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Rapha launches Pro Team Arenberg sunglasses

New shades feature full-frame design and more secure fit

Rapha has launched the new Pro Team Arenberg Glasses, which are claimed to take the design of the Pro Team Flyweight models and add a full frame for a more robust look.

The new sunglasses also feature a new ‘snap-lock’ hinge that’s designed to make donning, removal and storage of the glasses on the move much easier, while also maintaining a secure fit on the face, according to Rapha.

As the name suggests, they’re designed to stay fast even when taking on the Trouée d’Arenberg, one of the most infamous sections of cobbles in Paris-Roubaix, so the arms feature full-length rubber temple grippers too.

Rapha’s Pro Team Arenberg Glasses take the design of the Pro Team Flyweight glasses but add robustness and full-length rubber grippers (Pic: Rapha)

Despite the extra material used, the sunglasses remain lightweight – just 33g. Rapha also claim vision isn’t compromised by the full frame, with a design that allows it to sit flushly with the lens, while it’s also been designed so that the central pillar found on most sunglasses frames is missing, boosting the field of vision further.

You’ll also find venting cutaways in the top and around the sides of the supplied UV400-protective Carl Zeiss Bronze Mirror lens to prevent fogging.

The new sunglasses also boast a new ‘snap-lock’ hinge for easier wearing and removal (Pic: Rapha)

The oleophobic and hydrophobic lenses are removable, with five further options available for a range of light conditions: silver, black mirror, clear, yellow and bronze, while changeable nosepieces allow you to customise the fit to your face shape.

The standard Pro Team Arenberg sunglasses complete with Bronze Mirror lens will cost £150 in a variety of frame colourways, while each replaceable lens will cost £80.

Website: Rapha


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