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    • #17916
      Anthony DePalo
      Participant

      I am looking for a good quality, lightweight helmet that is comfortable for wearing glasses, any suggestions? Was thinking about the Arai SK6 but I’m not sure if its good for someone wearing glasses.

    • #17941
      Todd Renaud
      Participant

      I’ve worn Simpson, Bell and never had issues. Even the ones with smaller eye ports. For me, I had to try the helmet on unfortunately to see as each pair of glasses fits differently. Mine were RX of course ,but more of a wrap-around kind.

    • #17958
      TJ Koyen
      Moderator

      I’ve worn glasses with my SK6 many times and never had an issue. It will be different for everyone though, depending on your face shape and what your glasses shape.

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    • #17984
      Joe Ruch
      Participant

      I wear mine under my Arai GP6 with no problems. Have also worn Simpson, impact, bell, hjc… I doubt you’ll have much of an issue with any helmet.

    • #18790
      Peter Zambos
      Participant

      I’ve used the SK5, the older-than-current Arai, and can concur, that they fit glasses nicely.  As I had used that helmet for quite some time, and wanted a change, I picked up a Shoei X-12.  Also accommodates glasses very well and is vented better than the Sk5, so better for those dew point days that lead to foggy glasses.

    • #18801
      Mike Bray
      Participant

      Here’s a hint for you.  I wear very expensive frameless glasses that I didn’t want to risk at the track.  Just get your prescription and go to one of the online eyeglasses sites and buy some simple and sturdy glasses for wearing in a helmet.  I used 39dollarglasses.com but there are several sites around.  Since I was only going to use these for karting I dropped the progressive part and had them tinted yellow for better daytime vision.  I received them in a couple of weeks and I think I paid about $60 total.  I wear them in a Bell Sport with no issues.

       

    • #18802
      David Cole
      Keymaster

      Sorry to high-jack the thread, but Anthony and Mike, please update your profiles. Your Display Name MUST be your first and last name. PM me if you have any questions. Thank you.

      David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

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