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Classic Glasses II - Blonde

£195.00

Classic Glasses II - Blonde is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
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Rapha’s stylish interpretation of cycling eyewear combines classic design with contemporary technology, now in a refined, smaller fit.

Classic Glasses II - Blonde£195.00

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Classic styling meets modern performance in a new, smaller fit

The new Rapha Classic Glasses II are the perfect blend of classic style and modern performance. Using the same state-of-the-art components as technical sports eyewear, they are equally at home on or off the bike. Scaled down by 20%, the Classic Glasses II have a smaller frame and lens than the original Classic Glasses. A longer frame arm, finished with the same ribbed gripper as used on the Pro Team Flyweight Glasses, ensures a secure fit, whether worn on top of the head or in the vents of a helmet.

The frames are made from fine Italian acetate, and the frame arms are reinforced with a metal core. Handmade in Italy by prestigious acetate manufacturers Mazzucchelli 1849, this cotton-based organic material is extremely durable, and has a great hand feel and depth of colour. The Classic Glasses II offer a similar field of vision, and the same minimal weight, as more technical-looking styles of the pro peloton.

Please note: the Lens Sets available on rapha.cc are not currently compatible with the Rapha Classic Glasses II.

Lens Specification:

Green

  • Category 3: 15.78% light transmittance
  • Oleophobic and hydrophobic coating on back and front
  • Polarised to reduce glare and blinding reflections
  • AR–5 anti-reflective coating on back of lens
  • 100% protection from UV rays

FEATURES

  • Refined, smaller fit
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Wraparound shape for excellent coverage field of vision
  • Carl Zeiss Vision Lens
  • Designed to fit with any helmet
  • Mazzucchelli acetate frames
  • Metal core
  • Nose pads built into frame

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Not for direct observation of the sun.
  • Not for use as eye protection against mechanical impact hazards.
  • Not suitable for driving in twilight or at night.

Glasses sizing
  • 1. Bridge width - 17mm
  • 2. Lens height - 43mm
  • 3. Lens width - 54mm
  • 4. Temple arm length - 135mm
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality Lense I've been waiting for these to come back in stock. The fit is perfect, there's no pressure on my head. The arms have a gripper by the ear which prevents them from sliding forward. They look amazing. The blonde has a flat / matte finish around the lenses, and all other pieces are polished. These are hands-down my favorite glasses. The lense itself is polarized and really adds a 3D depth of field when riding on the road. I use these for commuting and as my regular sunglasses.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Really great glasses that look cool on and off the bike. Not great racers but for sportive and audax really great. Dark lenses are sharp and clear but you go blind when entering a wood and cant see potholes.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harmony This is where cycling and fashion coincide in pure harmony. Wouldn't look out of place in the street cafe bars on a sunny day. So what about cycling, they fit snugly and grip well without any pinch around the nose and ears and perform extremely well on the cycle. Expensive but can replace those ray bans whilst providing the protection and functionality required for days out in the saddle.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit, Great Vision Black rims with pink lenses, bought for winter and low light riding. I often look behind/underneath to see what gear I'm in, the fit is so good, for the first time, the glasses don't move. I have a shelf with twelve pairs of well-known sports glasses, but the straightforward frames, fit and clear/sharp lenses, have made these my go-to eyewear since I bought them month ago.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent These handsome glasses are highly functional. They'll stay on top of my after dusk, and never slip off my face on sweaty rides. They provide excellent protection from sunlight and debris. The translucent grey is cool, but my salty sweat has pooled in the space between lens and the frames and I can see salt granules trapped therein.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved These in Smoke, So I Bought Them in Pink I purchased a pair in Smoke shortly after they became available. The smaller frames fit my face well and stay in place, even when I am pushing hard and sweating. I purchased the Black frames with Pink lenses for my commute through the fall and winter. It's a different look but I like them.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish, great fit Like so many other Rapha products, its a wonderful mixture of unstated style, great function and fit ideally suited for cycling. The size guide was spot on with the frame fit. I look forward to using these for both casual and long journeys but also apres cycle.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winter Glasses Am using these daily for my commute and they're perfect. Lens is ideal for winter riding from first thing in the morning when it's pitch black to riding home in rain or sunshine. Stop the cold air hitting your eyes in the morning commute. Look very stylish too.
Date published: 2016-10-17
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Are the lenses shatter resistant in the event of a crash?

Asked by: CaliClara
Hi, the lenses are shatter resistant in the event of a crash.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-24

Hi there... Will the classic glasses ll blond ever come out as prescription ready frames? Many thanks Martin

Asked by: Chyna
Hi, we currently have no plans to sell these glasses with 'demo' lenses. In the simplest terms, all the glasses are prescription ready but they would need to have their lenses removed and replaced. We do understand this would leave you with the extra pair of lenses.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-21

is there rubber on the nose pads?

Asked by: bktopdx
Hi, there is no rubber on the nose of the glasses. The frame is very smooth and sits comfortably on the nose.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-01

Are these lenses suitable for low light e.g. early morning pre dawn

Asked by: kapalua
Hi, the Grey Green Classic Glasses II allow 14.28% of light to pass through the lens and will not be suitable for low light conditions. The Pink Classic Glasses II allow 69.28% of light to pass through the lens and could be used in low light conditions. I hope that helps.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-01

Are the arms bendable? Seems like if you have a narrow head, these would slide off really fast

Asked by: weebok
Hi, the arms on the Classic Glasses II are not bendable.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-01
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