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Old 07-09-07, 12:55 PM
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WileyX SG-1 Goggles

I got a pair of these as a gift this weekend and they are fantastic. I used to just ride with my regular glasses and on every evening ride I would get a gnat or mosquito to go right into my eye. Not to mention all the dust and soot particulates from busses. The gaskets, while a little warm in today's 100 degree heat, keep out everything, including the wind. Also surprising is that they didn't fog up -- the worst I got was when going very slow at night and they got a bit of uniformly precipitated condensate on them, but they were still clear enough to see.

Last night I rode at twilight by the river and while my body was being pelted with bugs, my eyes were wonderfully unaffected. Also, this morning I was going over a bridge and felt the soot from a buses exhaust hit my face, but the eyes were protected.

The next step is to buy some prescription eyecups for them (I can see without my glasses, and am legal to drive without them, but life is much better with them on). Interestingly enough, it looks like to get light adjusting ones will cost about 80 bucks more than the glasses did. Anyone have any experience with prescription cups for the wileys?
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Old 07-09-07, 01:15 PM
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The Rx are wonderful with the Wileys, and if they become your main staple, get them without a second thought. The only addon would be tinted vs tranistion vs clear. I had very good success with the transistion, but there is the price factor. I use non-Rx for my commute, but I do use Rx for work.
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Quick note, if you have an odd Rx or strong Rx, look to see if it is possible to fill your Rx before buying.
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Old 07-09-07, 01:20 PM
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The WileyX site seemed to indicate I could fill the prescription, with a couple extra bucks. All I need from my eye doctor is the interpupilary distance and I should be set to go. Did you use WileyX for the prescription or did you use somebody else?
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I find them a little uncomfortable, but I still keep them in my trunk bag in case I encounter a flesh-devouring cloud of gnats.
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I got a pair about 1 1/2 years ago and FELL IN LOVE!!

I paid premium for the first pair, then found that I could get them on Ebay for about $35. So I bought two more pair. Now I have one pair for cycling, one in the car for driving and a 3rd pair for spare or safety glasses type tasks.

I took mine to eye doctor once to see about Rx and they told me the angle was too sharp, they couldn't do it. But I believe there is a website you can have it done at. I later found that my eyesight isn't really bad enough to wear glasses much, so I didn't bother.

Glad to see more fans of the Wileys. I went through just about every pair of sunglasses out there trying to find a pair that was just right and the Wiley SG-1's were it!!
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As someone else on here recommended, I went with www.heavyglare.com to fill my perscription. They've been great so far.
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Originally Posted by Psydotek
As someone else on here recommended, I went with www.heavyglare.com to fill my perscription. They've been great so far.
Good to know in case I ever decide to put the scripts in. thanks.
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I got those issued in Iraq. I have several pairs. I hate them, I have huge problems with fogging. For goggles, I use the ESS Advancer V-12
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I have a fogging problem with them too. I cut off a foam tab around the eye cup to improve air flow. It helps a little with the fogging, but now once in a while a bug will get trapped inside and just fly around inside. They are rugged goggles and will take a lot of abuse, I'll give them that much.
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I got those issued in Iraq. I have several pairs. I hate them, I have huge problems with fogging. For goggles, I use the ESS Advancer V-12
I only get that when I'm sweating bad and not moving. As long as I'm moving it's ok.
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Originally Posted by thelazywon
I got those issued in Iraq. I have several pairs. I hate them, I have huge problems with fogging. For goggles, I use the ESS Advancer V-12
Ditto. I was about to say the same thing (both the Iraq and the fogging)...you beat me to it.
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So, if they're foggy and not that great, then what do you guys recommend?
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I've experienced the fogging, but it's only noticable to me with the clear lenses, not the sunglasses. I think it depends on how much you sweat. This may be a problem with goggles in general; I noticed it years back with swimming goggles. (Yes, on the inside of the lens.)

Honestly, I have a $10 pair of safety glasses (not goggles) I find very comfortable. The lens switches out between sunglass and clear, and they're pretty durable. But I still reach for the Wiley X goggles when the bugs are thick.
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