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Rudy Project Kalyos
Features:
  1. Grilamid TR55 LX Frame
  2. RP-D-Centered RP Optics Lenses
  3. Quick Change Lenses
  4. Egonose II
  5. UV 400 Protection
Rudy Project Kalyos
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Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 9.3
Optics out of 10: 10
Nosepieces out of 10: 10
Frames out of 10: 8
Style out of 10: 9

Sunglasses are as much about performance as they are about fashion. I am the personification of a fashion faux pas. So when I first tried on the Rudy Kalyos, I thought to myself, "Self, these are a bit too cool for me." Then I reminded myself of the performance aspect of sunglasses and thought, "Well, let me give them a shot."

Optics:
When it came time to saddle up, I threw the Kalyos on, and audibly remarked to myself, "Nice!" The lenses became a plush Lazy-boy for my eyes cutting back the glare off of the snow on a sunny day. Normally under these conditions I would be squinting to the point where peripheral vision would be lost and I wouldn't even be able to see all that well right in front of me. But the Laser Blue lenses that I tested allowed for perfect clarity, didn't limit my visual acuity and still cut back the sun's rays. Not only was I riding but, I was shooting pictures so, I needed to be able to see clearly. These shades met and surpassed my expectations on that front.
rudy kalyos in Central Park

Nosepiece:
The Ergo Nose II, created by Rudy Project, is one of the best nosepiece systems I have ever experienced in sunglasses. When I set them on my face, it's as if Aclepius (the Greek God of Healing) has descended from Mt. Olympus to land weightlessly on the bridge of my nose to imperceptibly heal the divets left by lesser sunglasses. My schnozz says "thank you" to Rudy for creating the Kalyos.

Frame:
The frame is composed Grilamid TR 55, who knows what that is? But, I have had the misfortune of testing the durability of Grilmid. It does very well in the asphalt impact test (My body didn't fair as well though). It's some really tough stuff! It's flexible and comfortable yet it doesn't break, shatter or easily scratch. It resists wear and is feathery light. In this case the frame is very trim, only a sliver of material sits above the lenses, suspending them in front of your ocular organs. The lenses are held in place at what appears to be one contact point for each lense, which allows a small amount of air to vent through and defog the lenses while you are moving. This system works very well however, I think it allows a degree of flexibility in the frame that resembles weakness. Time will tell about the durability of this frame.

Overall:
Great glasses, sweet optics, lightweight frame, excellent anti-fogging, comfortable, I have my eye on durability. And yes, they even look good on me...
Rudy Project Kalyos
Features:
  1. Grilamid TR55 LX Frame
  2. RP-D-Centered RP Optics Lenses
  3. Quick Change Lenses
  4. Egonose II
  5. UV 400 Protection
Rudy Project Kalyos
click image for larger view

Click here
to buy now!


Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 9.3
Optics out of 10: 10
Nosepieces out of 10: 10
Frames out of 10: 8
Style out of 10: 9

Sunglasses are as much about performance as they are about fashion. I am the personification of a fashion faux pas. So when I first tried on the Rudy Kalyos, I thought to myself, "Self, these are a bit too cool for me." Then I reminded myself of the performance aspect of sunglasses and thought, "Well, let me give them a shot."

Optics:
When it came time to saddle up, I threw the Kalyos on, and audibly remarked to myself, "Nice!" The lenses became a plush Lazy-boy for my eyes cutting back the glare off of the snow on a sunny day. Normally under these conditions I would be squinting to the point where peripheral vision would be lost and I wouldn't even be able to see all that well right in front of me. But the Laser Blue lenses that I tested allowed for perfect clarity, didn't limit my visual acuity and still cut back the sun's rays. Not only was I riding but, I was shooting pictures so, I needed to be able to see clearly. These shades met and surpassed my expectations on that front.
rudy kalyos in Central Park

Nosepiece:
The Ergo Nose II, created by Rudy Project, is one of the best nosepiece systems I have ever experienced in sunglasses. When I set them on my face, it's as if Aclepius (the Greek God of Healing) has descended from Mt. Olympus to land weightlessly on the bridge of my nose to imperceptibly heal the divets left by lesser sunglasses. My schnozz says "thank you" to Rudy for creating the Kalyos.

Frame:
The frame is composed Grilamid TR 55, who knows what that is? But, I have had the misfortune of testing the durability of Grilmid. It does very well in the asphalt impact test (My body didn't fair as well though). It's some really tough stuff! It's flexible and comfortable yet it doesn't break, shatter or easily scratch. It resists wear and is feathery light. In this case the frame is very trim, only a sliver of material sits above the lenses, suspending them in front of your ocular organs. The lenses are held in place at what appears to be one contact point for each lense, which allows a small amount of air to vent through and defog the lenses while you are moving. This system works very well however, I think it allows a degree of flexibility in the frame that resembles weakness. Time will tell about the durability of this frame.

Overall:
Great glasses, sweet optics, lightweight frame, excellent anti-fogging, comfortable, I have my eye on durability. And yes, they even look good on me...
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