15-$20, and have full Z87+ coverage.
They're inexpensive enough to have a couple different styles, colors or tints without breaking the bank.
Biggest caveat of inexpensive glasses, especially safety glasses, is that the plastic in the lenses is kind of soft (to absorb impact without breaking) so they can scratch more easily than high-dollar glasses
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Old 04-28-21, 08:34 AM
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full coverage sunglasses
What does that mean to you?

I just use tinted safety glasses for cycling. They wrap around somewhat and fit nicely. Mine also have readers on them so a tad more expensive:

Pyramex V2 Reader Bifocal For normal daytime going from sun to shadows.

Radians Rad-Sequel RSx Bifocal with Coffee Lens For really sunny conditions. But a little dark if you are going from sun to shadows often. Unless your eyes are younger and react quicker to the change.

If you don't need the bifocal they are even cheaper.

https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/safety-sunglasses/

You can buy them by the gross and throw them away each ride. <grin> However using a cotton cloth to clean them, they'll last for a year or more. Use a paper towel and they be scratched up in less than two weeks.

Clear works well for twilight and night rides to keep the wind from drying your eyes.
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Old 04-28-21, 09:51 AM
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https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-Radi...lasses/3648364

$10
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Old 04-28-21, 10:07 AM
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The best cheap sunglasses are going to be safety sunglasses you can find at any builders supply, or home improvement store.

Jackson Safety V30 Nemesis glasses are lightweight with anti scratch and fogging, and are sold at Home Depot for around $7.

Lowes has a couple, one is called the Craftsman CMXPERA220, also the Wiley X John Deere, and the other is a Dewalt Radius, they might a couple of others, but those cost around $10 each.

All those I mentioned can easily pass as looking like cycling glasses and not some bulky safety glasses. I use a pair of clear safety glasses for night time rides. By the way, people into cycling can get snobby concerning glasses, if you don't pay more than $200 for a pair you'll get distortion etc., no, I've used safety glasses for years and distortion is not the problem it once was 20+ years ago with cheap safety glasses. If you don't like the glasses you select, you can take them back within 2 weeks. Not sure if anti fog is critical anyways, my cheap clear safety glasses are not anti fog and they don't fog up. The other thing too is these won't be polarized, which isn't really important unless you're on water or snow, plus polarized lenses can make it nearly impossible to see your computer read out. If you can't find what you want at the home improvement stores you can go online and order from a vast selection of safety glasses.
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Old 04-28-21, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by cjenrick View Post
Kroops jockey goggles.

anything made for cycling is gonna be a rip.
THANKS! just ordered them
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Old 04-28-21, 02:51 PM
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Safety bifocal glasses brown tint for sunny days and yellow tint for cloudy days work well for me. Lowes had a decent selection.
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Old 04-28-21, 04:23 PM
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I've never found the construction/safety glasses to be too comfortable. Tifosi and Goodr make solid comfortable glasses for $25/pair; I'll only say don't get the ones with reflective lenses as the coatings scratch easily.
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Old 04-28-21, 05:34 PM
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Ones you find by the side of the road.
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Old 04-28-21, 06:40 PM
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Old 04-28-21, 11:09 PM
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Kroops are about 11 bucks if you find a good evilbay snag.

i got 3 pair, two tinted and one clear for twilight rides, very comfortable , vented,

then i got some Rainex anti-fog for cleaning them before each ride.

make sure you et the jockey goggles, not the bicycle goggles
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Old 04-28-21, 11:12 PM
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It’s always best to save as much/spend as little as possible on eye protection, helmets, seatbelts and birth control. I read it on the internet.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
BTW, want to add that I bought some of these photochromic glasses from Rockbrothers on ebay. $22, that I use for night riding. These things aren't real good at tinting dark during the sunlight but they are crystal clear on night rides. I have tried safety glasses that workfine but these things are crystal clear and excellent for night rides. Come with a cool little case and cleaning rag. Heck, that makes up for most of the price imo.

I have not tried the sunglasses but if they are as cool as the night glasses, can't be all that bad for $20 'ish.

I'm not about to spend another $130 for clear Oakleys but if I did, I don't think the lens would be any better than these.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/17350603419...UAAOSwYRJdO72g

https://www.ebay.com/str/rockbrosusa22
I bought a pair of their sunglasses for riding back in 2015. They came with different lenses, including clear. They worked great for the bike. Sadly, my wife just broke them recently. I was just now looking at what they have to offer now, and had hopped for the same as I had before, but they discontinued the one I had.
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Old 04-29-21, 11:03 AM
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Itís always best to save as much/spend as little as possible on eye protection, helmets, seatbelts and birth control. I read it on the internet.
Yep, heart pacemakers as well. Lot's of good deals on pacemakers on AliExpress.
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Maybe it's me but I am willing to spend a bit more money than saving a few bucks when I buy helmets, eyewear, tires and anything else that contributes to my safety and comfort.
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Old 04-29-21, 01:20 PM
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I'm using Nike sunglasses from BIg 5. They are usually $80, but on sale they are around $25-$30 with an additional 10% off. You want UVA/B.

The one thing that I look for in sunglasses for cycling is a rubber nose piece so they don't slide down when riding in the heat.

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Old 04-29-21, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
I can buy Continental tires at the local shop for $75. Or I can buy the same model tires online for $40. Does that mean the $75 tires are going to be more comfortable and safe? Nothing wrong with wanting to save a little cash. Heck, I have found some good sales from threads like this where I would have otherwise had no idea on the money I could save from tips of the others.
I agree with you completely. If I can get the same model of something for less money, I jump on it. What I meant in my original posting was that my focus is on quality rather than price when purchasing safety related items. If I find the exact same helmet in two places, I will buy the lower-priced option. What I will not do is look for a cheap, low quality helmet to save a few bucks.
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Old 04-29-21, 02:07 PM
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Not sure what "cheap" means but Tifosi is a good bang for the buck.
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Old 04-29-21, 02:10 PM
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I just go to my local walmart and buy whatever $10-15 UV glasses I can find that look good and cover my eyes well. They usually last a few months, break, and I get another pair. I should probably look into darkened safety glasses, but I need them to be UV protection. We cyclists need that.
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They used to give out the colorless version of these at work for safety glasses when going out in the shop. They were one of the few glasses that fit my melon head without causing a lot of pain. I was delighted when I found they also make a sunglass version. Perfect for me. Inexpensive, full coverage, comfortable, neutral gray lens, adjustable temples and no visible distortion. I also use the colorless version for dark, cloudy days. And if they get scratched I just toss them and grab a new pair. Sure, they don't have the cool factor of $200 glasses but I'm at the point in life I really don't care and have other things I rather throw money at.


S&W Safety Glasses (19823), Magnum, Smoke Lenses with Black Frame
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