At first glance, it’s pretty easy to tell if you’ll be a Wide-Eyez customer or not. We’re guessing many people will look at the add-on visor and immediately write it off as a fred-ly accessory that clearly will clash with your full Rapha kit. But, as evidenced by the number of people checking the visor out at the Recumbent Cycle Con tradeshow (yes I went – it was in my home town. I pretty much had too, right?) that there are a number of people who are willing to risk looking like a fred to have a more comfortable ride.
And truthfully? Depending on the helmet, it doesn’t look that bad…
Why would anyone want to mount Wide-Eyez to their helmet? The goal was to provide a buffer against wind, rain, sleet, snow, and of course the sun in a way that was universal fit and easy to use. The design allows for no obstructions to your peripheral vision and also fits over glasses, prescription or otherwise. The visor can be flipped up when not in use, or removed completely to use without or switch between tints.
Completely made in the U.S., the visor attaches to just about any helmet with 3M dual lock adhesive. The mounts then stay in place and the different visors can snap onto the posts. Available in Solar Bronze, Clear, and Smoke lenses, each single lens pack sells for $39.95 and there is a day/night dual pack available for $59.95.
Wide-Eyez creator Graham Hill stated that he knows the product probably isn’t going to win the cool vote, but he is happy with how many people have tried the visor and love it, and hopes to continue to help people improve their rides.