The 2015 Giro d’Italia will serve as backdrop for the release of POC’s latest cycling sunglasses, the Do Half Blade. Look for riders of the Cannondale-Garmin pro cycling team to be sporting the new shades during the three-week grand tour across Italy.
Modeled after POC’s Do Blade shades, the Half Blade is claimed to provide improved vision and fit, and comes with replaceable Zeiss lenses, which have been optimized for road cycling by increasing contrast to give riders the best chance to spot surface irregularities. The new lens also has anti-fog and water ripple treatments to further enhance visibility.
The Do Half Blade comes with a spare lens, and utilizes a simple and quick lens replacement system.
“We really wanted to give a rider the best feel and vision possible as an increased field of vision improves the ride experience and bike safety,” said Oscar Huss, POC’s head of product development. “To meet this challenge a critical new feature which came out of our research and testing is the redesigned and reduced frame which enhances lower and peripheral vision”.
The Do Half Blade is injected with grilamid which maintains its low weight and improves durability as fewer moving parts are needed. An adjustable nose piece enhances on-face fit. Availability is set for June. Pricing has not yet been released.