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Old 24 October 2014, 10:38   #1
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Eye protection

Now that it's getting a bit grim out there, the spray is starting to fly around a bit more and I was wondering what everyone else does to protect their eyes from it?

Do you wear sunglasses, or go for the goggles option? Plain lens, coloured lens, polarised?

Just interested really as I have cycling clear/brown/yellow glasses but was debating goggles. What works best for you?
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I normally wear glasses (and I am not in your weather) so that's kind of moot. If you do get lenses, I'd go polarized though; much easier on the eyes, and you can see into the water better.

If in bright sun, gray or green; if in overcast yellow; and clear if you're going to be out in fading light.

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Goggles over my glasses, a wipe with a hand or glove clears them enough. Got mine from Axminster tool co. a while back. Sold as safety goggles, (Uvex Ultra comfort safety goggles) they seem to be clear ski goggles, are really comfortable, and cheap. Also got some Ultra Vision ones with face shield. Effective but not quite as comfortable.
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I treat the visor with Rain-Ex too, the rain just sheets off.
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Last time we went diving in a rain storm I had to put my scuba mask on in order to see. Not the first nor the last time I have and will do so.

Motorcycle and snowboard type goggles work well.
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But then that because we only want to look like Lifeboat peps
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But then that because we only want to look like Lifeboat peps

Aye if only........eh?


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I use kroops skydiving goggles. Cheap and work ok. I've been out on the north shore of Cornwall over the last couple of days and they got some use...
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Unfortunately a Gecko is out for the moment, but there are some good ideas out there. Thanks everyone.


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