Rudy Project Tralyx – Review
All my reviews are according to how I used the gear and how all the gear performed accordingly. I’m won’t be giving a good rating/review for products if it did not performed well even though I get sponsored by some of these companies.
Throughout my life, I always had a soft spot for all kinds of sunglasses, but my view on sunglasses started change after I got my first pair of Rudy Sunglasses 4 years ago before the Around 7 Continents adventure started. The photochromic lenses changed the way I see sunglasses and the way I can use them.
I received my Rudy Project Tralyx pair of sunglasses a year ago and they quickly became my go to pair when it came to running and cycling.
This is the first thing I noticed when I put it on the first time. When you are active and using performance pair of sunglasses, you don’t want to think about them or feel them on your face. The Tralyx is super light, 1oz (28g)… yes, you read right. You can spend 10 hours on the bike and when you finally undress you will be like… “o yea, I still have my sunglasses on my face!”
This pair of sunglasses was build for serious performance sports. Rudy Project claim that is also for being aerodynamic, but I don’t race 🙂 So skimming two seconds off my cycling time per hour is not important to me as an adventurer. What is important to me was that the airflow is good that they don’t fog up and have a clear view all day… it gave me exactly that.
You can adjust the nose piece and at the temples. This gives everyone the ability to make sure it fits your face and don’t feel when you need to perform.
Like I mentioned in the beginning of the review, this is the one point where I fell in love with Rudy Project Sunglasses. Cloudy, sunny, rain or snow… Does not matter what the weather, these lenses will take care of it. Weather change or its getting dark when you run at night… the photochromic lenses will adjust accordingly. These lenses makes that you can wear them when its completely dark and then the whole day when your eyes need to protection from the sun.
The Photochromic lenses are incredible!!
Lens color change time
My first pair of Rudy sunglasses 4 years ago took a little longer to change, but the new technology in their new sunglasses are incredible! Walk out of the house into the sun and it will start changing in only a few seconds.
Other Tralyx Options
I think this first version of te Tralyx was so successful, that Rudy Project decided to make all kinds of new versions 🙂 You can now get the Tralyx in a SM, XL and just launched a new slim fit version. The slim fit is made for people with narrower faces and younger athletes. So, now I know my fiancé will be asking for one for Christmas 🙂
Wear and tear
The only thing that happened to the Tralyx was mostly because of the sun. I’ve used this pair everyday for almost a year, so it got alot of sun. So the green part of the sunglasses faded a little over time.
The nice thing about these parts are that the nose tips and temple tips can be replaced
Three year warranty against defects in materials and/or workmanship…. So what do you have to loose?
Yes, the price tag on the Tralyx pair is up there, but when you want a pair of sunglasses that going to protect your eyes, perform well and tick all the boxes for performance, the price is definitely worth it… by far!
So the prices for all the Rudy Project Tralyx Versions range between:
$224.99 – $274.99
My rating for the Rudy Project Tralyx, as a performance pair of sunglasses: 9.4 / 10
You can buy a pair over here:
International (look for your country on the list): http://www.rudyproject.com/
I can promise you… you’ll be a very happy customer!