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Gear Review: Tifosi Logic

These sunglasses come with three interchangeable lenses, so you're ready for anything.
FGG 2010 Tifosi Logic 445x260Tifosi Logic (Courtesy Photo)

Consider these inexpensive, not cheap. Just 60 bucks buys a performance frame, sharp optics, and tints for every condition. Each pair comes with three one-piece lenses (gray, red, and clear tints) that snap easily into the half-rim frame. “There’s zero obstruction, peripherally or up-and-down, so I forget I’m even wearing sunglasses,” reports our tester. He used the clear lens while backcountry skiing on overcast days and while bike-commuting on snowy evenings; the red tint works for most conditions (such as hiking between forest and open expanses), and the gray is best for blazing sun. Slits in the sides of the lenses allow airflow and prevent fogging. Sticky nose and earpieces hold the frames in place during most activities, but mountain biking over bumpy, technical trails jarred them out of alignment. Clarity is good, though for this price, you don’t get polarization. $60; 1 oz.; tifosioptics.com

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