I found Brooklands were significantly more efficient, when set at a moderate angle, for deflecting stones/insects/wind blast than a standard composite aero. Regret selling it!
This thread has made me dig out my RiF carbon screen & mirrors and drop it on the scuttle while I've got the windscreen off. I've got hearing protection, buffs, helmets, rarely have a passenger. But wearing glasses make it tricky to sort eye protection out that isn't a helmet. Ive wondered about a scooter helmetm what do other glassess wearers do for eye protection with aeros?
Tom, I got a pair of corrective goggles (WileyX) from RxSports. Various choice of tints, but not cheap!
My glasses are prescription, ballistic lens and with a 40% brown tint which is the best for driving, local optician in Tenbury Wells was excellent.
I've struggled myself to find prescription eyewear. A little while ago I found an online opticians (USA based) who could fit prescription lenses to Wiley X goggles. I took a deep breath and ordered them (over £300), Half an hour later I got an email from the company saying they would refund me as Wiley would not allow them to sell their products outside of America. Bit strange I thought as they advertised them on their UK site with prices in pounds sterling but mine is not to reason why.
Yesterday I found a UK company: www.onlineopticiansuk.com who sell what appears to be a Wiley lookalike from a company called progear.
I ordered Progear EG-S 1011. Retail price of these without prescription lenses is £164.95 but they have them on at £84.95. With my single vision prescription lenses, 50% tint and thin and light lenses with scratch resistance they came in at £149.95. I haven't received them yet but I got a phone call from the company this morning confirming the order so I am hoping they will prove to be the bargain they appear to be.
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I got these from Jolly Opticians in Tenbury Wells
Glazed with suitably rated lens, tinted and with my prescription
I have a pair of TAC 3 from www.uksportseyewear.co.uk
They come with arms or a strap to wear as goggles and they can add your prescription. I went for prescription and photochromic a few years ago and was really surprised at what good value they are. I think there may even have been a club discount.
I've had Brooklands for nigh on 20 years and covered some 70,000 miles. IMHO Brooklands do offer a greater level of protection, but then again I'm only 5'8". Always used ballistic rated eyewear (see below) and earplugs (ER-20)
I used to carry helmets for bad weather but find that leather flying helmets are just as good coupled with a decent buff. As has been previously said, a motorcycle one-piece is also useful as well as half-doors. You only really get wet when you stop so if you can keep moving, even in a fairly heavy shower, it really is only your mid-torso and above that catches the rain.
Even SWMBO is happy with this set up.
I didn't need glasses when I originally went aero so when the time came I ordered bi-focal light-reacting prescription lenses (in the form of a coating on the lens) from UKSportsEyewear which were incorporated into the Dixon TAC 3 goggles. This was about 3/4 years ago and I think the cost was around £280 all in. Very impressed by their knowledge and service.
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