Tifosi Sunglasses

This may not be the time of year when you’re thinking about sunglasses, but we’re here to put them on your radar. Tifosi sunglasses are available with interchangeable lenses or lenses that change according to light conditions, making them ideal for short winter days.

We have a full range of Tifosi models available at each Higher Gear location, making this the perfect time to come on in to find a pair that fits your face best. And Tifosi offers high quality sunglasses at reasonable prices, making them the perfect gift for the cyclists or outdoor enthusiasts in your life.


Tifosi bike bicycle bicycling cycling sunglasses Ben Chaddock Frank Travieso Presbyterian Hospital InvitationalAll outdoor enthusiasts need to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays, but cyclists eyes are especially vulnerable to other elements.

Bugs, rocks and particles kicked up from the road all pose a threat. In the event of a crash, a cyclist’s sunglasses are his eyes first line of protection; shatterproof lenses are a matter of safety.

Tifosi sunglasses offer active individuals protection for their eyes without breaking the bank, making them ideal for cyclists, runners, hikers and other adventure seekers.


The Tifosi sunglasses at Higher Gear are available in two formats: Fototec, which lighten or darken to adjust to change in light and Interchangeable Lenses, which come with multiple lenses for various light conditions.


Tifosi features include:

  • Lightweight and virtually shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses are 20 times more impact-resistant than glass and one-third the weight.
  • Shatterproof polycarbonate lenses virtually eliminate distortion, give sharp peripheral vision and offer 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
  • Hydrophilic rubber nosepiece and temple ends become tackier when wet for reliable grip during exercise and hot weather.
  • Fully adjustable ear pads allow a customized fit, increasing comfort & performance.
  • Lightweight nylon frames offer a consistent fit and flexibility in all temperatures and are extremely impact resistant.
  • Vented lenses increase airflow to help prevent fogging & to help keep you cool.
  • Optically decentered lenses eliminate distortion and prevent distracting magnification.
  • Tifosi’s proprietary glare guard lens coating prevents unnecessary glare & reduces eye strain and fatigue.
  • Sunglasses include a semi-rigid carrying case and cleaning cloth.
  • All Tifosi Optics Sunglasses include a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects.
  • Fototec lenses darken in bright light and lighten in dim conditions, so there is no need to stop to swap out lenses.
  • Interchangeable lenses are designed to allow you to swap out lenses for variable lighting conditions to accommodate bright light, low-medium light and nighttime conditions.


Tifosi Fototec Lenses

Fototec lenses with variable tint technology adjust rapidly to changing light conditions for superior clarity and protection. In bright sun, microscopic photochromic particles embedded in the lens react to UV rays, darkening the optics so you’ll never squint. With cloud cover, the particles return to their previous state, letting through more light.


Tifosi’s Fototec lenses are market leaders because of their lightweight, durability and incredible speed. All Tifosi lenses offer 100% protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays. NOTE: Fototec lenses do not transition when inside vehicles because the UV protection in the windshield prevents the process.


Tifosi Interchangeable Technology

Tifosi bike bicycle bicycling cycling sunglass eyewear ey protectionTifosi Optics Interchangeable sunglasses feature decentered shatterproof polycarbonate lenses to virtually eliminate distortion, give sharp peripheral vision, and offer 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays, bugs, rocks, or whatever comes your way. Lens installation/removal is fast and easy.

Interchangeable models are best for spinning down the open road, running your daily route or trekking through the shaded woods. Includes Smoke or Brown, AC (All Conditions) Red, and Clear lenses.


‘Tis the Season

You might not be thinking about sun protection in December, but now is the perfect time to come in to Higher Gear to try on a pair of Tifosi sunglasses. We have a full range of models available in each shop to try on to see which fits your face best. Tifosi sunglasses also make great holiday gifts.

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Highland Park | 847-433-2453
Wilmette | 847-256-2330

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