Uvex SGL 202 sunglasses£119.99

Lightweight road specs

BikeRadar score4/5

With their frame-free design, the SGLs offer the maximum field of vision without distortion. The Variomatic lenses are quick to react to changes in light (great when riding from a bright day into a tunnel, for example) and also have a surface treatment for anti-fogging and easy cleaning.

They're made of an unbreakable material so they won’t shatter in the event of a crash, and give 100 per cent protection from UVA, UVB and UVC. We tested the smoke finish lens but a brown tinted version is also available. 

At only 23g the frame-free SGLS are among the lightest specs we’ve ever tested – we kept finding ourselves checking that they were still on! – but thankfully they aren’t as fragile as they look. The arms are highly flexible and have taken any abuse we’ve thrown at them.

The shape is brilliant, with a face-fitting curve, and you can also tailor the fit with the adjustable nose bridge and inherent flex in the arms – just bend them in or out to get the ideal fit for your head shape. We had no issues with fogging either.

Uvex include a soft bag for cleaning, a hard case and a retention strap. The latter was pretty much redundant because the arm fit is so good, but for off-road riding or snow sports it should come in handy.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Cycling Plus is the manual for the modern road cyclist. Whether you're cycling weekly, an occasional new rider or a Tour de France fan you’ll find everything you need.
  • Discipline: Road
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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