SCICON Sports, the specialist in high performance bike bags and accessories, has announced the launch of a range of technical eyewear. This latest category expansion from the Italian firm follows recent launches into saddles and cycle apparel.
The sports performance eyewear range will feature photochromic NXT lenses thanks to a partnership with Essilor Sun Solution, experts in designing and manufacturing high quality vision equipment.
The new range, designed for cyclists, triathletes and active people, features both a Performance category and a Sport Lifestyle category. Each offers a range of options to provide fit on or off the bike.
- The Performance range, consisting of the Aerotech and Aerocomfort options, offers either a standard lens size or larger XL version.
- The Aerotech features a single interchangeable SCN-XT photochromic lens, while the Aerocomfort model features two interchangeable lenses.
All models in the range are made entirely in Italy.
SCICON claims that the SCN-XT lenses, which feature exclusively in the Performance range, ‘put the new sunglasses a class above their rivals, with the majority of the sports eyewear market opting for polycarbonate lenses.’
SCN-XT lenses are made in NXT (a trademark of Essilor Italia) a special polymer originally formulated in 1990s for the windshields of attack helicopters… ‘This provides the starting point of the new SCICON eyewear range with photochromic properties and fast kinetics to ensure the best possible visibility in all conditions, optimal clarity, minimal weight, high impact resistance, chemical resistance and 100% UV protection.’ Four colours are available: red, silver, bronze, blue; optimized for specific environments.
Speaking of the new range and SCICON Sports’ technical partnership with Essilor Sun Solution, Claudio Fantin, SCICON Sports Marketing Strategist and eyewear specialist said “Having spent over 20 years in the sports eyewear sector working with world-class athletes, I’ve learnt every small detail of the production and development process of these products. This experience meant that when SCICON decided to enter this world, working with Essilor Sun Solution NXT lenses was our priority and we are proud to collaborate with them.”
Christophe Mayet, Marketing VP of Essilor Sun Solution, added ‘We analyzed the SCICON proposal and immediately realized that they have everything they need to be able to obtain important results in the sports sunglasses market. Their search for details and pursuit of finding the perfect visual solution finds us in tune and we are looking forward to developing new vision solutions together.”
With the lenses seeking to provide optimal protection and clarity – adjustable and customisable allergy-free and highly resistant Grilamid TR90 frames complete the high performance package offered by SCICON’s new range of eyewear.
ASG Bike Science’s Power Ergo Design places innovative ergonomics at the fore with Flexi Fit temple and three varieties of interchangeable double click nose pads. Pair this with two interchangeable fenders, either sprint or regular, SCICON notes that the result is 30 ergonomic options in one set of sunglasses. And that’s before looking at customisation or additional lens options.
Both the Aerotech and Aerocomfort sunglasses come in two lenses size options, either standard or XL. Each then features three different frame colourways, with a choice of four different coloured lenses, creating 12 SKUs for each.
The Sport Lifestyle category features three models: Cover, Protector and Phantom. Each utilise the technical Grilamid TR90 frame material as their performance counterparts and offer 100% UV protection for sunny days off the bike. The range is available in three frame colour-options and three lense colour-options, all entirely made in Italy.
Performance collection – pricing €250 / £219 / US$299 for both Aerotech and Aerocomfort models. Lifestyle collection – €125 / £109 / US$149 for all models.