Adidas Tycane Pro Review

July 20, 2014
Adidas Tycane Pro
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
86
Security of Fit
9
Comfort
7
Lens Clarity
8
Coverage/Wind resistance
8
Features
7
Value
7

The Good

  • High-quality hydrophobic lenses
  • Head strap with float
  • Lightweight design
  • Wrapped lens design offers good coverage

The Bad

  • Frame material is slightly stiff and restrictive
THE VERDICT

With hydrophobic lenses, a lightweight design, and a head strap with a float, this sunglass offers solid performance on the water. Only gripe: I found this sunglass’ frame material to be slightly stiff.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

The adidas Tycane Pro is a lightweight performance wrap sunglass that’s designed for watersports.

FULL REVIEW

The adidas Tycane Pro is a lightweight performance wrap sunglass that’s designed for watersports. It also has a head strap with a float, high-quality hydrophobic lenses designed to shed water and salt, and an adjustable design for a customized fit. 

Fit & Comfort
The adidas Tycane Pro has a good fit that works well on the water. Its double-snap nosepads offer two options for a more customized fit on the face. Gripping material on nosepads plus the removable head strap with float keep these shades snugly in place. While the Tycane Pro is very light the frame material is also slightly stiff so I found it to be slightly uncomfortable when worn for long periods of time.

Lens Clarity
I tested adidas’ LST Polarized lens in the Tycane Pro, which cut glare incredibly well on the water. This shade would also work equally as well to cut glare off ice and snow in colder months.

This lens’ clarity was very good and its aggressive wrap design delivered coverage from the elements while also affording a broader view that extended to the edge of the lenses. The lens’ hydrophobic coating worked well to shed the lenses of water (even ocean salt water) when I needed it.     

Wind Resistance
Because of its aggressive wrapped design the Tycane Pro was spot on for cutting the wind effectively, even when I tested it while cycling into spring headwinds in Colorado.

 

 


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MSRP
$220.00
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