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Old 05-07-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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Helmet Suggestions for an Eye Glass Wearer??

I'm about to be in the market for a helmet for drag/road course racing. I rented a helmet the last time I did some road racing and I had a really hard time getting my eye glasses on right. I'm not sure if the helmet was not the right fit or I'm just a bumbler. Any suggestions before I go and buy a helmet?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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Helmet Suggestions for an Eye Glass Wearer??

Laser eye surgery. Best decision of my life.

Edit: I'm sure that's been a thought. I've never found a way to make them fit well. Always wore contacts when riding.

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Old 05-07-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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It's always going to be a pain in the butt with a helmet and glasses. I got laser eye surgery, but then several years came and went and it was back to glasses. Try contacts.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:19 PM   #5
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It's always going to be a pain in the butt with a helmet and glasses. I got laser eye surgery, but then several years came and went and it was back to glasses. Try contacts.
Laser surgery is probably not an option but honestly I hadn't even thought about contacts. I wore them 25 years ago when I was a Chev tech but had to give them up due to the dirty environment. I work in IT now so that's no longer an excuse


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Old 05-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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I'm about to be in the market for a helmet for drag/road course racing. I rented a helmet the last time I did some road racing and I had a really hard time getting my eye glasses on right. I'm not sure if the helmet was not the right fit or I'm just a bumbler. Any suggestions before I go and buy a helmet?
Try a Shoei brand RF series. I use an older RF900 for riding my motorcycle and they have padding that's spaced to accommodate the ear pieces on glasses. Suggest just going to a MC dealer or a retailer like Cycle Gear to try on different models until you find one you like.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:43 AM   #7
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Do not buy a motorcycle helmet before you check the sanctioning body or driving school/HPDE requirements for helmet certification. A helmet for a motorcycle and a helmet for auto racing are different and have different certifications. Motorcycles use an MXXXX cert number, where XXXX is the year of the standard. Helmets for karting use a KXXXX cert number and helmets for auto racing use a SAXXXX cert number or could have an SFI (Safety Foundation Institute) cert number. Most now require either a 2005 or 2010 cert. Helmets that are over 10 yrs old will most likely not be accepted. I have been drag racing for over twenty years and have a shelf at home with my useless (to old) helmet collection on it. Ensure you know what the requirements are before you spend your money.
Sorry this doesn't answer your question about helmets for eyeglasses but the best thing I have found is to get contacts. I have had a lot of trouble over the years with eyeglasses fogging up and have yet to find a 100% effective anti-fog treatment.
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Impact helmet made in USA

Used it this weekend with my sunglasses and worked great

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Old 05-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #9
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Used it this weekend with my sunglasses and worked great

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http://www.outlawraceparts.com/produ...2010-32-0.html

I put the helmet on and then the glasses, got them situated and it was very comfortable for the 25 minute session. I really like this helmet, I returned the G-Force helmet because it wasn't comfortable.
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http://www.outlawraceparts.com/produ...2010-32-0.html

I put the helmet on and then the glasses, got them situated and it was very comfortable for the 25 minute session. I really like this helmet, I returned the G-Force helmet because it wasn't comfortable.
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I have Simpson Super bandit when racing my car and on my motorcycle I wear a Shoei RF no problems with either
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Try a Shoei brand RF series. I use an older RF900 for riding my motorcycle and they have padding that's spaced to accommodate the ear pieces on glasses. Suggest just going to a MC dealer or a retailer like Cycle Gear to try on different models until you find one you like.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:45 PM   #15
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I just got a new HJC helmet for drag racing, and I also wear glasses. Glasses are a pain, but without them the tree would look blurry.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:50 PM   #16
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Get a pair just for racing

I have found the easiest eyeglasses to fit are metal ones with thin bows, and make sure the front is not wide. The bows should easily slide onto your face with the helmet on. Some helmets have a wider opening than others, so if you can try on some different models, do that. I use the metal frames for all purposes, but if you want something else for daily use, just keep a set for racing.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:32 PM   #17
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I have found the easiest eyeglasses to fit are metal ones with thin bows, and make sure the front is not wide. The bows should easily slide onto your face with the helmet on. Some helmets have a wider opening than others, so if you can try on some different models, do that. I use the metal frames for all purposes, but if you want something else for daily use, just keep a set for racing.
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I have a helmet with narrow eye openings and I found it easiest to get glasses with straight ear pieces... They slide right in...
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I picked up a Zamp helmet from here: http://www.saferacer.com/zamp-racing...-racing-helmet

Not the most fancy, but meets specs. The tend to run a bit small, but Safe Racer exchanged mine with no hassles. Works great with my glasses.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:41 PM   #20
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I picked up a Zamp helmet from here: http://www.saferacer.com/zamp-racing...-racing-helmet

Not the most fancy, but meets specs. The tend to run a bit small, but Safe Racer exchanged mine with no hassles. Works great with my glasses.
Nice price. Thanks for the info.

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Old 05-27-2013, 07:31 PM   #22
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I'm going to hijack my own thread just a bit.... What are the considerations regarding full-face vs open face helmets. Any experiences with either?
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #23
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Man I'm so glad you asked this question , I haven't gotten my helmet yet but it would have sucked having to figure this out on the spot !
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #24
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I have moved the discussion regarding open-faced vs close-face helments this new post... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...49#post6596649
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