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Built for the pursuit of gravity.
Whether it's solitude you seek or thrills you're chasing, you're always happiest in the mountains. The Zeal Incline Polarized Sunglasses are the perfect partner for your sloped pursuits. Z-Lite thin injection construction creates an ultralight, barely-there feel that won't weight on your face during long days of exploring trails, while the sporty wrap and ProFlex nose and ear pads offer plenty of coverage and security when flying downhill on your mountain bike. Polarized lenses eliminate glare so you're not blinded when coming around corners, and the ellume lenses feature a special blend of filters that makes blues and greens more vivid when you stop for a moment to enjoy the view.
Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
- Ultralight shades primed for mountain biking
- Z-Lite thin injection process makes frame extremely light
- Plant-based ellume lenses accentuate blues and greens
- Polarized to eliminate glare from reflective surfaces
- Z-Resin frame is plant-based for less harm to planet
- ProFlex rubber inlays provide comfy and secure fit
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SHADES OF SUMMER - Find Your Zeal
To create something truly meaningful, we each must become proficient explorers - prodding and pulling at the mystery until the thing that we had set out to find unravels before our very eyes. Mishaps and misadventure are simply a sign leading us ever closer on our quest to discover, and the only currency called for is time.
ZEAL Optics Ellume Challenge
ZEAL set out to put our ellume lenses to the test in our backyard of Boulder, CO. A quick stop on Pearl Street Mall and Chautauqua Park proved to be the perfect sun-drenched testing grounds to demonstrate the color-enhancing clarity and craftsmanship in our plant-based, polarized lenses. Don't take our word for it; see for yourself.
Incline - Ultra Light- by Zeal Optics
We find many things in the mountains: solitude, beauty, inspiration – and the thrill of gravity. Inspired by the pursuit of downhill adventure, and the beauty of the mountains, Incline is designed to be your partner for all-day descents. We believe you need to earn your turns, so we’ve taken our plant-based Z-Resin to a new level of lightness with our Z-Lite thin injection process to bring you a sunglass that’s so light, you’ll forget it’s there. Except for the fact that our polarized, plant-based ellume lenses help you see the greens and blues of the landscape below like never before thanks to our unique blend of color filters.
Awesome sunglasses for mountain biking.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. I received the Matte Black/Dark Grey version of the Zeal Incline polarized sunglasses and they look exactly as they appear on the website. I have a bit of a smaller, narrow face and I thought these looked a little big on me, however, this meant for excellent coverage. I used them exclusively for mountain biking while on a trip across the western US in conditions from brilliant sunshine in Moab, UT to dense forest above Santa Cruz, CA. The lenses are super clear and colors appeared true. I thought the glasses performed exceptionally well in bright conditions but found myself removing them in darker, forested areas to be able to see the trail better. The Z-Resin material is so light that IÃ¢ÂÂd forget they were on. They really are Ã¢ÂÂultralightÃ¢ÂÂ as Zeal describes! There are rubber inlays on the nose pads that work well, but the inlays on the ends of the arms donÃ¢ÂÂt do quite enough to hold them in place on rough sections of trail where I found they wanted to slide down just a little. If you have a larger face, this might not be an issue. After a few weeks with lots of use they show no signs of wear or damage. The provided bag and case kept them safe while not in use. All in all, the Zeal Incline polarized sunglasses are an awesome choice for mountain biking in sunny conditions. If you have a smaller face and want sunglasses that are locked on in all conditions you may want to consider a different style.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Ultra light with great clarity. It’s amazing how they bring colors out. So light you forget you are wearing them. They fit very comfortably as well.