If you love to ride, you want to protect every part of your body that allows you to get on those two wheels and feel the wind in your face. Part of your riding gear should include eye protection. While you could choose from several variants, some are safer than others. Full face helmets with shields, skull caps with snap-on visors or sunglasses all qualify as acceptable eye protection when the law requires it. Even if the law doesn't require helmets and eye protection, it's a good idea to use both. If a bug, rock or even a piece of sand flies up into your eyes, you could suffer irreversible damage, including losing your vision.
Tinted visors come in several sizes and colors. They do great for protecting your eyes but don't reduce glare. Also, you have to remember to change a dark-tinted visor for a clear or yellow visor at night. If you forget, you either can't see, or you have to take a chance of riding without the visor. Visors may be made of different types of material, including Lexan. While Lexan is expensive, it is one of the best plastics that you will find to protect your eyes. It is used as windows in race cars since it is shatterproof.
Sunglasses have several pros over tinted visors, especially if you have wrap-around sunglasses, including:
They come in different grades of tint.
You can get prescription sunglasses with anti-glare coating, anti-scratch coating and even progressive lenses that change tint color with the amount of sunlight.
Easily carry a dark pair for the day and a clear or yellow pair for night riding in your saddlebags or handlebar pouch.
And, for those who wear sunglasses all day, you won't have to change out your eye protection once you get off your bike. With a visor, you'll have to remember to bring your sunglasses with you. If you already have to have them to ride, you won't forget them.
Combination Eye Protection
Of course, you could always use a combination of a visor and sunglasses. With a clear visor, you won't have to worry about forgetting your night eye protection — simply wear tinted sunglasses under the visor. You'll have the ultimate eye protection during the day and better eye protection at night since the visor covers at least a third of your face, depending on the style you choose.
Contact Renegade Classics
For all of your motorcycle accessory needs, including sunglasses, helmet visors, and full-face helmets, visit us at Renegade Classics today. With the many different styles of DOT motorcycle helmets and sunglasses available, you're sure to find something that matches your style and the color of your bike.