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Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet

Postby marekmk » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:40 pm

advice please on what are the most comfortable, practical and durable please?
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Re: Eye Protection Goggles

Postby Bushflyr » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:00 pm

Goggles fog up too badly for me. Use Sea Specs.

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Re: Eye Protection Goggles

Postby Matteo V » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:51 pm

I use these sourced from a local construction safety supply store:

https://www.cleanitsupply.com/p-18318/c ... gK4ffD_BwE

I drill a small hole in the end of the ear piece and put a length of 1/8" shock cord so they will not fall off. But I do use a helmet which is pretty important for 100% retention in a really bad crash.

They do fog up when the water temp is cold (don't believe the anti fog claim in the link), and the air is warm. But if you manage to stay out of the water most of the time, the fogging is not a huge issue. And for the price, they are pretty disposable when they eventually get scratched up.

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Re: Eye Protection Goggles

Postby HALF » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:55 pm

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A good cheap option that we use here:
https://geek.wish.com/product/5acc2f02c4791861e085525e (polarised version with box 12euro)
https://geek.wish.com/product/589f1382ed4fd753bd459562 (non polarised version without box 5euro)

The glasses come with 4 sets of lenses, normal temples and strap that replaces them for secure fit.

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Re: Eye Protection Goggles

Postby TomW » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:37 pm

I've been using a variety of glasses and surf glasses for many years because I wear contact lenses on the water. Have fogging problems a lot, used all kinds of anti fogging coatings and sprays. Nothing works. Often fighting to see due to fog and water drops on lenses.
Then I discovered how bad it is to have polarisation, as you can not see the water surface as well. This became very apparent when I started Hydrofoiling.
So I finally tossed them and kite without. Partly due to the fact that I'm Hydrofoiling, I don't need them anymore.
Still i need sun and wind protection. But haven't found a solution.

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Re: Eye Protection Goggles

Postby Da Yoda » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:03 am

Kurtis is king with California kiters. I don't personally use them, but I know many who do and swear they're the best.
https://kurtiseyewear.com/collections/surf-goggles

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Re: Eye Protection Goggles

Postby jakemoore » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:00 am

I like a basic pair of sunglasses. Not polarized. If they wrap too close to your face that will fog. Also a loose fitting retainer is nicer because you can bring the glasses down to lick the lens. There is nothing to beat saliva as anti-fog.

Pick a frame that stays on your face but not too tight so it doesn’t fog. Asking the internet what’s the best glasses is like reading amazon reviews to see if a certain kind of pants will make your butt look big. Unless someone has your exact same face, you gotta try them on.

These Bobberz retainers are available for a few dollars at our local gas stations. They look pretty red-neck but it’s very easy to find sunglasses even if they fall of in waves. Still I have lost a few pairs so I’d recommend something you will use without remorse if you lose it.
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Re: Eye Protection Goggles

Postby jakemoore » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:10 am

And if you are committed to helping your friendly optician buy some new kites, may I recommend these Versace VE2197 shields
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Re: Eye Protection Goggles

Postby OzBungy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:15 am

Da Yoda wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:03 am
Kurtis is king with California kiters. I don't personally use them, but I know many who do and swear they're the best.
https://kurtiseyewear.com/collections/surf-goggles
I have some Kurtis glasses/google/wraparound things. I can't really recommend them. They don't really do anything useful that any other much cheaper glasses do.

They have one attribute that is pretty good. They're quite slim and sit a fair way off your face. That allows a fair amount of airflow and it's easy to get a finger under them and wipe water out of you eyes. They can be pushed up onto your forehead, even when wearing a hat or helmet, so you can see if they get too gungey or it gets a bit dark.

Fogging shouldn't really be a problem for kitesurfing. You dunk your face and glasses in the water then ride off. As long as there's airflow the glasses won't fog. Fogging is huge problem for surfing because the air flow is low and you generate a lot of heat from exertion.

Dirt and grease and sunscreen and dried salt water is more of a problem. You can reduce that by cleaning your glasses spotlessly with dishwashing detergent or hand soap. Wash, dry and polish and most gunk will just run off. Add on coatings like RainX only help a little and are more trouble than they are worth.

These glasses https://www.lip-sunglasses.com/products ... s/typhoon/ work pretty well for reducing water and salt spots. The coatings are built in to the lenses. They cost a heap, but they're the best I have found. They still fog up but you can rinse them as you ride.

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Re: Eye Protection Goggles

Postby iriejohn » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:17 am

OzBungy wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:15 am
These glasses https://www.lip-sunglasses.com/products ... s/typhoon/ work pretty well for reducing water and salt spots. The coatings are built in to the lenses. They cost a heap, but they're the best I have found. They still fog up but you can rinse them as you ride.
I recently bought Lip "Surge" sunglasses https://www.lip-sunglasses.com/products ... des/surge/ (with brown lenses) which are much less expensive than the Lip Typhoons (about half the price). Used them a few times now and they're really comfortable, and unlike Seaspecs etc. they don't seem to fog up at all.


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