1 x Alleycat Sunglasses
1 x Protective Hardcase
1 x Microfibre softbag
1 x Low light lens
This unit has Grey Nose Piece and Silver Icon
Using technology developed by one of the world’s top lens manufacturers, the Alleycat features lenses from ZEISS’s Trail Performance lens range. Developed with riding clarity in mind the trail performance lens range filters light to give you the optimum view of the trail. By reducing green and orange light you get greater clarity of the environment as well as improved depth perception, meaning you get a view of the trail like no other lens can offer.
The Alleycat lens ratings are as follows:
Low-Light = S0 (86% VLT)
Amber = S2 (29% VLT)
Violet Chrome = S2 (25% VLT)
Red Chrome = S2 (28% VLT)
Silver Chrome = S3 (19% VLT)
Smoke = S3 (19% VLT)
Photochromic = S0 – S3 (85% – 18% VLT)
The higher the category (and lower the VLT %) the more light the lens blocks, so an S2 lens is often good for if you’re riding in varying light conditions, whilst an S3 lens will perform best if you’re mostly riding bright conditions. You can check out our in-depth video on the lenses further up this page or you can access it here.
Our photochromic lenses are not made by Zeiss, as Zeiss currently doesn’t make a photochromic lens in a shield option. However, they are from one of the worlds leading photochromic lens makers and the optical quality is also fantastic.
We offer a lightweight, low profile optical clip that connects to the Alleycat nose bridge. This can be purchased on its own or with prescription lenses from Zeiss included. You can check all of our prescription options here
The main difference is in the lens technology. The Alleycat trail lens optimises for orange/green environments whereas the snow lens filters out more blue light, as there is a predominance of this in snowy environments. As a result, you’ll get much better definition, contrast and depth perception when in the snow. Also, the snow version doesn’t come with a low-light lens included, which the Alleycat Trail version does.