Rudy Project Cutline – Customer Review

The Rudy Project Cutline is a brand new frame for this season and it has been flying off the shelves!

We asked everyone who bought the Rudy Project Cutline to write a review for a chance to win a pair of these!

Matte Coral Mandarin Fade Cutline
Rudy Project Cutline Matte Coral Mandarin Fade / Multilaser Red

The winner of the Cutline competition was Darren Roberts and here’s his review!

The Cutline’s from Rudy Project are the definition of quality and versatility! Especially when it comes to a pair of large lens sunglasses.

Frame Tech

Gloss Black / Multilaser Gold
Darren has the Gloss Black / Multilaser Gold Cutline in prescription

The Cutline’s are equipped with detachable bumpers which I find a smart feature we don’t see enough of.

It essentially enables you to set the glasses up into 4 different styles. A change to suit the environment or simply if you get bored of how they look after a while! I currently like the full-bumper set up. The additional weight is unnoticeable and I prefer the extra protection if they ever happen to hit the ground.

The nose piece and arms allow straight forward adjustment. I was able to get the Cutline’s to fit perfectly after a few minutes of fiddling around. Amazingly after 7 weeks of heavy use, I have not once had to readjust them!

Cutline bumpers
Removable bumpers are very unique and a cool function

Out in the world, the Cutline’s make humble work of eliminating sun glare and blocking out harmful UV rays. On overcast days, the lens still enables clear vision with sufficient light, thus making these a good all-rounder and my sunnies of choice for the many days of bad weather commuting.

The Lenses

One of the best features is the large profile of the wrap around lens! This resulted in there being essentially zero obstruction in my peripheral vision, regardless of the viewing angle. I found these a pleasure to wear when cycling on a fast and technical descent or in a pack of fellow riders.

The lenses, which I chose to have the Multilaser Gold, also have smartly situated cut-out vents. So far these seem to work well and this is something I won’t take for granted due to living in the notoriously wet United Kingdom.

Darren Roberts' Cutline
A seamless fit with helmets and high quality Rudy Project optics

In summary, I absolutely love the look of the Cutline’s by Rudy Project especially with the bling but elegant Multilaser Gold lenses.

Cutline case and parts
Customise the Cutline thanks to quick release lenses and removable bumpers

As I seem to spend most of my time cycling, driving and driving a speed boat for wake boarding, these sunnies have already proven to be both reliable and versatile – performing exceptionally well on the road and on the water! The soft and hard case which come supplied with the Cutline’s are also a sweet addition to an already great product, giving me assurance they are safe from harm when I cram everything in my bag.

Thanks to Darren for his review!

The Rudy Project Cutline’s are available in prescription thanks to the FR390000 Optical Insert

Prescription Cutline
Thanks to the FR39 Insert, the Cutline is available in prescription

Take a look at our full range of Rudy Project Sunglasses

Oakley Prescription Lenses Reviewed

Grant Williams has very kindly reviewed his Oakley Prescription sunglasses. Here’s what he had to say about his prescription Oakley Field Jackets!

For more than a decade I have combined various Oakley glasses with contact lenses for cycling driving and skiing. I thought this was the optimum combination, until deciding to try a prescription lens, initially for road cycling.

 

Road Cycling
The weather called for socially distant rides!

My positive experience of Oakley eyewear prompted a desire to buy into their prescription lenses. By uploading my prescription details into RxSport’s website, I received confirmation that my prescription requirements could be achieved from an Oakley lens.

 

Oakley create prescription lenses (with various performance traits) for many of their frames designed for sport. Although I already owned frames that prescription lenses are available for, I wanted to experience new design features, which they did not include. I chose to pair my new lenses with the Oakley Field Jacket.

 

Field Jacket
Oakley Field Jacket Prescription Sunglasses

On placing an order with Rx Sport UK, an email confirmation dropped into my inbox shortly after, and my new Oakley glasses arrived within the quoted delivery period. (Rx Sport UK were really helpful in doing everything possible to achieve delivery in time for a cycling holiday).

 

The Oakley prescription lens provides me with excellent visual clarity. This performance is complemented by the stability of the Field Jacket, which remains constant over rough road surfaces, sections of which are barely paved.

 

Road cycling
Transitions lenses are ideal for brighter days too

Given the ease of use and performance of these glasses, I decided to seek out something specifically for use in lower light conditions and riding at night. On reviewing my options, and talking these through with Rx Sport UK, I chose the Oakley prescription Brown Transitions lens.

For me, the Oakley Transition lens, with a brown tint is a fantastic option to have alongside the Black Iridium (or Prizm Black) lens. The visual clarity is excellent, and the transition from brown tint to clear, makes it suitable for a broad range of light levels.

 

Having used the Transitions for several months, these are the ones I reach for when the conditions are predominantly cloudy or for riding into late evening. Given the versatility of the Transition lens, I also decided to try it whilst riding my mountain bike.

 

MTB
Contrast enhancing prescription Transitions lenses are perfectly suited for shaded woodland trails

Part of the feedback provided by RxSport UK, confirmed a feature of the brown tint is the potential to add definition to surface texture. This certainly corresponds with my experiences whilst riding, as the lens performance assists being able to counter subtle pitting in macadam surfaces, or to interpret an intricate root matrix weaving across an off-camber, narrow trail.

 

MTB Image 2
And even better when the tight trails open up!

So, would I want to completely commit to using the prescription lenses I now have, for all the riding I do? For the road, yes. However, for mountain biking, personally, I will use the Transition lens with brown tint for virtually all the off-road riding I do. When conditions are really wet and muddy, I will switch to non-prescription glasses with contact lenses. This is simply because the Transitions are vital for my road cycling, and I wish to reduce the chance of the wear and tear that harsher, off-road conditions may cause.

 

For that reason, I will add an Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Trail to my collection…..Plus they look pretty cool too!

 

Flight Jacket
He’s not wrong, they do look pretty cool!

Take a look at the entire range of Oakley Prescription Sunglasses