BBB Summit sunglasses review

Unlike most cycling products, flex is a good thing in the BBB Summit sunglasses

Cycling Weekly Verdict

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.

For
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    Unbreakable frames

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    Look great

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    Multiple lenses

Against
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    Lack a quality finish

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    Mist up easily

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.

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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.

bbb summit sunglasses frames

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…

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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.

bbb summit sunglasses lenses

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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.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.