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First off let me say it’s great to back out in the big outdoors after a year out of competition due to injury, so now I’m working my way back to fitness and taking every opportunity to get out on the trails or on my bike - and of course I always have my AMOs with me no matter what I’m doing.

 

My latest set of AMOs are the “Blade” variety, which are part of the newer “Mask” series. Mine come with the photochromic medium dark lenses and black/red arms. Just a quick note on the arms: They’re the same ones used in the “Transformer” series, so if you’re lucky enough to own some of those then you can swap the arms for different colour combinations. So for those of you into matching outfits then you’ll love it!

 

The frame itself is rigid and has the lens attached, which is non-interchangeable on these glasses. Like all other AMOs I have they are very light and strong, good looking and well designed for an athlete. The arms, as well as being interchangeable, have flexible ends which means you can bend them to your head shape and crucially adjust them so that the glasses sit tight on your head and won’t fall off. As a trail runner I’m used to getting branches and spider webs in the face, and I also occasionally fall over - so it’s nice to not have to worry about my eyes or the glasses when any of those things happen!

 

One thing to mention about these glasses versus others that I own: The way that these are constructed puts the nosepiece quite low. They are of course adjustable but it means that they ride a little high on the nose regardless. Actually, this is excellent for cycling - because when you’re cycling you are not standing upright, you’re looking forward and down on the road - and given that the lens is one piece and you can see right through the nose piece area (unlike other AMOs that have individually changeable lenses), it puts the lens in the perfect position for the eyes when in the riding position. For running (trail or otherwise) I prefer the AMO Transformer and AMO Typhoon series, as for my nose shape these sit more naturally which works better for an upright running position - however depending on your nose shape you might feel differently about these ones.

 

We’ve had some changeable weather in Hong Kong recently so it has been the perfect time to road test these glasses. I went riding on one day that was overcast with sunny spells, and was also blessed with a rain shower on the same ride! As I mentioned the lenses are photochromic which means the lenses adjust given the amount of sunlight they’re exposed to. Perfect for my road test! The medium lenses that I have are really the perfect balance for all weather. I didn’t have any issues in and out of the trees, in the sun or even in the rain. The only criticism I have is that there is that the lens choice for these glasses is very limited compared to other AMOs. However if you want an all-round pair for cycling then you need look no further.

 

Overall I strongly recommend the AMO Blades for cyclists - like all AMOs they have the standard package of being functional, light, good looking, they’re a premium product designed with athletes in mind in every respect, and they stay on your head. I’m not sure what else you need! These ones have been promoted to my default cycling glasses just because of how high they sit on my nose, which is great. For runners I’d suggest to give them a try if these ones are “the look” that you’re going for, you can always return/change them if you don’t like them.

 

Pros:

 

* All the standard benefits of AMO glasses (function, weight, design)
* Included photochromic lenses offer a single solution to multiple light/weather conditions without the need to change lenses/glasses
* Great for cycling as they offer unparalleled vision owing to the viewing angle and single lens piece, given that they sit high on the nose
* Great looking glasses, with interchangeable and adjustable arms

 

Cons:

 

* Runners and multi-sport athletes may prefer other AMO styles where the glasses sit lower on the nose for a more upright body position - I recommend the Transformer and Typhoon ranges instead
* Limited lens choice compared to other AMO products

 

See you out there!

 

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AMO sunglasses are a great addition to any athlete’s training and racing kit. I wear them during training sessions and always for triathlon racing. For the last 2 years, I’ve been wearing a few different models with various lens options within the AMO range.

My favourites are the Transformer Prowler. I can use these with interchangeable lenses depending on the weather. The best features of these 2 pairs are the non-slide nose pieces and the adjustable temple arms. These are important as I don’t like my sunglasses sliding down or moving around on my  nose when I happen to glance down at my aerobars or to check my heart rate monitor. The nose pieces grip firmly, don’t slide and the temple arms are flexible and can be adjusted to the width of my head in order to more firmly ‘hug’ my head and avoid any movement. The adjustable nose pieces also prevent the sunglasses from bouncing up and down when I’m running.

