Remember a little bit back, when we told you about the Tifosi Swank XL, and then went hands-on with a pair? We came away impressed with those lightweight shades, but maybe you want something that’s got even larger coverage, to keep the breeze away from your eyes while you cycle or jog? Then the just-released Tifosi Rail may be what you’re looking for.

Between just the overall size of these lenses (or actually, lens, since it’s a single piece) and how they flare out and curve back means you’re getting a lot more protection for your eyes. Both in terms of the wind getting in, and even keeping out the sun. Myself, I’ve never quite considered shades of this shape, but something about that retro 80s vibe is calling out to me.

Given that there’s really no frame to these, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they weigh just 32g. Which means once they’re on your face, you’re not likely to notice them there. And with those hydrophilic rubber bits on the ear and nose pieces, they aren’t going to slip and bounce around, no matter how sweaty your workout gets you.

I’m not sure that the Tifosi Rail are the sunglasses you grab for just heading out for the day (or maybe that’s just my style preferences), but for working out? These look ideal. Not that I’m the fastest cyclist or jogger out there, but I’ve had more than one occasion where the wind has set my eyes to watering.

For four versions of the Tifosi Rail, they actually come with three different lenses – one for all-around performance, one for high-contrast, and one that is clear (good for when you’re out at night). The fifth version of the Tifosi Rail comes with a lens that will lighten or darken itself depending on the amount of light there is that you’re dealing with. Whichever version you go for, they’re $79.95 direct from Tifosi. And yes, we’re working on getting a pair in to let you know how they work. tifosioptics.com

Tech Specs from Tifosi

  • GRILAMID TR-90 FRAME is lightweight and durable for all day comfort.
  • HYDROPHILIC RUBBER ear & nose pieces provide a no-slip grip, the more you perspire, the more they grip.
  • POLYCARBONATE LENSES are shatterproof, scratch-resistant material.
  • ADJUSTABLE EAR & NOSE PIECES allow for a comfortable and customized fit.
  • AVAILABLE IN INTERCHANGE AND FOTOTEC MODELS. 3-lens interchange models are equipped with lenses for bright, low and no light scenarios. Fototec lenses adapt on the fly to ambient light.
  • Dimensions
    • Temple-to-temple: 131mm
    • Lens height: 59.5mm
    • Bridge opening: 15.5mm
    • Arm length: 121mm
  • WEIGHT: 32g
  • FIT: L-XL

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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