Oakley EV Zero Blades photochromic sunglasses review – there's a reason we all want Oakley sunnies

Excellent clarity, terrific adaptation to differing light, and incredibly lightweight

Image shows the Oakley EV Zero Blades photochromic sunglasses.
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Oakley may not offer ability to swap any other lenses into this frame, but when the photochromic performance is as exceptional as it is here – adapting so quickly and strongly to differing light conditions – that really doesn't matter so much.

Reasons to buy
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    Outstanding clarity

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    No fogging up

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    Very lightweight

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    Secure and comfortable fit

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    adjustable nose pads

Reasons to avoid
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    No replacement lens

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Cyclists are just meant to like Oakley sunglasses, right? 

It’s a thing, a feeling we’re meant to have. We know they’ll set us back a few notes, and we know there are other manufacturers which rival Oakley’s products, but think of cycling sunglasses and we’re all drawn towards the big American brand with the oval squashed O as their logo. 

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