Item # UVX002U
Uvex Variotronic FF Sunglasses $329.95
Intuitive and futuristic.
Interchangeable lenses are generally pretty convenient before a ride, but they can be tricky to change while you're in the saddle, not to mention tough to safely carry in a saddle pack or jersey pocket. If your rides regularly include riding along sunny hills, dropping into shady canyon descents, and popping out in into bright neighborhood streets, you'd probably appreciate the futuristic photochromic tint-changing technology in Uvex's Variotronic FF Sunglasses.
All new for this year, the Variotronic FF uses a layered polycarbonate and liquid crystal laminate construction that responds to light levels detected by a photocell light sensor. This technology permits 64% of light to pass through the lenses when your climb takes you into a mountainside tunnel and darkens upon exiting to allow just 16% of light to reach your eyes, and does so in just a fraction of a second. The power for this technology, called E-Tint, comes from a small, rechargeable accumulator the size of a small magnet. It locks into the frame of the glasses and is capable of holding a charge for about 50 hours. When you're out on a ride, you have the opportunity to allowing the accumulator to auto-adjust to light conditions, or you can toggle between on, off, and auto modes using a single easy-to-feel button.
Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
- E-Tint photochromic lens technology
- Polycarbonate lenses with a liquid crystal laminate construction
- Rechargeable frame-mounted photocell light sensor
- 50 hour charge
- Auto-adjust and manual modes
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|OUTDOOR||8 - 18%||3||bright||Higher contrast, more details: better depth perception thanks to optimized contrast makes potholes, debris, and dangerous uneven terrain easier to see.|
|URBAN||The urban color filter allows you to perceive traffic lights and brake lights more quickly, and thus also indirectly improves your response time. Better vision, faster responses, safer driving.|
|DAILY||The daily color filter transforms your every day into a whole new experience. Natural colors are seen more clearly and radiate new brilliance. Comfortable, stylish, exceptionally trendy.|
|VARIOTRONIC®||8 - 80%||1 - 3||medium / bright||Revolutionary: Uvex variotronic® technology is a class above - in just 0.1 second: pressing the button or using the built-in light sensor triggers electrochromatic activation of a liquid crystal film on the polycarbonate lens.|
|SMOKE (S0 - S3)||8 - 100%||0 - 3||low light / medium / bright||Self-tinting lenses automatically and continuously meter their translucency between light and dark within a very short time - for optimal vision in all weathers.|
|RED||8 - 80%||1 - 3||medium / bright|
|SMOKE (S1 - S3)|
|VARIOMATIC® LITEMIRROR LENSES|
|LITEMIRROR BLUE||8 - 80%||1 - 3||medium / bright||Self-tinting lenses automatically and continuously meter their translucency between light and dark within a very short time - for optimal vision in all weathers.|
|POLA BROWN||8 - 18%||3||bright||Reliable protection against reflections and glare: polavision® lenses absorb scattered light and protect the eyes from strain. polavision® eliminates distracting reflections and transforms glare into pleasant light.|
|POLA MIRROR RED|
|POLA MIRROR GREEN|
|POLA MIRROR BLUE|
|MIRROR // LITEMIRROR LENSES|
|ORANGE (S1)||18 - 80%||1||medium||Mirrored lenses look trendy – while working hard. They offer extra protection from infrared rays. Reflecting them and keeping them away from the eyes.|
|SILVER (S3)||8 - 18%||3||bright|
|RED (S4)||3 - 8%||4||glare|
|CLEAR||80 - 100%||0||low||UV-absorbing filters built directly into the raw material protect the retina 100 % from damaging UV rays up to 400 nm. All lenses give 100 % UVA, UVB and UVC protection.|
|SMOKE (S3)||8 - 18%||3||bright|
|SMOKE (S4)||3 - 8%||4||glare|
- *VLT (VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION):
- THE PERCENTAGE OF AVAILABLE LIGHT ALLOWED TO REACH THE EYE (THE LOWER THE NUMBER, THE DARKER THE LENS)
Reviews & Community
the future is here!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I purchased a pr of Uvex Vaaiotronic Goggles two years ago and was blown away. The goggles changed color faster than I could blink, perfect for skiing in and out of trees, going over to the backside or when I was coming back down at the end of the day. NO WAITING!
When I saw the new sunglasses I had to give them a try. These are perfect for both my Road and my Mountain bike rides. No problems with changing light conditions.. weather going into a tunnel, change in weather, or in and out of the trees and shade.. they change instantly . It's almost magic.. The battery lasts for an entire week of daily riding, they are light, and the lens are super clear and sharp.
I read that the only other place they are using this technology in goggles/glasses is in the special forces. And they are made in the USA with German quality components.
Can recommend this technology or the product from UVEX enough. Get Em!