Launched today are the latest 2020 products from Rudy Project, including these new Rudy Project Keyblade frames with photochromic lenses, which we picked up at a preview at Impact Sun Valley, Idaho earlier this summer.
Rudy Project has a background in road and triathlon, though they produce glasses for a whole array of specific purposes – even golf! However the Keyblade is designed for multi-use applications rather than being activity specific.
Rudy Project Keyblade key features:
- Interchangeable Lenses
- Vent Controller System
- Adjustable Anti Slip Nosepads
- Fully Adjustable Anti Slip Temples
- RP D Centered Optics
- RX options
The Rudy Project Keyblade comes in a range of frame colours, with eight lens options. We have the ‘ImpactX Photochromic’ lens, in ‘2Black’ colour. ImpactX is a lens which has the photochromic properties built into the lens, rather than as a coating, which is reputed to give clearer optics. The material was originally developed with military applications in mind, so you can bend and hit the lenses – with stones, say, or in a crash – and they won’t shatter. In fact, they’re guaranteed to be unbreakable!
The Clear 2Black option offers light transmission from 9% to 74%, which is the darkest offering available in the photochromic range.
The Keyblade frame is designed to be highly ventilated for air flow and anti fog properties, while also including plenty of fit adjustment, and the ‘RX’ allows you to include a prescription lens behind the main lens.
That’s the tech, how are they out on the trail? We got local rider and racer Charles to put them to the test.
On the trail
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Hannah picked these glasses up at Impact Sun Valley, Idaho, where her travel and expenses were covered by Crank Tank.
|Tested:||by Charles Gray for 6 weeks|