Whether you’re looking for a pair of shoes or a new a bike, fit is of critical importance. Performance eyewear is no different. Long-term comfort, fog resistance, helmet compatibility as well as light and wind protection are all affected by how the frame fits on your face.
HOW TO GET A FOG-RESISTANT FIT
Fogging is one of the most common issues with high performance eyewear. Fogging problems can be mitigated by choosing glasses that are big enough to allow a significant amount of airflow behind the lens. A snug-fitting pair is much more likely to fog than one that fits correctly. In addition to finding the right size, adjustable nose pads are an excellent anti-fog feature because they allow you to position your eyewear the appropriate distance from your face. If you want the ultimate fog protection, you will combine these tips with our antiFOG lenses.
Airflow behind the lens is absolutely necessary but so is lens coverage so it’s important to find the ratio that meets your needs. For many, sunlight protection isn’t the only reason to use eyewear. Wind, dust and other hazards are important considerations—especially for those who ride bikes—so please make sure that the lens is big enough to effectively block all of the elements.
If you want the best protection, look for a big lens in a frame that draws sufficient airflow across your face, but not so much that the breeze carries in the nasty stuff.
It sounds cliché but the best frame is one that you forget you’re wearing. We encourage you to buy the right pair at an authorized RYDERS dealer because the best way to find the right frame is by trying them on. Some people like customizable components such as adjustable nose pads or temple tips (included on select models). These components are not only for comfort and stability, they’re also used to combat fogging because they allow you to angle and position your eyewear the appropriate distance from your face.
The best thing you can do is visit an authorized RYDERS dealer and try on the glasses. Are they comfy? Now that you have your helmet on, are they still comfy? If so, buy them. Not everyone who wears RYDERS uses them for helmet sports, but if that’s what you’re up to, helmet compatibility is critical.
Find a pair of glasses that won’t give you any interference. Straps and other retention devices should be considered. Airflow is also affected once your helmet is on, so try to make sure that your glasses have adequate breathing room when worn with a helmet. Both airflow and helmet interference problems can be combated with adjustable temple tips. They allow you to angle the frame for ventilation and can be manually formed around retention devices.
All RYDERS frames (with the exception of metals) have anti-slip, hydrophilic nose pads. If your past experience with eyewear is that they slip down your nose, these pads will make a huge difference. If you want extra stability, look for frames that also have hydrophilic temple tips.
For the next level of slip-resistance, choose a model with adjustable components.