Scicon’s Next Generation Eyewear
As the 2020 Tour de France was getting started, Scicon was unveiling two new pairs of cycling sunglasses, the Aeroshade and Aerowing. If you were watching Stage 1, maybe you noticed Alexander Kristoff wearing the Aeroshade, and then starting Stage 2 with a custom pair in yellow to match his jersey.
The all new Aeroshade features a frame equipped with what Scicon Sports calls “Horizon Adapt.” According to the company, it is the world’s first height-adjustable nose pad that allows the rider to tailor the field of vision depending on their riding position. Just push or pull the nosepiece to position the lens for an unobstructed view. The Aeroshade features a frame design that further increases the field of vision using the Panorama Arch™.
The new Aerowing has large lens shape with a laser-etched finish. It allows placement of a rimless cylindrical shield near the face and a vented brow construction allows for increased airflow to avoid fogging. For adjustability, the Aerowing has interchangeable nose pads with a double click mechanism for a more custom fit and adjustable temple tips.
Features of Both Styles
Both the Aeroshade and the Aerowing styles feature:
- SCN-PP True Vision, a performance lens technology that provides protection against high-mass and high velocity impact as well as optical clarity and a mirror coating that reduces glare and reflects sun rays away from the eye.
- 100% UV protection.
- Interchangeable lens system to adapt to different lighting conditions (Multimirror Red, Multimirror Blue, Multimirror Bronze, Multimirror Silver, Clear and Photochromatic Silver Mirror)
- Three frame options: Black Gloss, White Gloss, and Crystal Gloss
- XL frame size
What’s included in the box?
Both models come with a softshell zipper case and carabiner clip, a microfiber case that doubles as a cleaning cloth and a clear lens.
Both styles are available at sciconsports.com and select retailers.
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.