Rapha launches Pro Team Flyweight Sunglasses

Carl Zeiss lenses in a claimed 25g package

Rapha today unveiled its first race-centric pair of sunglasses, the Pro Team Flyweight. Using interchangeable Carl Zeiss lenses, the Pro Team Lightweights are frameless for maximum peripheral vision and low weight.

Rapha claims the glasses weigh 25g.

The lenses are scratch-resistant, anti-fog, easy to clean and treated to deflect dirt and water, Rapha claims.

Rapha's new sunglasses are frameless for maximum peripheral vision: rapha's new sunglasses are frameless for maximum peripheral vision
Rapha's new sunglasses are frameless for maximum peripheral vision: rapha's new sunglasses are frameless for maximum peripheral vision

Rapha has sold sunglasses - and headphones! - before, but these are the first race-specific sunglasses from the clothing brand

The Pro Team Flyweights come in black, white, pink and grey, with two sizes of detachable rubber nosepieces. The glasses come with a bronze mirror lens. Other lens options include: silver mirror, contrast enhance brown and contrast enhance yellow for low-light, and clear.

The glasses retail for £140 / $220 / AU$250 and the lenses for £80 / $120 / AU$150.

Rapha pro team flyweight comes with either black, white, pink or gray arms: rapha pro team flyweight comes with either black, white, pink or gray arms
Rapha pro team flyweight comes with either black, white, pink or gray arms: rapha pro team flyweight comes with either black, white, pink or gray arms

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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