Rudy Project Sunglasses

Rudy Project Sunglasses

Founded in northern Italian city of Treviso in 1985 by Rudy Barbazza, Rudy Project have always existed on the crest of a wave, constantly innovating and reinventing to produce some of the world's finest eyewear for competitive spirits. Under the "Technically Cool" philosophy, Rudy Project eyewear is defined by its distinctive style and raft of technical features designed to enhance vision, comfort and performance.


With three decades of experience in sports optics Rudy Project have rapidly expanded to provide eyewear to every corner of the world, and to some of the greatest pro athletes. Every piece of eyewear is 100% made in Italy using quality components.


Signature elements of the Rudy Project range include their revolutionary ImpactX lenses, fully adjustable temple tips and nose pads, and lightweight frame materials including Grilamid and Kynetium. These all work to perform in the most demanding conditions.


The wrap-around shape is a defining Rudy Project feature, with both full-rim, half-rim and rimless designs all playing their part in the range. Frame colours vary from the understated to the outright wild, with something to satisfy every taste.

Crafted using the finest materials with a cutting-edge design philosophy, Rudy Project sunglasses are the prime choice of all manner of athletes, from seasoned professionals to passionate amateurs. Here is an introduction to the range of features you can find in sunglasses of the Rudy Project range.

Rudy Project - Advanced Materials for Sport

Rudy Project eyewear is unmistakeable by its elegant, wrap-around style. While these frames may look delicate, they are anything but. Quality components and rigid construction ensure that every Rudy Project frame will stand up to punishment thrown at it by practically any sport.

Rudy Project Materials Guide

1// Kynetium™

A magnesium, silicon and titanium aerospace aluminium, conceived in order to create ultra-light, versatile sunglasses with unmistakeable performance.

2// Grilamid®

Used to make frame fronts, this is a shock-resistant, hypoallergenic and lightweight thermoplastic renowned for its stability, flexibility and durability.

3// Adjustable Temples and Nose Piece

Nosepads and temple tips on selected models are fully adjustable to customise the fit. Coated in a hydrophilic material, these elements help maintain grip.

Rudy Project - Quickchange

Stay on top of conditions with Quick Change™! Rudy Project have designed their frames to allow for the quick and simple switching of lenses, meaning adapting to changing light or weather when on the go couldn't be easier.

With a wealth of lens options at hand, Quick Change means you'll never need to be caught out by failing light, unexpected showers or whiteouts!

Rudy Project - Quickchange Demo

Rudy Project - TCS (Total Control System)

Selected Rudy Project models feature adjustable temples for a fully-customised fit with perfect grip. With a simple application of pressure you can twist and contort the temples into any direction. This also makes Rudy Project frames brilliantly compatible with cycle helmets!

The Ergo IV Nosepiece provides an exceptional fit for any shape of face. This system can be used to adjust the height of the sunglasses and their distance from the face to reduce the risk of misting.

Rudy Project - Adjustable Temple Tips

Rudy Project - Safety Project

Rudy Project - Safety Project Diagram

All Rudy Project sunglasses are designed with sport in mind. With Safety Project, these frames are designed to reduce the risk of facial injury in the unlikely event of a fall. At key strategic points on the frame such as the hinges, the frame is rounded into a soft curve to ensure there are no harmful sharp edges. Grilamid® frame front material is also extremely flexible under stress which further reduces any potential risk.

Rudy Project - Integrated Air Conditioning

Rudy Project - Air Conditioning Diagram

Specific air channels crafted into the inner side of each temple allow air flow coming from the lens intakes to reduce thermal shock - preventing lens fogging. The Venturi effect conveys air throughout the frame, ensuring perfect vision and comfortable ventilation without disturbing vision.

Rudy Project - ImpactX Lenses

Rudy Project - ImpactX Features

Unlike most conventional photochromic lenses, ImpactX lenses are fused in the mass of the lens polymer itself with a complex manufacturing process, making them more resistant and clearly optically superior to most competitors. ImpactX Photochromic lenses have a wide operational range, with selected tints changing from a clear or near-clear to a full-sun tint.

Rudy Project - ImpactX Photochromic Lenses

A masterpiece of sports optics, ImpactX™ lenses are guaranteed unbreakable for life. Constructed from a special form of Trivex material, these lenses are exceptionally strong, flexible and lightweight while offering clarity rivalling that of crystal glass.

Rudy Project - RPOptics Lenses

RPOptics® lenses form the backbone of the Rudy Project lens range. Made from tough and lightweight polycarbonate lens material, these lenses are excellently suited to sport. With a massive range of lens tints and treatments there is an ideal lens for every pursuit.

Continually at the forefront of technology, Rudy Project lenses guarantee visual acuity and physical protection of the eye. Lenses of high visual quality convey the following benefits:

  • Reduced glare and enhanced contrast
  • Complete protection from harmful UV
  • "True" vision without the distortion of image or colours
  • Protection against external agents such as wind, rain and debris

Rudy Project - Lens Assortment

Rudy Project - Polar3FX HDR

Rudy Project's unique Polar3FX™ polarised lens technology is the result of years of research and refinement. This lens is a fusion of advanced polycarbonate technology and cutting edge coatings, resulting in the complete and thorough elimination of glare, polarised light and harmful UV rays.

The HDR filter is designed to boost your colour experience by tuning the wavelength of the light passing through the lens. By actively refining the intensity of various wavelenghts of light and by optimizing the visible, the HDR filter provides extraordinary visual performance. In addition to a maximized chromatic range, benefits include superior perception, sharper image and unparalleled contrast definition.

Its unique light absorption and molecular properties enhance contrast and depth perception while maintaining color integrity and minimizing eye strain. Perceived benefits include realized visual acuity, enhanced sharpness, reduced glare and managed polarity.

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Every pair of Rudy Project sunglasses is entirely conceived, designed, engineered and made in Italy, using the most advanced materials and innovative manufacturing processes.

All Rudy Project sunglasses protect the eyes from the harmful effects of UVA, UVB and UVC radiation.

These sunglasses also fulfil the basic safety requirements laid down by European Directive 89/686/EEC, and are in compliance with the standard EN ISO 12312-1. They also comply with and pass the American standard ANSI Z80.3-2010 regarding general requirements for optical quality and impact resistance.