Optic Nerve Neurotoxin 2.0 Review

February 8, 2013
Optic Nerve Neurotoxin 2.0
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
78
Fit
6
Comfort
6
Lens Clarity
6
Coverage/Wind Resistance
7
Overall Performance
6
Value
7

The Good

  • Good performance
  • Hydrophobic, anti-reflective lenses
  • Full-coverage wrap design
  • Adjustable nosepads for customization
  • Nosepads and temple ends are covered in gripping rubber for good fit and stability

The Bad

  • Some lens reflections apparent in direct sunlight
  • Optics are good, not great
THE VERDICT

The Optic Nerve Neurotoxin 2.0 packs in a lot of bang for the buck, though its overall optics  ranked lower than others in its class. For the very reasonable price, though, it comes with a number of useful features, including an interchangeable lens system with three lens tints; hydrophobic, anti-reflective lenses; adjustable nosepads; a wrapped full-coverage design; and gripping nosepads and temples.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

The Optic Nerve Neurotoxin 2.0 is a multi-sport performance wrap sunglass with a full-coverage, semi-rimless design. Key features include adjustable nosepads, grippy rubber nosepads and temples, plus three interchangeable lenses for varying light conditions.

FULL REVIEW

Fit & Comfort
I was surprised at the performance and comfort exhibited by this lower – sunglass, even for longer outdoor activities. When I first put this sunglass on, the frame material felt somewhat stiff but the adjustable nosepads and temples gave me the ability to customize the fit. Additionally, the gripping rubber nosepads and temple ends worked very well to hold it in place, even during more technical trail riding and running.

Lens Clarity
The Neurotoxin offers fairly good optics and a wide field of vision courtesy of its wrap design. These non-polarized lenses don’t deliver the best optics out there, but they do work efficiently and feature an anti-reflective coating (that helps ward off lens reflections) and a hydrophobic coating that helps minimize water, grease, and grime on the lenses (and, thus, the time spent cleaning them). This sunglass comes with three lenses for varying light conditions.

On the downside, however, we did find the thicker browbar running across the top of this frame’s design plus its larger nosepads to be slightly distracting.

Wind Resistance
The Neurotoxin’s full-coverage wrap design kept the sun and wind out effectively. It also has a ventilated lens system located near the lenses’ edges that worked to minimize lens fogging.

 


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