TIFOSI OPTICS Davos Interchangeable Lens Sports Glasses
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Race Neon, Smoke/AC Red/Clear Lenses In Stock
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A bold new style that combines full coverage protection with cutting edge sport design, the Davos is perfect for those looking for sunglasses that can match their level of performance. A super close aerodynamic fit, 6 lens vents, a vented nosepiece and full adjustability with slip-resistant hydrophilic rubber - the new Davos is ready to handle the rigours of an active lifestyle, excelling in running, cycling, and any other athletic endeavours.
The frame is made of Grilamid TR-90, a homopolyamide nylon characterised by a high strength, low density, and high resistance to chemical and UV damage.
The lenses offer unparalleled clarity and maximum vision acuity, and are interchangeable to suit the prevailing light.
- Polycarbonate lens: scratch resistant and shatterproof
- Decentred lens: optically decentred lenses eliminate distortion and prevent magnification
- Vented lenses increase airflow and decrease fogging
- Hydrophilic rubber temples and nose piece increase their grip the more you sweat so there is no slipping
- Fully adjustable ear pads on the arms allow a customised fit, increasing comfort and performance
- Fully adjustable nose pads: allow for a closer fit, limiting slippage and increasing comfort
- Fits medium to large faces
- Weight: 33g
- Hard shell zipped case and microfibre cleaning pouch included
- Lifetime warranty
- The lenses can be swapped to suit the prevailing light conditions:
* Smoke lens: 15.4% light transmission, 100% UVA and UVB protection, and Glare Guard, Tifosi's proprietary lens coating that helps reduce eye strain.
* Clear lens: 95.6% light transmission, 100% UVA and UVB protection.
* AC (All Conditions) Red lens: 41.4% light transmission, 100% UVA and UVB protection.
Tifosi Davos review, Cycling Weekly magazine, February 2018:
"The Tifosi Davos is the brand's latest sunglass style. It's got a wrap-around shape with a full frame and three interchangeable lenses.
The frame of the Tifosi Davos sunnies is made of Grilamid TR-90. This material feels a bit more harder and less soft to the touch than some rival sunnies, although Tifosi say that it has a very high bending strength. It also says that the frame is resistant to chemical and UV damage.
The lenses have good optical clarity. They are wide enough that their edges are not intrusive, particularly at the top, if you're riding in a low down, aggressive position. There is a small vent at the top of each side of the lens and another two on the bottom. These are effective to reduce misting.
The lenses are polycarbonate and the Tifosi Davos sunglasses are supplied with three lenses: clear, orange tinted and smoke. None of them are too tinted, so you get good definition even on dreary UK days, but still enough protection if the sun does come out and 100% protection from UV rays.
Swapping the lenses requires a bit more force than the likes of Oakley and its RadarLock system for example. You'll need to prise them out of the bottom half of the frame and pull them down out of the top. This feels a bit nerve-wracking the first time you try it as it feels as if the lens or frame might break. Fitting the replacement lens is a lot easier, although you will end up with them covered with fingerprints.
The nose pieces and ear pieces on the frame are of soft rubber and mouldable to suit your facial dimensions. They are hydrophilic, to help keep the glasses in place well if you start to sweat.
The Tifosi Davos glasses come with both a soft case and a hard case, which has a removable sleeve for the spare lenses.
An extra £5 buys you the Tifosi Davos with a single photochromatic lens, with light transmission varying between 15 and 50%. Unless you particularly like having multiple lenses, this might be a better option for its versatility and reduced fiddling.
If you don't fancy the fluoro yellow Race Neon frames, the Tifosi Davos sunglasses are also made in white, blue, black or red."
The Tifosi Davos sunglasses provide a nice mid-priced option with a stylish design and quality, wrap-around lenses. You get three interchangeable lens options, although they are a bit fiddly to swap and the frame feels a bit less soft-touch than higher priced sunnies.
Tifosi Davos review, Bicycling magazine, February 2018:
"Tifosi, a brand known for their great value eyewear, recently introduced a new shield-style sunglasses model. The Davos offers a new lens-changing system for Tifosi that, while not quite as intuitive as the Oakley Jawbone, allows for relatively easy switching to meet the demands of the light conditions when you set out on a ride.
Unlike some pricier offerings, which may require that you buy new lenses separately, the Davos ships as a complete kit with three lenses (standard grey, high-contrast red, and clear). Not into switching? Tifosi also offers a photochromic lens that changes with light conditions for the same price as the three-lens package.
Optical clarity on our test model is great, though the lens is slightly smaller than other sunglasses of the same style, which means that the frame can creep into the field of vision when riding in the drops. The frames are made of a flexible-yet-strong Grilamid TR90 nylon, and the lenses are polycarbonate to resist shattering.
Lens vents enhance the sunglasses' breathability, and we haven't been able to make them fog up during hard efforts - the glasses virtually disappear when theyâ€™re in use. Thanks to adjustable, hydrophilic ear and nose pieces, they also stay secure during Froomesque moments of stem staring. With plenty of colors to choose from, and a look that is nearly indistinguishable from more expensive models, these are a bargain at $70."
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