Oakley RadarLock Path 30 Years Sport Special Edition review

Expensive option, but one that buys you possibly the best glasses on the market

Oakley RadarLock Path 30 Years Sport Special Edition
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Expensive to include photochromic lenses, but they are one of the best glasses out there

Reasons to buy
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    Good fit

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    Super-clear lenses

Reasons to avoid
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    Photochromic lenses only availabe as an expensive option

Our staff smudgers love autumn. The changing colours of the hedgerows and the different light that varies from harsh white to soft gold, give them all manner of photo opportunities. For the rest of us, it usually means a lot of late afternoon squinting as the sun sits on the horizon before plummeting like a stone, rendering our dark glasses all but useless.

The solution is a pair of sunnies with photochromic lenses. These will react to changes of light quickly, meaning they’ll darken in strong sunlight but remain clear after dusk — ideal, then, for the commute home as the clocks go back and daylight hours lessen.

>>> Best cycling sunglasses: a buying guide 

Pretty much the pick of the pro peloton, British Oakley ambassadors alone include the likes of Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome.

RadarLock Path glasses aren’t cheap but they do feature some of the best optics on the market.

This special anniversary edition comes with polished jade iridium and black lenses as standard, all housed in a tough protective case.

Unfortunately, the photochromic lens is only available as an expensive extra, but it’s a quality item that adjusts to conditions quickly and fits well to protect eyes from errant winter road muck.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper, where highlights included interviewing a very irate Freddie Star (and an even more irate theatre owner), as well as 'the one about the stolen chickens'.

Previous to joining the Cycling Weekly team, Michelle was Editor at Total Women's Cycling. She joined CW as an 'SEO Analyst', but couldn't keep her nose out of journalism and in the spreadsheets, eventually taking on the role of Tech Editor before her latest appointment as Digital Editor. 

Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 1904rt.

Michelle is on maternity leave from July 8 2022, until April 2023.