First Look | The New Adidas Eyewear Evil Eye Evo Pro
Ok, I’ll admit it: I can be a bit impatient. Even as a child, I needed to have everything straight away. And this is a mindset that hasn’t changed much over time, causing many a spontaneous purchase – often going unused. At last year’s Eurobike there was a certain product that caught my eye, one which I immediately wanted: the new Adidas eyewear Evil Eye Evo Pro sunglasses. Now that they’re available, I’ve taken it upon myself to take a closer look.
If there’s one thing that can be said for certain about the Adidas eyewear Evil Eye Evo Pro, it’s that they’re big. But that’s a good thing! With their wraparound frame, they offer a huge range of vision and maximum protection for your eyes. The ‘Clima Cool’ airflow system with various openings on the body of the sunglasses effectively reduces the risk of fogging up. Like its well known brother the Evil Eye, the new Evo is available in both small and large sizes.
Almost every pair of cycling sunglasses confronts me with the same issue; thanks to my quite prominent nose, the sunglasses sit too far from my face and I constantly get mud flung into my eyes. But, as I mentioned at the beginning, given the sheer size of the Evil Eye Evo Pro, this isn’t an issue in the slightest. With the adjustable TRI.FIT Temple and the removable nose clip, you can further tune the sunglasses to fit your face.
There’s just one pair of lenses included initially, but there are many more models available that can easily be swapped and locked in. The quality of the built-in lenses (this model is grey/red mirror H) is typically Adidas, i.e. very good. Even when faced with stark changes between light and dark, the vision remains brilliant and the contrast effortlessly clear.
Just like Adidas’s other models, the Evil Eye Evo Pro can hold corrective optical inserts too; simply click them onto the frame. Similarly, corrective lenses can be fitted directly into the frame if you so wish.
Price and availability
The new Evil Eye Evo starts from €169. The model we’ve shown you here, the Pro version with sweat bar, has a retail price of €209. Price depends on what accessories and lenses you opt for, and the sunglasses are available as of now.
The new Adidas eyewear Evil Eye Evo Pro hasn’t just convinced us of their brilliance with the high quality appearance, great range of vision and customisation options, but also with their fantastic lens coating. When it comes to durability, we’ll let you know over the course of this season how the sunglasses perform.
For more information, visit: adidas.com/eyewear
Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer