I’ve been commuting for years, and I’ve never felt the need to use bike mirrors. But I think cycling is about practicality, and if mirrors help make a bike commute more safe and practical, then I thought it was time to give them a try.

Here are the mirrors I tested (the Amazon links below are affiliate, which means if you follow the link and buy something, I receive a payment):

0:19 Hafney handlebar mirrors (thanks to Hafney for providing a test product).

2:45 Corky Urban (thanks to Corky for the test product).

4:32 The Myklops (thanks for the test product).

6:39 The Take-a-Look Cycling Mirror.

One note on the Myklops: I did a poor job of showing off the extending arms of the mirror that enable it to be arranged in a way that shouldn’t require any movement of the arm. Here’s how the arms work.

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Tom Babin is the author of Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling.