The Tifosi Escalate kit, because there are several pairs of glasses-in-one, answers to all your protection needs in any outdoor sports.
The base frame is in Grilamid TR-90 and the Tifosi provides four configurations: two classics with tinted lenses and the others transparent ones. By dismantling the frame as much as possible it becomes ultra-light and you can create two more configurations with a record weight of only 29grams! The Smoke lenses filter between 88 – 92% of sunlight. We tested them on long full-day skiing trips at the end of the season. They are very comfortable and provide excellent detail definition and a wide field of vision. The curved lenses protect you from the wind and lateral UV rays. The sun protection could be increased for extremely sunny days; but that said, we don’t often need Index 4 (for example mountain biking and going into woods would be a problem), the Tifosi Escalate SF is very high performance.
The optical center of the lenses has been controlled to limit visual fatigue and headaches. Protection 100% UVA and UVB.
The All Condition Red or AC Red lenses are recommended for low light to strong luminosity. They filter 59 to 82% sunrays.
The Clear lenses are designed for interior and/or low lighting/nighttime use. They filter 0 to 19% sunrays.
We really liked how light they were whatever configuration you set-up: you forget you are wearing them and they are really comfortable for trail running.
The only criticism we found was that they don’t sit on top of your head well, the arms need to be stiffer. Putting them together and changing the lenses is also a bit fiddly. The instruction booklet is a bit basic. Do be careful with the frames as the plastic seems fragile, the nose pads are made from hydrofile rubber and adjustable.
For the price of one pair of sunglasses you get four pairs that cover practically any use you need for outdoor sports. All that and neatly organized in its own indestructible box. Perfect for triathlon, trail running, mountain biking, climbing, etc. Lightweight and versatile.
We used this equipment over a long period of time
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