The antiFOG lenses we tested are made unique by two different coatings, one for the inside and one for the outside of the lens. The inside is coated with what Ryders describes as a military grade hydrophilic layer, designed to absorb and disperse moisture before it ever has a chance to condense as fog. Conversely, the outside is hydrophobic to shed any moisture it comes into contact with before it has a chance to get in your way.
How well does it all work? Read on to find out.
Protection, clarity, good looks and antiFOG in the Tsuga and Nelson sunglasses.
Price: $59.99 CAN
Colours: Black with Red and Grey, Black, Demi, Camo with Yellow
Lens Options: Polarized, antiFOG
Size: One size, interchangeable nose pads
A modern, toned down and highly affordable take on classic glacier glasses, the Tsuga features removable side shields and offer a utilitarian choice between full protection from sun and wind, or casual style and peripheral vision. Half business, half party if you will. The Tsugas also offer hydrophilic, anti-slip nose pads and temple tips for when the going gets rowdy.
Testing grounds for the Ryder antiFOG Tsuga Sunglasses.
Ultimately, both sets of glasses spent an extended amount of time on my face, and the Tsugas became my skiing shades of choice. The robust antiFOG coating, optional side shields and no frills lens tint make them a workhorse performer in nearly any conditions above treeline. Lower down, on the bike trails or in town, it’s tough to beat the classic styling and high contrast Yellow Flash Mirror lens on the Nelson. High quality optics, durable coatings and premium features set both of these offerings from Ryders a notch or two above others in the price bracket.
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|Ryder Tsuga 9/10
Ryder Nelson 8/10
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