> Stylish triple lens shades
TIFOSI HAS BUILT A GREAT reputation from making glasses with all the features you’ll find from premium brands like Oakley, Rudy Project, KOO, POC, Adidas and more, but without the premium price tag.
The new Davos are a great looking pair of shades, with their sharp lines, angular full frames and full shield lenses. They’re available in plenty of variants including photochromic lens models, but we think the triple lens version we tested offers the best balance between price and features.
The three lenses are a dark smoke with a 15 per cent light transmission rating, which is ideal for bright conditions, a clear lens with 95 per cent transmission for very low light, and a funky red tinted lens that offers 41 per cent transmission. The red lens works particularly well in dull conditions as the red accentuates the road surface textures, making it our favourite of the three for riding in adverse weather conditions.
To switch lenses, pull the bottom edge of the frame away from the lens and pull from the top to release. It all
WE SAY High quality shades with three very fine lenses included
feels a little violent compared to the simplicity of KOO’s system or Rudy’s clever Sintryx. The shape is close fitting, but fogging is kept to a minimum thanks to the wellvented lenses. The frame’s sticky temple tips hold your head well but the frames don’t have that much elasticity, so they never felt quite as secure as some of their rivals. The adjustable nosepiece and temple tips go some way to equalising the frame’s lack of ‘pinch’ and we didn’t experience any bounce or movement, even when riding over rougher surfaces.
The lower edge of the frame was unfortunately in our tester’s line of sight and the lens is actually fairly shallow, so we think these are best suited to smaller faces. We were very impressed with the quality of the lenses, the surface treatment resists fogging very well, they’ve proven easy to keep clean and have resisted scratching and discolouring from testing in some very poor conditions with plenty of spray and grime coating them.
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