Bolle Breakaway Vigilante Eyewear

Breakaway Vigilante

Bolle Breakaway Vigilante

User Reviews (23)

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JAMES STAUBER   Weekend Warrior [Mar 01, 2002]
Strength:

4 interchangeable lenses.

Weakness:

poorly built,.... quality control leaves a great deal to be desired. My frame snapped in half when I was changing lenses.

Defective crap,.... bought them at 50 % off from performancebike,.... I sent them back and requested a refund,... best thing about performancebike is their refund phenomenal policy

Similar Products Used: Bolle Knife edge ,... a much more durable pair of sunglasses.
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1
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1
timothias   Cross Country Rider [Nov 26, 2001]
Strength:

replaceable lenses, tie the frame in a knot, and it remembers it's original shape, get a case, 4 sets of lenses, and a nifty cleaning cloth. The rubbers nose & ear thingies are replacable too. and they fit my big noggin. chix dig them too. so, yah

Weakness:

kinda hard to find lenses, might have to get your mom to change them for you the first few times..

great shades, protects your eyes from the poison darts the natives are throwing at you... heh, ok maybe not that good.. you get the point. cheap too!

Similar Products Used: too many
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5
VALUE
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5
Bob Grabowski   Cross-Country Rider [Aug 02, 1999]
Strength:

Excellent lens quality
Large selection of included lenses
Extremely comfortable
Protective storage case

Weakness:

Difficult to put on while wearing a helmetDoesn't fold as compactly as some.
Storage case somewhat bulky.

Wonderfully comfortable with excellent optical quality. The only annoyance is that the design of the frames and earpieces make it difficult(but not impossible) to put these on while wearing a helmet.

Similar Products Used: Various glasses from Bolle and other manufacturers
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5
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John Marshall   Weekend Warrior [Mar 22, 2001]
Strength:

rx inserts

Weakness:

impossible to install lens.

Dont bother. I'll go buy some oakleys

Similar Products Used: none
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1
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1
Clinton   Weekend Warrior [Mar 09, 2001]
Strength:

Everything

Weakness:

Sometimes when I have the very dark lenses in and my black helmet on, I fill like I should be in some cheap B movie.

These are by far the best glasses I have ever had or tried. At first, I had a problem with removing the lenses, however that was do to the fact that I glanced at the instructions, noticed it was in French, and proceded to try it on my own. After failing I went back to the directions and lo-and-behold below the French, was English. So, after reading that, it was a snap, and I have not had a problem since. For 70 bucks, you get a nice looking pair of glasses, case, and 4 lenses, that can't be beat. I admit, some glasses probably look better, the new smiths and oaks look pretty nice, but they also sell for 100+, and thats just crazy!

Similar Products Used: Oaks, Rudys
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4
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5
John Webb   Cross Country Rider [Feb 24, 2001]
Strength:

*Easy to change lenses
*Great Rx insert
*Very nice carrying case

Weakness:

A tad bit on the heavy side with the Rx insert, not too bad though.

If you're looking for a great pair of cycling glasses and you wear Rx lenses, you can't go wrong with these. The four different colored lenses are extremely easy to change out and as long as I'm moving, they haven't fogged up. A vast improvement over wearing my everyday glasses, or contacts with a pair of Oakleys; I found my eyes drying up with either option.

The carrying case not only keeps the glasses, but stores and organizes the extra lenses as well. The one thing I wish for in the lenses is a polarized version I could use when I'm out kayaking.

Performance has a good deal on these and will fill the Rx for an extra $50. Not a bad deal considering I paid over $80 to have the Rx filled at a local eyeglass place. And if you're worried about the Rx insert falling out, don't; it snaps firmly into place and won't come out unless you take it out.

Similar Products Used: Everyday glasses
Oakleys w/ contact lenses
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5
VALUE
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5
Jorin Green   Racer [Dec 01, 2000]
Strength:

Multiple lenses, comfortable.

Weakness:

Fog up, some weaknesses in manufactoring

A good pair of glasses. I am on my second pair... I scratched a lens on the first pair a couple of weeks in, and Bolle replaced it for free. The only problem was that the replacement lenses they sent we a little different size and shape (change within the product line, and I had an old pair??) and they damaged my frame. Bolle replaced the whole works... for free!

I really like them for riding. They are very comfortable, the 4 sets of lenses allows you to match lighting conditions, and the optical quality is very good. They do fog up a bit, but anti-fog spray should fix that. You also need to be careful, as the lenses will scratch, as any good lens usually will.

Similar Products Used: Demoed Smith Sliders
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5
VALUE
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4
Paul   [Oct 21, 2000]
Strength:

Takes Rx
Cool enough to wear off the bike (I got yellow frames)
Easy lens change.

Weakness:

none

These glasses are great for what they are - one of the few that don't look truly dorky and take an Rx adaptor.

They come with 4 lenses - people forget that if you use Rx and ride late you can't just take off your sunglasses. It's so easy to change these lenses (and carry extra pair in jersey pocket).

I wash the lenses in running water and they have no scratches. The frames are a bit wide, but they grip so well that they don't slide off - I always put them on before my helmet so they go under the straps.

I even wear them off the bike - cool yellow frames.

They're not as cheap as Smith MOAB (but I don't like the look of them), but they're certainly cheaper than Rudy Project or the other competitors. They're also cheaper than my Briko ZENs which need a concentrated 15 minutes to change lenses and make you look like an insect. For Rx ability alone, they get top marks.

Similar Products Used: Briko ZEN, Performance Radial
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Shawn Ashkenasy   Weekend Warrior [Aug 05, 2000]
Strength:

Coolest Looking specs around. Light, and strong. The insert. Lots of options with the different colour lenses.

Weakness:

You love them so much you start wearing them everywhere.

Well worth it. Almost everyone I meet wants to know where I got them. I have crashed many times and these specs have held up every time. I even had a handle-bar strike me in the face 100% of the impact was on the eye-wear and they didnt even scratch. I must have gotten the best made specs...not sure but I sure love these shades.

Similar Products Used: none.
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Mike   Weekend Warrior [Jul 18, 2000]
Strength:

The Rx adapter and the lens changing systems work fairly well.

Weakness:

The quality of the product is poor. Worse yet, the company refuses to stand by their products. The rubber temples wore out shortly after the warranty period. Shortly after that, the rubber nose pieces broke. Overall, I have been disappointed with these glasses, and I would never buy any more eyewear from Bolle.

Bolle has some good ideas, but their quailty and customer support are horribly lacking.

Similar Products Used: Regular sunglasses
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1
VALUE
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1
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