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Original Mirror

$21.95 - $24.95


Product Description

The Original Mirror attaches to sunglasses or a helmet to allow cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts to see behind them without turning their heads, much like a rearview mirror on a car. Our site is the only place where you can customize the length of the stem (length of the mirror.) Other features include:

  • Vibration-free
  • Three pivot points for optimal adjustability
  • Frameless mirror means uninterrupted field of vision
  • Original stem length great with wrap around glasses

Disclaimer: We do not recommend using the original mirror with wrap around glasses in the following lengths— -1″ or -1.5″ stem alteration.

Customize Stem Size

-1.5", – 1", -.5", None, +.5", +1", +1.5"

8 reviews for Original Mirror

  1. Jonathan B. Horen

    I’ve been using a Take-A-Long mirror, clipped onto the left earpiece of my glasses, for some 7-8 years, and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’ve got the “long” size, and it’s never a problem to glance slightly to the left and see what’s coming-up behind me. Having it has “saved my bacon” numerous times — of course, if a driver doesn’t signal a turn, it becomes a crap-shoot; nevertheless, “forewarned is forearmed”. It’s especially useful where I live (urban-sprawl of West Palm Beach, FL area), where most urban/suburban roads are flanked by strip malls, with cars suddenly turning right, into them, all the time. The mirror has survived two rear-end collisions by !@#$ drivers, without damage; wish I could say the same was true, for me 🙂 I need to investigate the longer sizes… 1″ and 1.5″, to see if they’ll let me look without having to refocus my eye. A great product, and I recommend it without reservation.

  2. Tedolph

    I have been riding with one of these for 25 years. Tried one of the plastic ones when I lost mine-broke it in the first year. Replaced it with the real thing. This thing is worth its weight in gold. With one of those radar tail lights you have complete situational awareness without having to crank your head around every few minutes. If I had to choose between riding without my helmet (and I always do) or riding without my mirror I would ride without my helmet.


  3. Marc B.

    It’s always good to be able to look over your shoulder, but if your thinking about trying a mirror for your riding, get this one. I’ve used a couple over the years. One mounted to older style brake lever with the cable fed through, a bar end which I’d whack with my knee when out of the saddle. One fixed to your head seems by far the best, convenient, you don’t have to look down or away from the road as much, it moves with your head so you get a greater field of vision. Mounted to glasses or helmet, these are right in your line of sight but not in the way. Great design, well made, easily adjustable to put it the perfect position, small cost for such benefit, these are a home run. I’m seriously considering another pair just to have on hand as a backup they are that cool! I got a +.5 length and that or even longer would be nice as it places it just a little further out. Great mirror thanks!

  4. Dann Golden-Collum

    Been riding with Take A Look mirror since 2008. On my second mirror, as the first one died when I took a spill on an icy bike trail in Anchorage. Helmet saved my brain, by the way. It’s affixed to helmet using the adapter, so the mirror is extremely stable. I tried it on my glasses, but just seemed to throw everything off balance for me.

    When the bike lane ends, I’m merging into main traffic in four spots on my daily commute, it’s very easy to “take a look” to see what’s coming up behind me. I’m an everyday commuter, right now riding 34 miles a day in all weather. It’s essential that I keep track of traffic from all angles, and the mirror allows me to keep eyes front without craning my neck to see what’s going on from the backside.

    The stem is bendable – I have mine at an angle so it’s not aiming at my ear, giving a wider angle of rear-view. My helmet’s been banged around and dropped without permanent damage to the mirror. This is truly a lifetime product.

  5. John H. Nardine

    The Take-a-Look mirror is one of the best products I have ever purchased in terms of value for money, simplicity of use, robust quality design and materials, and functionality. Frankly, at the price the manufacturer is asking, it is a steal and worth twice the amount, at least. All other mirror solutions are hype and gimmick (perhaps that’s too harsh) because the Take-a-Look does everything you need it to do as a cyclist. The biggest advantage is being able to relax and feel confident and secure because you always will know what’s coming up behind you. It becomes 2nd nature in very little time to turn your head ever-so-slightly and, well, take a look. This is all you need for a cycling mirror.

  6. Debra

    The best little accessory for bike riding! Easy to keep an eye on what’s behind you. I’ve been using for years, just feels wrong if I don’t have it on. Great product!

  7. molly

    This product is the absolute best! So easy to use. If i ever forget to bring it I feel half blind! My friend uses his kayaking – I am going to get an extra one to put in my paddling gear bag so I can see what my friends are doing back there 😀 fwiw, my neighbor’s dog has bonked into mine many times with his enthusiastic kisses and the mirror has been unscathed!

  8. Carlos Montgomery

    I bought one of these at REI in Greenville yesterday. One ride using it, I love it. I was sitting at a crosswalk and saw riders approaching from the rear. So I had a reason to wait to push the button on the crosswalk at just the right time. They didn’t even have to slow. 🙂 I was on a recumbent trike.

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