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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2015, 10:53 PM
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I have an integral shaded visor, but still use an old trick of mine. I put a strip or two of black electrical tape on the upper edge that I can use as a sun shield by how I angle my head. Makes a huge difference when headed into the sun on an early commute.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-24-2015, 06:52 PM
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I use these, oxy acetylene glasses. Very dark and can look directly at the sun. If I know that i will be riding into the sun, I put these on. In normal light, everything has a light yellowish look. They are a tight fit with my new HJC helmet but they work really well.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-24-2015, 07:28 PM
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I have a few visor strips very much like this except mine are from HJC helmet company. Work great. It was SO much more comfortable riding into the sun at the end of the day with one of these strips blocking it for me.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-28-2015, 08:24 AM
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A good visor is essential for heading into a low sun. The older helmets with snaps made it easy to attach. But most new models miss this essential feature. I bought a visor once that attached by velcro to the shield and did the job but not as secure as snaps. It also caught the wind when flipped up. I'll see if I can find a link if I can remember the name.

The super dark goggles mentioned above would block visibility too much, especially when going through shadow zones.

The dark gel mentioned sounds good but requires you to flip up your shield removing your eye protection.

Manufacturers need to go back to including generic snaps so visors can be attached. It's a safety feature that should be part of DOT helmet certification. Avoiding a hit is good and easier when you can see.
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