POC’s new Propel sunglasses promise aero gains and panoramic views

POC Propel sunglasses
(Image credit: POC)

It was only a matter of time. Bikes have been optimised, jerseys and shorts trimmed until not an ounce of fabric remains to flap, and helmets sculpted in the wind tunnel. Now, thanks to POC, we have the first claimant to aerodynamic sunglasses. Our list of the best cycling sunglasses contains many heavily wrapped specs, but to our knowledge, none of them claim to be aerodynamically optimised. 

The POC Propel sunglasses, as seen adorning the faces of the riders from EF Education-Easypost at the Tour Down Under have been designed using CFD analysis and wind tunnel testing to be as slippery as possible.

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Will Jones
Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. There are very few types of cycling he's not dabbled in, and he has a particular affection for older bikes and long lasting components. Road riding was his first love, before graduating to racing CX in Yorkshire. He's been touring on a vintage tandem all the way through to fixed gear gravel riding and MTB too. When he's not out riding one of his many bikes he can usually be found in the garage tinkering with another of them, or getting obsessive about tyres. Also, as he doesn't use Zwift, he's our go-to guy for bad weather testing... bless him.

Rides: Custom Zetland Audax, Bowman Palace:R, Peugeot Grand Tourisme Tandem, Falcon Explorer Tracklocross, Fairlight Secan & Strael