Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses

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Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses
Whether you're cruisin' down the slopes or ridin' through the mountains, these full-coverage, cycling sunglasses with vented Photochromatic lenses and Grilamid frames provide squint-free visibility and protection in any condition.
  • Durable Grilamid TR-90 frame provides excellent protection
  • ShiftTech Photochromatic lens technology automatically responds to light conditions, constantly adjusting the tint level to match your surroundings
  • Horizontal lens vents dramatically reduce fogging
  • TPE shrouded stem tips and nose pads stay in place
  • Microfiber cleaning/carrying pouch
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Fits small to medium faces
  • Warm Grey frame comes with Photochromic Grey lens (52%-14% light transmission)
  • Matte Gunmetal frame comes with Photochromic Grey lens (52%-14% light transmission)
Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses
  • LENS COLOR Light grey to medium grey
  • POLARIZED/PHOTOCHROMIC Photochromic
  • FIT Small to medium faces
  • CASE Pouch
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (24)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Attractive (20)
  • Adequate tint (18)
  • Good protection (14)

Cons

  • Not polarized (4)

Best Uses

  • Sports (17)
  • Casual wear (10)
  • Driving (9)
  • Travel (6)
  • At the beach (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (14), Comfort-oriented (11), Stylish (6), Modern (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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5.0

Good Shades, love the polarized lenses!

By Rusty

from Chattanooga, TN

About Me Comfort-Oriented

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adequate Tint
  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Polarization
  • Good Protection
  • Lightweight
  • Scratch Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Athletics
    • At The Beach
    • Casual Wear
    • Driving
    • Special Occasions
    • Travel

    Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

    These work well. They adjust to the light so you're always comfortable. The lenses are of just the right size to protect you from those little gnats too! Heck, I wear these all the time off the bike too!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Nose pad broke within a year

    By Chaepskate

    from Utah

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

        Nose pad broke off within a year. Other than that, the sunglasses were decent. I tend to lose them often, so I never spend much on glasses. These are cheap enough that I am okay with buying another pair.

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        4.0

        Eye Rake protectors

        By chirorick

        from Chapel Hill, NC

        About Me Practical

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Tint
        • Comfortable
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Polarized

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

          These glasses are very good at eye protection. The side benefit is the light protection.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great buy

          By Barb

          from Loveland Colorado

          About Me Comfort-Oriented

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate Tint
          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Good Protection
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Athletics

            Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

            I have a small face and these worked great. Nice for overcast or late day rides when you come back in the dark. Good protection and very comfortable.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love these glasses

            By AmyO

            from Traverse City, MI

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adequate Tint
            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Polarization
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight
            • Scratch Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

                I am a15-25 mile rider. I bought these to use while biking after having a little bug or dust get into my eye. I have prescription glasses, but they seemed heavy for biking. They are very lightweight and comfortable. So far they have changed for the light perfectly. I don't even realize they have changed until I take them off. I highly recommend them.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Hard to argue with $40 photochromics

                By Guy Incognito

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Practical

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Polarization
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Fragile

                Best Uses

                • Riding Bike

                Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

                I wanted photochromic sunglasses that would stay on while riding, not fog up, and not make me too upset when I inevitably break or lose them. These guys do all of those things very well. Photochromic response could probably be faster but it's pretty good, darkening from near-transparent to maybe 40-50% absorption in about a minute.

                The only real downside is that they feel very fragile, and being all plastic they're going to snap instead of bend. They come with a carrying bag but spend a few bucks on a hard case.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Very Good Glasses, Very Good Sale

                By Mr. E

                from IL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adequate Tint
                • Comfortable
                • Fast Darkening
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Polarized

                Best Uses

                • bike riding
                • Indooroutdoor Work
                • Indoor - Outdoor Work

                Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

                These glasses are exactly what I was looking for - lightweight, good eye coverage (from the wrap-around design) and an effective photochromic response. I haven't actually measured it, but it looks like 30-40% darkening in full sunlight, and that in under a minute. The tint is good - mostly dark gray, with just a slight tinge of that odd photochromic rose-orange color. With the excellent sale price at Nashbar, these were a great deal. I bought 3 pairs!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great clarity!

                By Joe bikes

                from Bloomington, IL

                About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adequate Tint
                • Attractive Design
                • Good Polarization
                • Good Protection
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Athletics
                  • Casual Wear
                  • Driving

                  Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

                  Great clarity of vision, not too dark, good protection frojm glare & prevention of squinting, very light weight. Great buy!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Glasses!

                  By Chris

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Classic

                  Pros

                  • Adequate Tint
                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Athletics
                    • Casual Wear

                    Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

                    I've only had these for a couple of weeks, but have ridden with them in all kinds of weather conditions: cloudy to full sun, even heavy wind. The tint shifts just enough to keep providing protection, all the while giving a very clear view. So light, I forget I'm wearing them. Great wind protection as well. And they look nice enough to wear off the bike, walking around downtown. Considering ordering another set to have on hand if I ever break these.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great Value Sunglasses

                    By wants185s

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Practical, Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adequate Tint
                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Not Polarized
                    • Poor At Sub Freeing Temps

                    Best Uses

                    • Athletics
                    • Casual Wear
                    • Driving

                    Comments about Nashbar Platte Photochromic Sunglasses:

                    Excellent value. Only problem was in bright sun and sub freezing temperatures the glasses get too dark and distort colors. 40+ degrees no problem.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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