<Stolen from Rudy Project http://www.rudyproject.com/ >
Every type of lens tends to balance light transmission, the absorption of
colors and the depth of the visual field differently.
The metal oxide "mirror" coating, offered in a variety of shades, transmits
only 12% of the light, making these lenses ideal for very sunny days with
strong reflected light (on the beach or snow or when boating).
This type of lens, offered in a variety of shades, transmits only 22% of the
light and is ideal for moderately sunny days or winter days.
RACING RED POLYCARBONATE
High optical quality lens in high-definition polycarbonate, recommended for
wear in competition. Only 28% of the light is trasmitted. Details are
brought into sharp focus as the blues are filtered out and the reds are
Lens that transmits 37% of the light. Its wear is recommended for variable
These lenses transmit 87% of the light and enhance contrast and depth. They
are ideal for early morning light, sunset or rainy days.
Lenses that transmit 92% of the light. Designed for protection of the eyes
from dust or other foreign bodies during sports activities. Excellent
protection for the eyes in very cold climates
> Hey folks-
> I got some mountain biking glasses for Christmas- mainly for mud riding.
> They have several lenses: clear, amber, reflective (mirror), dark
> (smoke?). Can anyone tell me when I use each of the lenses? Amber
> increases contrast? Riding in the woods- clear or amber?
> Any advice would be very helpful.
> Marin EG