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Uvex Astrospec 3000 Eyewear

3.86/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $510.00


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UVEX Astrospec 3000


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill a Cross Country Rider from Bolton, Ontario

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2007

Strengths:    UVEX XC
I need prescription glasses and these can be fitted with an insert cheaply. The glasses with the insert and three different lenses was $135.
Look pretty good.
Extended wrap-around lens for extra cheek and extra side coverage
Wide variety of replacement lens and the lenses are cheap.
Lenses change in a snap once you get used to it.
Passes industrial and military standards for eye protecton.

Lifetime Frame guarantee


Weaknesses:    Slide down on my nose. Fixed with retrainer strap

Bottom Line:   
UVEX XC
Great glasses for those who need prescription lenses.
They work great on the road and on the trail. You can switch the lens to suit the weather or type of ride.
Relatively cheap, look good, lenses change easily,and they meet military standards for eye protection so you know your eyes are protected.

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Favorite Trail:   Palgrave

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Levitt Safety

Similar Products Used:   Rayban, Bole.

Bike Setup:   XC rider

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Chicago

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2006

Strengths:    I didn't care for the product too much. I ended giving in and going with the Wiley-X JP-2 Light Adjusting glasses.

Weaknesses:    Too cheap and down right unattractive

Bottom Line:   
Go with a pair that feels, good. Even if the price is a bit higher then you'd like to spend.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   http://www.coopersafety.com


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel a Cross Country Rider from provo ut

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2001

Strengths:    osha certifyed

Weaknesses:    not really high quality glasses. not really stylish, lenses are distorted, plastic frames aren't very adjustable.

Bottom Line:   
If you buy these glasses specifically to ride you are un doubtedly a frugal person, they are less than five bucks. They can get wasted in a crash and your eyes are going to be protected since they are saftey glasses not sport glasses, the frames are light though and if your head is that shape they are relitavely comfortable. I would recommend them to anybody who'se job requires them to wear eye protection, I would not reccomend them to anybody who rides a mountain bike, Unless you just spent a grand or more on a new bike and the only shades you could find were the ones you stole off your supervisor's desk.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   bonneville industrial supply

Similar Products Used:   bolle, Ray Ban, prescription frames

Bike Setup:   hardtail, manitou sx-r, deore/xt, wheels, tires, handlebar,
dog, cat, bird and fish.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SCHINBONE a Cross Country Rider from FORT WAYNE, IN

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2001

Strengths:    STRONG AND CHEAP.

Weaknesses:    DOESNT TAKE THAT MUCH TO SCRATCH, BUT THEY ARE CHEAP. NOT THE COOLEST LOOKING.

Bottom Line:   
THE PRICE IS NOT RIGHT, FIVE DOLLARS IS WHAT IT SHOULD BE. I WORK FOR THE RAILROAD AND WE GET THESE FREE, THEY ARE INDEED STRONG, THEY ARE RATED FOR HIGH IMPACTS, WHAT BETTER TO BIKE WITH? THING IS THERE ARE A LOT OF SAFTEY GLASSES THAT LOOK LIKE EXPENSIVE ONES, NO LIE, AND THEY ARE SAFTEY GLASSES, AAAAAND THEY ARE VERY INEXPENSIVE. JUST DO A SEARCH FOR SAFTEY GLASSES OR GO TO YOUR LOCAL INDUSTRIAL SAFTEY OUTLET, THEY SELL TO THE PUBLIC TO. YOU CAN GET REALLY GREAT LOOKING GLASSES FOR ALMOST NOTHING COMPARED TO OAKLEY AND THE LIKE. AND HOW BAD ARE YOU GONNA FEEL TO BREAK TEN DOLLAR GLASSES AS OPPOSED TO 100 DOLLAR GLASSES? UNLESS YOU REALLY GOT TO BE THE ONE WITH THE REAL DEAL, SAVE YOURSELF THE MONEY, AND SEARCH FOR SAFTEY GLASSES.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   FREE FROM WORK

Similar Products Used:   LOTS


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Kim a Cross-Country Rider from Willoughby, OH

Date Reviewed: September 19, 1999

Strengths:    
Tough-as-nails lenses are interchangeable; all-around eye protection; 100% UV blocking; affordable!


Weaknesses:    
They aren't name brand, and they aren't meant for biking, and they certainly aren't the coolest eyewear available.


Bottom Line:   
These shades will make you look like Robocop, but they work great for riding. I got tired of paying so much money for glasses that just couldn't hold up. My Bolles kept scratching so easily, and people kept stealing my Oakleys, and the Ray-Ban's don't have replaceable lenses (great for general cruising)...so the shop glasses were perfect for me.I've crashed hard in them, dropped them, let them bang around in my car, and they have yet to scratch. Incredible!And I thought I was the only one who had practical sense! (minus one chili for lack of styling).

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Favorite Trail:   
Vulture's Knob-Wooster, OH

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
Let's see... Oakley M Frames, Oakley Frogskins, Bolle Breakaway Parole, Ray-Ban Daddy-O.


Bike Setup:   
Cannondale CAAD3 frame, custom-built component group, Spinergy SPOX wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Cross-Country Rider from Park City, Utah

Date Reviewed: March 22, 1999

Strengths:    
Hella cheap.
Bulky enough that you can wear your perscription gasses underneath the safety glasses.
Polycarbonate: It absorbs 99% UV light and it is the strongest thing out there in case of impact.


Weaknesses:    
Not exactly comfortable around the ears.
They scratch easily.


Bottom Line:   
On those days where the cloud layer is thin (e.g. marine layer), so that you can't wear sunglasses, yet the UV light gets through or when riding at night when any tree branch with lots of sharp ends is calling for your face, this the best thing out there. I used them last year when riding down the coast from Seattle to San Francisco. On rainy and overcast days, they were lifesavers. Water can't get in since they have shields on the sides and above. (They are meant for chemists and such; when that acid/organic solution blows up in your face, at least your eyes are safe.) They absorb UV light; so even when riding all day under a marine layer I got a sunburn on my face (drawback: raccoon face!) I got mine for $5 at the University of Utah Chemistry stockroom. Yeah, they aren't cool looking; but who's looking when you are riding the Wasatch Crest Trail at night anyway?

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Favorite Trail:   
Spincycle (now part of Deercrest Dev) RIP

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Cross-Country Rider from Park City, Utah

Date Reviewed: March 22, 1999

Strengths:    
Hella cheap.
Bulky enough that you can wear your perscription gasses underneath the safety glasses.
Polycarbonate: It absorbs 99% UV light and it is the strongest thing out there in case of impact.


Weaknesses:    
Not exactly comfortable around the ears.
They scratch easily.


Bottom Line:   
On those days where the cloud layer is thin (e.g. marine layer), so that you can't wear sunglasses, yet the UV light gets through or when riding at night when any tree branch with lots of sharp ends is calling for your face, this the best thing out there. I used them last year when riding down the coast from Seattle to San Francisco. On rainy and overcast days, they were lifesavers. Water can't get in since they have shields on the sides and above. (They are meant for chemists and such; when that acid/organic solution blows up in your face, at least your eyes are safe.) They absorb UV light; so even when riding all day under a marine layer I got a sunburn on my face (drawback: raccoon face!) I got mine for $5 at the University of Utah Chemistry stockroom. Yeah, they aren't cool looking; but who's looking when you are riding the Wasatch Crest Trail at night anyway?

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Favorite Trail:   
Spincycle (now part of Deercrest Dev) RIP

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years


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