Long-time helmet manufacturer Giro has branched out into the eyewear market, with the release of four models recently.
The most performance orientated model, the Havik, made its debut in last years Tour de France and has been widely adopted in this years three week race around France. The other three models; Semi, Convert and Instigator, offer varying levels of ‘lifestyle’ tuned designs to suit your tastes.
While there are clear differences in their look, they do all share the same performance-focused technology. Firstly there are the Zeiss Certified True Sight polycarbonate lenses that guarantee excellent optical clarity and eye protection. Rugged nylon frames benefit from time in the wind tunnel to keep the lens clear from fogging by increasing and channelling airflow directly behind the lens. And finally, all models are designed to fit harmoniously with Giro helmets.
The Semi features a half-entrapped frame with 8-base True Sight polycarbonate lenses slotted into place. Ventilated temples promote optimal air circulation behind the lenses, as well as a ventilated rubber nose pad and rubber temple tips for comfort and stability on and off the bike. Providing a bigger lens for more eye protection, the Instigator is the bolder style of the four choices, with a Grilamid frame. If “classic urban style” is your bag, the Convert offers as much but with a tough Rislan frame for ruggedness and all the performance benefits of the other models.