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They are the first sunglasses I’ve used which have never fogged up during training or racing no matter what time of year it is or what sort of training session I’m doing.

I’ve recently started racing in the photochromic lenses which are the best for race day as our transition preparation and warm up usually begins when it’s still dark out with the race start just around when the sun is beginning to rise. By the time we get on the bike, the to sun is blaring.  Regardless of sun or clouds or if it’s overcast and rainy, the photochromic lenses will adjust to provide the prefect amout of shade or be almost clear since to be used for safety purposes.

I like my AMO glasses so much that I also wear the Nimbus model from the Typhoon series as casual wear when I’m not training.

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AMO sunglasses provided me with a safety feature which I hadn’t realised I would ever need.

Easter Monday our coach scheduled a late morning training ride along the cycle paths in Shatin, Hong Kong. Needless to say, due to the vast numbers of holiday riders, everyone was moving along slowly at the pace of everyone else on the path. Despite the lack of speed, it didn't take much to cause an accident. A holiday rider lost control of his folding bike next to me, suddenly swerved, knocking me over. I’m still not sure how it happened however my first point of impact was my face and forehead. The front of my helmet split through however the only thing that happened to my AMO sunglasses was the frame was scratched and my L lens was completely scratched.  My forehead, nose, upper lip and chin had quite a bit of road rash, some quite deep however my entire eye cavity and eyelid had been protected by the sunglasses. I was amazed the lens didn’t shatter and the frame didn’t break … the sunglasses were effectively intact.

I always wear my AMO glasses when I’m riding even if it’s cloudy or raining, I use clear lenses. In my mind, this had mostly been for protection against the elements and to prevent insects and debris flying off the road from damaging my eyes. Last Monday they proved more than protective against the elements. The A&E doctor said without them or if the lens had shattered, I would have undoubtedly suffered damage to my eye and eyelid. Thankfully, the NXT lenses did their job.

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AMO replaced my lenses in time for an upcoming international triathlon where I’ll definitely be wearing them not only to protect my eyes from the sun but also knowing that my eyes will kept be safe during the race.

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As a long time multisport junkie and triathlon coach who has been through my fair share of sport sunglasses over the years, I was very eager to road test a pair of Prowlers in AMO’s (Advanced Multisport Optics) Transformer series.

I chose the Prowler for their versatility and adaptability for use on both the bike and run. I have a narrow face and frequent an aero riding position on my bike. So, finding the right pair of glasses that provides the coverage I need in all positions without looking like an over-sized pair of ski goggles has always been a challenge for me.

I’m happy to report that the Prowlers met and exceeded my expectation.

They were comfortable and light weight, they fit well, and they gave me a great unobstructed field of vision in all riding positions.

I also wanted a pair of glasses that was easily adjustable and adaptable. Prowler again nailed the mark here. The multiple lens options, and multiple temple arm options can be switched out very easily and both the temple arms and the nose piece are easily adjustable to fit any face.

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It’s quite clear that AMO does not believe in a “one size fits all” product. All AMO sunglasses exceed American and European standards, provide 100% UV protection, have class 1 optical clarity, are durable, and adjustable to meet anyone’s unique requirements. AMO’s Trivex NXT lenses utilize the same technology as competitive brands at a much friendly price point. In short, I found a great pair of sunglasses that exceeded all of my needs, including affordability.

I’m a convert and a fan. AMO is an up and coming brand with a global following that provides high quality sunglasses and is fighting hard against the mega marketed sports brands. AMO was created by athletes for athletes and are well worth a look.

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A third party review of AMO sunglasses written by Triathlete Stephen Brown ,you can find the original blog at http://remissionman.com/2018/03/17/sport-sunglass-product-review-%E2%80%93-prowler-by-amo/

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As a member of the Hong Kong Triathlon squad and living in a hot and sunny country sunglasses are essential for my training and races.

