How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Motorcycle Sunglasses

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Goggles for You

There are a variety of things that you will need to purchase before you enjoy riding your motorcycle. These things range from a helmet, sunglasses, gloves, a jacket, pants and boots. However, there is no universal combination that is perfect for every rider. Much of this comes down to preference and that is why there exists a wide variety of options for each one of the items previously listed. This article will focus on the different kinds of goggles that are available on the market today and what kind of desires they are meant to fulfill.

MX Goggles

MX goggles are typically used in combination with a MX helmet. Since the MX full face helmets do not come with integrated goggles, it is essentially necessary to buy some of these goggles. Both Oakley and Fox make effective and affordable variations of MX goggles. They typically feature a flexible frame, Lexan lenses and 100% UV protection. They also have multi-layered foam lining the frame of the goggles that will provide comfort and suck away any sweat that accumulates.

Over-Prescription Safety Glasses

It is quite possible that you are a person who wears prescription lenses and since having custom glasses made can be quite expensive, you might be looking for a cheaper alternative. Over-Prescription Safety Glasses will fit over top of your prescription lenses and provide you with the same amount of protection. Moreover, they are dirt cheap so they are an excellent alternative. These over-prescription glasses are also typically shatter-proof, scratch resistant and provide significant UV protection.

Bobster Wraparounds

These are probably the cheapest kind of motorcycle eyewear that you can buy that maintains any effectiveness. Bobster wraparounds have a simple design for a simple purpose, to stop the wind from blowing in your eyes. The lenses are often clear and so do not offer any assistance with the bright sunlight or UV protection. These are so cheap however, that you can reasonably buy a pair, see if they work for you, then throw them away if they don’t do what you want them to do. There are cases where they might be sufficient and if you think they might be good enough they are probably worth a try.

Pacific Coast Airfoil Padded Riding Goggles

With their carefully thought out design and their incredibly affordable price tag, the pacific coast airfoil riding goggles are an excellent choice for anyone. They are built with polycarbonate lenses that filter out 100% of UV light and they come with a case and a cleaning cloth. These goggles will fit over top of prescription lenses just like the over-prescription safety glasses but these have the addition of the strap making them significantly more secure than the over-prescription safety glasses.

The foam padding that lines the goggles provide additional comfort and it will help absorb any moisture that accumulates while you are riding. There is however, one worrisome aspect of these goggles and that is the fact that they are not labeled as being shatterproof. Be sure to check for any shatterproof label because you will certainly want to purchase a shatterproof pair over a non-shatterproof pair.

Choosing the correct type of eyewear, or any other riding gear for that matter, can seem like a daunting task with the astronomical number of options available but the key thing to keep in mind is that the correct type is whatever works for you. It might take some trial and error to figure out what is right for you but in the end it simply comes down to what you prefer.