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Old 12-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #16
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I wear specs when I ride and have great luck with my Nolan N43e Trilogy
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #17
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My Neotec does the job for me. Have to take my glasses off and put them back on but no biggie
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:44 PM   #18
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Shoei MultiTec and Arai XD-3 are no problem with glasses for me. Just need to remember remove them before taking off the Arai ...
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:15 AM   #19
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Most of the HJC helmets seem to be glasses friendly.

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:48 AM   #20
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I too must wear glasses for all things. (Got to love far-sighted and astigmatism.) Anyway, I use the Scorpion 700 full face series with my glasses and it works with no problem. I have also used HJC as well.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:56 AM   #21
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You really need to try on a helmet with your glasses to find the ones that work for you.

I can wear some Shoie helmets but not others. Some brands lift up on my glasses pulling them away from my face and things are out of focus. YMMV.

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:57 AM   #22
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Try the Shark Evoline. I think their current model is the Evoline ST 3. Its a modular that also has removable temple padding for glasses clearance.
- You can ride with the chinbar down or fully retracted.
- Not a true dual sport helmet but does have a washable liner.
- has a retractable sun shade.
- Sharktooth compatible with most communication systems.
- Roughly $450 USD.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Rodzilla View Post
I wear specs when I ride and have great luck with my Nolan N43e Trilogy
I wear glasses too. Mine are bifocals with the focal point of the reading part matched to my instruments, roadbook holder and GPS. My glasses earpieces are relatively flat. My regular glasses have a flexible wire rim called a Chesterfield. My sun glasses have sort of a classic horned rim frame.

I use both pair under a Shoie Hornet DS helmet and a Nolan N43E Trilogy. The Trilogy is a surprisingly comfortable helmet with a removable chinbar. It has a wide face opening like the Dual sport helmets but is more aerodynamic. It is a modular type helmet with a poly shell. I think it was about $300. My favorite so far and I've had mostly Arai and Shoie helmets.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:39 PM   #24
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I'm using a Nolan Modular that works for me.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:10 AM   #25
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Thanks everyone, great feedback. I am going to have to do some "fitment" tests over the winter. I'm lucky enough to be 30 minutes from Competition Accessories.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:33 AM   #26
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I ended up getting a Scorpion EXO 900, works great with the glasses
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:48 PM   #27
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I personally work both sides of the fence on this... My glasses have to fit inside the helmet I buy, then my helmet has to fit the glasses I buy. Kind of a mix of actions here. I always try on the glasses I'm wearing when trying helmets out. The helmet has to allow them. Then when I'm buying glasses I am trying them on with my helmets I wear. Kind of makes both work no matter what.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #28
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I'd forget about helmet suggestions period! Buy the one that fits YOU! It's probably your glasses that need to be changed! I've changed to Titanium frames they will fit into just about anything comfortably. After you change to the Ti frames you'll wonder why I didn't do this along time ago!
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #29
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+1 on the Nolan 43E Trilogy. Tons of features. Try Extreme Supply for best pricing!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #30
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best helmet- glasses

I haven't been able to find a flip helmet to fit my size 8 head..!!


1.- I had a pair of specs (small lens) made to my prescription. No coatings or tint.
2.- I have regular size glasses that have more rigid frame that I can push on after the helmet is on.

Both work well.
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