Having the right equipment can make the difference between having a good day and having a bad day and this includes having the right sports sunglasses.I have had the privilege of using AMO sports sunglasses for two years now and have found them to be absolutely excellent.It was therefore with great excitement that I received my new "AMO Blade" triathlon sunglasses for testing. To be frank, I couldn’t wait to take them out and test them on the road and I was not disappointed.The triathlon sunglasses were up to AMOs usual high standard but these sports sunglasses were different in that they were specifically designed for triathletes.I won’t bore you with all the features of AMO sunglasses as you can find on the webpage; for me, it comes down to 3 essential features that I love about these sunglasses.These are as follows:

1. Adjustable temple arms:

I love the fact the temple arms on the AMO Blade are identical to those used for the AMO Transformer and AMO Shield series as I can then interchange them to customize my sunglasses. Besides being interchangeable, the temple arms made from heat and chemical resistant Hytrel® will bend to fit any head shape in just the right way. When riding,

I have my temple arms bent so that they wrap around my head to prevent them from sliding down so I don’t have to keep pushing them back up my nose.

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 2. Large photochromic lens:

AMO Blade is my go-to eyewear when cycling. The large photochromic lens is transparent when in the dark but darkens on its own as the surroundings get lighter, eliminating the need to ever ride without the perfect shade of eyewear. The larger lens also allows for a much larger field allowing a lower head angle when trying to get aero on your bike.

The oversized one-piece lens also comes with the anti-fog layer which truly works as I have worn my AMO Blades day in day out on slow climbs with high humidity and intense heat and they haven’t fogged up. 

 3. Lightweight:

Even with its increased size, the AMO Blade is surprisingly light and with the large lens, I hardly ever notice I am are wearing anything. I get eye protection from bugs/sand in the air and UVA/UVB protection without even realizing it, it’s great!

In summary, AMO sunglasses have really nailed it with these superb pair of triathlon sunglasses. The features above make them stand out from the crowd and that combined with the normal AMO features and overall quality makes these sunglasses a class different from the rest.If you’re looking for a great pair of triathlon sports sunglasses then you need to look no further than these AMO Blade triathlon sunglasses which have been specifically designed for triathletes like me.

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Hi, my name is Sandrine Benz and I’m a professional triathlete from Switzerland.

Provided with sensible eyes as I am, you find me wearing a pair of sunglasses pretty much whenever I’m outside. It got kind of boring in the past three years because people found me wearing sunglasses from the same brand all the time. Yes, we’re talking about AMO sunglasses.

Ever since I had a pair of AMO sunglasses on my nose – I started with the Ironcatcher model – I knew that this was the kind of sunglasses I’d been looking for the previous years: Sunglasses that fit your face well, look good, don’t move while running over some bumpy ground or change to the aeroposition on a time trial bike and, the most important point, guarantee you a good view no matter how much you are sweating or what the outside weather conditions happen to be. Quite a few international medals were won wearing the Ironcatcher glasses. A pair of sunglasses made for champions and wanna-be’s ;-)

 

At the beginning of 2017, a pair of nice purple AMO sunglasses – the Gale model from the Typhoon series – was added to my personal collection of AMO sunglasses. This model was designed especially for female athletes, meeting their unique requirements they have for sports sunglasses.

It’s a pair of sunglasses that is very low in weight, has a smaller frame than the other models (as women usually have smaller faces than men) and looks just gorgeous when being worn! The glasses are so comfortable to wear that I was already looking for them while wearing them. I simply didn’t realize that they were already where they were supposed to be.

Of course, the lenses of the Gale model are characterized by high quality and functionality – the way we know it from any AMO model.

Having travelled nearly around the world in the past months, I tested my new favorites everywhere: In the humidity of Singapore, in the warmth of Australia, in the rain of New Zealand and also in the cold altitude of the Swiss Alps.

