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Just in! Another fab looking polarised model

Just arrived and manufactured exclusively for us, the brand new fab looking Coast polarised model. Available in two colour options:

The glare blocking lenses are UV400 and the frame is made from super strong TR90 nylon. Coast features large lenses and a full wrap frame to keep out wind, glare & UVR along with non-slip nose pads & temple tips. And it’s ultra lightweight for all day wear. Supplied with a soft carry pouch for just £19.95! Find it on our polarised sunglasses page.

New in! Aero cycling & multi-sport sunglass

Just arrived and manufactured exclusively for us, the brand new Aero sunglass – primarily aimed at cycling and MTB (mountain biking), it can also be used for other sports/activities like running, hiking, triathlon, tennis & more.

Aero is available as an individual sunglass in two colour ways:

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Matte Black frame – Grey lens with blue mirror finish

 

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White frame – Grey lens with red-orange revo mirror finish

Both supplied with a detachable, adjustable strap to ensure you never lose your eyewear whatever the terrain throws at you. Individual Aero sunglasses are available at just £24.95

Key features:

  • Frame is manufactured from superior, high performance Rilsan G850: 45% renewable plant based; this high strength material is ideally suited to sports frames
  • Malleable temples tips provide an exact, customised fit
  • Large 8 base curve lens design gives complete eye protection to keep out wind, glare and UVR
  • UV400 rated, Class 1 optical grade lenses made from impact, shatterproof polycarbonate
  • Vented lenses to prevent misting up and come with adjustable nose pads

Aero is also available as an an interchangeable 3 Lens Set supplied with additional Orange & Clear lenses. The interchangeable 3 Lens Sets are available at just £39.95. 

Shop Aero sunglasses and 3 Lens Sets

 

 

 

Just in! Brand new Evolutions!

Manufactured exclusively for us, we have just taken delivery of some new models:

Evolution Carmel

A terrific looking unisex cross-over sport-leisure sunglass, Carmel has a matte black frame and brown polarised polycarbonate (Category 3) lenses. As the lenses are made from polycarbonate the polarising film can never wear out and it also means the lenses are fully shatterproof and impact resistant. The glare blocking lenses are Class 1 optical quality and UV400 rated. The full wrap fit keeps out wind, glare & UVR. The frame is made from super strong TR90 nylon that’s lightweight for all-day wear. Carmel is supplied with a soft carry pouch, cleaning cloth & hard case plus free polarised test card, all for just £29.95.

Evolution Latitude (Camo)

Latitude is a great looking, sport style sunglass that’s already available in two colour variations: Black frame-Grey lenses & Tortoise frame–Brown lenses. Now we’ve added a third colour: a ‘Camo’ frame with brown polarised lenses. All three colour variations have high-quality glare blocking lenses with frames made from super strong but lightweight TR90: just £19.95 each!

Evolution Track

Evolution Track is a multi-sport sunglass with frames made from TR90 and Class 1 optical quality, UV400 rated lenses. The shatterproof, impact resistant lenses are UV400 rated. It’s an interchangeable model with super quick and easy lens changing. Track is sold as a stand-alone sunglass and multi-lens set. The four options are:

  • Track Grey: Matte black frame – Grey lenses at £16.95

  • Track 4 Grey: as above but supplied as a multi-lens set with additional yellow, orange and clear lenses (4 lens colours) at £39.95

Evolution Track Grey Multi lens

  • Track Blue Mirror: Matte black frame – Grey lenses with blue mirror finish at £16.95

  • Track 4 Blue Mirror: as above but supplied as a multi-lens set with additional yellow, orange and clear lenses (4 lens colours) at £39.95

Evolution Track Blue Mirror Multi lens

 

Coming up on your Horizon

Horizon-shooting-eyewearEvolution Horizon was previously only sold as an RX prescription model. Now it’s available as ‘normal’ shooting eyewear in 4 colours:

  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Purple-Rose

Horizon is a large frame and comes with slim, low profile temples making ideal for wearing with ear defenders. Lenses are made from Class 1 optical grade polycarbonate that are UV400 rated and have an anti-fog coating. Its 10-base curve provides complete eye protection, and the rimless style gives totally unobscured vision. The impact resistant, shatterproof polycarbonate lens complies with EN166F. Horizon is supplied with a soft microfibre pouch and free adjustable frame cord. The RRP is £14.95 but it’s available now at just £9.95 – fantastic value.

