MEC Chameleon Eye Shields Eyewear

Chameleon Eye Shields

MEC Chameleon Eye Shields

User Reviews (20)

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David Dronsfield   Cross Country Rider [Sep 08, 2001]
Strength:

Hit square in the bridge of the nose by a June bug at 40Km/hr. I thought someone threw something at me. The lens didn't even crack. Great optics, very good fit, and despite previous reviews slamming the esthetics, these things make you look like you're SERIOUS about biking.

Weakness:

Pads. They need a better degree of absortion at the temples and brow.

There is no better value for fit, form and function and flexability, period. Get them at www.mec.ca

Similar Products Used: Oakley
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5
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5
Allan   Cross Country Rider [Oct 18, 2001]
Strength:

Good all around sunglasses. Provide good mud protection, very flexible and have excellent ventilation. They are very durable, mine have tacken a few spills. Good fit, will not fall off your face.

Weakness:

They do have a slight tendancy to slip down your new nose.

Great glasses at a low price..... Almost disposable they were so cheap!If your a hardcore rider lookin for a good pair of glasses I suggest these.

Similar Products Used: Oakley Staright Jackets
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5
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5
Hardtail   racer [Nov 13, 1998]

Like all MEC gear the sheilds do their job excellently, and at a very good price.
I agree there not too stylish but for the price and performance they are excellent.
They keep the dirt out of my eyes way better than the Smith Sliders. And with my Smith Sliders I broke the frame and a replacement frame for Smith Sliders cost $90NZ (about $45US) . SHit I can buy another 3 pairs of MEC shields for that.would get 5 chillies if they had a nicer style for when I am not racing.

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4
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Eric   Cross Country Rider [May 28, 2000]
Strength:

shield well, don't fog up easily, great price (even i can afford them), lenses easy to change, lots of different colors of lenses...i could go on and on and on

Weakness:

they slip on my nose, and because my face is a little bit smaller than average, they are a little big, but they still work good

great glasses that are cheap
if you have $25 handy and need some cycling glasses, go buy these...if you live in canada

Similar Products Used: cheap department store glasses (im poor, i can't help it)
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4
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5
hamster   cross-country rider [Sep 27, 1998]

These are an awesome deal for the price, less than $50(Can) for the glasses and an extra lens. At that price you don't feel so bad when you scratch the lens or sit on the frame. Lenses are available in a variety of colours including a clear lens. They're even available by mail order, but you have to be an MEC member.

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Ricky Raccoon   Weekend Warrior [Jan 08, 2001]
Strength:

Light, strong, face-hugging cut that allows good air flow. A variety of colours of replacement optical quality lenses are available. Very affordable. Detachable nose piece.

Weakness:

Initial insertion of lens into frame can be difficult. (Note: I recommend immersing frame and lens into hot water before attemting to insert lens into frame.)

Excellent value for money. The quality and performance of these glasses are great. They look good too!

Similar Products Used: none
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5
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5
Kevin Sinn   Cross Country Rider [Aug 03, 2000]
Strength:

Inexpensive, well constructed, RX insert, many lens colours available. Fit well and keep the wind and bugs out of my eyes.

Weakness:

RX insert difficult to insert at first. Slight distortion and peripheral vision is blocked a bit. This is probably the case for most RX insert glasses.

Excellent price for RX insert glasses. The construction quality is great and they look good. I can finally see when I ride! When using lighter lenses (yellow, cinnamon, clear) the RX insert is quite obvious - not recommended for those who are out to "be seen!" :-)

I love 'em!

Similar Products Used: None
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5
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5
Take   Cross-Country Rider [Jun 03, 1999]
Strength:

Inexpensive
Inexpensive Replacment lenses
Inexpensive Rx Insert

Weakness:

Rx Insert is hard on the nose (hard plastic nose piece)

Best choice for the money...unless your using them to sit at the cafe

Similar Products Used: Bolle
Smith
Oakley
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5
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froggy   cross-country rider [Jan 13, 1999]

These are the most bang for your buck specs out there.The lenses have excellent optics for the price
The don't fog up, even after a year.
I've actually forgotten I was wearing them, very good sign.As far as the esthetics go. I couldn't give a rats ass. They function very well and form over function is for poseurs. This is a peice of protective gear, does everything have to appeal to vanity? At around 30 for the glasses and 20 for the extra lenses you could by every coloured lens and still spend less than a pair of Oakleys. Plus for a plastic lens the clarity is incredible.I've got the yellow lenses for night commutes and overcast days, and the blue iridium for sun. BTW the metalic blue lenses are cheaper for a reason, the finish is sensitive to skin oils.Excellent fit, very comfortable
In a league of their own pricewise
Modular construction, replaceable partsThe only downside is the look, but if you are any good people should only see your backside. They won't put you on the best dressed list, but then again MEC has many other offerings for better style points

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4
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wbw   racer [Oct 24, 1998]

For the price (about $25C) these are awesome cycling shields. For a smaller-than-average face, they're slightly big, though, and tend to fog. Unless you're used to pricy glasses (Oakley M) these are probably the nicest (yet among the more ugly). Four chilis (minus one for style, but almost perfect everywhere else.)

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