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dmcrane 08-22-07 05:10 PM

sunglasses for big guy
 
I am 6'4" and need a pair of sunglasses for the road. I just got a pair of half jacket XLJ with transition lenses today but they seem to sit low on my face and I think it will be a problem. Can anyone recommend sunglasses for a large face? I want to get some kind of photosensitive lenses if possible. Cost is not a big concern.

Nightshade 08-23-07 01:33 PM

Here we go again..........

The solution to this concern is both simple and inexpensive.....as long
as you're not a fashion slave who are prone to spend money wastefully.

Any Solar Sheild pair on the linked page will do the following for wearer.......

Protect the eyes from dust, wind, flying debris of all kinds.

Allow the wearer wear their regular street glasses to avoid the excessive
cost of special trendy riding glasses thus saving big bucks.

They are easily/cheaply replaceable if lost, stolen, or broken.

Now all these benefits can be yours......if.....you're not a fashion slave.

http://www.eyesave.com/brands/b281-d...ses/index.aspx

atomship47 08-23-07 01:55 PM

my kids won some cool ones at the carnival last year. only come in neon colors tho.

atomship47 08-23-07 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by atomship47 (Post 5131055)
my kids won some cool ones at the carnival last year. only come in neon colors tho.

but seriously my fellow fat-faced friend.....i got some tifosi's for xmas and they fit fairly well.


otherwise, you could go with goggles.

stapfam 08-23-07 03:20 PM

Have always been happy with Rudy Projects.

http://www.rudyproject.com/products/...3&idLivello3=9

dmcrane 08-23-07 03:54 PM

The solar shield looks really bad and it's made to go over another pair of glasses.
I don't think that's for me.
Most of the Tifosi seem to be small or medium.
I couldn't find much to fit a large face except the Rudy project Horus.
What specific models do you have and how big are you?
I've read conflicting statements about some sunglasses.
What one person considers big is not always the same as another.

HandsomeRyan 08-23-07 04:23 PM

I love me some Arnette sunglasses. linky

atomship47 08-23-07 04:25 PM

i'll check which tifosi's i have. its the set that msrp on performance for 59.99 (but they're sometimes on sale for 1/2 off)

atomship47 08-23-07 04:29 PM


how big are you
big enough to be called "charlie brown head"

dmcrane 08-23-07 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by atomship47 (Post 5132037)
big enough to be called "charlie brown head"

haha

Warden11 08-23-07 09:15 PM

Oakley M Frames. They fit all heads and faces.

cgper 08-23-07 10:11 PM

i have a huge head too. cant even find non cycling sunglasses to wear. its a real pita.
i would like to hear some suggestions as well.

j.w 08-23-07 10:15 PM


Originally Posted by stapfam (Post 5131647)
Have always been happy with Rudy Projects.

http://www.rudyproject.com/products/...3&idLivello3=9

+1.

The adjustable nosepieces let you sit the frame higher. Also the ends of the stems are adjustable so you can have a wider fit.

v1k1ng1001 08-23-07 11:09 PM

Maybe if I shill enough for Briko they'll send me a pro form.

Nightshade 08-24-07 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by dmcrane (Post 5131839)
The solar shield looks really bad and it's made to go over another pair of glasses.


Each to his own,mate.

However, point to consider.......are you more concerned with looks or does
stopping a rock, big bug, or road debris while riding matter to your eyes?

Solar shield will.....
polarize the light
Stop a rock being made of a polycarbonate (read bullet proof for industrial use)
give good side coverage to keep out dust or rain
can be worn with or without glasses
are cheap to own
are easy to remove for apperance when off the bike
make so much sense it's unbelievable
fit a very large head

but then again.......
You do as you will. It's your eyes.........

stapfam 08-24-07 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by dmcrane (Post 5131839)
The solar shield looks really bad and it's made to go over another pair of glasses.
I don't think that's for me.
Most of the Tifosi seem to be small or medium.
I couldn't find much to fit a large face except the Rudy project Horus.
What specific models do you have and how big are you?
I've read conflicting statements about some sunglasses.
What one person considers big is not always the same as another.

