This new release from the leading eyewear brand Oakley may look familiar, as the style graced a fair few faces in the 2019 Tour De France, including that of winner Egan Bernal. Despite being a lifestyle launch originally, the Sutro found favour with the pros thanks to those oversized frames and wide-vision lenses.
Where the new S differs is it takes that original design and downsizes it a little to give an option for smaller faces (or female riders, our partner found they fit her much better), or for those who want a slightly more understated look. On this tester, we found the smaller frame size was still very comfortable and gripped well thanks to the angle of the arms and rubber nose pad. You do lose a little visibility with the smaller frames but not enough to be really noticeable and, overall, we preferred the less bulky feel and look. Prizm lenses gave superb visibility in medium light and served us well on winter rides, when the weak sun decided to peek through the clouds.
Verdict: statement sunnies redesigned for smaller faces, superb lenses and comfy, too, 90%
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