Why We Like The POC Crave Sunglasses
Framed sunnies are still in style, despite the prevalence of the futuristic mirrored frameless models that have become increasingly popular as of late. No one supports a lightweight framed lens more than POC, and its Crave Sunglasses are one of many in POC's line that embraces the framed look, albeit on a modern scale.
The grilamid on the frame is actually flexible, and while it won't allow you to roll up the Crave and put it in your saddle pack, it does help prevent cracks and damage from everyday use. On hot days when the wind stops as you're in the middle of a sunny, never-ending climb, the hydrophilic rubber nose and earpieces on the frames keep them from moving around as you work up a sweat, because there's nothing more frustrating than having to take a hand off the bars every few seconds to shove a pair of wandering sunglasses back onto your nose when you're already working hard.
- Retro-inspired racing shades for the stylish cyclist
- Tinted to highlight imperfections in road surfaces
- Lens surface resists fogging and repels grime
- Flexible frame for survivability in crashes or daily abuse
- Please see size chart for lens tint information
- Item #POC007Q
- Carl Zeiss polycarbonate, Ripel treatment
- Nose/Temple Pads
- Face Size
- medium, large
- Base Curve
- Frame Dimensions
- [lens/bridge/temple] 132 / 17 / 122mm
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
4 based on 1 ratings
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June 25, 2020
It's called Clarity for a reason
- I've used it several times
For reference, I went with the Uranium Black Translucent frame and Grey/Brown/Light Silver Mirror lens. Paired with the Axion SPIN helmet from POC, the fit is seamless, just as advertised. While I can slide these into the vents on top for storage, I wouldn't recommend doing so while riding. Clarity is the perfect name for these lenses, as you can barely tell you're looking through a lens. While a bit light in the open, they're perfect for trail riding, allowing clear vision as you ride in and out of the shadows. Riding on both smooth buffed out trails and steep rooty descents, they've stayed in place quite well so far. On the real rough sections, they do bounce around a bit, but I've yet to find a pair that truly stay in place. Hence the 4-star review, though honestly, might just be the shape of my face. The only other minor complaint is due to the "frame" on the bottom of the lens, which allows for sweat to pool slightly. You might also not be keen on the price point, however, I'm a firm believer in you pay for quality, and so far, I'm impressed with the quality of these sunglasses. I took a couple of diggers and they stayed on my face and held up to the dust/dirt kicked up. If you wear a POC helmet, no reason not to pair them with the Crave sunglasses.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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