Adidas Evil Eye Half Rim Pro XS Review

May 20, 2015
Adidas Evil Eye Half Rim Pro XS
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
89
Security of Fit
9
Comfort
7
Lens Clarity
8
Coverage/Wind Resistance
9
Features
8
Value
8

The Good

  • Extreme, 10-base wrapped design offers excellent coverage
  • Ultra-lightweight design
  • Adjustable temples and nosepads for a custom fit

The Bad

  • Frame material is slightly stiff
THE VERDICT

Packed with features—premium optics, a fully wrapped design for coverage and protection, and adjustability for a customized fit—the Adidas Evil Eye Half Rim Pro XS was one of my favorite performance shades in this test. My only gripe: I found this sunglass’ frame material to be slightly stiff.

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Fit & Comfort

This sunglass has a comfortable fit that also works well under a bike helmet. A gripping material lines the entire temple interior, and ensures that the Half Rim Pro stays in place, even in more rigorous activities. Double-snap nosepads offer two options for a more customized fit on the face, and the temples offer three positions of adjustment. The only issue I had with this sunglass is that its frame material felt slightly stiff for pure comfort on longer rides and runs.

Lens Clarity

I tested Adidas’ Vision Advantage PC non-polarized lens in the Half Rim Pro. Made of impact-resistant polycarbonate, these lenses felt very lightweight and the optical clarity was excellent—they provided stellar definition on the trail and road. This lens’ aggressive 10-base wrap design delivered superior coverage from the elements while also affording a broader view that extended to the edge of the lenses. The Evil Eye Half Rim Pro XS is also equipped with a quick-change lens system for those that wish to purchase additional lens color options for different light conditions.

Wind Resistance

The sunglass’ wind-tunnel-tested venting system and removable sweat guard provides ample air flow and protection from lens fogging. In testing, its fully wrapped design blocked even blustery winds very well.

 


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MSRP
$230.00
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