The Lazer Waymaker 1 Way1 glasses are perfect for casual riding around town, and look good on and off the bike. They're not designed for head-down, fast-as-you-can sprinting or long endurance rides, but if you're cycling to the shops (or walking!), these do the job well at a great price.
I'm one of those people who think glasses are a must whenever you're riding, whatever the time of year. They're not just for keeping the sun out – and even in winter the early sunsets low in the sky mean they can be essential – they also protect your eyes from bits of grit, debris, rain, climate-defying insects and the like.
Not everyone is a long-distance cyclist needing high-tech wraparound eye protection made from the latest lightest materials. But if you use your bike for a short commute or to nip along to a pub or cafe, the Waymaker 1 Way1 could be just what you need.
As you can see from the photos, the frames are quite square looking with curved corners, and they sit comfortably on your face with no slippage. The lenses are big enough to offer all-round eye protection, with enough coverage to keep sunlight out of even the corner of your eye.
The glasses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection, so no nasty rays will get into your eyes. The lenses offer clear vision and even on duller days can help sharpen things up.
They come in a variety of frame and lens choices to suit your riding and fashion needs, from more flamboyant silver or camouflage frames through to matt black, and various lenses. I'm rather taken with our test pair, 'Gloss Black' with a grey lens, and can see these being my go-to choice when I meet friends or go to the shops, winter, summer or in between.
Lazer describes the Waymaker 1 Way1 as 'lightweight leisure' glasses, and though they don't boast the same technical spec as fancy framed/advanced-lens options costing loads more, they will keep sun, grit and rain out of your eyes while looking good, on and off the bike.
A good pair of classic-looking glasses for casual cycling
road.cc test report
Make and model: Lazer Waymaker 1 Way1 Glasses
Size tested: 140x50mm, Gloss Crystal-Black frame dark grey lens
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
The glasses are aimed at urban cyclists rather than long-distance roadies.
Lazer says: "The Waymaker series are the podium eyewear from Lazer. The more fashionable style make them less suiting for long rides, but perfect for city riding."
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Sizes medium to large
100% UVA and UVB protection
The glasses are well made.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
They worked really well for cycling around town, plus the occasional sprint.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
I liked that they were something I could wear on and off the bike.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Use this box to explain your score
The glasses do everything they claim to, there isn't a downside.
About the tester
I usually ride: Scott Contessa My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mountain biking