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December 20, 2016
Sometimes, impulse buys are the best buys. And that was definitely true in case of my Oakley EVZero Range Prizm sunglasses. I picked them up at the Sea Otter Classic in may, fresh after Oakley had launched them. A good way to spend some hard-earned prize money, I thought.
At around 22g, these are lightest Oakleys on the market, and among the lightest sports performance shades in general. And what made previous models like the jawbreaker so distinctive –the brighlty coloured, bulky frame — is noticeably missing. Frameless, the EVZero Range provides lots of coverage for an expansive and unobstructed view.
Combined with its feather weight, the best-in-class comfort and a no slip grip on the arms, the glasses almost seem to disappear, except for where it counts, in sun protection and the Prizm lens technology.
Fined tuned for either the road or the trail, the Prizm technology highlights certain colours to enhance vision. On the road, this means being able to spot subtle changes in the texture, while on the trail the lens picks out shades of brown to better see obstacles and subtle transitions in dirt conditions.
While subtle when wearing the glasses on the road, the technology becomes immediately noticeable when you look at your phone and colours appear brighter.
The frameless design also improves airflow, which in turn prevents any fogging of the lenses. The only downside is that the arms are affixed directly to the lens, when means that if you scratch or break the lens, you can’t simply swap it out for another lens.
The EVZero series offers two lens shapes: the reviewed Range and the somewhat smaller EVZero Path. Both are available in multiple frame colours, lens tints and Asian fit.
Why I like it so much: Super lightweight and stylish, the EVZero Range glasses offer no-slip, expansive vision with all day comfort.
Price: $170-200 USD, depending on model and customisation.