ALTIUS POLARISED PILOT-STYLE SPORTS SUNGLASSES
Rapid Eyewear's British-designed 'pilot-style' sports sunglasses combine strength, style, comfort and cutting edge lens technology to provide you with the ultimate sunglasses for sports and leisure use.
Altius have a build quality and feature list that makes them outstanding value for money when compared to alternative high-end brands.
Manufactured from a tough nickel-silver alloy, the top quality Altius frame is extremely robust, with sprung side arms and solid hinges that do not exhibit the slop associated with cheaper sunglasses. Adjustable nose pads and rubber side arm extensions enhance comfort levels. Finished in an attractive silver colour.
Utilising Rapid Eyewear's Multi Layer technology, Altius lenses are packed with features. Made from impact resistant polycarbonate, the lenses are finished with a flash mirror coating. The Category 3 tint is ideal for normal sunny conditions.
Glare is caused by the sun's rays bouncing off horizontal surfaces, including the road, another car's windscreen etc. Polarised lenses remove glare by filtering out this horizontal light. Polarised lenses can be manufactured in one of two ways - cheaper sunglasses have filters stuck on to the front of the lens, and this does work to a large extent but for optimum performance the filters need to be built in to the lenses. Altius has this feature, providing the very best glare reduction possible.
The Altius lenses have a hard coating to make them as scratch resistant as possible. They also benefit from hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings, which resist grease and water.
By filtering blue light from the spectrum, Altius lenses improve depth perception and contrast, making it easier to judge the terrain ahead.
Conformity and UV
Rapid Eyewear sunglasses conform to British, European and US standards for sunglasses and protective equipment testing. They offer 100% UVA / UVB (UV400) protection.