Assos Skharab sunglasses review

The Swiss brand's new Italian-made shades are designed to take on the big eyewear brands with their racy looks and lower price

Assos Skharab glasses
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Assos has Oakley, 100% et al in its sights with the new Skharab glasses, which at £215 with the photochromic lens or £200 with standard lens are much more affordable than the flagship £385 Zegho and have a racier look. However, although the lens and frame are high quality and stylish, the shape of the Skharab is not ideally suited for helmets that sit low over the temples.

Reasons to buy
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    Quality photochromic lens

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    Comfortable fit

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    Uninterrupted vision due to rimless design

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Reasons to avoid
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    Fit with certain helmets isn't ideal

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    Pointed top of nosepiece can be felt

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    Still expensive

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The Assos Skharab glasses are the Swiss brand’s new entry-level sunnies and are, according to Assos, engineered specifically for the demands of racing. 

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Assos Skharab sunglassesHeader Cell - Column 1 Header Cell - Column 2
Price at time of review£200 or £215 photochromic lensRow 0 - Cell 2
Weight30gRow 1 - Cell 2
Lens optionsPluto Grey (photochromic), National Red, Neptune BlueRow 2 - Cell 2
Contactwww.assos.comRow 3 - Cell 2

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