Most wraparound cycling glasses keep out the wind to some degree, but they still leave gaps at the sides, top and bottom of the lenses.
As a result, your eyes still get buffeted by wind blasts, making them feel dry and sore, or causing them to water constantly, especially in cold weather.
What are the best cycling glasses for wind protection?
To keep out the wind effectively when you are cycling, you must wear close fitting wraparound glasses which have the addition of a windproof gasket.
Eyewear Accessories sells 7eye AirShield, the world's leading range of wraparound glasses, goggles and sunglasses with protective gaskets that help to insulate your eyes from air draughts. The gaskets make them the best cycling glasses you can buy for wind protection.
Illustrated here is the 7eye Cape, one of our most popular models.
7eye AirShield glasses also protect your eyes from irritation through dust and pollution, and block pollen from entering your eyes during hay fever season.
Illustrated below is the gasket on the 7eye Cape, which is removable whenever you don't need the extra protection.
Most popular models chosen by our customers for cycling
These glasses are ordered by increasing size (fit):
7eye Ventus (small to medium)
7eye Cape (medium)
Key features of all our protective goggles
- Close-fitting aerodynamic, secure and comfortable wraparound frames
- Flat design of ear rests enables the glasses to be worn under a cycle helmet
- Enhanced wind protection compared with wraparound cycling glasses
- Choice of lens colours to enhance your vision of the road in different light conditions
- All the lenses are rated to UV 400 to provide 100% UV protection
- Light but strong wraparound frames made from grilamid TR-90
- Range of stylish frame sizes and shapes to fit men and women
How to decide which goggles are suitable for your intended use
Our range of goggles vary in size, closeness of fit and peripheral vision and you must decide whether they are suitable for your intended use. For example, you should nsure that:
- the gasket (eye cup) fits well all around the periphery of your eye sockets to maximise wind protection
- you have good all round vision with the goggles, making them safe for manoeuvring
Need advice to help you choose?
If you are uncertain which glasses to choose, we recommend viewing these pages:
- Video guide to the 7eye AirShield range
- 7eye AirShield range text overview
- Size Guide
- Lens options
- Prescription lenses
How customers rate our glasses
"Enjoying the first cycle ride for years when my eyes have not been streaming"
- see customer's review of 7eye Panhead
“Thanks for your excellent advice. The glasses are a perfect fit and have put the pleasure back into cycling. Tested yesterday in a strong headwind - super.”
"Just to say how highly delighted I am with my new cycling goggles. Had my first trip out with them on Wednesday and they exceeded my expectations. No streaming eyes, no bits of dust in the eyes and pin sharp vision."
“The glasses are great. I cycle regularly in them and the windproof insert effectively stops my eyes from being affected by the wind.”
“The glasses made all the difference cycling in windy Denmark and had the added benefit of cutting out the glare you get around the edges of normal sunglasses. I will definitely get plenty more use from them on breezy days.”
"Just wanted to say a big thank you. My glasses arrived today (I ordered them yesterday!) and are fab. Now I can go outside in the wind and enjoy cycling again without my eyes suffering - they feel like a big hug!"
“I've tried using my Oakleys before to prevent the wind affecting my eyes, but they didn't work. The 7eye glasses worked a treat. Very comfortable to wear and enabled clear vision."