Photography and Art Direction by Tayler Rae Dubé
Summer might be over, but whether you live in SoCal or need to prepare for the glare of sun reflecting off snow, sunglasses are still in season. At PDF, we are a little sunglass obsessed, they are the perfect way to show off your signature style on the bike! Here are some of our favorite frames modeled by fellow sunglass enthusiast Kelli Samuelson in Los Angeles, all which pair awesomely with our PDF Tank!
Somewhat Grandma Chic, the Rapha Sunglasses featured here in gray, have large lens for maximum visibility and a hint of clarity on those mostly cloudy days. Available for purchase on Rapha's website
Smith Sidney Frames in Flecked Blue Tortoise with Blue Flash Mirror lens available here remind us Audrey Hepburn with an added twist of color and technicality.
Oakley Urban Jungle Collection Frogskins in Matte Grey with Sapphire Iridium lens and Matte Olive with Jade Iridium lens are a super light weight wayfarer. The perfect versatile frame to take you from on the bike to work, this one has a hint of print, like an updated zebra, to show off your wild side.
The 1990's moto inspired Smith Questa in matte black crystal with polarized gray lens available here are perfect for those days when you're feeling a bit retro. We recommend pairing them with your favorite leather jacket on those cool morning commutes.
Orbital frames are having a moment. Go classic with the Oakley Latch in Matte Tortoise with Dark Grey lens or contemporary with Matte Olive Green with Emerald Iridium Mirrored lens available here.
Smith PivLock Arena have a super futuristic feel. The ergonomic design is a favorite amongst elite athletes and comes in a huge offering of colors. Our favorite are the matte cement frames with Blue Sol-X Mirror lens.
Probably the most buzzed about sunglasses in cycling this year, the Oakley Radar EV Path in Black with Prizim Trail lens and White with Prizim Road lens are revolutionary. The Prizim Road lens are engineered to be crystal clear in both bright sun and dark shadows, while the Trail version enhances reds and browns for quick spoting of sand, rocks, and roots while transitioning from bright to shaded areas. Available on Oakley's website here and here