View Evolution Horizon on our shooting eyewear page

Top tips for cleaning your sunglasses

Evolution Cleaning SprayHere are some top tips for cleaning your sunglasses / eyewear

  • Don’t use a handkerchief or corner of a shirt/blouse. These can contain particles of dust and dirt which can easily scratch your lenses when you start rubbing. Paper towels and napkins are just as bad. They’re essentially pulped wood and surprisingly abrasive whilst also leaving particles of dust on the lens.
  • Use a liquid for best results – condensation from your breath isn’t enough, even if you’re using a microfibre cloth. The simplest way is to rinse your sunglasses in warm (not hot) water. This is especially important if they’re covered in any grit, sand or salt. Run a bowl of water and add a couple of drops of mild washing up liquid to it. Then simply give the sunglasses a good dunking to remove all the dirt, gently rub them with your fingers in the water and then dry with a clean, lint-free (eg. microfibre) cloth. Don’t apply neat washing up liquids – particularly citric ones – directly onto lenses as they can be abrasive, some containing salt.
  • Don’t forget to clean the frame too. When you wear your sunglasses, the areas most likely to be contaminated with grease, dirt and grime are the nose pads, temples and the frame surrounding the lenses. Cleans these too or you could end up smearing skin contact residue onto the lenses.
  • Avoid household glass cleaners: general purpose household glass cleaners can contain vinegar, ammonia or even bleach – making these cleaners too ‘aggressive’ as they can strip away mirror or anti-reflective coatings on sunglasses. Use a proprietary lens cleaner such as our own one – this and other cleaning options are available in our accessories section.

Georgina Roberts endorses new Evolution Magnex shooting eyewear

We are very pleased to announce that Georgina Roberts has become the latest high profile clay target shooter to support Evolution and has endorsed our new Magnex shooting eyewear. Georgina is a regular contributor to the shooting press and has represented Wales and Great Britain at Olympic Trap. A multiple international trap shooting competition winner, Georgina is also a qualified coach.

Georgina Roberts wearing Evolution Magnex Purple

Now wearing Evolution Magnex, Georgina said,

“I’m really impressed with Evolution’s Magnex shooting eyewear, changing lenses is quick and so easy! The variety of colours in the set is great as there’s something for all target colour and weather conditions. The height adjustment feature means that you can easily find the best setting for you, making them very comfortable to wear. Highly recommended.”

Evolutin Magnex is available as:

Magnex 3 lens set – Brown, orange & yellow lenses

Magnex 4 lens set – Brown, orange, purple & yellow lenses

Magnex 5 lens set – Brown, orange, purple, rose & yellow lenses

Christmas Gift Pack

Here’s a terrific Christmas Gift Pack and it’s sensational value!

Christmas Gift Pack

In the pack:
  • Evolution Rider sports sunglass – worth £9.95
  • Evolution Westport polarised sunglass – worth £14.95
  • Evolution Hunter Blue Mirror – worth £5.95
  • Evolution Bermuda Translucent Grey polarised sunglass – worth £16.95
  • Evolution Microfibre Lens Cleaning Cloth – worth £1.00
  • Evolution Lens & Screen Cleaning Spray (30ml) – worth £1.95

All supplied in a really useful ‘vault’ hard case worth £5.95

The total value of all 6 items is £56.70 but you can buy the Christmas Gift Pack for just £27.50 with free UK delivery! Amazing value.

