$240–300 It’s hard to figure out where to start with the Aeromax sunglasses – these stylish Italian-made glasses feature light and comfortable frames with large lenses that provide lots of protection and excellent clarity.
We’ll start with those lenses – our review Aeromax glasses came with the Modulator Brown Emerald Oleo lenses that use Bollé’s B-clear material. It’s lighter than polycarbonate so the lens can provide more coverage without adding any weight. The photochromic lense technology is embedded into the lens so it automatically lightens and darkens according to conditions, providing just the right amount of tint so your comfortable. The end result is excellent clarity and protection from the sun.
The frame is very comfortable and, thanks to the flexible rubber used on the inside of the temples, it stays in place no matter how hard you’re going.
$140 Featuring a lightweight rimless design with a shield lens that provides both lots of vision and protection, you can change the angle of the photochromic lenses by adjusting the nose pads. The photochromic anti-fog light grey lens changes tint to allow as much as 75 per cent of the light through (when it’s darker) to as little as 25 per cent as things brighten up. In addition to the anti-fog coating on the inside, the outside of the lenses are coated with a hydrophobic layer to keep things clear in the rain, or when you’ve poured water over your head on a hot day. The adjustable nosepieces also allow you to dial in just the right amount of airflow to help keep things cool on those super-hot race days.
Smith Pivlock Arena
$210 Featuring Smith’s Chromapop Sun Red Mirror interchangeable lens which is optically tuned to provide both visual acuity and provide outstanding contrast. The Chromapop polarized lens technology filters specific wavelengths of light to provide greater definition without changing the way you’ll see colours. The result is that you see lots of detail in a variety of light conditions. The Chromapop Carbonic TLT lenses also provide lots of impact protection and have a water and oil resistant coating so you won’t feel like you’re looking through a haze towards the end of a long day of training or racing.
The lightweight frameless design is designed to ergonomically fit to your face – the fit can be dialled in even more thanks to the two-position adjustable nosepiece and slide-on temple ends which provide excellent grip. An additional Chromapop Contrast Rose Flash lens comes with the glasses so you’ll be dialled in for darker days, too.—km
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