POC Eye Dos 2 Sunglasses Review
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When these POC Eye Dos showed up on my doorstep my first thought was, “Finally!”. I might have mentioned this before but I am in my mid 40’s and I am a mountain biker who likes to look the part but sometimes I fall way short with my cheapo eye wear. I readily admit that I often don’t bother to change from my street sunglasses to my biking sunglasses. Sheer laziness I guess. But when the POC sunglasses showed up, I hoped I change my ways.
I live in Colorado and protective eye wear is super important. I need sunglasses that offer both UV protection as well as protection from branches. The POC Eye Dos wrap around nicely. They offer perfect coverage from both the sun and the tree branches that sometimes jump out from the trail. POC is a Swedish company that builds their company on protecting the athlete and I think they went the distance with these sunglasses. They are super lightweight. And because of the gripping material on bridge of the nose and the ends (by your ears), they stay put. I happen to have a small head. And so finding glasses that actually stay on my face can be challenging. I also want sunglasses that feel great when resting on top of my head. You know, for that apres part of the day when you sit back with a snack and a beer.
The POC lenses are anti-scratch and anti-reflective. These glasses have the level 2 lenses. There are three levels (with level 3 being the most protective). I think for snow sports you would want the level 3 lenses and perhaps in areas like Colorado where we play at altitude, you might want level 3. But for me level 2 seem sufficient. Different lens levels come in different lens colors. The level 2 come in grey whereas the level 1 option comes in clear and yellow and the level 3 option comes in grey and brown. The glasses come in white and black. The lenses are structured such that you have greater peripheral vision which can be super helpful when looking down the trail. Anything that protects your eyes while at the same time giving you the best vision is worth it’s weight (and price) for sure.
At the end of the day, the POC Eye Dos are great glasses. It is obvious that time, research and thought was put into their production. Because I have a pin-sized head, they are a bit big for my child size face. But that’s just me. If you have a regular size human head, they’ll be just the ticket.
For more info on the Eye Dos and other POC eyewear, visit www.amazon.com/poc.