Whether you ride a motorcycle for everyday transportation or as a sport, nothing should hamper the comfort of the journey. But poor eyesight, flying insects, dust, or debris can be a hindrance. But you can’t give up riding for this, not in this era where there is a solution to almost every problem.
To wear helmets and even with glasses, there are specialized goggles that protect your eyes. If you haven’t worn one before, you won’t know which one is the right choice and how to wear the goggles. No need to panic, this guide will help you to wear goggles like a pro.
Full Face Helmet with Goggles
- A full-face helmet offers more safety than a half-face or open face helmet. And when wearing goggles, it’s like having max protection since the goggle protects the eye area while the helmet protects the rest of the face.
- Not everyone is comfy with the visor down while riding, especially when it’s hot weather outside. So, wearing goggles will give you a comfortable vision and the full-face helmet will keep your chin at the proper.
Goggles vs Full Face Helmet
- Wearing a full-face helmet is a bit suffocating as it doesn’t offer much ventilation, and dusty when the visor is down. But it’s not really the proper helmet to use with a goggle.
- It becomes heavier and a bit hard to wear because of the visor.
Dual Sport Helmet with Goggles
- A dual sport helmet offers more interior comfort while having a lower chin bar and large visor. And when worn with goggles, they are like a safety package, protecting you, giving you comfort and good vision.
How to Wear Goggles with a Motorcycle Helmet?
To protect your eyes from dirt, wind, flying insects, and other particles, wearing a goggle with your helmet is one of the best choices. But not everyone knows which are the right goggles for this purpose and what is the right way to wear them with a motorcycle helmet. You just need to wear the goggle using the strap.
An open face helmet is the best type of helmet to wear with a goggle. Though it can’t cover all of your faces, providing less safety than a full-face helmet, the goggle helps you with protecting the remaining area. Choose the goggles that are vented, have UV protection, and shatterproof.
If you are not sure to wear the goggles strap inside or outside the helmet, the answer is you can do any of them you’re comfortable with. But when you wanna wear the strap inside, buy leather or fabric strap as they feel comfier to your skin rather than the synthetic one. But for wearing outside, synthetic straps can be good.
Can You Wear Glasses Under Motorcycle Goggles/Goggles Over Spectacles?
To many of you, it may seem weird and uncomfortable to wear goggles over glasses but what about the bikers who can’t see without glasses and can’t use contact lenses? They need to use goggles that are bigger than the glasses. There are specialized OTG (Over the Glasses) goggles that are mainly made for this purpose.
These OTG goggles are not only bigger and wider than the standard goggles, but they also ensure safety, comfort, wider range of vision and fits perfectly to your glasses. The inside is padded and foamed to protect the glass even in a collision. It has an anti-fogging feature and you can wear it even if you don’t use glass.
Q: How to wear glasses with a motorcycle helmet?
Ans: If you wear prescription glasses, you should use open-faced or flip-up helmets for a better experience. Select the helmet that has groves inside to fit your glass arms. You also need glasses that have padded straight and thin arms for more comfort. Also, make sure that the helmet and glass fitment is perfect.
Q: What can I do when my glass fogs up while wearing a helmet?
Ans: You can use anti-fog spray or solution to prevent your glasses from fogging up in cold weather. You can also warm your glass for a bit before going outside for a ride, it will keep your glass clean in snowy weather for a longer time.
Although wearing goggles with a motorcycle is easy, the most struggling part is to set it in the correct position. Otherwise, it will just make you uncomfortable while riding and affect your focus which can lead to bad incidents. So, select the right helmet, goggles, and follow our tips to have the best experience ever.