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KelOnWheels
07-10-2012, 03:56 PM
So the frame on my ancient purchased-on-clearance (a common theme of my current cycling gear) pair of Optic Nerves cracked a couple of weeks ago, so I have been riding with my ridiculous giant bug-like sunglasses from Target. So not pro. ;)

I've been looking online for a worthy (aka cheap) replacement - I was thinking the Tifosi Slip as it's recommended as a good fit for women. (I have a small face, which goes oh-so-well with a giant head, let me tell you.)

But I went to REI this weekend and tried them on, and they seemed awfully big. On the other hand, I could barely get the Tifosi Wisps on and they pinched mah head. :( The Tyrants seemed a pretty good fit though.

Any other recommendations for inexpensive medium-smallish eyewear?

ShawnoftheDread
07-10-2012, 03:59 PM
I think a mushroom helmet and giant bug-eye shades sounds perfect. Stick with what you've got.

Certifried
07-13-2012, 01:15 PM
I always end up scratching the hell out of glasses or sitting on them. So I would always buy the cheapest I could get, especially for sport-type use because I definitely break them doing that. The only pair of shades I have ever had amazing success with is the Liberty Sport shades I have now, because they're prescription and super expensive (thanks to vision care only about $100 to me)

krazygl00
07-13-2012, 01:18 PM
So the frame on my ancient purchased-on-clearance (a common theme of my current cycling gear) pair of Optic Nerves cracked a couple of weeks ago, so I have been riding with my ridiculous giant bug-like sunglasses from Target. So not pro. ;)

I've been looking online for a worthy (aka cheap) replacement - I was thinking the Tifosi Slip as it's recommended as a good fit for women. (I have a small face, which goes oh-so-well with a giant head, let me tell you.)

But I went to REI this weekend and tried them on, and they seemed awfully big. On the other hand, I could barely get the Tifosi Wisps on and they pinched mah head. :( The Tyrants seemed a pretty good fit though.

Any other recommendations for inexpensive medium-smallish eyewear?

These. (http://www.departmentofgoods.com/uvex-blaze-inter-x-sunglasses)

You just cannot beat that price. And they are among the nicest glasses I've ridden with. I had them on my head at the happy hour last night, and Arlingtonrider was asking me about them. At that price, buy two pairs (that's what I did).

KelOnWheels
07-13-2012, 07:01 PM
These. (http://www.departmentofgoods.com/uvex-blaze-inter-x-sunglasses)

You just cannot beat that price. And they are among the nicest glasses I've ridden with. I had them on my head at the happy hour last night, and Arlingtonrider was asking me about them. At that price, buy two pairs (that's what I did).

Well those definitely fit my budget! I will try those out :)

dcv
07-13-2012, 07:18 PM
i've been riding with contractor safety glasses like these:

http://www.discountsafetygear.com/safety-glasses-dewalt-contractor-pro-indoor-outdoor-radians.html?lsku=SGLDPG52-9D&gclid=CPHd3NXxl7ECFYio4AodGGIHgg

didn't even pay for them, got a pair from a GC i worked with. is that ghetto?

KelOnWheels
07-13-2012, 07:46 PM
i've been riding with contractor safety glasses like these:

http://www.discountsafetygear.com/safety-glasses-dewalt-contractor-pro-indoor-outdoor-radians.html?lsku=SGLDPG52-9D&gclid=CPHd3NXxl7ECFYio4AodGGIHgg

didn't even pay for them, got a pair from a GC i worked with. is that ghetto?

Hey, they're called PRO safety glasses, right? ;)

Dirt
07-13-2012, 08:07 PM
Whatever you get, make sure it has good UV protection. Your eyeballs will thank you in 10 years.

rcannon100
07-13-2012, 09:45 PM
I buy 'em cheap, brake them, and buy another pair. And agreed with above, I buy clear safety glasses from the hardware store for clear glass night riding.