One of my triathlon friends (Dave) works as a premium sunglasses designer who makes sunglasses for active individuals ranging from stand-up paddle boarders to expert hunters. Being a triathlete himself, Dave never enjoyed standard framed sunglasses as when you’re in the aero position on a triathlon bike or in the drops on a road bike, your eyes typically drift from looking through the glasses to looking over the glasses as a plastic frame usually obstructs the “sweet spot” of your vision. This becomes a problem when you are hammering away during a triathlon and have to keep adjusting your line o vision.
To solve this problem Dave had sunglasses specifically designed for triathlon that don’t obstruct your vision when training or racing on the bike. The following is my review of these sweet sunglasses:
Unlike many other sunglasses out there, these bad boys cover your entire line of vision with the large wrap-around UV400 shatterproof polycarbonate lense. While this lens might not be aesthetically pleasing, the functionality is phenomenal. I understand that everyone has a different shaped head, but for me personally I couldn’t see any light around the lens edge as I do with many other sunglasses.
The frames are very lightweight and come with removable, adjustable soft rubber ear locks to lock the sunglasses to your face. With these, you will never have to push those sunglasses up your nose again or worry about them falling off.
Just as the design is intended, these sunglasses are awesome for cycling. After a few minutes of riding I forgot I was wearing them all together because no matter where I looked I didn’t see the lens frame, or the light outside of the lens. When running these sunglasses stayed nice and secure even through quick jolting movements (I spazzed out pretty good on a run in an effort to shake them off and couldn’t).
If you’re looking for sunglasses that allow for optimal vision when training and racing, these are for you. If you only care about looks when training and racing, you might want to consider another pair of sunglasses from Spits Adventure Wear.