Tifosi Alliant photochromatic sunglasses review

New from Tifosi, the Alliant sunglasses feature photochromatic lenses

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Tifosi Alliant photochromatic sunglasses have a lens tint that works well when riding through mixed bright and shady conditions in the UK. They’re comfortable and the upper rim doesn’t impede head-down vision, although the bottom vents are noticeable when riding more upright.

Reasons to buy
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    Variable lens tint works well in UK light and shade

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    Comfortable design

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    Frame top does not intrude when riding head down

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    Less expensive than other brands’ photochromatics

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Reasons to avoid
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    Bottom of lens and vents are in field of vision when riding more upright

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With a half frame design, the Tifosi Alliant sunglasses are designed to fit a wider face and provide plenty of airflow. There are large slot vents in the bottom outside corners of the single lens as well as smaller slots under the brow.

The photochromatic lens of the Tifosi Alliant has a light transmission range claimed to run from 28 per cent to 76 per cent. That’s a bit lighter than some other photochromatic options like the photochromatic Oakley Radar Path, but enough to keep your eyes shaded from bright sunlight. The lens tint is also designed to be colour neutral.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.