You Really Do Need to Protect Your Eyes!
Motorcycle Goggles and Other Types of Protective Eyewear
You need your eyes if you're going to ride a motorcycle. You also need to keep the sun, wind and rain, and bugs and stones out of your eyes - for obvious comfort reasons and for safety. Imagine what happens to your ability to control the bike if you're blinded by a bee, who unfortunately flew right in your right eye. Your unprotected right eye. No thanks.
Even when wearing a helmet, I've had bugs come in through the bottom or the vents. God knows how they got in, but I'd prefer that they stay out of my eyes.
I usually have a few different pairs of sunglasses for motorcycling, and I always keep a spare pair in my tankbag.
AND, I have found that I need to be a bit particular when it comes to the sunglasses that I wear while motorcycling.
Motorcycle Goggles Need To:
You can find goggles with a head strap, that are padded in the areas that make contact with your face.
- Fit Inside the Helmet Comfortably
- Stay Put
- Not Fog Up in Damp, Humid Conditions
- Be Lightweight
- Have UV Protection
- Look Cool
If you wear prescription glasses, you can actually have your prescription made into motorcycle sunglasses.
There are self-adjusting glasses, that get darker or lighter depending on the amount of sun.
You can find transparent lens glasses and goggles, and you can even find glasses tinted to match your bike's color.
There are classic-looking glasses, vintage-inspired and ultra-modern, ultra-cool glasses.
With so many choices, you are sure to find a pair (or two, or three) that will prove to be perfect for you and your motorcycling adventures. Here are some of my picks for motorcycle shades and sunglasses.