Lens material: Polycarbonate
Lens coating: Hydrophobic and Oleophobic
Frame material: TR90
Frame size: Ideal for smaller faces
Availability: Online and retail
How obtained: Company sample
RBR advertiser: No
Performance Eyewear For Smaller Faces
I have a smaller, narrower face, and some oversized shield-style sunglasses overwhelm my face. Then 100% launched the 2022 Tokyo Night collection inspired by the city’s neon lights. The frames have been around for two years, but 100% added their purple multilayer mirror lens to the collection. The lens provides color and contrast enhancement which I found valuable when riding on overcast or sunny days.
The Speedcraft XS uses a single shield for a clear field of view with no obstructions and 100% UV protection. As a contact lens wearer, the reduced wind helps keep debris out of my eyes. The interchangeable polycarbonate lens is scratch resistant and treated with a hydrophobic and oleophobic coating to repel water, dirt, and oil.
A flexible, lightweight TR90 frame is 15% smaller than the Speedcraft SL, making it more suited for a narrow, small face. The rubber-coated adjustable temples and nose pad increase comfort and fit while keeping the glasses in place even when perspiring.
What Comes in the Case?
In the sample 100% sent me, the case included two interchangeable lenses (clear and purple multilayer mirror), two rubber-coated nose pads, a micro-fiber cleaning cloth/storage bag, and a hard-shelled zippered storage case.
For those riders tired of huge frames overwhelming their narrow, small faces but still want high-performance sunglasses, 100% Speedcraft XS is worth a look. Lightweight, comfortable, and great visibility make for an excellent choice.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.
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