Drop down inner sun visors found in some helmets offer no protection against the damaging effects of UV A, B or C sun rays.
You may think your eyes are being protected (given the darker tint of the “sun” visor) however it is as good as staring directly into the sun with your naked eyes.
We doubt anyone would voluntarily stare into the sun without eye protection, so why do this with sun visors that offer no UV protection?
All Desert Fox visors have integrated UV A, B and C protection while the peak is designed to further shade your eyes and face.
Download our guide on the dangers of UV rays and your eyes.
Other factors to consider:
A drop down visor creates a void, in some instances finger thick between the helmets inner EPS liner and outer shell . This compromises the ability of the helmet to act as a cohesive unit .
Furthermore, drop down visors have the potential to shatter in the event of an accident further increasing the chances of an eye or other injury.