When it comes to cycling sunglasses, the world is seemingly your oyster. However, keep in mind that all that glitters isn't gold. Far too often, eyewear designs force you to compromise. Whether it be comfort over lens quality or price over polarization, we typically feel that we're left grasping at straws unless we choose to drop $300. Luckily, Catlike understands the plight of the cyclist, and accordingly, it's wrapped up everything on our wish list into one wallet-friendly design with the D'Lux Plus Sunglasses.
Not surprisingly, Catlike's foray into eyewear follows the same ideological path as its helmets, starting with functionality. The frames are made from a lightweight and durable, dual-compound polycarbonate. For the Plus, you'll find a comfortable, wrapping lens shape that provides ample coverage, at a feathery overall weight. At the arms of the Plus, Catlike has rubberized a majority of the surface area. This prevents slippage against either either your skin or helmet when you rest the glasses during a long climb. To further the precise fit of the Plus, Catlike has also included an adjustable nose bridge with a similar anti-slip rubberized surface. This allows you to make minute adjustments in order to dial-in the position of the glasses. Additionally, you'll find that the rubber is soft-to-the-touch, as to make the bridge nonbinding and non-obtrusive.
For the lenses, Catlike designed them to be interchangeable. So, you can run clear lenses in low-light conditions, or the polarized, blue blocker lenses in bright conditions. Either way, Catlike's European engineered and manufactured lenses feature an anti-scratch, water-repellent, and anti-reflective design that will provide a consistent, 100% light transmission. Additionally, you won't have to worry about internal condensation, as the frame design allows ample airflow through in order to prevent misting.
The Catlike D'Lux Plus Sunglasses are available in one size and in the colors Carbon/black, Green/white, Red/white, White/green, White/orange, White/black, White/red, White/blue, White/black, and White/pink. Lens colors are available in Blueblocker Red and Blueblocker White.