OAKLEY SLIVER XL POLARIZED
£ 140 uk.oakley.com
Oakley is arguably numero uno when it comes to sports optics, and while the Sliver XLs aren’t strictly a performance shade, they do incorporate the superb Plutonite lenses that are 100% protective against UV A, B and C, as well as harmful blue light up to 400nm. The oversized frame and deep lenses provide unimpeded (by the frame) vision on the bike, and the grip of the arms and nose shape provide comfortable clamping. They also don’t bounce over the rough stuff, even though they hit the scales at a flyweight 24.1g, making these one of the best pairs on test, especially for larger heads. The only downside is the paucity of accessories – they come only with a soft cleaning bag and an elevated price.