Review: CimAlp vision One Sunglasses
My guest reviewer Seth G has been testing CimAlp vision One Sunglasses. Here are his thoughts.
Seth writes: I have suffered too many sticks to the eyes to run without some type of eye protection. It is probably due to a mixture of my love for singletrack trails, my tall height and my admittedly slow reaction time. But none of those facts are going to change for me, so I wear glasses whenever I can. Even in low light conditions, I prefer to have something to cover my eyes. And when there is snow glare or high sun, glasses are a must. The CimAlp Vision One sunglasses are a great option for someone looking for a lightweight, highly customisable pair of sunglasses.
Features of CimAlp vision One Sunglasses:
- Extremely customisable (supposedly 9000 possible combinations. That seems plenty to me)
- Lightweight (26g)
- Well ventilated (6 vents + NoFoG coating)
- Compatible with Optical Insert
- Excellent coverage (48 mm screen)
- Adjustable (temple ends and nose bridge)
- Durable (Unbreakable polycarbonate screen; GRILAMID TR90 branches)
- 100% ANTI UV.
- Retail price: £69.90
- See CimAlp.
What’s good about the CimAlp vision One sunglasses?
I have used these glasses for the last four months in a variety of activities. I have passed many hours running trails in the mountains, biking, travelling and hiking. I have tossed them in backpacks and carry-on luggage. Here are some of the standout features.
These sunglasses are light. Very light actually. That was the first thing I noticed as I pulled them out of the package. Because of the frameless construction, there is very little weight to them.
The vents are great. While out running trails during the hot summer months, I found this aspect of the Vision One glasses very helpful. It actually does keep good airflow around my eyebrows while still maintaining good coverage to keep out sun glare. Added to this is the NoFoG coating (my first experience with this), which means I have not had any fogging issues.
There is a hard case and soft case included. I carried these on multiple flights and on many trips. A good case is a must.
There are many different combinations of frame, leg and lens colours.
What’s not so good about the CimAlp vision One sunglasses?
I think the one thing that would make these sunglasses better is a change of nose pads. I found that once I began to sweat while out running, it was hard to keep them from slipping.
I actually considered picking up some no-slip stickers to put on the nose pads to see if that helped. I think if CimAlp addressed this issue they would have an even better set of glasses to offer.
A note to the buyer, if you are interested in switching lenses for different light levels, you will need to look somewhere else.
Conclusion: The CimAlp Vision One Sunglasses are a good option for hiking, trail running, biking and driving. If you want the perfect colour scheme with nearly no extra weight, I would recommend you try these sunglasses.
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