The Gargoyles The Cardinal Cycling Sunglasses combines top-tier performance and features in a price package that’s difficult to match. Toric Curve Lens allows light to transmit directly to the eye. No refraction, no distortion. Precision-molded and hand-finished, the design provides 210° of seamless wraparound protection, plenty of room considering our own peripheral vision is only 180°.
The Cardinal also incorporates Gargoyles’ Ballistic Defense technology into their lenses, making them 5-6 times more impact resistant than regular polycarbonate lenses. Developed from a superior blend of polymers by Carl Zeiss Vision®, the Gargoyles Ballistic Defense lenses are designed for military, safety and sport applications and exceed all ISO and ANSI test standards, as well as the MIL-STD 622 ballistic test, which consists of stopping a .22 caliber bullet at 20 feet.
Adjustable, nose pads with a stainless steel core help to create a custom fit, making the Cardinal a great sunglass for cyclists or others engaged in high-speed, aggressive pursuits.
The Cardinal comes in two lens color technologies, Signature Green and Drive. Gargoyles’ Signature Green lens provides a unique balance of target and background brightness to help in the tracking and location of objects in motion against a variety of outdoor backgrounds including Earth, sky and water. The Drive is Gargoyles’ smoke colored lens, which reduces light intensity without altering the color of objects. This lens technology has been formulated for varying light conditions provides the most natural color vision possible.
All Gargoyles lenses guard your eyes from 100% UVA, UVB and UVC light. The lenses utilize a scratch-resistant and anti-fog coating, which offer 30% more protection than conventional lens coatings. MSRP: $110