100% Speedcraft Performance sunglasses review£140.00

Retro-styled mega-shades

BikeRadar score3/5

The shape of 100%'s Speedcraft Performance glasses seems inspired by Oakley’s Jawbreaker, mixed with the same brand's Shields from the 80s. The deep lens wraps closely to your face and the bright fluoro frame adds to the 80s action hero looks.

    Included is a cleaning bag, padded zipped case, low light lens and interchangeable nose pads (two sizes). The frame is well finished, with Megol rubber on the nose pads and temple grips. The lens’ wrap-around shape offers great coverage, and if the standard model here is too big 100% offers the smaller lensed SL. The lens is anti-reflective and hydrophobic, and offers 100 percent UV protection.

    Related: Oakley Radar EV Path Prizm sunglasses

    The size of the lens gives total coverage from wind and sun, and clarity is impressive. On hotter rides we didn’t experience much fogging, so the two small vents at the bottom of the lens do work. At 35g, you don’t notice the glasses when riding, but we did notice the fluoro yellow pieces at the bottom of the frame – when bright sunshine reflects off them they can be distracting.

    They are very much homages to 80s Shield-style glasses. The modern materials and quality lens are good, but for similar money you could get a pair of Oakley Radars; the benchmark for performance one-piece lens shades for many seasons.

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

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