goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by Michae » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 22:58:54


Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?
 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by Bob » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 23:19:16

I purchased a pair of snow ski goggles several years ago following
laser eye surgery and have been wearing them ever since. They came
with extra polycarbonate faceplates so when one gets scratched, I just
put in a fresh one. They look more like sunglasses than goggles and
were about $15 on Ebay.

 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by Dan Weis » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 23:58:08


Quote:
> Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
> keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
> sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?

I find that by the time the rain gets too bad for my eyes, the sting
on my face would have aready made me head for shore.

The ski goggle option certainly works to prevent some discomfort, but
I find my vision so disturbed by the water droplets that I never went
back.  YMMV, of course.

-Dan

 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by Dan Weis » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 23:59:15


Quote:

> > Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
> > keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
> > sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?

> I find that by the time the rain gets too bad for my eyes, the sting
> on my face would have aready made me head for shore.

> The ski goggle option certainly works to prevent some discomfort, but
> I find my vision so disturbed by the water droplets that I never went
> back.  YMMV, of course.

> -Dan

One more thing:  Specs eyewear apparently works very well. I think
they advertise in Windsurfing and can be found on the web.

-Dan

 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by Tsunam » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 01:06:09


Quote:
> Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
> keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
> sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?

Best ever...... get a Gath helmet with the retractable visor (made in
Australia)
You can slide the visor down as much or as little as you like to stop the
rain comig in yet retain enough vision to sail.  The model with the tinted
visor is good also for summe ras it stops a lot of the sun on your face.
I could not sail 30-40kn storms in rain without it!
 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by Glenn Woodel » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 02:05:16

I use a cap. Make it tight so it doesn't come off and you can pull it
down on one side for the rain blast.

Glenn



Quote:
>Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
>keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
>sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?

 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by Michae » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 03:02:09

I will look into the Specs (which I can't find online with a quick
google...will look in the magazines) and perhaps look at some
skiwear.   I already have a Gath helmet, though visorless, and am
really looking for a solution that I'll only use a few times each
year...thanks for the recommendation though.

Dan...I hear you about the sting on the face, but sometimes I haven't
been in the footstraps for a few weeks and the pain is relative.
Sight, however, I'm a stickler for.


Quote:
> I use a cap. Make it tight so it doesn't come off and you can pull it
> down on one side for the rain blast.

> Glenn



> >Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
> >keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
> >sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?

 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by pwe.. » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 04:24:18


Quote:
> Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
> keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
> sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?

You might try some motorcycle glasses - clear ones for night.
Something like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280120471956

or search ebay for motorcycle glasses clear

 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by The Do » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 05:35:56


Quote:
> I will look into the Specs (which I can't find online with a quick
> google...will look in the magazines) and perhaps look at some
> skiwear.  

Try SPEX in google.  Or spexusa.com.  I like em.  They float.  Get a
high visibility color so you can find them when they get ripped off
your face in a high speed crash.  Grey lenses are good.  Not too dark
when cloudy.

Dog

 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by The Do » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 05:37:29


Quote:
> I will look into the Specs (which I can't find online with a quick
> google...will look in the magazines) and perhaps look at some
> skiwear.   I already have a Gath helmet, though visorless, and am
> really looking for a solution that I'll only use a few times each
> year...thanks for the recommendation though.

> Dan...I hear you about the sting on the face, but sometimes I haven't
> been in the footstraps for a few weeks and the pain is relative.
> Sight, however, I'm a stickler for.


> > I use a cap. Make it tight so it doesn't come off and you can pull it
> > down on one side for the rain blast.

> > Glenn



> > >Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
> > >keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
> > >sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

p.s.  $39.95.  And they used to have a dealer finder, but I guess it's
gone.
 
 
 

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Post by outdrsm » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 06:39:35

There is also seaspecs.com which is more like a glasses frame instead
of a goggle.
 
 
 

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Post by Brian Sangeorza » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 09:29:12

Michael,
I always need glasses, sun or shade.  For darker, rainy days I have a pair
of inexpensive, clear  mountain biking glasses, but a pair of regular old
safety glasses should work as well.  You can find all sorts of frame styles
and some that wrap better than others.  Try home depot or the like.
brian


Quote:
> Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
> keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
> sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?

 
 
 

goggles? what are people using for eye protection in rain?

Post by Mark Pain » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 13:49:43


Quote:
> Sailing the Barry storm a few days ago I was having real difficulty
> keeping my windward eye open, and it was just too dark to wear
> sunglasses.   Does anyone have a solution they love for this situation?

I'll second the cheap shop glasses solution. I used 'em for the
tropical squalls in Bonaire. Couldn't even see 30 feet ahead because
of the volume of rain and intensity of wind, but it solved the leading
eye problem.

-Mark Paine

 
 
 

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Post by Michae » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 01:02:25

Spexusa.com it is...perhaps the flourescent green with clear
lenses.    Thanks, Dog (did you get the NEWJ copies?)

I may also try the "cheap shop glasses" solution, as I keep several
pair around already...I'll toss one into the van.


Quote:

> > I will look into the Specs (which I can't find online with a quick
> > google...will look in the magazines) and perhaps look at some
> > skiwear.  

> Try SPEX in google.  Or spexusa.com.  I like em.  They float.  Get a
> high visibility color so you can find them when they get ripped off
> your face in a high speed crash.  Grey lenses are good.  Not too dark
> when cloudy.

> Dog

 
 
 

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Post by The Do » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 01:22:37


Quote:
> Spexusa.com it is...perhaps the flourescent green with clear
> lenses.    Thanks, Dog (did you get the NEWJ copies?)

You're welcome and yes I did, thanks.  I guess you missed that post in
the other thread.

The yellow is also an easy frame to find.

One more thing.  The lenses are replaceable, but don't plan on
swapping lenses back and forth.  If you want clear and grey lenses,
get two pair of SPEX.

Dog