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I wear safety glasses 'cause I'm near-sighted. Having had my eyes covered for years leads to some bad habits, like ducking down and taking branches about the head as I wip along the trail instead of slowing down . Yesterday however, I was in a hardwood swamp/forest, and either we have some very strange windfalls, or someone marked a trail in desparation with an old dead branch right at face level. I ducked under, but it still caught my helmet. It could have put out an eye. Maybe I was going at in imprudent pace. I dismounted and removed the offending branch. They won't be lost for more than an hour or two.:

What do you wear to protect your eyes in the woods?
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I wear safety glasses 'cause I'm near-sighted. Having had my eyes covered for years leads to some bad habits, like ducking down and taking branches about the head as I wip along the trail instead of slowing down . Yesterday however, I was in a hardwood swamp/forest, and either we have some very strange windfalls, or someone marked a trail in desparation with an old dead branch right at face level. I ducked under, but it still caught my helmet. It could have put out an eye. Maybe I was going at in imprudent pace. I dismounted and removed the offending branch. They won't be lost for more than an hour or two.:

What do you wear to protect your eyes in the woods?
Photo grey glasses. I wear glasses as it is. But even people who don't wear glasses should wear something, even with a clear lens.
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I wear Bolle Vigilante's. They have interchangable lenses: clear, smoke, rose and mirror grey. I swap lenses depending on light conditions, but since I ride in the woods, it's usually rose (sunny days) or clear (cloudy or evening/night riding). The Bolle's have an Rx insert that snaps in, and works very well.
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I wear a pair of sport shields that I got at LL Bean years ago with the interchangable lenses. Most of the time I wear the amber colored lense in the woods. Seems to give you the best contrast in shady areas. Rarely need the gray lenses, which are best for bright light. Wear the clear lenses on the overcast days. I always wear some kind of eye protection regardless of whether I'm in the woods or on the road. Silly not to. Taking a bug in the eye at 30+ mph is no fun, either.
post #5 of 9
Uvex Falcon clear.
post #6 of 9
two words: Zeal Optics.

I have the Lazors and they are the best glasses I've ever had. They make prescription lenses for them too. The frames are bombproof. I had two sets of prescription lenses (yellow and dark gray). Now that I've had LASIK, I ordered new non-prescription lenses for them (dark orangeand a light yellow that is photocromatic to brown). I have smacked ithe glasses into things, dropped them, and generally been rough on them and they are as ice as the day I bought them.

Zeal offers tons of frame options and a multitude of lens choices. Plus, the folks at Zeal are really cool and knowledgable.

www.zealoptics.com
post #7 of 9
Oakley for me, either old school Factory Pilots or newer M-frames.
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I wear Oakleys when on my roadbike, when I'm in the woods it's strictly the bargin basement brand.
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