Kask set to launch new performance sunglasses

Designed to be paired with Protone road helmet

Apparel Sea Otter Classic

2016 Sea Otter Classic

These new sunglasses are designed to play nice with the Protone road helmet.

These new sunglasses are designed to play nice with the Protone road helmet.

Italian helmet maker Kask is expanding its product reach, taking the leap into performance sunglasses. Product name isn’t final just yet (though, Enigma is leader in the clubhouse), but we did get a peek at the slick shades during the Sea Otter Classic.

The temple arms articulate in order to accentuate fit based on head shape and body position on the bike.

The temple arms articulate in order to accentuate fit based on head shape and body position on the bike.

The new sunglasses are designed to be paired with the Kask Protone road helmet, which is bar none one of the best lids we’ve worn in the last year thanks to its ample ventilation, slim design, and sleek leather chinstrap. And as you can see in the photos the new shades indeed play nice with the sharp looking helmet.

The new shades will retail somewhere in the $250 neighborhood.

The new shades will retail somewhere in the $250 neighborhood.

Features of the “Enigma” sunglasses include a wide field of vision, an adjustable nose piece, and articulating temple arms that allow for fine tuning of fit based on head shape and even on bike position (think upright versus bent low over the bars).

The Enigma lens has an extremely wide field of vision.

The Enigma lens has an extremely wide field of vision.

Kask also says there will be a photochromic lens offering, but have no immediate plans to accommodate prescription needs. Price will be in the $250 range and availability is set for early fall. We’ll get you more info as soon as it becomes available.

For more information visit www.kask.it.

This article is part of RoadBikeReview’s coverage of the 2016 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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