Object of Desire: MAAP x 100% Glendale sunglasses

Cyclingnews takes a closer look at the fruit of the MAAP x 100% collaboration

What is a hands on review?
MAAP 100% Glendale sunglasses
(Image: © Josh Croxton)

Early Verdict

MAAP's ever-impressive design palmares gets a controversial win, while 100%'s Glendale sunglasses impress in both form and function


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    Unrestricted field of view

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    Interchangeable lenses

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    Impact-resistant lens


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    Minor fogging during wet weather

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It was announced last week that MAAP and 100% have joined forces once again to create a collaborative pair of cycling sunglasses. This marks the second collaboration between the two brands - the first coming at the beginning of 2020 - and it's a partnership that continues to impress. 

This time out, it was the turn of the Glendale, one of the seven pairs of high-performance, high-price cycling sunglasses in 100%'s range. Going one better than last year, the 2021 collaboration yielded two colour options: navy blue, or light coral. No prizes for guessing which colourway we have here. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.

What is a hands on review?

'Hands on reviews' are a journalist's first impressions of a piece of kit based on spending some time with it. It may be just a few moments, or a few hours. The important thing is we have been able to play with it ourselves and can give you some sense of what it's like to use, even if it's only an embryonic view.