Rudy Project Proflow Review

July 20, 2014
Rudy Project Proflow
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
88
Security of Fit
8
Comfort
7
Lens Clarity
9
Coverage/Wind resistance
8
Features
9
Value
7

The Good

  • Excellent optics with clarity and a wide field of vision
  • Excellent adjustability with fully adjustable nose pads and temple tips
  • Lightweight design
  • Wrapped lens design offers excellent coverage

The Bad

  • Nose pads are slightly uncomfortable
THE VERDICT

Packed with performance-enhancing features, including defining optics, a lightweight carbon chassis, and full adjustability, the Rudy Project Proflow is the most performance-minded shade I tested. Only gripe: I found this sunglass’ nose pads to be slightly uncomfortable.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

The Rudy Project Proflow is an ultra-lightweight high-performance wrap sunglass that offers a truly custom fit. It also has high-quality optics, an anti-fog venting system, and an interchangeable lens system.

FULL REVIEW

The Rudy Project Proflow is an ultra-lightweight high-performance wrap sunglass that offers a truly custom fit. It also has high-quality optics, an anti-fog venting system, and an interchangeable lens system.

Fit & Comfort
With a lightweight carbon core chassis, the Rudy Project Proflow has a lightweight fit that delivers comfort. Gripping temples and nose pads keep the frame in place during more intense sports like mountain biking.

This shade boasts a truly customized fit with fully adjustable nose pads and temple tips, a feature I really loved. At the same time, I found the nose pads of this sunglass to be slightly uncomfortable especially when worn for long periods of time.

Lens Clarity
I tested Rudy Project’s Laser Black non-polarized lenses in the Proflow—Rudy told me that fewer cyclists are asking for polarized lenses today as they would actually like to see the glare and reflection off of things they need to avoid in the road.

This lens’ clarity was excellent and its wrap design delivered coverage plus a wider view that extended to the edge of the lenses.

Wind Resistance
Because of its wrapped design, the Proflow was good at cutting the wind effectively, even when I tested it while cycling into spring headwinds in Colorado.

 

 


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