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Old 08-08-17, 12:11 PM   #1
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Sweat and sunglasses

What a terrible ride! Spend all day on a brutal training...nonstop adjusting my Oakley M2.
I was sweating so much...the glasses keep slipping...then the top rim would block my vision of the road ahead...created a hazardous situation!

How do you keep sunglasses in place?

I paid a small fortune for these M2 asian-style-fit. After spending a big fortune trying various sunglasses all my life...I thought these M2 is as close to perfection as it gets for me...it fits like a glove. Very grippy when dry. But when I have alot of sweat on my face, it keeps slipping!!!
But the summer humid heat...no evaporation...not enough air flow, not going fast enough, fatigue...alot of road side trees block the wind...factors equal sweaty!

I assume some of you guys are so awesome, can ride so fast, sweat just evaporate by the fast moving air.
My problem is I'm doing 10-12 mph only...very hot, humid coast gulf weather.

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Doesn't the Oakley M2 have a leash option:
https://www.amazon.com/Oakley-Head-S.../dp/B01ASBNUG6
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Old 08-08-17, 12:31 PM   #3
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Doesn't the Oakley M2 have a leash option:
https://www.amazon.com/Oakley-Head-S.../dp/B01ASBNUG6
Wow...that's incredible! Mine didn't come with a "leash."

But I do see a hole on the end of the each arm. So I think it might work!!!

Thanks. Super excited!!!
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You might like the better priced "Chums" alternatives.
https://www.amazon.com/Chums-12420-O...=Chums+Orbiter
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I wear one of those dollar store "cool" band headband things that you wet down first under my helmet. Doesn't help with keeping glasses on but it does reduce the sweat running down from above. Its not perfect because in theory the wind is supposed to evaporate the moisture the headband absorbs but most if it is under the helmet blocked from the wind but it does help.

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I wear one of those dollar store "cool" band headband things that you wet down first under my helmet. Doesn't help with keeping glasses on but it does reduce the sweat running down from above. Its not perfect because in theory the wind is supposed to evaporate the moisture the headband absorbs but most if it is under the helmet blocked from the wind but it does help.
Yes! Another good idea. But I got a big head...and the helmet is a tight fit already...don't think I can squeeze a headband under there.
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I assume some of you guys are so awesome, can ride so fast, sweat just evaporate by the fast moving air.
I am, especially when I am riding a fully-loaded touring bike. I dial it up to 450 watts and drope the hamer on any tortoises I may come across.
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I am, especially when I am riding a fully-loaded touring bike. I dial it up to 450 watts and drope the hamer on any tortoises I may come across.
LOL. I just saw several turtles swimming in a pond, at Lemon Park. Not quite tortoises, but kinda close. 😁
OP, now you know why so many motorized bikers & rock stars wear a bandana. 😉
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Yes! Another good idea. But I got a big head...and the helmet is a tight fit already...don't think I can squeeze a headband under there.
I would actually recommend a Halo headband. https://www.amazon.com/Halo-Headband...Bheadband&th=1 Still fairly inexpensive. I use one, and in my experience it's better than a "regular" headband because the rubber piece over the eyes kind of channels the sweat to the side of your face. At some point, of course, you lose the battle and sweat just goes everywhere, but for most of the time this works very well.
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One more option. I use these, they work well.

https://www.amazon.com/Keepons-Silic...ywords=keepons
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I have never used Oakley glasses, all my glasses stay in place on my head or they become history really fast.

I am old enough that my eyes will not focus at a distance and also at close up, so I use reader bifocals. The sunglasses I am using on my bike right now are these:
https://www.readers.com/bridgewater-...ack+with+Smoke

On sunny days I wear the gray tint, overcast days I use the brown tint instead, I bought both.

I also use these nose pads on some of my glasses. The glasses I cited above fit well enough that I do not need these foam pads on those glasses.
Apothecary Products Super-Soft Foam Nose Pads, Beige - CVS.com
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I wear specs and find that wearing a bandana under my helmet works fine to greatly reduce the amount of sweat dripping into my eyes or onto the lenses. No fancy arrangement, just a single diagonal fold so the square becomes a triangle and tie it behind the head, then helmet over it.
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Cycling caps seem to do a pretty good job of redirecting sweat away from the front of my face.
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I like the ventilated lenses. Prevents fogging and keeps most the sweat off the eyes. Oakley has the sweat activated rubber. Works great and holds real well, only downfall is it needs replaced when it gets too tacky.
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very hot, humid coast gulf weather.
I'm in the Atlanta suburbs and ride all over northern Georgia. I also perspire a lot.

