Sungod Velans cycling sunglasses review

Offering almost infinite customisation, how do Sungod's Velan sunglasses stack up against the industry leaders?

SunGod Velans sunglasses review
(Image: © Josh Croxton)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The high price and budget 'feel' offset what is otherwise a great pair of sunglasses that offers maximum comfort and a rugged, almost-indestructible construction


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    IRIS photochromic lens is class-leading

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    Price with added extras is really rather premium

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    Budget feel

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    Lack of adjustment in arms

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SunGod might be relatively new to the cycling market, but the brand which originated in crowdfunding is making waves with its almost-infinitely customisable range of modern eyewear. The latest additions of which include the Vulcans, which features a bang-on-trend oversized lens, and the slightly more refined Velans, which still offer plenty of coverage and protection from the elements. 

It's the latter we have here, and as part of the customisation process, we opted for the IRIS photochromic lens, full-frame kit, and a navy/white theme. I've been riding them for a couple of months now, so let's see how they compare to the best cycling glasses from the likes of Oakley, 100% and co. 

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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.