Features: • Comes with interchangeable smoke, persimmon, and clear anti-fog treated, impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses. • Flexible earpieces conform well when used with full-face and open-face helmets. • Earpieces can be swapped out with a secure, goggle-style strap for aggressive riding in “skid lid” half-shell style helmets. • Removable brow “sweat buster” layer. • For eyeglass wearers: snap-in prescription lens frame included. Take it to your ophthalmologist, have your Rx inserted, and leave your contacts at home! • Includes semi-rigid case with lens storage sleeves, and a microfiber cleaning cloth.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Not Recommended
Put simply, in my opinion these don't provide enough protection from grit or sunlight for MTBing.
I have other RockGardn gear (gloves) and when in the market for a pair of sunnies, thought I'd give these a go. I've used them about half a dozen times in the following conditions: fog, night (clear lenses), rain, dust, mud.
-The sweat pad at the top is a great idea and works well.
-I particularly like the amber lenses. They're clear and a very good tint choice.
The thing that REALLY lets these sunnies down is the fit. Specifically the distance between the lower half of the lenses and the rider's cheek and lower eye socket area. There is way too much of a gap here and it is too easy for debris to get in your eye. Also sunlight (particularly reflected light) will get into your eyes through this gap.
This was my concern when I first tried them on and it proved true when I got grit in my eye during a recent rainy ride.
I had previously tried to counter-act this by putting a sports band on the frame to tighten it to my face. This only worked a bit and you shouldn't have to go to these lengths to make sunnies do their job.
09 October 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous OK construction and design for the prize
Firs off, I was looking for glasses to only protect my eyes from airflow and bugs, for relatively cheap.
The material is a bit flimsy, but results in good fit, though a bit wobbly. They fit very well with my lid (Giro Xen). The brow-strip is ok, and can be removed easily and safely. Lenses seem decent, and hold on tight, though can be changed without too much force. The eyeglass snap-in frame is a nice addition, though I will use contacts ..
Only BIG negative are the earpiece connector parts ! The material is all wrong for them, too hard and not elastic, and I broke one the first time I tested the headband. Luckily they are easily interchangeable from earpieces to headband, which is surprising ..
29 June 2011