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Old 11-19-20, 11:56 PM
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Face Shield

Saw someone riding a hybrid with a face shield, is this a new trend?

i donít know if it was Covid related or was used to keep the cold air off his face.
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Old 11-20-20, 07:49 AM
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I have a bike helmet with an integrated eyes shield. It makes a HUGE difference for keeping wind off one's face. And mine has only an eye shield (basically acts like sunglasses, and a wind screen for my eyes). I imagine a face shield one would make even more of a difference.
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I've wondered whether a shield is less likely to fog up glasses than a mask. Also, with colder weather and greater condensation, my mask moistens too much and quickly. Yet, I don't consider the shield as "shielding" as a mask. Might adding a shield reduce condensation build-up on my face, and on the mask?? mostly moving to the Airdyne, accordingly, these days.
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Old 11-22-20, 07:41 AM
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We have no restrictions about masking up for outdoor exercise where I live. But, I have been thinking about wearing a mask or face shield as the days get cooler. I doubt that masks or face shields provide any additional health protection against COVID-19 when biking outdoors and not in proximity with other people. This time of the year, I am always having problems with my glasses fogging up when I stop at a traffic light. I suspect that a face shield would fog even worse, but I wonder if the mask might actually help with that issue. I will have to give it a try!
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Old 11-24-20, 03:57 AM
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This time of the year, I am always having problems with my glasses fogging up when I stop at a traffic light. I suspect that a face shield would fog even worse, but I wonder if the mask might actually help with that issue. I will have to give it a try!
Let me know how that works out for you.
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Old 11-24-20, 08:39 AM
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I've been using a Wide-Eyez for over a year and am very happy with it on my POC cue-ball style helmet. Collects condensation in rain/fog (as any shield will), though you just raise it in that case.

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Anybody tried a face shield in a "crash test" ?
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If motorcyclists use face shields, seems like bicyclists could do the same ..... especially when itís cold and windy.
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My helmet has a tinted visor that attaches with magnets. If its dark you just turn it up and the magnets hold it up against the helmet. I like it a lot and there is no need for sunglasses.
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try covid 19 face shields .. maybe this is the best face shields
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Old 12-28-20, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Sham69 View Post
try covid 19 face shields .. maybe this is the best face shields
I rode this weekend with a Covid face shield for the first time. It was 30 degrees and breezy but the shield made for a VERY comfortable ride.

I did learn you need to be careful when looking back as the wind can get in behind the shield.
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I have Kroop's VFR Goggles for cold-weather riding in addition to a baclava. These goggles are light-weight and have a series of holes to the side so they don't fog. They're designed to wear over glasses. They were only $20 on Amazon. There aren't many choices for those of us who wear glasses while riding.
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I have Kroop's VFR Goggles for cold-weather riding in addition to a baclava. These goggles are light-weight and have a series of holes to the side so they don't fog. They're designed to wear over glasses. They were only $20 on Amazon. There aren't many choices for those of us who wear glasses while riding.
Thanks for this post. I just ordered a pair from Amazon. Been looking for something like this.
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