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Contributor Evan Rudd reviews the EVZero Path Prizm Road from Oakley.
The newest addition to Oakley’s lineup of performance shades is also the lightest thanks to the rimless design of the EVZero. That’s not to say that the iconic RadarLock and distinctive Jawbreaker are heavy, it’s just that the EVZero is crazy light. A few minutes after putting them on it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them, a testament to the comfort of the frame. But the true magic of all Oakley sunglasses can be found in the lens.
The Prizm Road lens has an indigo tint and works great in a variety of light conditions. Tuned to maximize contrast, this lens emphasizes colors where the eye is most sensitive to detail, so in theory, you’ll be able to spot that crack in the pavement a little quicker wearing the Prizm lens. It’s tough to fully support that claim after a few weeks of testing, but optics are crystal clear out on the road.
The EVZero outshines both the RadarLock and the Jawbreaker in its comfort on the run, making it Oakley’s best offering for triathletes. The Path frame is best for small to medium faces while the Range offers additional coverage. Both sizes provide plenty of visibility, even while hammering in the aerobars with your head down. The slim arms of the frame easily fit under our road and aero helmet.
The EVZero comes in a variety of frame and lens colors, including a photochromic lens option, and ranges in price from $160 to $190. Available at Oakley.com.