Inspiration for the next grueling climb; celebration of the spirit.
You've watched the climb at Tourmalet, felt the pain, and celebrated the glory; now get a taste of it in the Oakley TDF Collection Radarlock Path Sunglasses. This Tour de France collection puts the performance of Oakley's Switchlock interchangeable lens system, stress-resistant O Matter frame, and ultra-protective Plutonite lenses, along with the ultimate inspiration, right on your face. With astonishing optical quality and all-around, precision fit, these festive shades deliver comfortable, world-class protection on your short sprints or epic rides. A custom Micro bag with Tour decor cleans and stores these babies, and two lenses cover the gamut of light conditions.
- Switchlock interchangeable lens technology lets you trade out lenses to adapt to changing light for comfortable protection in all conditions
- Plutonite lenses ensure protection against harmful 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC rays and blue light, in addition to exceeding ANSI impact standards
- High Definition Optics and dual lens polaric ellipsoid geometry cut from a single toric lens give you amazing color contrast, clarity, and depth perception
- Iridium lens coating for the Red Iridium lens reduces glare and balances light transmission to reduce eye fatigue and maximize comfort in bright conditions
- Exclusive Tour-colored O Matter frame offers a balanced, pressure-free feeling and is incredibly durable, stress-resistant, flexible, and lightweight
- Wraparound lens curvature improves side protection against sun, wind, and impact
- Comfortable, snug Three-Point Fit holds lenses in precise optical alignment for distortion-free vision
- Unobtainium multiple interchangeable nose pads and earsocks provide a non-slip grip and comfortable feel
- Integrated surge ports in the frame plus venting in the lenses create cooling airflow for comfort and prevent fogging
- Additional lens included; click on size chart for details
- Both included lenses feature etched Tour logo; collectible Tour Micro bag also included for cleaning and storage
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The Starting Rotation
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I am a self-admitted addict when it comes to cycling glasses. These however, have found their way into my elite starting rotation.
It helps that they are Radarlocks, which is my favorite style, for several reasons. The fit is perfect, they are the lightest weight (and most well-balanced), the frameless (mostly) and single-lens design provides the best field of view, and they fog less than other other glasses I own.
I was a total sucker for the TdF Limited Edition as well, and probably would have bought them regardless of the lens tints, but I had high hopes for the +Red Iridiums and the G40s, although I did not have these tints in any other glasses.
The good: everything listed above.
The bad: I am disappointed in the +Red Iridium lenses. So far, they just are not impressing me. They cut down harsh light and the tint is nice, but it is just not all that pleasing or special, and does not really help with identifying terrain (I am a mountain biker). I know these are primarily designed for the road, but I just expected more. The lens tint is just kind of there.
On the flip side, the G40 lenses are outstanding. They allow enough light to be worn in any conditions, and really help with reading the trail. So much so that I pretty much just leave those lenses on all the time. On really bright days, I wear my Cavendish Radars with the Jade Iridium tint.
Rounding out the third pair in my starting rotation are my photochromic Radars in XL straight stem, but that is for another review.
I am still very happy with these, and recommend them highly. I bought them late in the season; I may be more impressed with the +Red Iridiums next summer. In the meantime, wearing them with the G40 lenses makes them my go-to shades for riding technical trails, and really everything else this time of the year.