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Old 28 December 2009, 15:22   #1
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who uses goggles for ribbing and if so what do you recommend?
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Old 28 December 2009, 15:56   #2
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Get a pair of "tactical" goggles from Viper, they are not too pricey and come with a range of tints (or not). Expect to pay less than 15 quid.
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I use the Revision Locust, they are fantastic in all weathers.

http://www.revisioneyewear.com/eyegear.html
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Old 29 December 2009, 04:11   #5
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I got fed up with goggles steaming up, and now use the CEBE wraparound safety glasses as sold by the bucketload from all good tool hire shops!

s*d all use in the sunshine, but up here that isn't usually a problem!


Worth trying out a few different makes, as some will fit your face better than others
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Old 29 December 2009, 05:18   #6
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Squash glasses are good too, as they don't cover all your face, and still keep the wind out of your eyes.....
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I got fed up with goggles steaming up, and now use the CEBE wraparound safety glasses as sold by the bucketload from all good tool hire shops!

s*d all use in the sunshine, but up here that isn't usually a problem!


Worth trying out a few different makes, as some will fit your face better than others
Earlier in the year I was working for a company that did lots of TIG welding. They had a large selection of Safety glasses, some were mildly tinted ones but from the outside they're mirrored and look rather good. These are also grade one and wraparound so keep most of the wind out and stop insects from landing in your eye , they also damp down the glare from the Sun but don't adversly affect vision when it gets rather overcast in the winter. You'd want to change to clear glasses at night however.
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As well as having Gecko helmet with the visor, I also use ski googles I bought at one of the boat shows last year from Eye Level Optical-http://www.eyeleveloptical.co.uk/
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This site appears to still being built but the goggles are great and very comfy, might even be at this London show

Updates- just checked and from show site it looks like they will be at the show http://www.londonboatshow.com/2010/e...evel%20Optical
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These are also grade one and .......and stop insects from landing in your eye ,
Just how big are the insects round your part of the world?

Being vaguely serious again, they sound like a tinted version of what I use- keeps what needs to stay out out, & still lets you see. Unfortunately up here it's usually rain rather than insects that cause the problems......
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