Performance-slash-sport lifestyle eyewear is the hot ticket this year and we’re all the better for it. When the new Adidas Sport Eyewear Horizor sunglasses arrived and I first donned them I was stoked. Though Adidas isn’t a brand that comes to mind when it comes to performance eyewear, the appeal of the Horizor is readily apparent. Pairing high quality optics in their Vision Advantage polycarbonate lens with their “Traction Grip” nose pads plus an aesthetic that works anywhere from the trail head to the street results in a versatile set of eye wear you can take with you anywhere.
- Vision Advantage polycarbonate lens
- Double-Snap Nose Pads (comes with two sizes to dial in fit)
- Light weight SPX frame
- Compatible with prescription lenses
- Includes microfiber bag
I’m 100% down with the whole “sport-lifestyle” category. Generally I pack three sets of protective eyewear when I’m loading gear: Sunglasses for driving, performance riding eyewear and a set of goggles. (in case it’s a goggle day) Having casual eyewear that’s capable of actual riding is good stuff.
Especially when riding around town, commuting to work or just to hang out. Let’s face it, unless you’re kitted out, a lot of performance riding glasses are a bit over the top; they can look a bit silly paired with normal clothing.
That said, I still want eye protection on the bike, and with a preference for ample wind blocking coverage as well as visibility, the Horizor checks all the boxes.
Aesthetics are a rather personal thing, but we think they look damn good too. More importantly my lady thinks they look great and let’s just admit it — that’s the most important thing.
The Horizor has become go-to daily eyewear thanks to the looks, performance and their versatile nature.
On the Bike
I’ve been wearing the Horizor on everything from casual trail rides to rides around town, and it’s paired well with every helmet I’ve worn them with. While they don’t feature the fog resistance or photochromic lenses of top level riding glasses, they’ve performed well everywhere short of hardcore trail rides.
Over half my bike time occurs as part of “normal life”; if you’re in a similar boat, these are more than worth checking out.
The Adidas Horizor sunglasses are available in 8 lens varieties (as well as RX) with pricing ranging from $99-169, depending on configuration. Check them out at AdidasSportEyewear.com