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Glasses with thermal face mask

Old 10-18-21, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
"Chilly" might mean something different for you than it does for me, but for sub 20F I've found ski goggles or mountain biking goggles work well. Goggles with double-walled lenses prevent fogging very well and as the bottom is sealed work well with something covering your nose and mouth. I have a cheap pair of low profile enduro goggles and they are effective never fogging and with comfort on really cold (sub 20F) days. I have to admit I rarely use them as regular glasses with a hat under the helmet is more comfortable most of the time. Also, I personally don't like riding with something covering my mouth.

One tip: make sure the googles work with your helmet before buying. Also, don't buy ski helmets for cycling as they're way too hot.

do the goggles fit over your glasses or do you get prescription goggles?
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Old 10-18-21, 06:49 PM
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Foggy glasses aside, the other issue with wearing a full face mask or balaclava in Winter is moisture collecting on the mask from your breath. I hike all winter long (in Wisconsin) and have tried all sorts of face coverings but have yet to find one that doesn't become a soggy mess on my face. I tried to not breath but that didn't last very long.
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Old 10-18-21, 07:18 PM
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fwiw
air flow fights fogging
a wet face increases fogging
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Old 10-18-21, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Here's an option. Also, some of the companies such as Giro make winter helmets.

https://bikerumor.com/2016/02/12/pro...th-the-visorx/
That was for kickstart back in 2016. Did they ever make it? If so where can you buy it?
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Old 10-18-21, 08:44 PM
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Move to a warmer or dryer climate. I tried all the things, but that one worked.

Airflow does keep them clear. If someone twisted my arm into moving back to the midwest, maybe I'd rig up some kind of battery powered defogger.
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Old 10-19-21, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
That was for kickstart back in 2016. Did they ever make it? If so where can you buy it?
After researching some, I don't think they made it.
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Old 10-19-21, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
No flip front, but probably would be warmer.

https://www.bellhelmets.com/bike/c/m...-bike-helmets/
I wore full-face motorcycle helmets when riding moto in the desert. They keep your ears warm but the chin bar does nothing to keep your face warm. My nose would run and the snot would freeze on my mustache. Like a lot of it. Gross.
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I use these but I don't wear eyeglasses. this works for me, but when I stop I have to flip up the visor or it will fog
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Old 10-20-21, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
do the goggles fit over your glasses or do you get prescription goggles?
I don't wear glasses, but there are obviously many googles that offer prescription lenses or glasses compatibility.
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Old 10-20-21, 11:23 AM
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Another benefit of using contact lenses besides not having to deal with all of this, is having peripheral vision. 🙂
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Another benefit of using contact lenses besides not having to deal with all of this, is having peripheral vision. 🙂
Do you ride without glasses? I rarely do - too many bugs and too much debris, for most of the year. In the winter, as in the subject of the OP, I find that I don't much like freezing wind on my naked eyeballs. Rain is about the only time that I'll go without glasses.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Another benefit of using contact lenses besides not having to deal with all of this, is having peripheral vision. 🙂

I can’t do contacts. Something about touching my eye ball is not natural.
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Old 10-20-21, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I can’t do contacts. Something about touching my eye ball is not natural.
Same here - nobody touches my eyes.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Do you ride without glasses? I rarely do - too many bugs and too much debris, for most of the year. In the winter, as in the subject of the OP, I find that I don't much like freezing wind on my naked eyeballs. Rain is about the only time that I'll go without glasses.
I need sunglasses most of the time the sun is up, even on overcast days. But I ride without them when I don't need them. I got a gnat in the eye a week or two ago and that sucked, but it's pretty rare. I know I should be using some kind of protective lens most of the time like a helmet because a pebble can blind you if you're doing 40 down a hill
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I need sunglasses most of the time the sun is up, even on overcast days. But I ride without them when I don't need them. I got a gnat in the eye a week or two ago and that sucked, but it's pretty rare. I know I should be using some kind of protective lens most of the time like a helmet because a pebble can blind you if you're doing 40 down a hill

I rarely wore glasses, until I needed them. I didn’t even realize how bad my eyes were until I got them checked, now everything looks HD.

Worst case scenario I would just ride without them if the fogging got to bad. I can see just not great detail at distance.
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