5 Hacks To Care For Your Cycling Sunglasses

Published on August 6th 2018


Cycling glasses are a vital piece of equipment when heading out to ride. They have a number of functions including helping protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, protecting from wind, rain, dust and bugs. Jon gives his five hacks to keep your glasses in top condition. GCN Summer Sale - Enjoy Up to 50% Off: http://gcntech.co/8b Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech Subscribe to GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/gcn-en-espanol Submit your photos and videos with our new uploader http://gcntech.co/upload A really simple way of cleaning your sunglasses in a hurry is, with clean hands, to run the glasses under some warm water to remove any dirt or grime, then apply a couple of drops of washing up liquid, rub in circular motion between your fingers, then work the washing up liquid around the nose pads and the arms and any rubber grippers too. Rinse with warm water and if you live in a place with hard water, so lots of calcium and magnesium, use distilled water for the process. What you don’t want to be doing is drying or cleaning the lenses with paper towels is they may contain tiny wood fibres, that can scratch the lens, also, the same with 100% cotton as that can contain dust that can also damage the lens. A microfibre cloth is the thing for the job here, or one of those cleaning cloths from opticians, although they do eventually clog up and risk damaging a lens. Fogging up eyewear is something which I have found to happen with virtually every pair of sunglasses out there. Many glasses do come with anti-fog treatments. But in humid weather, fogging up can be particularly troublesome. So there are a few cheeky hacks to help prevent this. Firstly, shaving foam or gel, rub a small amount onto the inside of the lens with a microfibre cloth and keep going until it disappears. Washing up liquid, add a tiny drop or two of this onto the lens, both front and back and again with a microfibre cloth buff it onto the lens. This is hopefully going to repel any raindrops too, not allowing them to stay on the lens. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - http://gcntech.co/8a Watch more on GCN Tech... Roka Unboxing 📹 http://gcntech.co/unboxroka Drivetrain Deep Clean 📹 http://gcntech.co/drivetrainclean Music: Epidemic Sound Dazed Summer - Molife Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling tech. Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse Facebook - http://gcntech.co/gcntechfb Instagram - http://gcntech.co/gcntechinsta Twitter - http://gcntech.co/gcntechtwee