Shimano Aerolite P RideScape RD sunglasses review

Do Shimano's brand new RideScape tuned optics measure up against the big boys?

Shimano Aerolite P RideScape RD
(Image: © Colin Levitch)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Shimano's RideScape lens offers a surprising amount of visual clarity and does well to enhance contrast and fine details. Better still the Aerolite P sunnies look great and don't break the bank


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    Tuned optics

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    Sit a little too close to your face

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The brand new Aerolite P RideScape RD sunglasses from Shimano are the latest offering from the brand that can literally outfit you head-to-toe, including from shoes to shifters. Especially now that it also owns Lazer and Pearl Izumi.

Shimano has always produced interesting eyewear that features tech like partial polarization and reversible nose pads, but to top all that off, its latest eyewear release includes its new RideScape lens.

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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.