New Cycling Sunglasses from Smith, Spy Optics
Smith has introduced two new models and new frame colors with their Ignitor NXT photochromic lenses for the Pivlock V2 series.
Shown above in Impossibly Black is the Pivlock V2, which is now available with both a black and clear NXT photochromic lens, allowing it to automatically adapt to varying light conditions. The two NXT lenses are also available with their mirror blue lens and white frame, and in the larger Pivlock V2 Max.
The new Approach 2 and Approach Max are dual-lens designs that use Smith’s newer two-position adjustable nose piece and their eco-friendly, plant-based Evolve frame material. It’s made of Rilsan Clear, a material sourced from non-GMO, renewable castor plants.
Peep those and some new shades from Spy Optics below…
The Ignitor NXT is a rose tinted, high contrast lens with 14% to 60% light transmission. The clear NXT has 14% to 78% transmission. Curious how they work in the real world? Read Marc’s reviews here and here.
The new Spy Daft is a full coverage, single lens style that includes the low-light yellow lens, too. We can’t describe it any better than this quote from the PR:
“The name Daft itself draws a connotation of an edgy, punk rock style that is evident in all aspects of the design,” says Jim Miller, SPY Performance sales director. “It looks confident and fast, and it’ll make competitors wet their bib shorts if they stare too long.”
A sleek, simple design with over-the-top styling, the Daft offers uncompromised performance for everything from cycling to running to screeching burnouts in your TransAm. Packed with advanced technologies and rendered in ultra-lightweight materials, the oversized Daft is a futuristic answer to the age-old question, “Seriously?”
Frame is available in black or white and retails for $180.
And speaking of Daft and Punk, their new album, Random Access Memories, finally (!!!) comes out May 21. Check it out here.