The glasses passed the test with a straight A and had the additional side effect that I kept being in a good mood even when the outside conditions were not the best – after all, looking at the world through purple glasses feels always nice.

The Gale model is simply a must-have in every female athlete’s collection of sports sunglasses. So if you have an athletic girlfriend, why not surprise here with a pair of these glasses at Christmas? I’m sure, she will like them!

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As one of the best triathletes in Asia I’ve been privileged to use AMO triathlon sunglasses for a number of years now.

With the new “Mask Range” they have seriously upped their game. I was fortunately enough to wear the new AMO Mask triathlon sports sunglasses at the Kona Ironman World Championships in October 2018 and I have to say they were superb.

The new AMO Mask range means that you have a superb the wider field of vision and the super-size lens gives you great protection from the sun.

I particularly like frameless AMO Shield sports sunglasses, the lack of a upper lens frame means that in the triathlon Aero position on the bike means your vision is not obstructed by the frame and you have a great view of the road ahead.

The materials they are made from such as the frame material Grilamid TR 90 and the 2 mm thick polycarbonate means they are super durable and therefore ideal for triathletes, as well as the blazing sun in Kona.They also come with a superb photochromic lens which go darker in the sun.  These lenses are great for training and races which can start off early in low light and end up in the blazing heat of the day. 

The lenses are super clear and also come with a antifog coating on the inside and a hydrophobic coating on the outside which she had water and sweat. These lens features are normal for all AMO triathlon sunglasses and demonstrate that AMO sunglasses has really thought about what triathletes really want.With the Mask triathlon sunglasses range AMO have certainly got their game and developed a premium pair of sunglasses ideal for triathletes and are great value for money.”

Then make a clear cut as the following clearly comes from you not me.

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As always, AMO products never fail to disappoint. The AMO shield sunglasses weighs in at a feathery 32g which is one of the lightest in the market. The latest release does away with the frame completely and is designed for totally unobstructed vision – a winning feature for any ironman athlete when you have to spend hours in an aero position in my opinion! By eliminating the frame, AMO has created their widest unobstructed range of view yet. With distortion-free, crisp vision across the entire lens, and plenty of coverage to boot, the lightweight glasses literally disappear on your face, leaving you completely immersed in your environment.

Even though the lens forms the main structure of the glasses, they feel surprisingly robust, not flexy or cheap like some frameless sunglasses do. I didn’t experience any fogging even in major humidity, which left a few riding buddies flying blind as they took off from a stop light. The large lens didn’t tap the brow of any of the helmets I tried them with, like some big sports glasses do.

One of the major complaints I’ve had with other brands sunglasses in the past is that the long earsocks tend to overlap with some helmets' retention systems. It's not a major annoyance, but if your helmet moves so will the glasses. Shield and all other AMO models in general has a fully adjustable nosepiece and temple arms designed to be bent to shape and moulded to fit your head which significantly improving comfort and prevent rubbing and movement during exercise. It comes with a spare set of temple arms so I can match them with my bike and outfit.

In short, AMO Shield is durable, light weight, does not slip, no steam, adjustable nosepiece, changeable temple arms, no frame to obstruct vision, distortion-free vision and with plenty of coverage. I strongly recommend it!

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I am a elite triathlete in Hong Kong and train with the Hong Kong triathlon team. I am serious about all my equipment including my sports sunglasses.
 
For the last 2 years, I’ve been wearing a few different AMO models with various lens options within the AMO sunglasses range
 
I am writing this review as I consider that AMO sunglasses are a great addition to any athlete’s training and racing kit. I wear my AMO sunglasses during training sessions and always for triathlon racing. 
 
My favourite AMO sunglasses are the Ironcatcher and Prowler from the Transformer series.
 
I the features I like about the Transformer range are as follows:
 
INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES 
 
I like the fact that I can easily interchange the lenses depending on the weather and light conditions This gives me great versatility. 
 
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The lenses in the AMO Transformer range are super easy to change using their "Click-lock" system.
 
