OB­JECT OF DE­SIRE

In­vest in these top-of-the-range glasses for clear cut vi­sion on the bike

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Oak­ley’s EV Zero glasses are given the once over by our test team.

One thing is cer­tain, when it comes to the EVZero range they’re not for shy re­tir­ing rid­ers. But, the ‘out there’ look doesn’t dis­ap­point when it comes to per­for­mance on the road.

Oak­ley claims they cut glare, max­imise con­trast and vis­i­bil­ity and are com­fort­able enough to wear all day. Well, there’s no ar­gu­ment from us. The clar­ity and glare re­duc­tion was su­perb on sunny days with no light leak­age around the pe­riph­ery of the lenses. How­ever when things turned cloudy, they made things look a bit gloomy, al­though clar­ity of vi­sion was still good, with road de­tail eas­ily spotable.

The wrap-around de­sign blocked out dust and wind ef­fi­ciently and the light­weight frames fit­ted well along­side our bike hel­met and were so com­fort­able we for­got we were wear­ing them. Plus as there’s no over­ly­ing frame around the lenses there’s noth­ing to ob­struct your view.

Oak­ley sup­plies a ro­bust case which does a great job of pro­tect­ing the glasses when not in use, but it is bulky due to the large size of the lenses. If you are pre­cious about your sun­glasses and many will be given the hefty price tag, you might find lug­ging the case around a has­sle.

How­ever, that doesn’t de­tract from the per­for­mance of Oak­ley’s lat­est sun­glasses.

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