Oakley Flak 2.0 are secured against slipping with a retainer - Croakies or Chums - I've forgotten the brand.

I also use a skull cap - Headsweat or Sweatvac.

Sometimes perspiration is just too much and they have to be cleaned. 100 Bausch & Lomb cleaning wipes are a couple dollars at Walmart. It was 97 today and I had to clean my glasses twice.


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I use this - works very well:

https://www.sweatgutr.com
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What a terrible ride! Spend all day on a brutal training...nonstop adjusting my Oakley M2.
I was sweating so much...the glasses keep slipping...then the top rim would block my vision of the road ahead...created a hazardous situation!

How do you keep sunglasses in place?
I hear ya'. Old Oakley Pilots had incl adjustable round-the-ear temple so glasses stayed in place pretty well. Everyone's gone to ~straight temples which don't grip so well. Now I use frame-less Tifosi Vogels: not as wide coverage as I'd like but don't interfere with vision or helmet , are light & don't slip down even in hot weather. Pretty cheap too.
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I hear ya'. Old Oakley Pilots had incl adjustable round-the-ear temple so glasses stayed in place pretty well. Everyone's gone to ~straight temples which don't grip so well. Now I use frame-less Tifosi Vogels: not as wide coverage as I'd like but don't interfere with vision or helmet , are light & don't slip down even in hot weather. Pretty cheap too.
I had a frameless Tifsoi a while back. But it broke only after a few months. The end-piece/temple was weak...couldn't withstand too much flexing of the temple when I put it on. Maybe I just have a big head, and it's not Tifosi's fault.

I could feel my Oakly flex also...but I think the Oakly is more rubber-like flexibilty...so I think it should last long.
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Get a lanyard and cinch it up in the back. Problem solved.

https://www.amazon.com/Croakies-Micr...oakies+lanyard
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Get a lanyard and cinch it up in the back. Problem solved.

https://www.amazon.com/Croakies-Micr...oakies+lanyard
Got my lanyard...but it's not as simple as it seems.

The lanyard is like semi-permanently attached to your face. If you have to quickly take it off for some reason, like to wipe sweat cascading down your eye brows to keep it from getting on the lense...you can't...without stopping. You have to use both hands to disconnect the lanyard and then put it back. It like turning your sunglasses into a goggle.

I like the super tacky sweat activated rubber grip someone mentioned...sounds like the best compromise.

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Dont like traditional cycling caps? there's coolmax and wool too ..
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Got my lanyard...but it's not as simple as it seems.

The lanyard is like semi-permanently attached to your face. If you have to quickly take it off for some reason, like to wipe sweat cascading down your eye brows to keep it from getting on the lense...you can't...without stopping. You have to use both hands to disconnect the lanyard and then put it back. It like turning your sunglasses into a goggle.

I like the super tacky sweat activated rubber grip someone mentioned...sounds like the best compromise.
Are you using croakies specific to those glasses, or generic ones? I have a long-ish set on my regular glasses that don't stop me from removing them with one hand.
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I generally sweat like a pig and that perspiration really stings the eyes-especially in the evening long after riding, or working out. Wear a skull cap with a rubber bead that acts as a channel to keep the sweat out of your eyes, and running down your face. I use Halo brand. Thin, light and work fantastic. Happy riding!
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I had a frameless Tifsoi a while back. But it broke only after a few months. The end-piece/temple was weak...couldn't withstand too much flexing of the temple when I put it on. Maybe I just have a big head, and it's not Tifosi's fault.

I could feel my Oakly flex also...but I think the Oakly is more rubber-like flexibilty...so I think it should last long.
Tifosi Vogel is not esp sturdy but price is a small fraction of most Oakleys. Used Vogels for ~5 years & broke one. Compact size & low cost would allow to tote clear-lens pair w/o hassle of switching lenses. Anyway I like how Vogels don't get pushed down by helmet & obstruct vision.
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Got my lanyard...but it's not as simple as it seems.

The lanyard is like semi-permanently attached to your face. If you have to quickly take it off for some reason, like to wipe sweat cascading down your eye brows to keep it from getting on the lense...you can't...without stopping. You have to use both hands to disconnect the lanyard and then put it back. It like turning your sunglasses into a goggle.

I like the super tacky sweat activated rubber grip someone mentioned...sounds like the best compromise.
Which lanyard you get? I use the one in the link I posted. I have none of the problems you mentioned.
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