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NONE SLIDE DESIGN
 
I love the non-slide nose pieces and the adjustable temple arms.
 
These design features are important as I don’t like my spots sunglasses sliding down or moving around on my nose when I happen to glance down at my aero bars on the bike or to check my heart rate monitor. 
 
The nose pieces grip firmly, don’t slide and the temple arms are flexible and can be adjusted to the width of my head in order to more firmly ‘hug’ my head and avoid any movement. 
 
The adjustable nose pieces also prevent the AMO sunglasses from bouncing up and down when I’m running.
 
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ANTI-FOGGING
 
AMO Sunglasses are the first sunglasses I’ve used which have never fogged up during training or racing no matter what time of year it is or what sort of training session I’m doing.
This is a great feature if you train early or at altitude.
 
PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES 
 
I’ve recently started racing in the AMO photochromic lenses which change colour depending on the lighting conditions.
 
These are the best for race day as our transition preparation and warm up usually begins when it’s still dark out with the race start just around when the sun is beginning to rise. By the time we get on the bike, the to sun is blaring.  
 
Regardless of sun or clouds or if it’s overcast and rainy, the AMO photochromic lenses will adjust to provide the prefect amount of shade or be almost clear since to be used for safety purposes.
 
NOT JUST FOR SPORT
 
I like my AMO sunglasses so much that I also wear the AMO Nimbus model from the Typhoon series as casual wear when I’m not training.
I would recommend AMO sunglasses to any triathlete. For me, they are truly outstanding sports sunglasses that are designed by a triathlete who understand what I need!
 
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As a professional triathlete with very sensitive eyes, I wear sunglasses pretty much whenever I am spending time outside.

In the past years, I have worked myself through a big variety of triathlon sunglasses and never found a pair of triathlon sunglasses that really suited me as I am someone who sweats a lot when exercising and often they would slide and move around on my face.

In addition, I live in Switzerland which has a variety of different weather conditions under which I am training and racing with temperatures between 7 and 35 degrees and sometimes rain and sun in the same race!

Until I found my AMO Sunglasses, I could not manage to find one single pair of triathlon sunglasses that just worked for me.

Frustrated, I almost gave up but then a good friend who told me about the AMO Sunglasses, I checked out their webpage and was impressed by the intensive field testing and serious research and development that had gone into these sport sunglasses for triathletes. So, I decided to contact AMO Sunglasses to see if they would allow me to try out a pair of their triathlon sunglasses.

We started off with the AMO Ironcatcher model and I was just thrilled by its technology and functionality.

From that day one on, I did not have problems with fogging up, slippage and movement of the sunglasses due my sweating and suitability for the change of weather conditions and the disciplines (from bike to run).

It was also great as due to the adjustable temple arms there was no longer any pain behind my ears or trouble with the sunglasses falling off my face and losing the sunglasses when cycling or running on bumpy ground.

I can definitely say that AMO Sunglasses provide a pair of triathlon sunglasses that I can wear any time for any discipline in any weather and that provide me with a permanent clear view.

In addition to that, you can make these triathlon sunglasses fit your personal facial features perfectly (with adjustable temple arms and nose pieces) and I think they also look great in any given situation.

I have been wearing the AMO Ironcatcher for two years now and am still so happy with them that I keep recommending AMO Sunglasses to all my friends who are looking for a pair of triathlon sunglasses that are high in quality and fair in price – even if that means that they have to order it online and get it shipped from a place quite far away from where we live. They are worth it.

The Ironcatcher model has become my triathlon racing sunglasses. They were on my nose when I won the World Title in my Age-Group on the Olympic Distance Triathlon of the ITU Grand Final in Chicago (October 2015) as well as when I won silver (2015) and bronze (2016) at the ETU Half Distance Triathlon European Championship.

These are triathlon sports sunglasses that are truly made for champions!

For more about Sandrine Benz see her webpage at http://www.sandrinebenz.ch/

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