Spring Sunglasses Series – Revo CUSP S Sunglasses Review
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* Ventilated lenses are slow to fog up
* Comfortable earpiece design [/tab][tab]* May not be dark enough for very bright, sunny days
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Revo CUSP S Sunglasses
Here at AGR, we’re out trying to find the BEST sunglasses for you to get out and get active for 2017. We’ve been putting the Revo CUSP S to test, running and cycling and kicking them around. After weeks of daily wear, we’re excited to tell you what we’ve learned.
Revo CUSP S Lenses
As we’ve mentioned before, Revo sunglasses are highly regarded for their lenses and optical quality. The Revo CUSP S are no exception with their Serilium™ technology. Serilium™ is Revo’s polycarbonate material, used for glasses that need to be lightweight and impact-resistant. After several weeks of wear, I can tell you that these are feather-light and I have not put a scratch on them yet. That’s notable since the Revo CUSP S are sports glasses, and my pair has dozens of hours of running and cycling on them at this point.
The Revo CUSP S lenses are also polarized, which means they excel at removing haze and glare. This is also when I should remind you that phones and other electronic device screens can be filtered by polarized lenses, meaning they will look dark or pitch black when viewed through the Revo CUSP S at the right (or wrong) angles; that may deter heavy mobile device uses. The lens has a neutral coloring, so what you view through them has very little distortion and remains relatively true to its actual hue. Also the Revo CUSP S do not have a particularly dark tint, which is great in lower light conditions such as overcast or cloudy days when you still need physical eye protection when running or cycling. But under the direct sun on bright days, you may opt for your glasses with a slightly darker tint. I did find the Revo CUSP S at least sufficient every time I wore them.
Finally, the Revo CUSP S are vented, with four small holes on the outer edge of either side of the lenses. One of the downsides of a wider, sweeping lens is they can fog from the heat of activity, but the CUSP S never fogged up on me even on the cooler Spring morning.
Revo CUSP S Frames and Fit
I said it earlier, but we cannot believe how light the Revo CUSP S are with their polycarbonate lenses and lightweight frames. Combined with hinged earpieces and softer rubber nose pads, I never felt sore or fatigued wearing them. The earpieces are well designed and notably thin, fitting right under my hats or helmets without causing undue pressure or discomfort. Also the Revo CUSP S never directed any wind back into my eyes or across my face when running or cycling fast, which can be a problem with more poorly engineered frame or lens shapes.
A Final Note About Charity and Bottom Line
As we’ve mentioned before about Revo, for every pair of Revo sold, including the Outlander, they will give $10 to help provide sustainable eye care services to developing nations. You can check out more about the initiative here. It’s a laudable gesture for a company that puts out some seriously nice eyewear. Couple this nicety with the high-quality lenses and smartly engineered frames, and there’s plenty of reasons to pick up the Revo CUSP S to wear all day for your running and cycling endeavors. These quickly became my Go-To pair when on the run or bike.