Oakley releases Tour de France sunglasses and helmets ahead of 2020 race

Special edition versions of the Sutro, Flight Jacket and EVZero sunglasses, and ARO 5 and 3 helmets

Oakley Sutro Tour de France sunglasses

With the cycling world gearing up for the Tour de France, Oakley has launched its special-edition glasses and helmets to mark the race.

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There are limited editions of the Sutro, Flight Jacket and EV Zero Blade glasses, and ARO 3 and ARO 5 helmets.

Oakley Tour de France 2020 sunglasses

Oakley’s oversized Sutro glasses featured prominently at last year’s Tour de France, where they were the preferred eyewear of race winner Egan Bernal, among others. Although launched by Oakley as an urban style, the Sutros have been taken up enthusiastically in the pro peloton.

For the 2020 Tour, the Sutros come with a frame that is predominantly gold on the bottom and black on top, with a fade between the colours and silver accents.

Oakley says the colour scheme has been picked because it apparently “symbolises the power, prestige, and perseverance that drives these world class athletes through the 21 gruelling stages”.

As you’d expect, the Tour de France glasses get Oakley’s Prizm lens tech, with the Prizm Black lenses providing 11 per cent light transmission for riding in bright conditions.

Getting the same colour treatment as the Sutros, the Flight Jacket Tour de France Collection sunnies fade from black at the nosepiece through to gold at the sides, and back to black at the ends of the side arms, with silver highlights in the transitions.

There’s the same Prizm Black lens as the others, and the absence of the top rim is designed to help you see where you’re going when in the drops.

Finally in the glasses department is the EVZero Blades Tour de France Collection model. With a minimalist, frameless design, the gold-silver-black colour scheme is limited to the side arms.

Oakley Sutro Tour de France glasses

Lens: Prizm Black
Light transmission: 11%
Price: £155

Oakley Flight Jacket Tour de France glasses

Lens: Prizm Black
Light transmission: 11%
Price: £207

Oakley EVZero Blades Tour de France glasses

Lens: Prizm Black
Light transmission: 11%
Price: £163

Oakley Tour de France 2020 helmets

Oakley also has Tour de France 2020 versions of its top-end ARO 5 road helmet and less expensive ARO 3 lid.

The aero helmet designs come in black with a gold O on each side and are tightened via a Boa dial and lace system.

Both helmets include MIPS slip-plane technology for increased crash protection and come with a travel bag and odour-zapping X-Static brow pad.

The ARO 5 has an extra-large option as well as the usual S, M and L.

Oakley ARO 5 Tour de France 2020 helmet

Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Price: £199

Oakley ARO 3 Tour de France 2020 helmet

Sizes: S, M, L
Price: £159

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All the Tour de France kit is available via Oakley’s website.