Smith’s Flywheel sunglasses hit the retro-modern design bang on, and apart from some modern touches such as the hidden frame giving a frameless look these could have come from Smith’s 1980’s catalogue.
The Flywheels are actually styled pretty similarly to the Agu Bolds (of which you could buy three pairs for the same price), but these do come with a substantially bigger lens at 58mm deep that’s also substantially thicker material too.
The arms are curved more like standard glasses than the straight-arms you usually find on sport designs, but the firmly sprung hinges mean they stay put even in the rough.
The Chromapop lens is darkly tinted but the clarity is superb, the wrap is close and the adjustable nose-piece tenaciously grippy.
Despite the lens having nothing in the way of venting they stayed pretty fog free, with only a little condensation build up between nose-bridge and lens after a long climb.
The package is pretty vanilla for the price with only a soft bag. For this money I want a hard case because glasses can be fragile things.