Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Sunglasses

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Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below is today’s list of top rated picks, and be sure to head back to the RoadBikeReview 2011 Holiday Gift Guide main page to see the rest of the gift suggestions to help you this holiday season.

Cycling eyewear gift ideas- Proper eyewear should be worn by cyclists when they’re out on the road, protecting riders from dirt, dust, and harmful UV rays. Here are a few that caught our attention and we thought you might want to seriously consider for the cyclist on your shopping list. If you have a suggestion for a pair not on our list, please post them in the comments, we’ll add the best suggestions to the list!

Smith Pivlock V90

You can expect great coverage, excellent ventilation, and supreme protection from the elements with this lens shield. Soft, hydrophilic Megol located at the temple tips and on the nosepiece ensure a secure fit under grueling conditions.

Key Features:
• Small-Med Fit / Medium Coverage
• Carbonic TLT Lenses
• Evolve Frame Material
• Hydroleophobic Lens Coating
• Hydrophilic Megol Nose and Temple Pads
• 7 Base Lens Curvature

MSRP: $139

Website: http://www.smithoptics.com/


Tifosi Optics Slip

The Slip has been one of Tifosi’s most popular models for some time now. They feature polycarbonate decentered lens for optical clarity. Interchangeable lenses for use in different lighting situations, each pair comes with additional lenses are ideal for low- and medium-light and nighttime conditions. The Slip is lightweight and virtually shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses are 20 times more impact resistant than glass and one-third the weight.

Features:
• Glare Guard™ Glare Reducer to Decrease Eye Fatigue.
• 100% UVA & UVB Protection.
• Ventilated Lens for Increased Airflow & Anti-fog.
• Multiple Lenses Included for Various Light Conditions.
• Grilamid TR-90 Open Frame Design.
• Hydrophilic Rubber Adjustable Temples.
• Weight: 24 grams.
• Fit: Small to Large Faces.

MSRP: $59

Website: http://www.tifosioptics.com/

Oakley Radar – US Team Edition

Worn by some of the top cyclists in the world, Oakley’s Radar features an open edge architecture that maximizes your field of vision through the user of their XYZ optics. The Radars use their comfortable Unobtanium components at all three points of contact on your head, and increase grip with perspiration. This year, Oakley is offering a limited edition Team USA version in support of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Key Features:
• Interchangeable lens design to keep up with changing light conditions
• Secure, adaptable fit with two included sizes of nosepiece
• Smudge-resistant clarity of Oakley Hydrophobic / Oleophobic technology
• Unobtainium components that increase grip with perspiration
• Unbeatable clarity and visual fidelity with patented innovations of High Definition Optics
• Wide-open peripheral view with the clarity of patented XYZ Optics
• Open-edge lens design, so nothing to block downward view
• All-day comfort of a lightweight O Matter frame that offers a perfect Three-Point Fit
• Protection that meets ANSI Z87.1 standards for high-mass and high-velocity impact
• 100% UV filtering of pure Plutonite lens material
• Glare reduction and balanced light transmission of Iridium lens coating
• Available with Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses

MSRP: $200.00

Website: http://www.oakley.com



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About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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  • Enes says:

    i have. but everyone’s faces are idfferent therefore the glasses will fit and look idfferently on idfferent people. i just try to give people a good look and the detail of the shades. i would recommend to everyone to always try on sunglasses b4 buying them. cuz its about how they look on your face and not how they look on the shelf. thanx for the comment, i appreciate.

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