Just launched! Our brand new Magnex shooting eyewear

We have just launched our new top of the range Magnex Shooting Eyewear – an interchangeable set featuring a magnetic lens changing system – lenses can be changed “instantly” and effortlessly in about 5 seconds.

Over a year in development and manufactured exclusively for us, the new Magnex is available with up to 5 lens colours (Brown, Yellow, Orange, Purple & Rose).

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These Class 1 optical grade, UV400 rated lenses attach to the frame with non-visible magnets. The frame is made from lightweight but super strong TR90 nylon with temples that flex for comfort. The nose piece is fully adjustable and can raise the frame by 5mm. The proprietary ‘Bhive’ PC lens material provides superior clarity and high chemical resistance (compared to standard polycarbonate lenses) along with high velocity impact protection that exceeds the requirements of ANZI Z87.1 & EN166F. The large, full wrap lens provides total eye protection and additionally they have a multi-feature coating that is scratch resistant and repels rain, spray, water spots, grease, smudging and fingerprints.

Magnex is available as:
3 Lens Set (Brown, Orange & Yellow lenses) at £125
4 Lens Set (Brown, Orange, Yellow & Purple at £155
5 Lens Set (Brown, Orange, Yellow, Purple & Rose lenses) at £185

See this new state of the art shooting eyewear in our shooting eyewear section

Steve Scott endorses new Evolution Rapide shooting model

Steve Scott wearing Evolution Rapide

We are delighted to announce that clay shooting trap legend Steve Scott is endorsing our new Rapide shooting model. Steve is amongst the UK’s most successful clay shooting trap shooters of all time and in an elite group of British clay shooting Olympic medallists, winning the Bronze in Double Trap at the Rio Olympics in 2016. In addition, Steve has won Commonwealth, European and World Gold medals in trap. He is still competing at the very highest level of the sport.

Steve said, “I’m now using Evolution Rapide for coaching and practise as they are so light and comfortable. The clarity of the lenses is excellent. With its highly affordable price, Evolution are onto a winner with this Rapide model”.

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Rapide is the latest addition to our best-selling range of shooting eyewear. A unisex model, it is rimless for totally unobscured vision with a full wrap fit for complete eye protection and ultra-light weighing just 26g – probably the lightest shooting eyewear available. The Class 1 optical grade, UV400 rated polycarbonate lenses are impact resistant and shatterproof, complying with EN166F. It’s available in 6 individual colours, 4 & 5 multi lens sets and a 4 colour bundle. Click here to see it

New in! 4 superb leisure style polarised models

We have just launched 4 great looking new unisex leisure style polarised models made especially for us. The frames are manufactured from lightweight but super strong TR90 and the high quality, glare blocking polarised lenses are UV400 rated. All 4 also have spring hinges to the temples; combined with being ultra light in weight, they’re perfect for all-day wear. Supplied with an Evolution soft carry pouch, all four are just £19.95 each – fantastic value!

The 4 new models are:

Valence – Matte black frame with clear & black temples and glare blocking grey polarised lenses

Clearwater – Frosted pale grey frame with glare blocking grey polarised lenses

Reef – Matte black frame with glare blocking grey polarised lenses

Westport – Matte black frame with glare blocking brown polarised lenses

View all of our polarised sunglasses

 

Pick up a bargain in our Clearance section

Revel + Tours montageWe always have some massive price reductions in our Clearance section: most are typically 70% off their original price. Every one is brand new and has never been on display anywhere (not ‘returned stock’) so unbeatable value.

Good examples are these two cycling sunglasses shown: Tours (top in image) and Revel (bottom in image) at just £4.95 each! That’s 65% off their original price.

Clearance offer prices start at just £2.95 and they still come with our usual two year “no quibble” guarantee. See our clearance section.

Just in – New Rapide shooting eyewear!

