Inspired by eyewear heritage, built for the modern rider
The City Glasses are styled for everyday living while possessing the technical functionality required of sports eyewear. Manufactured in Italy, they feature scratch-resistant, hydrophobic and oleophobic Carl Zeiss lenses to ensure excellent visual clarity, and use a bespoke two-position locking hinge system to keep them secure either folded or open while on the move. Weighing 30g, the glasses are comparable to the lightest-weight sports sunglasses available today.
The arms are crafted from galvanised stainless steel to prevent corrosion, and their narrow structure ensures unobstructed peripheral vision. The frames are made from fine Mazzucchelli Italian acetate that is both lightweight and durable. This cotton-based organic material also features on the temple grips to allow the glasses to be customised to the rider’s head shape by an optician.
Available in two shapes – to accommodate a range of faces – and a variety of colours, with ‘French Alps’ and ‘LA’ inspired by classic Rapha photoshoots in these respective destinations, the City Glasses are as at home on the road as they are off it.
Grey - green lens: Category 3: 12.81% light transmittance
Brown lens: Category 3: 9.72% light transmittance
Green lens: Category 3: 12.13% light transmittance
Dark grey lens: Category 3: 11.47% light transmittance
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