It’s hard to make such a simple bit of kit as sunglasses stand out, but POC’s DO Blade Raceday sunglasses certainly catch the eye
They’re a little like the cycling Ikea, to use the lazy and obvious comparison. Both are from Sweden, both are fashionable and both have become extremely popular.
Although POC’s products don’t require any construction when they turn up so, arguably, they’re better. On the other hand, POC don’t have huge warehouses full of their products that you can lose an afternoon in – something to definitely consider as the company becomes more popular, we reckon.
The Raceday glasses are a perfect example of POC’s success. First off, they just look different to the sunglasses that almost everyone else is making.
Compare these to, say, Oakley’s Jawbreakers and the simplistic design coupled with the elegant lack of corners and sharp lines is striking.
Similarly, the most unusual colour scheme is the Cannondale-Garmin edition which is green and white, hardly a colourful cornucopia, and it all adds to the strong core look behind the brand.
And it’s not just beautiful form with these, either. Their size means there isn’t a lack of coverage, and although they’re designed to integrate with POC’s own Octal road helmet, the thin arms will give them the biggest chances of fitting into even the narrowest of vents.
It’s hard to make such a simple bit of kit as sunglasses stand out, but POC’s DO Blade Raceday sunglasses certainly catch the eye. And in a good way.