Some day soon (maybe even today) you're going to ask yourself 'What is that large yellow thing in the sky all of a sudden?' These smart looking 006 glasses from Salice - in a slightly Euro-style, well they are Italian - are for when that happens. Salice are a company that specialises in eyewear and helmets. They've been around since 1919 so have plenty of expeience in this field, and are situated on the shores of Lake Como... which is nice for them.
BBB's Select Team glasses fitted my face very nicely, staying firmly in place no matter how sweaty I got. And with a choice of three lenses they're set up for everything from bright sunny days to darker days.
For the price, they're very good. Vision through the lenses is excellent, with the clarity of lenses costing twice as much. The field of vision is impaired slightly by large BBB logos printed on the edge of the lens, but after a while you don't notice they're there.
Tifosi optics, an American company, prides itself in making top quality eyewear at a non-brand-name price. The Altar is another addition to their wide range, coming with 3 lenses, a hard and soft case for just £49.99.
These Oakley Radarlock Path sunglasses are excellent glasses made with Oakley's usual high-quality optics, although the price is certainly steep.
The frame is made from a material that Oakley call O Matter. Let's be honest, it's a type of plastic; it's lightweight and pretty durable. It'll bend to a certain degree rather than simply snap which is vital because, try as hard as you like, sooner or later you'll do something stupid like drop them or sit on them (what, that's just me? I don't believe you).
Oakley Radar Path sunglasses with light-sensitive lenses are so comfortable you can hardly tell you're wearing glasses. The photochromic lenses make them spot on for all but the gloomiest or persistently bright conditions and deal for changeable light. They're a sound investment in versatile eye comfort.
Oakley have been around cycling nearly as long as I have. Transitions adaptive lenses are a more recent innovation. What, you wonder, might a combination of Oakley Jawbones and Transitions offer?
Tom Boonen wears these shades. If Tommeke's recommendation isn't good enough for you though, I'll give you mine: these BBB Attacker sunglasses are lightweight, comfortable and adaptable to all conditions. They're not cheap, but they're not crazy money either, and they perform well.
The Fusion Super Wings form part of a wide range of cycling specific eyewear from Catlike. We have been ticking through the reviews since last summer with some Catlikes scoring pretty high. Unfortunately, a peculiar fit and poor eye protection mean the Fusion Super Wing just don't hit the mark.
Salclear TT-X is a brilliant solution to the age old problem of poor visibility when riding motorcycles at warp factor five through the pouring rain, it will come as small wonder that it exceeds the demands of cyclists - whether racing back from the nine to five, romping to glory at the end of season 'cross meet or even a spot of extended touring.
Italy's Limar are best known for their helmets but they do a whole range of eyewear too, including these practical specs at a mid-range price that put in a fine performance.