Talking to bike shop staff we discovered that even riders who spend a fortune on bikes, kit and helmets often spend less on sunnies. Why? Because they feel they’ll get lost or broken. This is why products like the D’Arcs are so popular.
Previously available with three lenses (£29.99), these get an extra lens, giving you dark and clear lenses plus rose and yellow ones for low-light conditions.
Lenses are simple to change, without the sensation they’re about to break as you click them in or out, and the nose piece moves easily. Soft rubbery arms help grip your head and mean they stay comfortable during long rides, though fit was a bit baggy at the front for those with small faces and noses.
The styling may look a little dated these days, but peripheral vision is brilliant, as the one-piece lenses wrap right around. It’s good to see such a complete collection of extras with this product (they come with a tough carry-case plus soft bag) – something some other manufacturers could learn from.