Tifosi Rail Clarion Fototec sunglasses review - a (more) affordable rimless option which rivals premium brands

With a large wraparound lens, Tifosi’s Rail sunglasses provide excellent protection from debris - as well as an up-to-date look

Image shows the Tifosi Rail sunglasses
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Ideal for all-day rides thanks to the versatile lens, the Tifosi Rail sunglasses are an excellent all-rounder that are good value. There are cheaper options, but we reckon the spend on these glasses is the best balance which won't leave you with any regrets.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent lens that adjusts to the light conditions

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    Great value

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not as light as some, more expensive, models

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Moving with the current trend for oversized lenses and rimless sunnies Tifosi, an American eye-wear brand, has released The Rail - a (more) affordable answer to the three figure price tags of Oakley, 100% and SunGod, to name but a few.

The Clarion Fototec lens specced in this model is photochromic and changes its tint to adapt to varying light conditions. Despite its lower price, the construction feels sturdy, the weight low and the clarity excellent. You don’t get the same colour ‘pop’ as on some of the best cycling sunglasses, but then that’s not really a feature you tend to get on photochromic lenses - at any price point. So not much of a loss there. 

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