Tifosi Dolomite with Backcountry Orange Fototec Lens
Review: Tifosi Dolomite with Backcountry Orange Fototec LensBy Scott Hackett | Published Nov 20, 2011
The great looks of the Dolomite full frame looks good to great on a wide range of face sizes. I have a small to medium size face and at first thought these might be to large on my face in fact they look great. These frames look great while just wearing or with a helmet. Since the earpiece arms are not bendable some people may not be able to have them on under helmet straps though. The lenses are securely held in place so they just do not pop out, though by simply bending the outside edge of the eye frame and a push from behind they are removed for a change of lens. Those not experienced with Tifosi eyewear may feel they are bending too much or pushing too hard and may damage the frame have no fear, the complete frame is made from nearly indestructible Grilamid TR-90. As I have stated before in other Tifosi Optics reviews over many years I have yet to break a single Tifosi frame or lens. Like all other Tifosi eyewear the hydrophilic nose and earpieces actually do stick to your face and ears when you sweat. The back Country Orange Fototech lens with a 45 – 15% light transmission works best in flat light situations found on trails and close to dusk. The Fototech lenses change from lightest to darkest very quick and give the wearer a bit of a range so no need to change the lenses as the light conditions change a bit. The Back Country Orange lens considerably brightened the field of view while ripping through the trees so I was able to push it in the corners just a little bit more. When coming out of the trees into an open meadow section with brighter light the lenses darkened quickly though not detectable to the wearer. Very cool indeed. A great feature of the Tifosi web site is that on every frame style page there is a sizing image so the user can get a very good idea of how a pair will fit.
We Didn't Like
I would like to see the Dolomite come with an adjustable nose bridge with my narrow nose they would get pushed back to close to my face and would have a tendency to fog a bit when going slower like extended climbing.
The Final Say
For a great looking sport fashion eyewear with great technical features the Tifosi Dolomite with the Back Country Orange Foto Tech Lens is a near perfect fit for the technical rider. The Tifosi Dolomite sits well in both worlds simply All Show and All Go!
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- Tifosi Dolomite
- Grilamid TR-90 Frame with Polycarbonate Decentered Lenses
Fits medium to large faces measures 139mm frame width, 125 widest part of lens
- Medium to Large faces
- Several Frame and Lens Color Combinations
- Interchangeable Lenses
Put them on your face and look great.
Full Framed Sport Fashion Eyewear
Fototech Backcountry Orange 45 - 15% light transmission • Changes Orange to brown - ideal for mountain biking or a long hike through the woods
Frame Tech • Frame brow made from Grilamid TR-90 is a homopolyamide nylon characterized by an extremely high alternative bending strength, low density and high resistance to chemical and UV damage • Translation: TR-90 is virtually indestructible!
Hydrophilic Adjustable Temples • Designed to increase grip when in contact with sweat • Hydrophilic rubber resists aging and UV breakdown • Adjustable allow for a customizable fit and increased wearing comfort. Hydrophilic Nose Bridge • Designed to increase grip when in contact with sweat • Hydrophilic rubber resists aging and UV breakdown
Lens Tech • Polycarbonate Decentered Lens that have a high impact resistance: flex instead of shattering upon impact • Optical clarity: decentering eliminates optical distortion and magnification with 100% UVA/UVB protection with all lenses • Ventilated Lens to decrease fogging, help cool the wearer. (Vents not included on Golf Interchangeable models)