Wiley X Rout With LA Lens $140; wileyx.com
Heady Info: The big deal with these was the lightadjusting (LA) lenses. They become darker or lighter, depending on the sun intensity or glare. They also come with Wiley’s climate control gasket, a removable foam strip that fills the gap between the frame and your face — a nice way to keep salt spray out of the corners of your eyes.
In Our View: They look like Gen Y shop glasses until the sun hits, and then the lenses darken. This is more convenient than physically changing lenses, but the transition can be slow. Still, this eliminates the all-or-nothing decision of “sunglasses on or off,” which can be tricky just before dusk or when you’re in and out of cloud cover.
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