I have them and never noticed the problem. I think it’s inevitable that sweat from your forehead will trickle into your lenses on any pair of glasses from time to time. I think maybe the bigger lens since it’s like a full face shield makes it more likely with those, but it doesn’t bother me.
If you are looking for an alternative that is cheaper and I found to be as high a quality, look at Blender Eyewear. Running a 30% off sale right now and they have some really nice colors and other styles. I have two different pairs and looking for a third. Sophia mentioned these on her Instagram after a race and I tried them out. Very happy with it since I can get 3 pairs for the price of the Oakleys.
I’ve never had glasses that don’t get covered in sweat in the summer. I just consider it part of cycling. Whenever my LBS group rides stop at a gas station, everyone heads for the food counter to grab napkins to wipe glasses. I do live where it’s super hot and humid though.
@Pbase except, some glasses are way worse than others. Unless you’ve experienced it’s hard to describe. More like pooling sweat rather than just drips of sweat on the lenses.
@Pirate Just bought the Kask Koo Demos which are basically useless to me in races where there is any sweating. I’ve never had a pair of glasses I had to take off to see due to pooling sweat inside the lenses. Must be similar to the Sutro which I’ve only tried on. The whole face shield fad will pass. They may be fashionable now but, they don’t perform as well as smaller lensed glasses.
I’ve had two pairs of Oakleys (one pre prizm, with a dark lens and one with Prizm). The dark lens could occasionally be too dark but I’ve been impressed with the Prizm in most UK light situations. When I am cycling in the evening and I know the light will fade I’ve a cheaper pair of Crank Bro’s react to lite. I’ll tend to wear the Prizm lenses at the start of the day when light is constantly improving.
I have 2 pairs of them, only because I got them at a massive discount. If I paid full price for these, they woulda gone back. Only reason I kept them is I wear contacts and they seem to do the best at keeping wind out of my eyes and drying out my lenses. I dont think the lenses are anything special at all. Kinda spoiled by wearing Costas for pretty much anything non-cycling. Its shocking to me that at $180, these things (and really most expensive cycling glasses) arent polarized.
I’m usually a big fan of Oakleys but the Sutros never did it for me. Kato-X was a better fit for me but have already become somewhat hard to find. Prizm Road is one of my favorite all-around lenses.
I’ve given Jublo’s a try this year and some of their photochromic lenses are fantastic. They have become my go-to for gravel days where I’m often in and out of tree cover with mixed lighting conditions. I also grab them for late-day rides when the conditions are changing. Oakley’s photochromic lens doesn’t have much tint to it, so until they come up with a Prizm photochromic, probably will stick with the Jublo’s on days with changing light conditions.
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