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Old 02-05-2014, 10:53 PM   #1
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What helmet for riders with glasses?

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I'm in the market for a helmet that is "glasses friendly". So far, the only ones I found are the Shoei Neotec II and a Scorpion (forgot the model). Any input from any riders with glasses would be great. I don't want to have to spend the 600 dollar bill for the Shoei, but worse case, I will as I've already tried it on at Mancuso. I know, you get what you pay for. I wear a large by the way. Thanks
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:32 PM   #2
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I wear an HJC RPS-10 XL and it fits my glasses fine. The only problem I ever had was trying to put them on with a balaclava, they got stuck in it going in but I don't think that was the helmet's fault.
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Since when did Shoei come out with a Neotec II? I've got a Neotec and it's pretty nice.

Quite a bit depends on how your head fits in the helmet, and where your temple & ears land on the cheek pads. The only way to know is to try it on.

If you are talking about being able to pull the helmet ON/OFF without taking off your glasses, I have not found one yet. Even with modulars like the Neotec, it's best to take your glasses off first.

Helps to pick glasses with thin but stiff temples that are mostly straight.
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Try different helmets, depends on your head
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Pay attention to glasses when you are trying them on/buying them. Mine flare out before they head in towards my ears, so I absolutely cannot wear them with my helmet. Thankfully I have contacts (which is another option you might consider) so I don't have to buy a new pair just yet.
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I have always worn glasses with my helmets and to be honest this thought has never crossed my mind, every helmet iv ever worn works fine with glasses, however last time I got new glasses I thought about this and got a pair that had straight arms instead of the kind that arch behind your ear so that I could put them straight on instead of trying to fish them behind my ear. I think they are oakley prescription glasses.
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What everyone else said. I'm a glass wearer too.
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I've got various models of Scorpion helmets that I wear sunglasses with. It's dark when I ride to work so I use a clear visor for commuting.
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I started riding in 1980, every helmet I've ever worn has worked with glasses. Some better than others but its never been such a problem that it stopped me from buying the helmet I wanted.
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it's best to try a bunch of helmets. I found that it was possible to wear them with all helmets, but the padding one some caused the glasses to not sit on my ears right...some of them required a little finesse to get them to go on while others slipped right on like I wasn't wearing a helmet.

Also, if it has an internal flip down visor, I found the some brands would hit my glasses and not come down, while others went down with no problems.

probably not a deal breaker if you want a specific helmet, but for me it's more important than say; a red helmet vs a blue one...i'd rather have the color I don't want and be more comfortable in it.
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It might of just been a Neotec then. The tag on the Helmet said Neotec II, could of been a misprint. I have Oakley Wingspan glasses. The Shoei Neotec fits me fine but again its 600. I've read that Scorpions fit pretty well so I'll try it out. Thanks guys
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While some dont like them, you might also check out the modular helmets... made life with glasses quite a bit easier for me.
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I have a suomy and shoei and a Gmaz and glasses work fine with all of them, they are all FF no modular
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Any Modular helmet is a great fit for glasses. IMHO I have a hard time with traditional full face squeezing my glasses around the padding to hook behind my ears.

I went modular and never had issues.

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wait until you need bifocals or trifocals, that is when the real fun begins....
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I wear glasses and haven't had a problem with my helmets. even with contacts in I normally have my oakleys on under the helmet. for my full face I wear a shoei rf1200
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I wear a bell star, but I have Flexon Glasses so they will pretty much work with any helmet I have tried on.
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I wear an AGV K3 Helmet, It has a quick-change Visor as well, I have a the Mirror shield for it that I wear during the day and when the sun starts to set it just takes all of 5 minutes to take it off and switch back to the clear visor.
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I had a hjc c15 or 16, can't remember. My glasses are the thick frame. Once I got adjusted, everything was fine. In my opinion, shoei are great with glasses. I have a shoei helmet that is too small for me, but fits my glasses with ease. I also heard arai are glasses friendly.
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I picked up a Shoei RF 1200. Thanks guys for all of the input. I've tried on several helmets ranging from Arai to HJC, to Shoei, and the Shoei fit the best with no issues. I really liked the Shoei Neotec, it being a modular helmet, but didn't want to price tag it came with right now.
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