No idea on head size but like to think Normal. I personally use the Ekynox now But that was because 8 years ago- I bought Rudy project ll's for the first time. They were so good- I went back and bought a spare pair. Broke the spare pair last year and project ll's no longer made- So open up the cabinet in the shop and tried all of the Glasses on- Oakleys- cheap ones aand the Rudy's. I tried them all- Thought of Oakleys for bling but not good enough cycling protection on any of them for me. (Well, not after the Projects) Settled on the Ekynox with an upgrade on lens to something better. They were more comfy than the Projects. Went back last weekend to buy another pair and they are just as comfortable. Now as to size, On the first link below- There are lots of sizings available.


http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/produc...sses/index.htm


This is the one I use and apparantly- it can be had in a large size

http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/produc...les/ekynox.htm

Have to admit that all I was buying was a comfortable pair of Glasses- But these are super comfy.

martianone 08-24-07 04:04 PM

i have a fat head,
what works best for me is a pair of B&L shooting glasses,
they are wide enough to not leave a linear dent in my temples,
sit high on my face for good protection.
have had a pair with yellow lens about 30 years,
a green lens just a few years.
both work great, they are fairly expensive and
often hard to find.

Velo Dog 08-26-07 12:07 PM

Every mall in American has a sunglass place...
 
wazzamatter with the idea of actually going to a store and trying stuff on? The Internet isn't the answer for everything.
FWIW, I didn't like Solar Shields at all. I could sort of put up with the therapeutic looks if they worked for me, but they didn't--they were uncomfortable, wouldn't stay up when I was riding and when they get dusty and bounce up and down, they can scratch your regular glasses.

Nightshade 08-26-07 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Dog (Post 5147862)
they can scratch your regular glasses.

Poppycock!! How can plastic scratch a tempered glass lens?? sounds like a
fashion slave to me.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

dmcrane 08-26-07 06:26 PM

The rudy project ekynox are interesting. They don't seem to offer photochromatic lenses for that model. But, at least it's for "larger faces"

dmcrane 09-03-07 02:23 PM

I just tried on a pair of oakley m frame heaters. They didn't seem too bad. The pictures on the web of people wearing the heaters look ridiculous because they are so big. But, they seemed to be ok on my big melon head. They sit high enough so I wouldn't be staring at the top of the frame. The store[REI] had no Rudy Projects at all. In fact, the guy never heard of them even though REI sells some online. I want to try on those Ekynox before I buy anything. Still no luck finding a suitable pair with photochromatic/transitions lenses.

UmneyDurak 09-03-07 03:07 PM

You sound like work for them. :rolleyes:

Originally Posted by Tightwad (Post 5138275)
Each to his own,mate.

However, point to consider.......are you more concerned with looks or does
stopping a rock, big bug, or road debris while riding matter to your eyes?

Solar shield will.....
polarize the light
Stop a rock being made of a polycarbonate (read bullet proof for industrial use)
give good side coverage to keep out dust or rain
can be worn with or without glasses
are cheap to own
are easy to remove for apperance when off the bike
make so much sense it's unbelievable
fit a very large head

but then again.......
You do as you will. It's your eyes.........


Nightshade 09-04-07 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by UmneyDurak (Post 5201001)
You sound like work for them. :rolleyes:

Hummmm........NO! I don't "work for them" I just know how well solar sheild's work.
I also know that I didn't like them either........until I had eye surgury. Solar sheilds
were given to me after surgury to protect my eyes from all the same concerns that
cyclist face everyday. It only took a few minutes for me to get over the fashion slave
aspect of the funky looks to really appreciate that the solar sheild's were doing a
remarkable job of........protecting my eyes!!!

Being young of body ,or of mind, often leads to poor choices in the real world when it
comes to what works best at a reasonable price.......fashion be damned.

dmcrane 09-09-07 12:51 PM

I got a reply from Rudy Project - Kevin stated that the Rydon would fit me and can come with Photchromic lenses. Anybody have these?


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