Smith Flywheel sunglasses review

Boasting detail-enhancing ChromaPop lenses and an adjustable fit, how much do the Smith Flywheel sunglasses actually deliver?

Mildred Locke modelling the Smith Flywheel sunglasses in front of a wall
(Image: © Mildred Locke)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Stylish and comfortable sunnies that offer excellent clarity and enhanced vision in bright sunlight, but the lack of interchangeable lenses limits them to sunny rides only

Pros

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    Chromapop lenses for enhanced vision

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    Adjustable fit and comfortable to wear

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    Huge field of view

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    Crystal clear lens

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    Lightweight and easy to forget

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    Sprung hinges make them easy to fit and remove on the go

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    Excellent grip even when wet

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    100% UV protection

Cons

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    Lenses aren't interchangeable

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    No ventilation means they fog up after a hard effort

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    Vision marred by the occasional fingerprint

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Smith Optics is known for its sports eyewear offerings, and its Flywheel sunglasses offer modern technology with a retro-inspired look. Designed with a variety of outdoor activities in mind, including cycling, we’ve been putting a pair to the test in varying light conditions and over some very hot and sweaty rides to see how well they perform.

Do they deserve a spot on our list of the best cycling sunglasses? Read on to find out.

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