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We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new shooting model called Rapide. This great looking unisex model is rimless for totally unobscured vision with a full wrap fit for complete eye protection. The Class 1 optical grade, UV400 rated polycarbonate lenses are impact resistant and shatterproof, complying with EN166F. Rapide comes with Hydrophobic and Oleophobic lens coatings that repel water, dust, oil, fingerprint smudges and dirt. The easy clean, no friction lens surface also has an anti-scratch treatment.

The ‘Airflow’ frame design prevents misting up. Other features include adjustable nose pads and ultra-light TR90 nylon temples that are super strong and flex for extended wear comfort.

Evolution Rapide is available as:

Terrific value for a high spec shooting model. See the new Rapide model in Shooting eyewear

 

Edge shooting eyewear – new lens and lower prices!

John Heagren wearing Evolution EdgeOur top of the range Evolution Edge shooting eyewear model now uses a new lens based on Japanese technology called ‘Bhive’. This Bhive polycarbonate lens material is made with a macro-molecular structure providing enhanced clarity, improved impact protection and high chemical resistance (compared to standard polycarbonate lenses). The high velocity impact protection of the lenses exceed the requirements of BS EN166F & ANZI Z87.1. The new lenses come with an advanced, multi-feature lens coating:
– Oleophobic+Hydrophobic (repels rain, spray, water spots, grease, smudging and fingerprints)
– Easy lens cleaning (no-friction surface)
– Scratch resistance

And the good news is we have reduced the price of Evolution Edge:
• 6 individual colours (Grey, Purple, Rose, Yellow, Orange & Light Yellow): £34.95 each
• 4 Lens Interchangeable Set: £89.95
• 5 Lens Interchangeable Set: £104.95
• 4 Colour Bundle: £119.95

….exceptional value! View Edge

Warehouse Clearance

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After 9 years at our current offices we’ll soon be moving to far bigger, better premises, giving us much needed extra space.

Ahead of the move we have some warehouse clearance offers for you at unbelievably low prices – many at just £2 and at least 80% off their original price. All are brand new and not returned stock. Shop Clearance

What’s the difference between lens class & lens category?

We’re often asked what the difference is between a lens class and a lens category and it is easy to confuse the two. The following should help clarify the difference:

LENS CLASS
The Class of the lens refers to the refractive properties of the lens – these must be exceeded to meet the required optical level. Another way of looking at it is the level of distortion of the lens. There are also different optical distortions that give rise to various distortion effects. There are spherical, prismatic, cylindrical and astigmatic distortions. Lenses can be sub-divided into three classes.

Optical Class 1 is the best visual experience with minimal, if any distortion.
Optical Class 2 provides an ‘average’ visual experience with some level of distortion

Both Classes are perfectly good for every-day wear and necessary to meet CE/UKCA standards.

Optical Class 3 is rarely seen and provides a low-quality visual experience. A cheap, poor-quality sunglass sold by a street market vendor might be an example.

LENS CATEGORY
The lens category number equates to a percentage of the VLT (Visible Light Transmission) that is, how much light the lens lets through. The higher the VLT the lighter the lens, and conversely the lower the VLT the darker the lens tint will be, blocking more light coming through to the eye. The majority of sunglass/eyewear lenses fall within one of five lens categories:

Category 0: 80-100% VLT
Category 1: 43-80% VLT
Category 2: 18-43% VLT
Category 3: 8-18% VLT
Category 4: 3-8% VLT

The lens category VLT can cover quite a wide spectrum such as Category 1 which is 43-80%. Some lens colours are right on the “border” e.g. a yellow lens can have 78% VLT which is on the border between Category 0 and Category 1. The following is a general guide to the categories that apply to different lens colours:

Category 0 – Clear, Light Yellow, Yellow, Pale Orange
Category 1 – Orange, Rose & Vermilion
Category 2 – Purple, Red, Amber & Light brown
Category 3 – ‘Standard’ Grey & Brown
Category 4 – Dark Grey & Dark Brown