Oakley Sutro Lite sunglasses review

Some of the best just got better

Oakley Sutro Lite
(Image: © Colin Levitch)

Cyclingnews Verdict

We called the original Sutro some of Oakley's best work, but the Sutro Lite are better


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    Prism lens

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    Long arms don't play nice with some retention systems

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When Oakley launched the Sutro in 2019, they were pitched more towards urban cyclists, prioritising style ever so slightly above performance. Even still, they were no slouch in the performance department; with our reviewer noting the Sutro might just be the company's best cycling glasses to date. 

No product is truly perfect, and this tilt towards the casual user also led to one of the main niggles many noted with the Sutro, and one which has been solved with the new half-shell, Oakley Sutro Lite. 

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Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.