Bolle Cervin Review

February 9, 2013
Bolle Cervin
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
87
Lens Clarity
8
Helmet Compatability
7
Coverage / Wind Resistance
8
Fit / Comfort
8
Overall Performance
8
Value
8

The Good

  • Solid performance
  • High-quality optics
  • Lightweight, wrap design with full-coverage and wind resistance
  • Lens venting system reduces fogging
  • Nosepads and temple ends are covered in gripping rubber for good fit and stability

The Bad

  • Some lens reflections apparent in direct sunlight
THE VERDICT

Compared to other sunglasses in its class, the Bolle Cervin is a great choice for people with smaller face shapes looking for solid value. The key reasons to buy include crisp optics and a comfortable fit. It also has several additional features, such as an anti-fogging system, a lightweight full-coverage design, and a rubberized gripping system—all for a reasonable price.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

The Bolle Cervin is a multi-sport performance wrap sunglass designed for smaller face shapes. Key features include vented temples, gripping nosepads and temples, plus high-quality lenses.

FULL REVIEW

Fit & Comfort
This sunglass offered a comfortable fit for my small- to medium-sized face. It slipped on seamlessly but the frame’s smaller design did create a tiny amount of discomfort, especially on the nose bridge, during longer activities. At the same time, the gripping nosepads and temple ends worked extremely well to hold this sunglass in place, even during highly technical trail riding and running excursions.

Lens Clarity
The Cervin served up excellent optics, courtesy of Bolle’s b-Clear lenses made with the strong, light, and visually crisp Trivex lens material.

According to the company, Trivex outperforms polycarbonate as a lens material in shatter-resistance and clarity. I didn’t test the shatter-resistance of these lenses, but the optical quality of the lenses was noticeable. I did, however, experience a small amount of reflection in the lenses when looking down the trail into the direction of the sun.

The Cervin’s lenses are also treated on both sides with a hydro- and oleophobic (water and oil repellant) coating that repels grime, grease, and water and we found this feature to work quite well. I rarely found myself cleaning these lenses.

Wind Resistance
The Cervin’s full-coverage wrap design kept the sun and wind out and a venting system located near the temple endpieces also helped minimize sweat and lens fogging.

 


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MSRP
$140.00
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