The Best Motorcycle Sunglasses
What comes to your mind when you think of the title of this blog post "The Best Motorcycle Sunglasses"? I am sure that many of you think of a specific brand that you have come to know and trust. Maybe that brand is even one of our Original KD's or our padded Kickstart sunglasses! However, it is more likely the specific features of the sunglass that you visualize more than a particular brand name. The details of the motorcycle sunglass are what make the difference for most bikers. Each motorcyclist prioritizes those details a little differently when looking for the right sunglass.
First and foremost, motorcycle sunglasses need to comply with general safety requirements. Although it is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that regulates sunglasses sold in the United States, the FDA references standards set forth by another agency. So what is that ANSI marking that we always see on the sunglasses or tags? ANSI is the acronym for the American National Standards Institute. ANSI has different markings that represent various categories of testing and standards. So, even though everyone has a different idea of what constitutes the "best" motorcycle sunglasses, they first need to meet safety requirements.
Function is also very important when considering what is best in motorcycle eyewear. One of the most critical aspects is the ability to see well. So, does the design maximize your field of vision? Can you easily and quickly glance to check the lane next to you or your blindspot? This is why so many people like wrap sunglasses. It offers full protection from the wind, sun and debris yet takes into consideration the peripheral vision. Yet, a wrap sunglass isn't the only choice for excellent coverage. One of our best selling sunglasses is our very own Original KD's. The arms are skinny so they fit comfortably under a helmet and they sit close to the face so wind doesn't get up underneath and cause fly-off. The skinny arms are also important so you can easily check your blind spot and they are undeniably cool. There are so many other aspects of function to consider including lens color, polarized lenses, padded sunglasses and detachable straps. All of these features are very specific and personal to the rider; which brings us to the next topic, personal style.
The best motorcycle sunglasses can't be discussed without talking about style. What style suits your personality best? Some bikers just want the basic black, nothing fancy. Others say, "I've worn KD's sunglasses for over 30 years and refuse to wear anything else." Still others want the flash of a chrome frame, silver mirror sunglass that screams biker. Many simply choose Oakley sunglasses or Ray-Ban sunglasses because they are partial to those brands. Whichever motorcycles sunglasses you decide to buy, make sure to take some time to consider all aspects before you decide which are the best motorcycle sunglasses. Enjoy the Ride.