Scicon’s new glasses have fenders (but not the kind that keep your bum dry)

Bag brand launches sporty and casual shades

Scicon Aerotech

Scicon Sports is best known for making bags and boxes that keep your bike safe from the rough and tumble of baggage handlers. And now, the brand wants to protect your eyes too with its new range of technical eyewear.

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The new sunnies will feature photochromic lenses, which are made by Essilor Sun Solutions, an eyewear manufacture with 40 years in the business.

The lenses are made of a special polymer called NXT, which Scicon says was formulated for use in military helicopters’ windshields in the 90s.

At launch, there were two options of sunglasses available — the Aerotech and Aerocomfort. The biggest difference between the two is that the Aerocomfort features separate lenses, while the Aerotech uses a one-piece design.

Scicon sunglasses
The Aerocomfort features a nose bridge and two lenses, while the Aerotech features a blade-style lens
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Both are made in Italy and feature a Grilamid TR90 Polyamide frame and changeable Flexi-Fit temple pads. With three sizes of double-click nose pads, they should fit a wide variety of faces, too. Both will be available in a regular and XL lens sizes.

The Scicon sunnies feature what the brand calls ‘fenders’ on the bottom edge of the lens. These interchangeable fairings come in two sizes — ‘sprint’ or ‘regular’ — and are said to further protect the lens from drops, but should also shield the bottom edge of the lens in a crash. They are removable if you prefer a half-rim option.

The brand notes these options will come with 30 ergonomic possibilities for a single set of sunglasses, and Scicon will be stocking spare parts too.

At launch, Scicon will be offering the Aerotech and Aerocomfort in three frame colours and four lens colours.

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The causal sunnies use a flat distortion-free lens
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The brand is also launching a few casual sunnies too, made from the same Grilamid TR90 frame, and see flat, zero-distortion lenses.

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The Scicon Performance collection costs £219 / US$299 / €250, while the casual sunnies will set you back £109 / US$149 / €125.