SCICON, the leader in high performance bike bags and accessories for riders and active people, has today announced the launch of a range of technical eyewear. The sports performance eyewear range will feature photochromic NXT® lenses thanks to a partnership with Essilor® Sun SolutionTM, experts in designing and manufacturing high quality vision equipment.
The new range, designed for cyclists, triathletes and active people features both a Performance category and a Sport Lifestyle category, each offering a range of options to provide the perfect fit on or off the bike. Performance, consisting of the Aerotech and Aerocomfort options, each offer either a standard lense size or larger XL version. The Aerotech features a single interchangeable SCN-XT photochromic lense, while the Aerocomfort model features two interchangeable lenses. All models in the range are made entirely in Italy.
The SCN-XT lenses which feature exclusively in the Performance range put the new sunglasses a class above their rivals, with the majority of the sports eyewear market opting for polycarbonate lenses. An innovation which sets a high standard in protective sports eyewear, SCN-XT lenses are made in NXT® (trademark of Essilor® Italia) a special polymer originally formulated in 1990’s for the windshields of attack helicopters. This provides the starting point of the new SCICON eyewear range with photochromic properties and fast kinetics to ensure the best possible visibility in all conditions, optimal clarity, minimal weight, high impact resistance, chemical resistance and 100% UV protection. Four colours available. Red, silver, bronze, blu; optimized for specific environments.
Speaking of the new range and SCICON’s technical partnership with Essilor® Sun SolutionTM, Claudio Fantin, SCICON Marketing Strategist and eyewear specialist said: “Having spent over 20 years in the sports eyewear sector working with world-class athletes, I’ve learnt every small detail of the production and development process of these products. This experience meant that when SCICON decided to enter this world, working with Essilor® Sun SolutionTM NXT® lenses was our priority and we are proud to collaborate with them.”
Christophe Mayet, Marketing VP of Essilor® Sun SolutionTM, added: “We analyzed the SCICON proposal and immediately realized that they have everything they need to be able to obtain important results in the sportsunglasses market. Their search for details and pursuit of finding the perfect visual solution finds us in tune and we are looking forward to developing new vision solutions together.”
With lenses providing optimal protection and clarity, highly adjustable and customisable allergy-free and highly resistant Grilamid TR90 frames complete the high performance package offered by SCICON’s new range of eyewear. ASG Bike Science’s Power Ergo Design, now synonymous with performance SCICON products, places innovative ergonomics at the fore with Flexi Fit temple and three varieties of interchangeable double click nose pads ensuring the perfect fit for every face. Pair this with two interchangeable fenders, either sprint or regular, for an additional safety close and the result is 30 ergonomic options in one set of sunglasses. And that’s before looking at customisation or additional lense options.
Both the Aerotech and Aerocomfort sunglasses come in two lenses size options, either standard or XL. Each then features three different frame colourways, with a choice of four different coloured lenses, creating 12 SKUs for each.
The Sport Lifestyle category features three models: Cover, Protector and Phantom. Each utilise the technical Grilamid TR90 frame material as their performance counterparts and zero distorsion flat lenses which offer 100% UV protection for sunny days off the bike. The range is available in three frame colour-options and three lense colour-options, all entirely made in Italy.
For more infos: eyewear.sciconsports.com.
High Performance Eyewear, Bike Bags and accessories for riders and active people
SCICON was born out of a garage near Bassano del Grappa, the heart of the cycling industry, 1980 to solve the problem of how professional cyclists travel with their bikes. The evolution over time has created a brand which not only solves problems, but inspires adventure around the world.
After becoming an icon in the design and production of the world’s best bike travel bags, SCICON became synonymous with a long list of champions. Today, SCICON is the most in demand brand for athletes who travel with their bike. Combining a passion to inspire to broaden horizons with an in- house wealth of technical knowledge, expertise and history in the market, the introduction of sports eyewear in 2019 was a logical step. We have created a collection in line with our values of quality, comfort, and obsessive attention to detail. Our commitment is to guarantee perfect clarityvisual comfort and protection. Based near the Cadore valley, the global home of eyewear production, our team of industry experts dedicate their time to look for new technical solutions, performance materials and eye-catching designs to continue making athletes’ lives easier.
About Essilor® Sun SolutionTM
ESSILOR® SUN SOLUTIONTM, the Essilor® Group division dedicated to sun plano lenses, is the premium leader in sport. It has over 40 years of expertise and research in the field of sun lenses. Every day, Essilor® Sun SolutionTM reinvents the magic of vision in the sun. Much more than ordinary sun lenses, our solutions are at the cutting edge of technology and fashion, to give you an unparalleled optical experience.