TAG Heuer Night Vision Riding Glasses

TAG Heuer promises that their new pair of Night Vision Driving Glasses is going to maximize your riding performance. Originally developed for drivers in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the glasses feature titanium frames and Reflex-style flexible temples.  Dont ask me how they work, but I understand that it’s all about using some contrast and color magic to improve your vision from dusk to dawn ($TBA). Tag Heuer.

13 Responses to “TAG Heuer Night Vision Riding Glasses”

  1. 1 saorijohn Apr 8th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Used a similar type with orange lenses. Great in fog.

  2. 2 Mr. Motorcycle Apr 8th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    …”If”… and I repeat if, this is a photo of the “actual” glasses they have designed for riding motorcycles, then I believe have not done their homework. Great concept, but I believe the designer may have missed having bikers actually ride with them at higher speeds. The lenses may well do their job for increased clarity in night vision, but how about wind resistance. If you’re riding with a windshield, they should be fine, but those of us who don’t ride with windshields know that most people need riding glasses, or goggles with a solid nose bridge piece, or wind enters under the glasses, and makes your eyes water at any decent amount of speed. (I speak for myself at least.) I’m sure there are people out there who ride without a windshield and wear those types of glasses just fine. On the other hand, I can’t be alone here with the watery eyes thing either.

    Mind you, I say this without actually trying this pair of glasses, and or seeing their line up and knowing exactly what they have available. I know the shape of your face, the shape of your glasses, etc. all play a part. I do like their idea, and if they have a pair suited for riding with a solid nose bridge, I’d sure like to see them. I checked out their web-site before posting this comment. They all appeared to have the flexible temples pieces in them and I did not see anything that looked like a solid seal area at the nose bridge for keeping the wind out of the eyes.

    I posted this long comment about glasses, as I’ve invested alot in riding glasses over the years. For the amount of money some people have spent in windshields, I’ve probably invested in riding eyewear, trying to find that perfect pair that is comfortable without being foam sealed goggles. The best I’ve come up with so far was an old pair of Oakleys. I’ve since broken them. I now ride with a pair of Ray Bans that have a sealed nose bridge, and they let air in around the top. Can’t win em all. I dont think I’m alone out there.

  3. 3 Rodent Apr 9th, 2008 at 7:59 am

    wassumater with KD’s @$6.95 a pair?

  4. 4 Slag Apr 9th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I agree with Mr. Motorcycle . Thw wind thing and watery eyes. I ride with no bug screen and don’t like goggles either. I have found after much trial & error along with expense that a company in Boring,OR. by the name of Wildside Eyewear has the the best motorcycle glasses going. They are made from machined alumnium and have the foam nose piece to protect from wind at any speed. The lens are interchangable and will make bright sunny days and the nighttime ride enjoyable. On top of all this ,they are way cool looking and you can expect comments about them where ever you go.The company will take care of you as far as repair, replacement, etc:

  5. 5 Mr. Motorcycle Apr 9th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Rodent, Nothing wrong with KD’s. I own a pair. I’m just not a fan of the look. They remind me of Tom Cruise in the movie, Risky Business. I think T.C. is a dweeb.

    Slag, Glad to have someone back me up. I didn’t think I was alone out there. I’ll look up Wildside eyewear. Thanks for the tip.

  6. 6 Old No 7 fan Apr 9th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Mr. Motorcycle,
    I agree that these glasses look like they don’t offer any wind protection. Which is important if you want to be able to see while you’re riding. :-0 LOL.

    I personally use the Foamerz II by Bobster. They have a great selection of sunglasses with foam that actually look good and all my friends swear by that brand. Their prices are easy on the wallet too.

  7. 7 Mr. Motorcycle Apr 9th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Old No 7 fan,

    I’ll check out the suggested Foamerz II by Bobster, as well as the Wildside Eyewear that Slag suggested.


  8. 8 A 1 CYCLES Apr 9th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    i wear crown sunglasses http://www.crownsunglasses.com kick ass heavy frames full bridge double hinged, pinstriped , wont fly off when you look back at 80 and i have personally tested them at 151 mph on my suzuki. “you cant be the king unless you wear the crown”

  9. 9 Slag Apr 10th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    I never have worn any glasses that would look cool, protect, stay on at any speed, on any rice bike of any brand. I have just found that the Wildside Eyewear glasses exceeds all my expectations for riding glasses. Yes they are pricey but you will be pleased whenyou open the box and see them and even more pleased when you ride with them. I mean no offense about rice but I just don’t do rice at all. http://www.wildsideeyewear.com

  10. 10 customfighterer Apr 10th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    simple solution to mr.motorcycles problem….WEAR A FULL FACE HELMET!

  11. 11 Mr. Motorcycle Apr 11th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    To all talking about glasses staying on,
    I found for me anyway, that those things that you plug onto the ends of the stems that you can sinch up tight to your head while you ride will make any pair stay on at high speeds while turning your head into the wind and they allow you to hang them around you neck when you aren’t wearing them. Cheap solution that works for me.

    I will not knock anyone with enough sense to wear a helmet, and even more so a full faced helmet. Safety wise, it’s a great idea. If you wear one, and you are comfortable with it, great.
    In Minnesota, we don’t have a helmet law, and I choose not to wear one, but not for lack of trying them. I’ve tried many. I personally can’t stand the drag a half helmet gives me, and don’t like the lack of wind a full face gives me. I like being in the wind. That is why I don’t have a fairing, or windshield either. This is also why I prefer to ride a motorcycle, not drive a car. However, due to my riding preference, it almost forces me to be a fair weather rider. But I’m O.K. with that.


  12. 12 EYEQUSA Oct 22nd, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I have seen them in Destination Daytona Harley in biketoberfest.

    They are not design for bikers…………

    but i seen EYEQUSA riding glasses design for biker and works perfect.

  13. 13 Aaron Davis Oct 28th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    To those complaining about lack of wind resistance in the design, see again the purpose for it’s development. It’s not made for motorcyclists. Therefore, it’s not made to deflect wind away from the eye. It was developed to enhance night vision for race car drivers. Cars have windshields.

    Furthermore, when was the last time you saw anyone racing a motorcycle with an open-face helmet on a road/asphalt surface anyway? If you’re wearing an open face, you don’t need these glasses.

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