Gear Review: Ryders Eyewear Vela Interchangeable Sunglasses

High quality interchangeable optics for one low price.


Bargain interchangeable

At $20 per lens, these interchangeables approach gas-station prices but deliver high-quality optics for changing light conditions. And there’s no compromise on eye protection with the Ryders Eyewear Vela Interchangeable Sunglasses, which have shatterproof polycarbonate lenses and total UV blocking. And the sticky thermoplastic elastomer nose pads hold them snugly in place, even when testers were mountain biking.

“They’re lightweight, comfortable, and didn’t fog from sweat during a hike up Vermont’s Camel’s Hump,” reports one wearer. Each pair comes with three sets of lenses: clear, orange, and gray. “My eyes would occasionally catch sight of the frame, which was distracting,” our tester says, but she declared that a small concession for affordable interchangeables. $60; 1 oz.;

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