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Running in the rain with glasses!


Had a great run today, 9K, the only problem was it was sooo wet. I don't mind running in the rain, in fact I quite like it, but running in the rain with glasses on is a nightmare! They start slipping down my nose and then I can't see through the lenses, I end up having to take them off and then I can't see due to my short sightedness!

I reckon I am going to have to buy some contact lenses for the British weather. Does anyone else have the same problem?



13 Replies

Nope.. cap with a big brim...perfect! Trail heads running cap... great for rain... great for sun.. Amazon sell them:)

VisiononGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Can't be doing with hats, I don't suit them and find them uncomfortable. 🤓

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Visionon

But.. they do the job and cheaper than contact lenses... and my cap is not uncomfortable.

VisiononGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Ok you've convinced me to have a look. But I would have needed one hell of a brim yesterday to keep the rain off my face!

Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Visionon

I hate hats too - but swear by my lightweight running cap in the rain.🙂

FlaraflarkinGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Ooh you got me looking at Trail heads now Floss!! Loved your cap at Parkrun 😊

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Flaraflarkin

It is brilliant.. sun and shine and very comfortable too !


Another vote for a cap here, I have a very cheapy Tesco one and a trailheads one. I hate hats too, plus can’t stand my head getting too hot, I’d never worn a cap before running, and had to hunt out a very thin/breathable material one, now it’s a definite go to if it’s raining, really helps. The trailheads ones are also supposed to be good for sun glare - the underside of the peak is black - although I’ve never used it for that.....😂.....usually too hot for a hat if the suns out....

You can get visors - like golfers have, e.g the peak without the cap - I’ve used those too in really hot sunny weather..

Can’t be doing with faffing with contact lenses just to go running....


VisiononGraduate10 in reply to Madge50

I used to wear contact lenses, so it wouldn't be too much of a faff, as I am proficient at putting them in my eyes, but slowly coming round to the idea of trying a cap.

Madge50Graduate10 in reply to Visionon

I wear my glasses more these days, and as I’m now in ......aahhmmmm....varifocals.....I found wearing contacts of different strengths a bit weird.......i only wear my cap if it’s heavyish rain, light rain I don’t mind, I do still get caught out in the rain sometimes in my specs though, and end up not being able to see, wiping them on my t-shirt etc., 😂....just adds to the fun....🏃‍♀️


VisiononGraduate10 in reply to Madge50

Yeah I have reached that time of life where I need varifocals as well, its a right pain. Yesterday it was so wet I had to take the specs off, I was running through massive puddles, the entire road was submerged, still drying my trainers out now, it was good fun though!


I wear contact lenses so no problem, but I’ve heard wearing a peaked hat helps. 👀🧢


Lightweight running cap. Essential in the summer too. Can’t stand direct sunlight

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