I've owned the TIFOSI Podium XC Fototec Sunglasses in the HS Red tint since 2015. They always performed well and I really liked the transition lens for all conditions on my road bike. Not so much on my mountain bike in bright sunlight as they didn't have a lot of contrast, but still not bad especially in cloudy overcast conditions. I had tried the Podium in the Light Night tint at one point but those have a really limited range of change almost to the point where I didn't notice it. So I somehow lost my Podiums a couple weeks ago and I really missed the fototec lenses. It turns out that WBW had a different model of Tifosi on sale (Seek) so after a quick check on Tifosi's website to check the tints, I ordered these in the Smoke fototec tint. These are my new favorites! Even if I find my Podiums, I think these will be my go to glasses for both road and mountain. They have a really good range of change and the contrastdefinition when I'm riding single track is excellent.
I find these phototec glasses give the best coverage and visibility of any glasses I own. All glasses get scratched and typically only last me 2 seasons so no point in paying extra . The shading change is quick and they do not distort vision like others I have owned. Most glasses I can only wear have the ride since they cause an almost vertigo sensation. WBW prices and delivery as always is unmatched.
Surprising how good the optics are on these glasses for the price. Photochromatic lenses work great, but the range isn't quite as good as my Oakleys. Noticed a little more sweat/oil on the corners of the lenses than other glasses, but that could just be the shape of my face relative to the glasses.
Really like the shape and fit. Use them on bike rides all the time. One of the reasons I purchased them was the chromatic lenses. I start riding early in the morning, but the lenses never change tint. They start out dark and remain as such regardless of the sun. If you are looking for good monochromatic glasses these are the ones; especially for the price.
Fits my fat, round face with comfit. I like the wrap around design for bike riding. Comfortable with a the helmet straps, under or over the straps I don't notice the glasses or the straps. I only wear transition lens glasses so I'm I don't notice the change I just wish they would get a little darker. They come with a hard shell case that'll sure have them last a long time. If you want they may worn in the car, however with ANY transition lens, the UV filter in car glass prevents them from changing much, unless you drive a convertible! They're lightweight so you may wear them for hours. The lens will protect your eyes from light projectile damage (e.g. sand, wind debris, outdoor shooting, horse riding, bicycle riding, sledding, boating, flying.) almost any motion activity. They're not just for bike riding.
These glasses fit my big head well, stay perched on my nose well, and give good eye coverage as well as good range of visibility up and down. Looking to the side, I do see the end of the arm protruding into my field of vision, but not a problem. Got the model that is spec'ed at cutting something like 15-45% of light, but have not been able to tell that the polychromatic effect is working - nevertheless, these have offered good eye protection for cloudy day rides and rides in the forests through which not much light is penetrating. In general, I like the look of them.
I couldn't justify an Oakley EVZero Path Photochromic and this Tifosi fits the bill! I prefer lighter tint sunglasses so I can see more of my surroundings and this one is just right. The fit is good and does not slip. It is comfortable and does not pinch.
Just bought these a couple weeks ago. (Grey, light night fototec). Theyre well made, light and comfortable. Unfortunately I thought the light night was part of the frame color description. Its actually referring to the fototec. It starts almost perfectly clear, and only darkens slightly when in full sun. I guess Ill have to find something different for daytime riding, because I still need to squint with these things on.