So, I was very happy to get a pair of Smith Optics PivLock V2 sunglasses at Outdoor Retailer for review.
One of the big features in cycling-specific glasses is replaceable lenses, and changing lenses in the PivLock V2 is about as simple as it gets. You simply grab one side of the nosepiece, and push it in and down to release it from the lens, and then grab the temple and rotate it upwards 45 degrees to unlock it – in fact, that is where the PivLock gets its name. They come with 3 lens options: Platinum (15% vlt), Ignitor (32%vlt) and clear.
Yes, it really is that simple.
How do they work? Like I mentioned above, with no frame, and the temples located high and back, they disappear. There are no blind spots anywhere on these glasses. The adjustable nosepiece makes it easy to comfortably fit even a funny-shaped nose like mine, and the Megol compound on the temple pads and nosepiece insures that they will stay put.
I really need a shave...
Need more proof that these glasses are worthy? They (and the PivLock V90) are the official sunglasses of VanderKitten-Focus Women’s Pro Cycling Team.
These are actually the PivLock V90's
The Smith Optics PivLock V2 has a msrp of $159, and is available in 4 frame (temple) colors: white, orange, blue, and black. More information is available at http://www.smithoptics.com/.