Tifosi Davos sunglasses review

The Tifosi Davos is the brand’s latest sunglass style. It’s got a wrap-around shape with a full frame and three interchangeable lenses

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Tifosi Davos sunglasses provide a nice mid-priced option with a stylish design and quality, wrap-around lenses. You get three interchangeable lens options, although they are a bit fiddly to swap and the frame feels a bit less soft-touch than higher priced sunnies.

Reasons to buy
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    Good optical quality

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    Range of lenses for different conditions

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    Smart looks

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    Good field of view

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    Resistant to misting

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Reasons to avoid
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    Plastic feels a bit harder than some

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    Lens change is a bit fiddly

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The frame of the Tifosi Davos sunnies is made of Grilamid TR-90. This material feels a bit more harder and less soft to the touch than some rival sunnies, although Tifosi say that it has a very high bending strength. It also says that the frame is resistant to chemical and UV damage.

The lenses have good optical clarity. They are wide enough that their edges are not intrusive, particularly at the top, if you’re riding in a low down, aggressive position. There is a small vent at the top of each side of the lens and another two on the bottom. These are effective to reduce misting.

The lenses are polycarbonate and the Tifosi Davos sunglasses are supplied with three lenses: clear, orange tinted and smoke. None of them are too tinted, so you get good definition even on dreary UK days, but still enough protection if the sun does come out and 100% protection from UV rays.

Tifosi Davos

You get three interchangeable lenses and a quality case with the Davos glasses
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Swapping the lenses requires a bit more force than the likes of Oakley and its RadarLock system for example. You'll need to prise them out of the bottom half of the frame and pull them down out of the top. This feels a bit nerve-wracking the first time you try it as it feels as if the lens or frame might break. Fitting the replacement lens is a lot easier, although you will end up with them covered with fingerprints.

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The nose pieces and ear pieces on the frame are of soft rubber and mouldable to suit your facial dimensions. They are hydrophilic, to help keep the glasses in place well if you start to sweat. You can buy replacement nose pieces, ear pieces and lenses, which come in five tint options.


The Tifosi Davos glasses come with both a soft case and a hard case, which has a removable sleeve for the spare lenses.

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An extra £5 buys you the Tifosi Davos with a single photochromatic lens, with light transmission varying between 15 and 50%. Unless you particularly like having multiple lenses, this might be a better option for its versatility and reduced fiddling.

If you don’t fancy the fluoro yellow Race Neon frames, the Tifosi Davos sunglasses are also made in white, blue, black or red.

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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.