Ryders Eyewear is a manufacturer of sunglasses and goggles for active lifestyles. They produce a large line of sunglasses intended for sport and relaxation, in addition to goggles designed for MTB and snow use. We received a pair of their HEX glasses as a test sample just about two months ago and have used them in numerous situations since. The HEX glasses are available online for less than $40.
About Ryders Eyewear HEX Glasses:
The HEX glasses use a combination of two technologies in their lenses; photochromic and polarized. Photochromic lenses provide protection in varying light conditions, while the polarized grey lenses darken colors and eliminate glare. The HEX glasses are designed to fit a medium sized face. The glasses we tested were Gloss Black with grey lenses. The HEX cycling glasses feature anti-slip nose pads and anti-slip temple tips, but not adjustable nose pads.
Review of Ryders Eyewear HEX Glasses:
Since receiving the test sample from Ryders, we have used these glasses running, cycling, in the yard, on the beach, and driving. We have been very pleased with their performance and protection and haven’t had any problems with the fit or the style. The glasses are designed for medium sized faces and our tester has a narrow face, so they fit much better than many other varieties of glasses, though they occasionally seemed a little large. The temple tips helped keep the glasses in place during intense exercise, so even though they seemed a little large, this didn’t impact their performance during our testing.
The main attraction for our tester was the light weight. The Ryders HEX frames are constructed from a very light plastic that was hardly noticeable after wearing for a few minutes. The grey lenses blocked enough light to make these glasses effective in all testing situations, including direct sun on the beach.
The anti-slip nose and temple features actually work, preventing movement and slipping during exercise, even when very sweaty.
We were impressed overall with these glasses, especially since they can be found online for less than $40 and less than $35 if you catch them on sale. The polarized lenses are a nice touch at this price point, something you don’t expect in glasses priced below $50.
The bottom line with the Ryders Eyewear HEX Cycling Glasses is that they’re a reasonable pair of glasses at a great price. If you’re not willing to shell out over $100 for glasses, you can pick these up for much less and get many of the perks generally only found in more expensive glasses. They don’t have all the bells and whistles, like adjustable frames and nosepads, but you can’t expect that for $40 bucks or so. If you’re looking for a lightweight pair of glasses for general exercise, you could do worse than the Ryders Eyewear HEX glasses.