Author Topic: Bolle contour glasses  (Read 3789 times)

Bolle contour glasses
« on: March 04, 2014, 04:07:16 pm »
My much loved (and used ) Rudy Rydons have finally retired themselves. The lenses have cracked and the frame is knackered, the rubber arms have also perished :( I've looked at new Rydons and replacement parts but they are massively overpriced!

After speaking to another cyclists at work last week, he mentioned the bolle safety glasses. I was a little apprehensive about buying cheap plastic glasses meant for welding, hammering and chiseling duties but he showed me his. He had the metal frame version with smoked lenses, £10 per pair!!

That was the deal clincher, straight onto eBay with a clear lens on order and a pair of ESP lenses ( very light smoke ). They've arrived today and are fantastic. I've had the plastic frames, don't fancy a metal arm going into my face when taking a tumble. They look like cycling glasses, very similar to the Rydons. The quality is very good for a £5 pair of glasses, they look more expensive than they are. Each pair came with a little cloth bag that also wipes the lenses too. They fit really well, wrapping around the eyes with a bit of side protection. The nose bridge is rubberised and super comfy, as are the arms. I'll be trying the clear out tonight on a night ride.

Why are we robbed when cycling is mentioned? Both pairs delivered for £12 total. If these get broken or damaged I doubt I'd be really upset, cheap to replace unlike my Rydons.

The metal frames are much better but they're more of a risk than plastic if you fall. Overall I'd highly recommend these :thumbsup:
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 04:15:32 pm »
Safety glasses are a commodity, so cost of manufacture plus competitive markup.

Sports glasses are status products, so whatever the market will pay. Also, sponsorship has to be paid from somewhere.
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Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 07:46:50 pm »
Sounds a good idea, expensive kit creates anxiety. Which style did you get by the way.

Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 09:52:55 pm »
Sounds a good idea, expensive kit creates anxiety. Which style did you get by the way.

I had a clear and esp pair of these

http://www.bolle-safety.com/model/contour

The clear pair had a test tonight, they're excellent. The wrap around is just right, the clarity is spot on with no blur to the vision. They didn't mist up either. I may get a spare set for when these are worn out, just in case they stop selling them.

I'm happy with my non sponsored, cheap specs :D
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Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 10:42:39 pm »
Thanks, ordered a pair this evening may even look cool for the weekend!

Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 10:54:57 pm »
Thanks, ordered a pair this evening may even look cool for the weekend!

You'll look 'specs'tacular ;D
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woollypigs

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Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 11:03:14 pm »
I have been looking at my dentist safety glasses and wondered if they did a sun glass version.

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Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 11:05:59 am »
I have been looking at my dentist safety glasses and wondered if they did a sun glass version.

Oddly enough, they do, as there are a number of preparations used in dentistry that are UV set.

the last dentist visit I had saw me having to wear a pair.  The ones my dentist uses, though, are far from what could be classed as "cool"
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Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 01:57:05 pm »
I bought these last year when they were on offer at £6 and been wearing them for cycling ever since (during daylight!).  They're as good if not better quality than many cycling-specific glasses I've bought in the past and at this price it's OK if they get broken/lost.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006XBSVZG/ref=pe_385721_37986871_TE_item

woollypigs

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Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 02:36:08 pm »
After a search for safety glasses, I found that you could get a 10 pack of some ok looking ones for under £25 shipped from China.

Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 10:39:38 pm »
My pair arrived today. Look great, feel great, seen similar sold as cycling glasses for £30 plus, why pay more!

Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 07:38:17 am »
:thumbsup:
They're much better than the dhb type of glasses,  mine fell apart! I love a bargain.
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Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 10:02:28 am »
as someone who always want to buy from my LBS- even i have been seduced by Bolle

got some clear ones for £9 delivered from an industrial co- better fit than Rudy and pretty much the same for build and quality

but then I suppose the average guy with an angle grinder is not being paid £50k to promote and wear them on the podium!

Re: Bolle contour glasses
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2014, 10:02:17 pm »
I've recently bought some of these...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171208841661

Like the  Contour but clear plastic frame and wrap round - so nothing to interfere with peripheral vision _ which was an occasional issue with the Contours.....
They don't feel as sturdy as the metal frame Contour = but for the money feel like great value / quality