Spy Screw Sunglasses $159.95
Sport and lifestyle got together and made the Screw.
- Features Spy's Scoop ventilation: a patented design incorporated in the lens and frame to keep your vision fog-free in hot pursuits
- Hytrel rubber nose and temple pads keep the Screw from slipping even when you're at your sweatiest
- From the trail to the club—interchangeable lenses are easily swappable to adapt to time of day and activity (don't club in them, really)
- 100% UV protection helps reduce fatigue and blocks damaging rays … and ray guns
- 7-Base radial lens curvature provides a face-hugging wrap to keep the Screw on your face while you're getting after it
- Impact-resistant polycarbonate lens keep your eyes safe from projectile rocks, tree limbs and bugs—ewww!
|ARC®||Spy's ARC® (Accurate Radius Curvature) lenses are used to provide the highest quality and most optically correct, distortion-free vision. ARC® lenses are decentered, eliminating distortion and allowing true clarity. All ARC lenses are Optical Class 1 quality.|
|Polycarbontate (PC)||Shield glare while maximizing optical quality lenses that are ultra tough and shatter resistant.|
|Nylon||Lightweight premium optical quality lenses that are virtually impervious to cracking.|
|CR39||Rich color tinting and scratch resistance while keeping true optical accuracy.|
|Trident Polarized||All of Spy's polarized sunglasses feature premium injected Trident lenses. Trident lenses diffuse glare through the use of an integrated polarizing filter layered within the injected lens, allowing incredible clarity even in the harshest conditions.|
|BRONZE W/GREEN SPECTRA||11.8%|
|GREY W/BLACK MIRROR||13%|
|GREY POLARIZED W/BLACK MIRROR||13.3%|
|GREY W/BLUE SPECTRA||13.4%|
|ROSE W/BLUE MIRROR||29.3%|
|YELLOW||29.3 - 31%|
- *VLT (VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION):
- THE PERCENTAGE OF AVAILABLE LIGHT ALLOWED TO REACH THE EYE (THE LOWER THE NUMBER, THE DARKER THE LENS)
Reviews & Community
These freaking rock
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Ask anyone I know, I use these sunglasses all the time. I am a cyclist and nordic skier and these glasses are perfect for both activities.
They are light weight, comfortable, have a great lens coverage, and the scoop ventilation works...really well. I've always had problems with glasses fogging up when skiing but the scoop vents keep that from happening.
Interchangeable lense are key for these. When racing 'cross I would switch back and depending on light conditions/weather. Clear lenses for rainy/muddy conditions and the darker lenses for sunny days.
Highly recommend these, give em a shot and you wont be disappointed.
Best glasses I've tried
I have a pair of Oakley radars, Ryders, and Uvex. I bought these because a friend liked his a lot. These glasses are super comfortable. Ever bit as good as the Oakleys I own. I'll stick to these Spy's from now on because they are cheaper than the Oakley radars and ever bit as good.
I have the same pair Pro rider Matthew Busche is wearing in this picture.
Excellent Customer Service!
So I was looking for some new sunglasses for the summer cycling season. After looking through Oakley, Smith and what have you, I settled for a pair of the Spy Screw. I based this decision on cost / value, exclusivity, and prior ownership of Spy products which I still own today.
The lens quality / optical clarity is superb but not quite as good as Oakley, so keep that in mind but you'd have to be extremely detail oriented to tell the difference. The margin of difference is little to none. I have the Matt Busche edition so the spectra lens does an extremely good job of blocking out sunlight in extreme light conditions (think early to mid afternoon.)
The frame itself is extremely light weight and the Hytrel rubber on the temple and nose piece doesn't slip off even when you're working up a sweat. I love that air flows past the lens and it scoops air through the side vents of the frame so this does live up to it's fog free claim. Realistically, however, if you're stopped, yeah, it'll fog up, but even $300+ Oakley's do this. The moment you get going, the fog disappears within a matter of seconds.
One note - I'm Asian so the original nose piece did not fit me very well. I e-mailed Spy's customer service to see if there was a larger/Asian-fit nose piece and to my surprise, they simply sent to to me - free of charge! How's that for customer service?! For Oakley, you'd have to buy an Asian-fit frame and most of them are gaudy and in the $300 range anyway (way to push the stereotype, Oakley.)
My only gripes - the Screw does not have a polarized option. Would be awesome if they did! If you're looking for a polarized performance pair of sunglasses from Spy, I would suggest the Spy Alpha which comes in a polarized option and looks similar to the Screw. That and the quality of the frame is nowhere near as good as Oakley but hey, unfortunately, you get what you pay for. This does the job for me and I'm happy.
Spy: Matthew Busche Rocks The Screw
Check out Matthew Busche rocking the Spy Screw Sunglass