gaz wrote:and have moved on to Bollé at about £6-£7
I've been using bolle vipers for many years, the hinge on one arm only now starting to show wear after about 10yrs, all for £5 when bought. They are clear( other tints available ) and I could not fathom the original exclamation in the quote for having clear eye protection. I started cycling without eye protection but after several errant bumblebees/flys and the occasional stone chip from passing vehicles hitting me I thought my eyes should be protected.
On the helmet front opinion is divided but what I personally feel is that I have little input to the events leading to a fall, nor the dynamics of it, nor the objects in the path of any fall. So I took to wearing a helmet having started for first few months without. Cost wise I'd tend not to go beyond £30-50 as I feel like so many cycling items its the law of diminishing returns, i.e this helmet is £200 because it's 25g lighter than the £50 helmet. Standard marketing practice.