Unlike most cycling products, flex is a good thing in the BBB Summit sunglasses
Most cycling sunglasses are very expensive and very breakable, but thankfully the BBB Summit sunglasses are neither, with a more than reasonable mid-range price-tag and a frame that is close to indestructible.
The unique selling point of these sunglasses is undoubtedly the frame. Constructed from Grilamid, it is designed to be very tough and very flexible, and with the lenses removed you really can twist every which way without it ever feeling like it’s on the verge of snapping. Of course putting lenses in does limit the level of flexibility, but they still feel bendy enough that you can be pretty confident that they’d survive being sat on at the cafe stop.
The bad news is that this does limit the aesthetic appeal of the frames, and you could certainly tell that the BBB Summit sunglasses don’t belong to a higher price-point, unlike their bigger brother, the excellent BBB Select sunglasses. I also thought they could have been slightly more secure around the temples, but maybe that’s just me and my small head…
But what about the lenses? Well, you get three in the box. Tinted (in a way that matches the frame colour), yellow, and clear, which is very generous given the price. And they’re easy to change too, as the nose piece snaps down, letting you slip the lens into the frame without having to contort it into place as with many other similar glasses.
However, like with the frame, I felt that the lenses lacked that feel of quality that you can begin to expect at this mid-range price. Although I was impressed with how the yellow lens brightened up gloomy days and the orange lens on my test pair certainly helped to bring out the reds and yellows of autumn, they were a little too susceptible to misting up, despite coming with an anti-fog coating.
Depsite not having a feeling of real quality, the BBB Summit sunglasses looks great for the prcice, and offer a good choice of lenses that make them a good choice for all conditions.