Alpina Eye-5 Shield VLM+ Black Matt/Varioflex Bluemirror Glasses

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Description of Alpina Eye-5 Shield VLM+ Black Matt/Varioflex Bluemirror Glasses

Alpina Eye-5 sports glasses are as good-looking as they come. Now Alpina's trend setters come with an extra-large rimless Shield. For even better visibility and draft-reduction during races and triathlons, etc. The Alpina Eye-5 Shield VLM+ has mirrored self-tinting Varioflex + Fogstop lenses.

  • Varioflex Mirror + Fogstop
  • Hydrophobic Lens
  • Adaptable Nosepad
  • 2-Comp Design
  • Optimized Airflow
  • Coldflex
  • Case Inclusive

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Varioflex Mirror + Fogstop:
  • Break-resistant
  • 100% UV A-B-C protection up to 400 nm
  • Mirrored on the outside
  • Antistatic fogstop coating on the inside
  • Automatic adjustment of lens tinting to ambient light conditions
  • Tinting range covers 3 protection levels (S1-S3)
  • Absorbs infrared rays

Varioflex is a lens technology which allows glasses to adapt to the weather conditions. Just as the chameleon changes to blend in with its surroundings, so these lenses adopt various tints to protect our eyes. The self-tinting photochromic lenses react to UV light, which causes chemical components within them to turn towards the source, producing a shading effect. When the UV light source diminishes, the lenses become lighter again. The process all takes place in a matter of seconds - giving you glasses that are always adjusted to match the changing light conditions.

Fogstop is a coating applied to the inside of the lens. It is not smooth but rough - seen through a microscope it looks quite fissured. This makes it impossible for moisture droplets to form a covering layer, i.e. to mist up the lens, impairing visibility. This could only occur if the humidity level was such that all the fissures filled with water. But before this can happen, the stored moisture actually condenses, keeping the lens clear - no hairdryer required!

Hydrophobic Lens: Clear, fog-free visibility is something you should be able to take for granted with good sports glasses, but it's impossible to avoid splashes of rain and mud in bad weather. Cleaning your glasses is a tiresome chore and in competitive situations it's nigh on impossible. But with the new hydrophobic lenses in Alpina's Pro Line glasses the job is done for you. The natural self-cleaning effect of the lotus leaf is well-known, and now Alpina has applied the same principle to its glasses. The hydrophobic, i.e. waterrepellent, nanostructure of the lens causes water to form into beads and roll away, taking any dirt with it. Water soluble particles of dirt are dissolved in the water and any non-soluble dirt is simply dragged away as it struggles to find a grip on the fine surface structure of the lens. This not only leaves the lens clean but instantly dry as well.

Adaptable Nosepad: Cold-adaptable nose pads allow optimal adjustment to any nasal width and shape.

2-Comp Design: The combination of hard frame, soft arm tips and nose pads enhances the fit and comfort of the glasses.

Optimized Airflow: Heavily curved lenses in combination with indirect air flow channeling assure vision that is not impaired by draft or fogging.

Coldflex: The tips of the arms are bendable, and can be adjusted to suit the wearer and produce a perfect fit.

Case Inclusive: This Alpina sport sunglass comes in a case. The cases for the Tri models also accommodate their changeable lenses.
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Product Name: Alpina Eye-5 Shield VLM+ Black Matt/Varioflex Bluemirror Glasses
Manufacturer: Alpina
Item Code: ALP214165
Year: 2017
Weight: approx. 26 gram (manufacturer's specs)
Frame color: black
Lense tint (color): blue (Varioflex Bluemirror S1-S3)
Lighting conditions: Self-tinting, adjusts to light conditions, covers three protection levels, medium to high light protection.
Light transmission: 8-80%
Filter category: S1-S3
Included in delivery: glasses, softcase
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