These are the world's lightest cycling optics

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POC takes form function (and fashion) into the ultralight zone, with its new eyewear (Photo: POC)
POC takes form function (and fashion) into the ultralight zone, with its new eyewear (Photo: POC)
  •  On a long ride, you don’t want even to notice the presence of sunglasses on your face.
  • POC’s designers have taken lightweighting to the extreme, with its latest cycling product.
  • The result is rider eyewear that weights very, very little.

Swedish design is renowned for its minimalism, but the latest cycling optic from POC, take it to another level. Of lightness.

POC is known in cycling for its helmets and safety gear, but it also makes some great riding sunglasses. These sunglasses are designed to work specifically with POC’s range of helmets, without causing fit issues or annoying slippage during a ride.

The latest POC Elicit Clarity not only looks very trendy, but it also claimed to be the lightest cycling optics available.

These optics are shaped to fit easily with a helmet (Photo: POC)

Shaving off those grams

Cyclists, especially road riders, live a life dictated by grams. Saving weight is an obsession. And to this end, industrial designers at POC removed a few grams from the Elicit Clarity.

These sunglasses don’t have a top bridge to the frame and the temple struts have trusses, instead of solid arms.

For POC’s product team, the goal was to create a terrifically light riding optic and they achieved that. The Elicit Clarity weighs only 23g.

Despite its very low weight, these optics aren’t short on comfort or features. The lenses feature UVA and UVB light protection to keep your eyes from fatiguing, when riding in harsh sunlight.

So light, you might not even notice wearing it (Photo: POC)

Lenses that remain clean

POC also treats the Elicit Clarity lenses with a special Ri-Pel coating, which helps repel dirt, oil, dust and moisture. Keeping your field of vision clear, even on a gravel ride – or when you are sweating heavily, on a sweltering summer’s day.

If you want to mix-and-match lens colours for fashion awareness, or require different lens tints for variable lighting conditions, the snap-in hinges allow seamless lens changes.

All riders know how fit ergonomics can often be a dealbreaker with cycling optics. The Elicit Clarity sunglasses feature an interchangeable nosepiece with different sizes, to help riders find the ideal comfort point.

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