Known primarily for their high-end bike bags and traveling cases, SCICON has introduced a new range of eyewear in partnership with the Italian optics company Essilor.
The new range features both a performance and a lifestyle category, aimed at cyclists who are looking for eye-protection both on and off the bike.
The performance range consists of the Aerotech and Aerocomfort models, which are available with both a standard size or extra-large lens.
The Aerotech features a single interchangeable SCN-XT photochromic lens, while the Aerocomfort model comes will two interchangeable lenses.
“The SCN-XT lenses which feature exclusively in the Performance range put the new sunglasses a class above their rivals, with the majority of the sports eyewear market opting for polycarbonate lenses. An innovation which sets a high standard in protective sports eyewear, SCN-XT lenses are made in NXT (trademark of Essilor Italia) a special polymer originally formulated in 1990’s for the windshields of attack helicopters. This provides the starting point of the new SCICON eyewear range with photochromic properties and fast kinetics to ensure the best possible visibility in all conditions, optimal clarity, minimal weight, high impact resistance, chemical resistance and 100% UV protection. Four colours available. Red, silver, bronze, blu; optimized for specific environments,” says SCICON.
Speaking of the new range and SCICON’s technical partnership with Essilor, Claudio Fantin, SCICON Marketing Strategist and eyewear specialist said, “having spent over 20 years in the sports eyewear sector working with world-class athletes, I’ve learnt every small detail of the production and development process of these products. This experience meant that when SCICON decided to enter this world, working with Essilor Sun Solution NXT lenses was our priority and we are proud to collaborate with them.”
Christophe Mayet, vice-president of marketing for Essilor, added, “we analyzed the SCICON proposal and immediately realized that they have everything they need to be able to obtain important results in the sport-sunglasses market. Their search for details and pursuit of finding the perfect visual solution finds us in tune and we are looking forward to developing new vision solutions together.”
In addition to Essilor’s lens technology, both models feature highly adjustable and customizable allergy-free Grilamid TR90 frames, Flexi Fit temples and three varieties of interchangeable nose pads ensuring the perfect fit for every wearer. Moreover, both the Aerotech and Aerocomfort sunglasses are available in three different frame colorways, along with a choice of four different colored lenses.
In the case of the lifestyle range, there are three models available, the Cover, Protector and Phantom, each featuring the same Grilamid TR90 frame as their performance counterparts and zero distortion flat lenses that offer 100% UV protection, along with three frame color-options and three lens colors as well.
All of SCICON’s new range of sunglasses are made entirely in Italy.
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