Are you wearing your cycling sunglasses the correct way? Or do you just put them on whichever way and go? Knowing how to wear cycling sunglasses properly will prevent your from looking like a noob and look like an experienced cyclist. Functionally is there much difference? Not really but ease of use and style are two big sticking points as a cyclist.
The Wrong Way to Wear Cycling Sunglasses
Putting your sunglasses on the inside of your helmet straps is incorrect. This often happens if you put your glasses on before your helmet or if you slide them on close to your head, typically with two hands. Wearing sunglasses this way looks goofy along with being more difficult to take them off when needed, say going up a long climb.
The Correct Way to Wear Cycling Sunglasses
The correct way to wear sunglasses while riding is to strap your helmet on and then put your sunglasses on over the outside of the straps. This looks best as you can see the outside of the glasses. You can also put them on and take them off much easier and with one hand as they won’t be constrained by the helmet straps depending on how tight you have them.
How to Wear Cycling Sunglasses – Some Exceptions
There are some exceptions to this rule however. If you are wearing prescription glasses that rest more snugly to your head and wrap around the back of your ear, you should wear them on the inside of your helmet straps. Wearing them on the outside could flex them and break them not to mention look funny. Also if you have sunglasses that have thin temples (the frame arms) such as a pair of glasses like Aviators, you should wear these on the inside or your helmet straps.