Perfect sunglasses don't exist, but Ryders has done a solid job of ticking most of the right boxes (click to enlarge).
The Lowdown: Ryders Thorn antiFOG sunglasses
The perfect pair of cycling sunglasses provide clear optics, auto-lens tint adjustment, a wide field of vision, good looks on and off the bike - and they don't fog up every time perspiration ramps up. Alas, the perfect pair of cycling sunglasses does not exist. You simply can't have it all. Physics and nature get in the way.
But North Vancouver-based Ryders Eyewear has done a solid job of ticking most of the right boxes most of the time with its new $140 photochromic Thorn antiFOG shades. During two months of testing in a variety of conditions on the road and the trail, the Thorns rarely fogged up, remained relatively scratch free, and did not exude the fighter-jet-pilot look at mid-ride coffee stops or during post ride beer sessions. For that we give them a well-earned 4-out-of-5 star rating. For more details, check out our full review below.