Generally, we give commemoration products a wide berth as they fall out of fashion as soon as the candles at the closing ceremony are blown out.
However, Oakley’s latest range of four Tour de France sunglasses manages to give a subtle nod to the 100th edition of the race, without a hint of yellow, meaning we’re more likely to wear them post-Paris.
With the iconic Le Tour emblem laser etched on to the lens and the tricolore flag colours used to varying degrees, the RadarLock XL, RadarLock Path and Half Jacket are the most cycling-friendly options in the range.
All the frames are made from Oakley’s own lightweight synthetic O Matter and use its advance lens technology. Both RadarLocks come with a couple of lens options. As we say, it’s a good looking special edition, but with prices upwards of £110, you’ve got to be really sure that you won’t tire of the Tour theme any time soon.
This article was first published in the May 30 issue of Cycling Weekly. Read Cycling Weekly magazine on the day of release where ever you are in the world International digital edition, UK digital edition. And if you like us, rate us!