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Old 04-13-16, 12:23 PM
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flip down sun shield for bike helmet

When I ride my bike late in the afternoon and am going west the sun blinds me. I wear glasses and don't want to go out and spend a ton of money on prescription sun glasses. What I would like is to have a flip down tinted sun visor maybe 2-3"tall that would attach to the underside of my clip on helmet visor. I have looked on line and mostly see korean full face shields, or motorcycle helmet visors.

Has anyone found or made a sun shield for their helmet?
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Does it have to be a shield or have you considered fit-over sunglasses? I wear prescription spectacles and love my solar shields so much I very rarely leave home without them. Look dorky, work great.
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Since your helmet already has a visor, you could create an add-on sun visor extension. Cut apart a cheapo sun visor and attach it with self-adhesive velcro dots.

Stow it in a reachable pocket and you could attach/detach it quickly.
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Consider Flip down sunglasses like they use playing outfield in baseball..

Yea clip ons, Photochromatic

Or the plastic sheet ones like I Get when they Dilate my Pupils for eye exams.
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How about a Giro Air Attack with shield?

Air Attack? Shield Aerodynamic Track Cycling Helmet
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Originally Posted by capnjonny View Post
Has anyone found or made a sun shield for their helmet?
Exactly All-Weather Bike Helmet Shield, Bicycle Helmet Visor :: Wide Eyez
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They make clip on, flip up sunglasses.

For example.

Cocoons Rectangle Flip-Up Polarized Sunglasses
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I want that thing and I want a theremin attached so the antennae protrude from the top so I can make neat spaceman sounds while I ride and freak out all the earthlings.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
How about a Giro Air Attack with shield?

Air Attack? Shield Aerodynamic Track Cycling Helmet
very cool looking helmet
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Consider Flip down sunglasses like they use playing outfield in baseball..

Yea clip ons, Photochromatic

Or the plastic sheet ones like I Get when they Dilate my Pupils for eye exams.
My photochromic ski goggles are the best goggles I've ever used. If I didn't already have an extra pair of sunglasses, I'd get photochromic glasses for cycling.

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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
How about a Giro Air Attack with shield?

Air Attack? Shield Aerodynamic Track Cycling Helmet
That's the helmet I bought, (on sale got a good deal) for the exact same reasons: 1/2 the cost of getting both, a helmet and prescription, safety sun glasses. I'll need to get a clear shield to add to the tinted one that came with it, at some future point for riding in the dark.
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Originally Posted by Gweedo1 View Post
That's the helmet I bought, (on sale got a good deal) for the exact same reasons: 1/2 the cost of getting both, a helmet and prescription, safety sun glasses. I'll need to get a clear shield to add to the tinted one that came with it, at some future point for riding in the dark.
I have both an Air Attack Shield and a Dux Helm, which, in addition to having an integrated, retractable visor (which is extremely convenient), it came with clear, amber, and reflective lenses in addition to standard smoke tint. They pop in and out easily, and come in a neat carry pouch, so you can have the right lens for any condition when you need it.

I like the Air Attack, too, but think not being able to stow the lens easily while riding is a big shortcoming. I've fumbled with it enough that now I'm afraid to attempt to unclip and flip it while riding, worried I'll drop it or veer into something while trying to get the mag nubs aligned. The slider which Dux Helm uses is brilliant in comparison.

Dux Helm:

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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I have both an Air Attack Shield and a Dux Helm, which, in addition to having an integrated, retractable visor (which is extremely convenient), it came with clear, amber, and reflective lenses in addition to standard smoke tint. They pop in and out easily, and come in a neat carry pouch, so you can have the right lens for any condition when you need it.

I like the Air Attack, too, but think not being able to stow the lens easily while riding is a big shortcoming. I've fumbled with it enough that now I'm afraid to attempt to unclip and flip it while riding, worried I'll drop it or veer into something while trying to get the mag nubs aligned. The slider which Dux Helm uses is brilliant in comparison.

Dux Helm:

That's the proper helmet design for wearing everyday glasses under your helmet. The Air Attack I bought was a work around. Had I seen this product beforehand, I may have considered it rather than the AA. I really like the convenience of the slide up/down visor and the added visors included in the purchase price. That design however will no doubt add material, increasing wind resistance and weight, two major comfort considerations with a third being crash protection efficacy. I'd have to try one on first to compare, but I do really like the integrated slide up/down visor design.

Thanks for that information.
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