Rapha's Reis sunglasses might polarise opinion, but at least they're unique

As one of three new eyewear offerings, Rapha’s Reis sunglasses are impressively light and offer lenses for a wide range of conditions

Rapha Reis Sunglasses
(Image credit: Tyler Boucher)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Rapha brings some flair to the sunglasses market with new looks for 2024. The Reis is a half-frame model that weighs just 27 grams and offers an impressive field of vision. Bio-based materials are a neat addition to these polarized, and possibly polarizing, shades.

Reasons to buy
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    Good optics

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    Unique aesthetic

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Reasons to avoid
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    Possibly polarizing looks

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    Lack of adjustability

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 Sa Calobra Road (the Coll dels Reis) is a 9.5 kilometer long mountain pass on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. As one of the most frequently attempted climbs of the popular training locale, it’s no surprise to see that the road has been attempted by over 140,000 Strava users. And the KOM? Currently held by none other than Tom Pidcock on the Ineos Grenadiers.

Clearly Rapha had some intent behind its choice of name, then for the newly released Reis sunglasses. They’re designed for performance riding and racing, with a lightweight, half-frame silhouette. The Reis is one of three new sunglass models released by the company.

Rapha Reis Glasses

Rapha Reis Glasses

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Four lens options

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Tyler Boucher
Freelance Writer

Tyler Boucher is a former (and occasionally still) bike racer across several disciplines. These days, he spends most of his time in the saddle piloting his children around in a cargo bike. His writing has appeared in magazines published in Europe, the UK and North America. He lives in Seattle, Washington.