Applications

Applications - "Which sunglasses should I choose?" 

This is a question we all ask ourselves when looking for eyewear. To help you make your choice we have added icons to the product pages that suggest the suitability for that product for different activities.

General Lifestyle

General Lifestyle

If your sunglasses are simply for general day to day use and not for a specific activity or sport then you choice is quite broad. Things to take into consideration here would be the style, frame colour and lens colour. A brown or smoke grey lens is the most popular choice for every day use. 


Cycling

Cycling

Things to take into consideration here are:

  • Field of view (minimal frames work best)
  • Close fitting with good protection against wind, insects and debris
  • Ventilation to help reduce misting
  • Interchangeable lenses to suit various conditions
  • Yellow lenses are excellent for dull days / when less light is available
  • Clear lens options are  always good especially if Oleophobic and Hydrophobic (repel oil and water)
  • A photochromic lens is ideal for mountain bikers who are riding singletrack that constantly takes them between bright open spaces and darker shaded areas in the woods

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing & Snowboarding

Things to take into consideration here are:

  • Field of view (minimal frames work best)
  • Close fitting with good protection against wind, insects and debris
  • Ventilation to help reduce misting.
  • Interchangeable lenses to suit various conditions
  • Yellow lenses are excellent for dull days / when less light is available
  • Clear lens options are always good especially if Oleophobic and Hydrophobic (repel oil and water)
  • Polarised lenses to reduce snow surface glare

Kiteboarding and Extreme Sports

Kiteboarding and Extreme Sports

TR90 Flex frames with full wrap styles are the best choice. Polarised lenses help reduce surface glare and vented lenses helps air circulate behind the lens if out in cold weather but perspiring which can cause misting of the inner lens. Removable floating head straps are a good accessory as they hold the glasses in place during activity and can be removed when not required. For those surfing or waterskiing these straps will also help your glasses stay afloat if they are dropped in water.


Cricket

Cricket

Cricket is a sport where glasses are worn in the field and by the nature of the activity can often be dropped. It is important that the frame is flexible, light and retains its shape after impact. This is where the TR90 Flex frames come into their own and are ideal for cricket. High contrast lenses work well such as the smoke grey colour or brown. The ideal choice (if budget allows) is a photochromic lens as this changes from yellow to grey depending on the light conditions. This is the very best choice for umpires.


Shooting

Shooting

Yellow has always been the favoured colour lens in shooting because of its high vision characteristics. However in bright conditions it can be counterproductive because it intensifies glare. Polarised lenses will reduce glare but are less accurate. The best option would be the WrApz® photochromic. This distortion free lens unusually changes from yellow to smoke grey rather than the commonly found clear to tinted styles. This makes it ideal for shooting.

Golf

Golf

Comfortable frames with high contrast lenses are important to help you see the undulations and contours better. All WrApz® eyewear features distortion free lenses but some colours work better than others. Brown is a good high contrast lens colour. Yellow is good for low light conditions and clear for windy dull days, especially good for links courses. Photochromic transition lenses are excellent as they will change from yellow in low light to smoke in bright sunlight.


Running & Athletics

Running & Athletics

For all running activities eye protection is important to give protection from flying insects and dust. For the serious triathlete, marathon or long distance runner, full wrap styles with dark lens options help the wearer focus. Accuracy of vision is less important for runners and so the choice is often a darker smoke or brown lens and in particular the mirrored (Revo) options. Interchangeable styles are excellent for runners as there is often a clear lens available which allows use in the worst weather conditions or at night. For field athletes where more visual accuracy is required and where glasses are more likely to be dislodged during activity, a TR90 flex frame is the best choice. High contrast lenses such as brown colours help with bright conditions whereas yellow colours are more suited to lower light conditions.


Driving

Driving

Clarity and contrast is important for the driver. Smoke and Brown lenses work well. Polarised lenses are ok for short periods but you find the eyes will tire more over long periods so a normal polycarbonate lens would be more suited for long distance or service vehicle drivers. Yellow is a good lens colour for driving at night or in low light conditions as it maximises the available light. You would think that photochromic lenses would be the ideal option for driving, however these lenses are dependent on Ultraviolet light to activate the lens transition. Most modern car windows reduce or block UV so this means the photochromic lens doesn’t react when worn inside a car.


Skateboarding & BMX

Skateboarding & BMX

These popular urban sports embrace stylish sunglasses in particular matte black frames with dark lenses for the dramatic moody look or the Rainbow Revo (mirrored) lenses with funky frame colours like red or carbon fibre. In general, smoke tinted lenses work well and a TR90 Flex frame is a must for when you have to bail. The lightweight flexible frame resists breakages better than nylon or metal frames and has excellent shape memory.


Fishing

Fishing

If you are a specimen angler or game fisherman who spends a lot of time either stalking an individual fish or looking into the water then good sunglasses are essential. As many fish tend to feed more at change of light you will find that yellow is a good colour to choose for low light periods. A polarised lens is excellent for brighter days when you need to see through the surface of the water as the lens blocks out the surface reflection. If you are a fly fisherman you should always have eye protection even on the dullest of days. This is particularly important on windy days where a false cast can easily blow the fly into eyes. A clear lens is a good option for very dull or wet days.

 

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