Unlike some pricier offerings, which may require that you buy new lenses separately, the Davos ships as a complete kit with three lenses (standard grey, high-contrast red, and clear). Not into switching? Tifosi also offers a photochromic lens that changes with light conditions for the same price as the three-lens package.Optical clarity on our test model is great, though the lens is slightly smaller than other sunglasses of the same style, which means that the frame can creep into the field of vision when riding in the drops. The frames are made of a flexible-yet-strong Grilamid TR90 nylon, and the lenses are polycarbonate to resist shattering.
Lens vents enhance the sunglasses’ breathability, and we haven’t been able to make them fog up during hard efforts—the glasses virtually disappear when they’re in use. Thanks to adjustable, hydrophilic ear and nose pieces, they also stay secure during Froomesque moments of stem staring. With plenty of colors to choose from, and a look that is nearly indistinguishable from more expensive models, these are a bargain at $70.
Tifosi will soon be launching the Davos frame style on their custom portal, which allows users to decide on the lens, frame, and earsocks for a small added charge. These custom options are well worth a look if you want to stand out in the crowd, or if you just want to match your favorite helmet or kit.