Tifosi optics are easily one of the leaders in mid-and lower-priced sport glasses. They are perfect for cyclists who tend to either break or lose their glasses often, since they won’t break the bank. Tifosi offers great styling and some great technology to boot. The Tifosi Aethon as tested runs $79.95 with Crystal Smoke/White frame and Light Night Fototec lenses. These glasses are surprisingly packed with quite a few features for such a low price.
The Tifosi Aethon fits a medium to large face well and provides full coverage. The coating on the ear and nose pieces actually get grippier when wet and are adjustable to slide snug under different sized helmets. These glasses do not slip or bounce even on the roughest trails.
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These glasses do not feel cheap in the hand. The rubber touchpoints on the brow, nose, and ears are super grippy and almost sticky. The glass frame itself is bendy without being too flexible. The earpieces are also stiff but malleable to accommodate a variety of nose and ear shapes.
The Light Night Fototec lenses are my favorite feature of these glasses. Great for low light and nighttime riding as well as the rainforest riding we do here in North Carolina, these are true chameleons. The lenses do a great job of adjusting to variable light conditions. With two small vents at the top of the brow bar, there is some venting going on to help with the dreaded climbing fog. When the speeds increase whatever fogging occurs clears pretty quickly. I have yet to find a glass that performs really well in this respect in the rain forest of WNC.
With wrap-around lens design, the eyes get great protection from flying bits, rain and sticks. The enclosed bottom provides extra protection from the lens getting smashed into your cheeks and doing damage as well. I appreciate this safety feature and don’t like to wear sharp-edged glasses while cycling.
The Fototec lenses adjust to variable light conditions. Here they are at their darkest tint.
These glasses are different looking. With the brow bar not being white I think they actually look pretty cool. As cool as clear lens glasses can look, actually. Having a smaller face, they are a little large for me, but I like that they are different from most cycling sunglasses, without looking too racey. The curved edges and sidearm graphics pop. With a few different color and lens options, you can find a pair to match your own style.
If you are looking for a mid-priced cycling sunglass with great coverage, adjustable lenses and cool style, these are the glasses for you.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]