As summer fades into the distance it may seem an odd time to review sungalsses, but what about sunglasses with clear lenses? We take a look at glasses and goggles specialist Bloc's 4-lens system designed for a full range of light conditions.
Designed and manufactured in Austria, Gloryfy sunglasses are designed to be unbreakable, and to-date they're exactly "what it says on the tin". We've thrown everything at them and thrown them at everything but unbreakable really does seem to mean unbreakable.
I’ve always liked sunglasses, it feels like a special occasion especially in Britain, when the weather dictates its time to don protection against bright light, glare and UV rays.
Sunglasses are important. In one of my former incarnations as a wannabe rock singer I put my failure to make the big time down to a lack of decent shades. It had nothing to do with the rise of grunge or a lack of talent but my sunglasses. Amazingly these days as a cyclist I rediscovered the importance of the correct eyewear and not just for looking good but also to protect the eyes. Who knew? Anyway over the years I've been through a few pairs until about 5 years ago whilst flush with the redundancy payout of a different incarnation I purchased a premium pair which were just about perfect I thought so when the Smith Optics Attack Max arrived for test they had a lot to be compared to.
I'll admit I have actually watched Love Island. In my defence I've a teenage daughter, but I've been fascinated by the sheer array of ludicrous sunglasses on display. I'm assuming they get provided by sponsors of the show because there's no way anybody would where them otherwise would they? I mean the only people that usually wear ridiculously oversized glasses are cyclists and the rules state they shouldn't be worn off the bike anyway. Going back to the point of this review, I do like my shades and was only too happy to take up the chance to review the Smith Attack glasses.
There's more to a good pair of sunglasses than just reducing the sun's brightness. Our Cycling Editor's partnet, Julie, puts a pair of Smith Optics Asana, designed specifically for adventure, to the test.