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post #31 of 36 Old 07-10-2019, 05:38 PM
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Yep, it's hard to avoid polarized sunglasses.

I can't be trusted with nice things (If I spend more than $10 on sunglasses, I will lose or sit on them within 24 hours. Fact.), so I buy tinted safety glasses by the box on Amazon.

These are the ones that seem to fit my oddball cranium the best. YMMV, of course.

Optically VERY nice, not super-dark, and anti-scratch. A pair of these can last me months. They're littered all over my usual haunts. And if I drop or damage a pair, eh, no biggie. Toss 'em and grab another.

I also use a strip of black tape across the top of the visor sometimes; normally in spring and fall when the sun is low and in my eyes more. I've also used tinted strips many times.

Just about every modern helmet accommodates sunglasses perfectly fine, but it's worth checking.

For whatever reason, I absolutely detest tinted visors.

There's a lot of variation in taste in this area, that's for sure. Everyone has to find their own solution for photon throttling.
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I wear corrective lenses. When riding, I use clip-on amber to cut glare. My helmet is a Bilt modular helmet that flips up for putting on and off and is good for people who wear glasses. My helmet has a dark inner shield that flips down for bright sunshine. This with amber clip-on works well for me even with the dark shield flipped down. A friend convinced me to also install a Super Visor for late afternoon riding into the sun. I wouldn't be without it now.
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Forgot to add before: for riding into low sun, I place a strip of electrical tape at the bottom edge of the visor. Since I ride with the visor UP unless it's raining hard, I simply adjust the visor up or down so the bottom edge with the tape blocks the sun. And in the down position when it's raining, the strip is low enough to not cause any visibility issues.
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post #34 of 36 Old 07-13-2019, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Highwayman2016 View Post
I wear corrective lenses(glasses) and have tried prescription sunglasses in the past. They donít work for me. I wear an HJC modular with the inner sun shield, my glasses have the darker transitions tint and now Iím trying a transitions pin lock on my clear shield. Now I can ride directly into the sun with the pin lock and the drop down shield in use. Under normal conditions the transitions pin lock is good for the limited night riding I do, and having the drop down is great for direct sun. I tried tape and such on the visor and it works but I canít hold my head in the position it needs to be in all the time. The pin lock with transitions isnít cheap around $75 but seems to work well.

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I too wear corrective sunglasses. Mine have an amber tint. My HJC helmet had amud range smoked drop down visor. It works well mechanically, but the combo of my sunglasses and its color give weird road colors...shades of purple.

I'm interested in the transition pin lick that you mentioned. I'd move the clear pin lock from my clear shield to my smoked shield.

FWIW, it's not a big deal to switch my visors out. The mechanism on the HJC Arpha Max is quick release and easy insert after a few times.

I wonder if an amber visor would cause less color distortions with my amber corrective lenses? Hnmmm...

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post #35 of 36 Old 07-30-2019, 12:00 PM
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Exo R420 with a tinted visor works for me!

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post #36 of 36 Old 07-30-2019, 12:28 PM
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I love the flip down visor on my Schuberth C3 Pro. I have to wear prescription glasses and I do have prescription sunglasses, but they are polarized and when the shield is down, things look weird. My everyday glasses have transition lenses, but with the pinlock open a notch and visor down, I haven't needed to wear sunglasses under the helmet.

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