Ok, I’ll admit it: I can be a bit impatient. Even as a child, I needed to have everything straight away. And this is a mindset that hasn’t changed much over time, causing many a spontaneous purchase – often going unused. At last year’s Eurobike there was a certain product that caught my eye, one which I immediately wanted: the new Adidas eyewear Evil Eye Evo Pro sunglasses. Now that they’re available, I’ve taken it upon myself to take a closer look.

Objekt der Begierde: Die neue  Adidas Eyewear Evil Eye Evo Pro
Object of desire: the new Adidas Eyewear Evil Eye Pro Evo

If there’s one thing that can be said for certain about the Adidas eyewear Evil Eye Evo Pro, it’s that they’re big. But that’s a good thing! With their wraparound frame, they offer a huge range of vision and maximum protection for your eyes. The ‘Clima Cool’ airflow system with various openings on the body of the sunglasses effectively reduces the risk of fogging up. Like its well known brother the Evil Eye, the new Evo is available in both small and large sizes.

The Fit

Almost every pair of cycling sunglasses confronts me with the same issue; thanks to my quite prominent nose, the sunglasses sit too far from my face and I constantly get mud flung into my eyes. But, as I mentioned at the beginning, given the sheer size of the Evil Eye Evo Pro, this isn’t an issue in the slightest. With the adjustable TRI.FIT Temple and the removable nose clip, you can further tune the sunglasses to fit your face.

Die Bügel lassen sich in drei Stufen verstellen wodurch man die Brille perfekt ans Gesicht anpassen kann
The temple can be adjusted to three different levels, so the sunglasses can be perfectly fitted to your face.
Gummierte Bügel sorgen für festen, sicheren Halt
The rubber ensures a good, stable fit.
Sowohl an der Unter- als auch Oberseite befinden sich Belüftungsöffnungen um ein Beschlagen der Brille zu verhindern.
The airflow holes that prevent the sunglasses from fogging up can be found on the lower and upper part of the frames.

The Lenses

There’s just one pair of lenses included initially, but there are many more models available that can easily be swapped and locked in. The quality of the built-in lenses (this model is grey/red mirror H) is typically Adidas, i.e. very good. Even when faced with stark changes between light and dark, the vision remains brilliant and the contrast effortlessly clear.

Zum Wechseln der Gläser muss nur der kleine Schieber nach hinten geschoben werden
Changing the lenses is done by simply pushing the slider backwards, and taking the lens out.
Sehr schick: Der Look der  verspiegelten Gläser überzeugt!
Very chic: the mirrored lenses definitely look good!
Qualität made in Austria!
Quality made in Austria!

Prescription lenses

Just like Adidas’s other models, the Evil Eye Evo Pro can hold corrective optical inserts too; simply click them onto the frame. Similarly, corrective lenses can be fitted directly into the frame if you so wish.

Oberhalb des justierbaren Nasenpads lassen sich Korrekturgläser anbringen
The optical insert can be attached just above the adjustable nose pad.

Price and availability

The new Evil Eye Evo starts from €169. The model we’ve shown you here, the Pro version with sweat bar, has a retail price of €209. Price depends on what accessories and lenses you opt for, and the sunglasses are available as of now.

Der sogannte Sweat Bar soll die Augen vor herablaufendem Schweiß schützen
The so-called sweat bar should protect your eyes from sweat.

Our opinion

The new Adidas eyewear Evil Eye Evo Pro hasn’t just convinced us of their brilliance with the high quality appearance, great range of vision and customisation options, but also with their fantastic lens coating. When it comes to durability, we’ll let you know over the course of this season how the sunglasses perform.

For more information, visit: adidas.com/eyewear

Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer

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