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I've never worn sunglasses with the sun visor down.
I live on the oregon coast where blazing sun is not an issue.
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cdwise wrote:
jen z wrote:
I currently have a fullface helmet and was looking at getting one of these Nolan modular helmets, but for a different reason. Wearing my sunglasses with my helmet gives me a killer headache due to the plastic digging into my temples. Does the sun visor in the Nolan helmet provide adequate sun protection or do you wear sunglasses underneath?
The answer is "it depends". Most of the time it is more than adequate and I like that the guages are read below the internal sun visor. Others wish it was lower. Going directly into a setting sun I usually end up either stopping and waiting for the sun to get out of the angle that glares into my eyes or if I can't I'll put a pair of sunglasses on as well but that's me and everyone is different.
That was one of the reasons I got my AFX - the shield comes down to the very tip of my nose, so 99% of my field of vision is covered with a fairly dark sun visor. No reflections or leaking light, and it's plenty dark for me when heading west into the setting sun.
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Shanghai Dan wrote:
That was one of the reasons I got my AFX - the shield comes down to the very tip of my nose, so 99% of my field of vision is covered with a fairly dark sun visor. No reflections or leaking light, and it's plenty dark for me when heading west into the setting sun.
This is why it is good there are multiple options. I don't like to ride with something that is so dark that the setting sun (or rising sun for that matter) is comfortable. That would make it too dark for me. I suspect your sun glasses are darker than mine too. I also am happy enough with the placement since too dark makes it hard for me to read guages. 100% of my road view is covered but glancing down it isn't which suits me.
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Wow - thank you all for your replies!

I obviously need to look at a better ventilated helmet/a pinlock insert. We are heading into Summer here in Australia, so I think that Nolan looks like a great option...

Thank you for confirming that it is the chin protection that makes it worthwhile to wear a full face/modular. Those faceless helmets are so pretty I need reasons to stick with the safe ones!!
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