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post #1 of 31 Old 08-28-2018, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Sunglasses Best/most comfortable under your helmet

I'm in the market for some new ones and it seems that all that I try are uncomfortable under my helmet. My goal is the least amount of frame. My Schuberth C3 helmet has a sliding tinted visor and most of the time it is sufficient. Occasionally thought, I do need to add some additional tint.

For those of you who add sunglasses to your helmet, what is your most comfortable pair ?

ADDED I should have been more explicit on my helmet. It's the C3 modular and it had the slid up sun visor. It's just that at times, it isn't enough.

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post #2 of 31 Old 08-28-2018, 06:35 AM
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Maui Jim Kapalua model. VERY thin titanium frame, it is so small and thin it doesn't have hinges. Great lenses too.
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There’s a reason pro everybody’s wear Oakleys. I shoot varmint rifles and Maui Jim’s optics just didn’t cut it for that purpose for me.

When I wore corrective lense sunglasses, I ordered them from Zenni Optical . With thin titanium frames and sometimes I would clip the over the ear portion off so they slid in easier. I went for reader type except they sat higher with no sunglass when glancing down at the gauges and Nav.

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I have a Schuberth C4 and ride with several different models of Oakley glasses. Half Jackets, Fast Jackets, and Flak 2.0.

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I'm using the Oakley "Ducati" Wind Jacket in my C-3 Pro.

They have a removable gasket that seals against your eyes to keep out the wind. Works great and very effective. Remove the gasket and go golfing. High quality frame and excellent optics.


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I have Wiley X - very pleased with them
https://www.wileyx.com/products/series/climate-control
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Wiley-X Censors. Very comfortable...they slide on/off well in my Shoei or Scorpion helmet, but do have a substantial frame that wraps, which is what I was looking for in motorcycle eyewear. On my second pair already after 5 years. I bought mine off Amazon where you can find this and other models, although they are not an authorized retailer. You can also find them at Cabelas/Bass Pro Shops. I take the frame and fill my corrective lens prescription locally.

Main website at this link: https://www.wileyx.com/ProductDetail...te-black-frame

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+1 on Oakley. Mine are even prescription (progressive)... rare to find wrap around sunglasses that are suitable for it. Oakley rocks.
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Check out military aviation sun glasses, side pieces are very flat so as Not to interfere with headsets/helmets
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