Bold shield-style cycling glasses are back in vogue. Sure, you can have the clean looks and minimal frame designs, but others want a statement that sets off just so against their helmet. That is what the Tifosi Sledge was built for, as well as a wrap fit that offers great coverage and protection, while using properly vented lenses that create airflow to keep heat and moisture from building up. The cleverly designed frame allows for the ultimate Tifosi value- interchangeable lens options that come with most master lens models (some specific models don't offer multiple lenses, like the Fototec system).
With Tifosi you get value from the materials lens technologies that other companies hype in sunglasses 3-4 times the price. The nearly unbreakable Grilamid TR-90 arm material is lightweight and allows for numerous shapes and designs. All Tifosi lenses have 100% UVA/UVB protection and the Slice lenses also feature Glare Guard technology. The shatter-proof polycarbonate lenses are also optically decentered to eliminate distortion and unwanted magnification. The rubber used for the adjustable nose and ear pieces is hydrophilic, so it offers great grip and control that is enhanced, not mitigated, when wet from sweat or rain. As with virtually all Tifosi's the Slice comes with a zippered structured case for protection during storage or transport along with a microfiber cleaning bag that allows for safe lens cleaning and basic storage in or out of the case.
Each Sledge comes with a dominant lens, along with AC Red and Clear options. The structured soft zipper case is a huge help in keeping things organized and safe, while a microfiber cloth is safe and effective for keeping the lenses clean. Tifosi offers several special lens technologies. The Sledge is available at a slight premium in some frame colors with a Clarion lens, which adds some color definition and sharpness without distortion or straining your eyes. Many Clarions lenses are rated for high sun, as you can see by the low VLT percentages below.
- Oversized sunglasses with bold styling; provides maximum coverage and an ergonomic face-fit for cyclists
- Vented lenses, adjustable temple, and excellent protection in shield-style sport eyewear
- Generally fits Large/XL faces
- Lens width: 135.25mm
- Lens height: 56.30mm
- Arm length: 121.50mm
- Nose bridge: 16mm
- Note: these are actual measurements, Tifosi's exact measurements weren't available and their measure locations may be slightly different
- Polycarbonate lenses are shatterproof, optically decentered to eliminate distortion/ magnification
- Grilamid TR90 frames- light, durable
- Hydrophilic rubber ear and nose pieces, adjustable arm-temple zone
- Zippered case, microfiber cleaning bag
- Visible Light Transmission (VLT) percentage tells you how much light reaches your eyes
- Frame color / lenses:
- Matte Black / Smoke (15.4% VLT), AC Red (41.4% VLT), Clear (95.6% VLT)
- Matte White / Smoke, AC Red, Clear
- Crystal Red / Clarion Yellow (10.9% VLT), AC Red, Clear
- Crystal Orange / Clarion Blue (14.7% VLT), AC Red, Clear