Groppler Zornwrote a review of POC Crave Sunglasses on May 9, 2017
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I was really excited for these after being super stoked with my Octal X helmet, but they didn't work out, so I returned them after trying them on and wearing them around the house and in the backyard for a bit.
The fit was off in several ways. The arms hit the helmet where it drops down behind my ears, and made the glasses move around on my face. POC helmets have always had sunglass conflicts for me, and that is one of the main reasons I tried the POC shades, because they are supposed to be compatible with the POC helmets. Yes, I know these are designed for the Tectal helmet, but I thought they would work on the Octal X as well. They didn't, at least not for me.
The large 70s-style frames also pushed down on the sides of my nose. And they felt a little heavier than I expected. I just couldn't get comfortable with them.
I had high hopes for the Carl Zeiss lenses, but no real wow factor there. The 58% VLT was too light as well, even though they were billed as being perfect for desert trails, which is pretty much my backyard. I would rather go with something in the 15-35% range for normal/sunny days or just get clear lenses for my morning commute and lower-light riding.
I'm still considering a set of the DO Half Blade glasses. I'm thinking they will be a better fit for the Octal X, be lighter, and I would try a darker lens (and I understand they might even come with a clear lens to swap out). But I'll probably wait a bit before trying POC shades again.