FAQ - Good to Know

Our RIG® Lens overview categoriezes all lenses based on different weather conditions. We offer lenses designed to perform optimally in various weather conditions, ensuring you have the best vision for your days on the trails.

How many lenses should I have?

We recommend having at least two to three lenses; one for low-light and flat conditions, another for sunny days, and ideally our versatile all-round Bixbite lens. While all our sport performance models (Shinobi, Memento, Ronin) allow for lens change, avid bikers may find it beneficial to invest in multiple sunglasses, each equipped with different lenses.

I only want one lens, which one should I have?

It depends on the use and your preference. We can recommend RIG® Bixbite and RIG® Malaia as versatile lenses, however, some might find these to be either too dark or too bright for their use. It is essential to recognize that no single lens can excel in both flat light and strong sunlight conditions. Ideally, you should consider having two options or pick the lens you think would suit your type of use the best.

What is VLT?

VLT stands for Visible Light Transmission, which measures the amount of light a lens allows through. A higher VLT is ideal for overcast conditions and flat light, while a lower VLT is better suited for sunny conditions.

What is a lens category?

The lens category (1, 2, 3, 4) is directly linked to the percentage of VLT, and does also indicate the amount of light a lens lets through.

What about snow goggles?

Snow goggles have a little bit different VLT. Visit our goggle-lens guide for all information about goggles!