The Adidas Evil Eye range has been established for many years now and the German designer is a label we have come to know and trust in almost every facet of the sporting landscape.
Oakley is, of course, still one of the biggest players in the cycling world. People don’t often look beyond the California-based outfit, but that’s not to say they shouldn’t. There are plenty of excellent options for riders – just ask Movistar Team and its star Nairo Quintana.
That brings us on nicely to the latest instalment in the Evil Eye series, the Halfrim Pro, and it takes the design and build quality onto a new level. The progression comes in two key areas.
Ventilation is perhaps the biggest move forward. A foam brow drip blocker comes as standard and prevents them steaming up while its arms are now longer and more curved, featuring a double strip of rubber, means they won’t slip.
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All other sunglasses I’ve used for cycling have had at least a slight issue with fogging, particularly on more demanding climbs, but these really do come close to eliminating the issue entirely.
Another photochromatic lens pair of glasses, these Evil Eye Halfrim Pro sunglasses feature Adidas’s Vario filter technology.
In low light conditions the lens is crystal clear, but in very bright sunshine, the lens smoothly changes to its darkest state to offer the highest level of protection.
The frame sits neatly in place and stays secure thanks to rubberised temple grips inserted into the arms of the frame and a soft and flexible nose bridge.
Adidas’s superb Vario filter technology is our second favourite feature of the Evil Eye Halfrim Pro. The climate in the UK means you can experience all four seasons in one journey.
These changeable conditions are tackled by this technology as the lenses transition from crystal clear in darkness to an entirely different tone in the bright sunshine.
That in itself sums up everything that is good about the Adidas Evil Eye Halfrim Pro – they are one of the most versatile pairs of sunglasses you will ever wear – suitable for the demands of cycling in Britain.
Prices start from £139.99 or £304.99 for a prescription pair (we tested the former), ensuring the Evil Eyes are competitively priced. Wearing these, you’ll happily work up a sweat without having to worry about the knock-on effects.
Adidas Evil Eye Halfrim Pro – Key Features
Lightweight Half Rim SPX Frame
TRI.FIT vertical adjustment
Light Stabilising Technology (LST) Polycarbonate Lenses
Decentered Vision Advantage lens curvature
Sophisticated Lens Fixation
Double Snap Nose Bridge
2 Size Eyewear Fitting