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POC limited edition glasses use recovered Titanium from surgical tools

POC's lightest sunglasses are popular with world-tour cyclists

POC has just released new, limited edition sunglasses that utilize recovered, medical-grade Titanium. The new Elicit Ti are 23 g lighter than the Elicit, and are the lightest sunglasses the company makes.

The sleek shades use a frameless design. According to POC, when they are worn the company’s lightest helmet, the Ventral Lite, the combined weight is 200 g.

“We approached the development of the Elicit Ti with a basic principle at its core; that sustainable materials and performance can, and should, be able to live side by side. If we challenge conventional thinking and methods, there is no need to compromise performance or sustainability or a reason to choose one over another. Instead, it should be able to co-exist and become the norm,” Tilda Håll, POC’s product manager, eyewear, said. “And we are proud that with the Elict Ti we have shown just that.”

You can see the 22 g Elitic Ti on the faces of the EF Education-EasyPost team at the Giro d’Italia.

“Many of our riders have been using the Elicit glasses for some time as their weight and performance are exceptional. To take all that performance and add to it the fundamental dimension of sustainable thinking is striking, and it illustrates why we value working so closely with POC,” Andreas Klier, sports and technical Director, EF Education-EasyPost, said.

The POC Elicit TI sunglasses will retail for US$400