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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.