Cameron's most recent book, Scotland End to End, describes the 470 mile Scottish National Trail, a superb long distance walking route that runs from Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders to Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point on the Scottish mainland. The book is accompanied by a 2-disc DVD.
I’VE used a host of different kinds of sun-shades for cycling over the years and until now I haven’t really found a pair that I could wear without realising I was wearing them, if you know what I mean.
That means they have to fit well, be really comfortable, and not bob about on my nose. I should also be able to put them off and take them off while cycling.
Few would disagree that Oakley sunglasses are probably the most popular shades amongst cyclists and the model that appears to be most attractive to bikies is the Oakley Radar Path.
These shades are lightweight, durable and very comfortable to wear without the long arms (no ear hooks) interfering with your helmet.
Oakley’s Three Point Fit wrap around ensures good fit and comfort and I really like the fact that the semi-rimless design means downward vision isn’t affected. The Plutonite lens material filters out 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC, and blue light rays and the Hydrophobic lens coating prevents any grease build up or smudging.
The real test for specs like this is mountain biking on rough trails and I was delighted not to lose my Oakleys on the bumps. They stayed fixed firmly to my face and didn’t bobble about in the slightest. Very impressive, and even after hours of wearing them, they remain perfectly comfortable.
But for me the stand-out design feature on these sunglasses are what Oakley call ‘surge ports.’ These are the small holes moulded into the arms of the sunglasses. The idea is that the holes direct air inside the arms so that heat and sweat don’t build up behind the sunglasses. In other words they create an air-flow that eliminates condensation.
Of course Oakley sun glasses are not cheap but what price do you put on good eye protection? The sunglass comes with a zipper case that has room for a spare lens and a microfiber bag that is both a lens cleaning cloth and soft storage. Oakley sunglasses are available nationally from Optical Express.