The Best Wiley X Sunglasses for Motorcycles
Wearing sunglasses on your motorcycle isn’t just good protection. They can save your life. However, this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your personal style to keep yourself safe! Wiley X has some fantastic options for motorcyclists that will keep up with your cool aesthetic and keep your eyes safe.
Why You Should Wear Sunglasses on a Motorcycle
Wearing sunglasses while you’re riding your motorcycle is vitally important to your safety and long-term health. Small things can become major dangers when you are out in the open on a motorcycle while everyone else is in the protective bubble of their cars. In addition, the long-term disregard of eye protection during your motorcycle rides can lead to permanent damage to your eyes.
You might be thinking “Well, I wear a full-face helmet. I don’t need to wear sunglasses!”. However, most helmet visors, even tinted ones, do not come with full UVA and UVB protection. You’ll definitely want to make sure that you are protecting your eyes from long term sun damage. Road glare and sunlight can also distract you while you’re out on the open road, and those momentary lapses in concentration can lead to disastrous consequences if you aren’t careful. Longer-term consequences can include dry eye and increased risks of eye infections because sun glare accelerates the evaporation of lubrication on your eyes.
If you consistently neglect to wear sunglasses, you will almost certainly wind up with chronic dry eyes, which means your tears will not be able to lubricate your eyes well enough. This can result in general discomfort, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, and difficulty seeing at night. Plus, chronic dry eyes gives you a higher chance of getting eye infections and eye inflammation, not to mention general vision problems. You could do permanent damage to your eyesight if sunglasses aren’t a part of your standard motorcycle protective gear.
Fortunately, sunglasses don’t have to detract from your personal style. There are plenty of options that will appeal to your aesthetic depending on what you like. And no one does sunglasses for motorcycles better than Wiley X.
The Best Wiley X Sunglasses for Motorcycles
These are a few of our best options for motorcycle glasses from Wiley X.
With 5 color options and the standard shatterproof polycarbonate lenses, the Wiley X Aspect model gives motorcyclists a reliable option for motorcycle sunglasses. The lenses are designed to provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection and give the wearer distortion-free clarity and a scratch-resistant lens coating means you can rely on these sunglasses to endure the debris you encounter on the road. In addition, these sunglasses meet the ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Standards as well as US Federal OSHA 1910.133(b)(1)(1) Standards, so they’re a great protection option.
These are one of our more cost-effective models, which still boast the high standards Wiley X is known for. They come standard with the Selenite TM polycarbonate lenses which meet the MIL-PRF-32432(GL) ballistic standards and ANSI Z87.1-2010 high velocity and high mass impact standards. They also meet EN.166FT high-velocity impact standards at temperature extremes, which makes them a fantastic option for motorcyclists, one of the most comprehensive protection options we offer.
The patented Foil™ lens coating gives fantastic anti-fog protection and the Wrapback™ 90-degree lens technology gives users the maximum peripheral vision, which is crucial to safety on the road. This model also gives users the option to interchange lenses in case of a prescription change or damage to the lenses. Finally, they’re designed to put as little pressure as possible on the nose and ears to reduce any pain from prolonged wear.
This model is specifically designed for smaller faces and includes a temple strap for those who struggle to find sunglasses that will stay on their feet. They also include symmetrical venting that allows cool air to enter the frame naturally. This keeps the goggles from fogging up. They also meet the ANSI Z87.2 Safety standards.
The Wiley X Tide model is a wrap-around frame that features a removable facial cavity seal that can protect against wind, dust, and debris. This means these sunglasses do double duty as a more protective option on a motorcycle and a more natural pair of sunglasses once you get to your destination. The cavity sealed technology is certified to ANSI Z87.1 standards for high impact and optical performance. The multi-layer foam also makes these sunglasses extra comfortable.
These frames meet all of the major protective standards, including MIL-PRF-32432(GL) Ballistic Standards. ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity and Mass Impact Standards, and EN 166 S. They come with 100 percent UVA and UVB protection and distortion-free clarity to keep your vision crystal clear. They are also polarized to keep the glare from water or snow from diminishing your vision or causing eye-fatigue after a long day on the slopes or on the water. The lenses are scratch-resistant, and the nose bridge and temples are double padded with rubber to make them fit extra securely. The goal of this model is to provide maximum protection in addition to the best possible field-of-view.
This model is one of the more natural-looking motorcycle glasses options. The Triloid Nylon frame is almost unbreakable, so if you’re looking for one of our most durable options, this is the model for you. In addition, the frame exceeds the ANSI Z87.1-2003 High-Velocity Standard.
Whether you ride a motorcycle casually or constantly, you’ll want to make sure that your eyes are always protected. If you’re looking for a fantastic set of options for your motorcycle sunglasses needs, you can find a comprehensive selection on our website. Whatever your specific needs, our professionals would be happy to help you pick the perfect pair of motorcycle sunglasses.