Bloc Phoenix

£40.00

The Phoenix are flexible, durable, lightweight and designed for comfort, fit and performance - they would make good alpine glacier glasses as they do not let much light in round the edges. Category 3 lenses for medium to bright everyday light conditions.

Bloc Phoenix

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The Phoenix are flexible, durable, lightweight and designed for comfort, fit and performance, utilising a streamlined frame and close cranial fit. They would make good alpine glacier glasses as they do not let much light in round the edges.

The Karbon TX injected frames are hand finished and sports hinge provides both strength and performance. Hypoallergenic nose pads and the non-slip hypoallergenic silicone temple tips are designed for comfort and fit.

  • Sports hinges.
  • Lightweight BX1000 core injected temple tips.
  • Full arm silicone inlay for added grip and support during sport.
  • Suitable for medium to large faces.
  • Category 3 lenses for medium to bright everyday light conditions.

Category        Usage
0 Not really a category - transmits 100% of visible light. Protection against grit and ice only. 
1 43% - 80% visible light transmited.Suitable for use in cloudy conditions with virtually no direct sunlight eg blizzards and whiteouts 
2 18% - 43% visible light transmitted. Suitable for use as general sunglasses and in cloudy conditions in the mountains, but not in direct sunlight in mountain areas where there will be a lot of reflection off snow and ice.
3 8% - 18% visible light transmitted. Suitable for Alpine and Himalayan mountaineering for most uses, but for prolonged exposure at high altitude Category 4 is recommended.
4 3% - 8% visible light transmitted. For prolonged exposure at high altitude and especially if you have weak eyes. Will be found too dark for everyday use and should not be used for driving a car.

*Categories 3 and 4 are the only categories suitable for Alpine and Greater Ranges mountaineering - however, just because the lenses are suitable does not mean that the design of the glasses is.

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