Earlier this year, TMC got a first look at Bollé’s new 6th Sense sunglasses before they hit stores in April. These lightweight, versatile glasses are perfect for triathletes seeking performance eyewear with maximum sun protection in a minimal package. We’ve been testing out the 6th Sense glasses on the bike and run for the last few weeks. Here are our impressions.
Though they are technically cycling glasses, the 6th Sense fit comfortably on the face on both rides and runs and offer a fantastic field of vision thanks to the wide lenses and minimal frame. The arms and nose bridge are mouldable to fit your face shape — it’s as simple as squeezing or expanding the grip to keep it in place. While testing, we had no issues with the glasses slipping. The “thermogrip” nose grip and temple grips are made from hydrophilic polymer, which claims to absorb moisture. We certainly found that even when sweating buckets the glasses stay put.
Another great feature of the 6th Sense is glasses’ clarity. Their effective anti-fog coating that comes already on the lens works very well. In varying weather conditions, we were pleasantly surprised at the lack of fogging — even when stopping in the middle of a tough ride or run. The glasses do have some ventilation by the arms which helps in this area as well.
The glasses come with just one lens, but additional lenses in different shades are available for purchase. We tested out the Shiny White/Lime Modulator Green Emerald (seen in picture), which run for $200 USD on Bollé’s website (some of the other options are $190).
For the triathlete seeking a super light pair of sunglasses for training and racing that boasts exceptional clarity and fit, the 6th Sense is a great option from a brand quickly rising in the cycling eyewear market. With Father’s Day around the corner, this is also a great gift option that can be enjoyed everyday for the rest of the triathlon season.