Alleycat

From: £121.00

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  • Lens
  • Nose Rubber
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  • Frame : Paint Splat Matte
  • Lens : Violet Chrome (trail)
  • Nose Rubber : Black
  • Icon : Black Gun Metal

1 x Alleycat Sunglasses
1 x Zeiss low-light lens
1 x Protective Hardcase
1 x Microfibre softbag

All custom eyewear orders placed weekdays before 2pm GMT are built and shipped the same day. Choose a shipping method to suit your needs at the checkout 🤘

365 days any reason returns are accepted for all products that are unused. Returns are free of charge for all UK orders.

It's simple. If you break your eyewear due to a manufacturing defect, we will either repair or replace it, free of charge.

Choose your perfect lens

Awesome Clarity meets wild style

How the Lens Tech Works

Using technology developed by one of the world’s top lens manufacturers, the Alleycat features lenses from ZEISS’s Performance lens range. Developed with trail and road riding clarity in mind the performance lens range filters light to give you the optimum view of the environment ahead.

If you’re a MTB or gravel rider, you’ll want to check out our trail lenses. These are perfect for when you’re riding trees, tracks, or around vegetation, where the environment has a predominance of green and orange light that can overwhelm the eye. The trail lens filter reduces green and orange light, giving you greater clarity of the environment, improved depth perception and view of the trail like no other lens can offer.

If road is your vice, you’ll want to check out our road lenses (no surprises there!). In these environments there is a lot of neutral light reflected from the tarmac and a predominance of blue light from artificial lights that can overwhelm the eye. Our road lens filters out some of the blue light, whilst providing an equal distribution of neutral light, improving the road definition, your ability to see potential hazards and levelling up your colour balance perception.

ALLEYCAT features

ZEISS PERFORMANCE LENSES

increased contrast & improved clarity for the best view of the trail or road

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS SYSTEM

Switch up your lens to match weather conditions in a matter of seconds

HYPERFLEX TR90 FRAME

Strong, Flexible & lightweight for total confidence

SMART VENTING SYSTEM

Maximum airflow to keep your view fog-free

RUBBERISED NOSE PIECE AND ARMS

For comfort and stability

RIPEL COATING

Keeps dirt, dust and sweat off of your lenses

MADE IN ITALY

Experts in high-performance eyewear

UV 400 PROTECTION

Keeps your eyes protected from nasty rays

ABOUT THE ALLEYCAT

The raddest and baddest pair of performance riding shades on planet earth! We combined the world’s best lens manufacturer, years of riding experience, and a heavy dose of pure radness to create a pair of glasses that are built to perform with the best whilst looking better than the rest!

The Alleycat uses Zeiss’s proven 100 years of lens manufacturing experience to offer riders a choice of interchangeable, shatterproof, environment-specific, lenses suitable for all conditions – come rain or shine, forest single track or open mountain side trail, gravel track or open road, we’ve got a lens that’s perfect for you.

Built from super flex, super tough TR90, and featuring a rubberised nose piece and arms for ultimate comfort.

The Alleycat includes a low light lens and microfibre bag, all packed into a premium carry case.

What are you waiting for? Go customise yours, then Go Ride Wild!

FAQ’S

The Alleycat has easily interchangeable lenses and comes with a Zeiss low light lens included. If you want to grab some extra lenses, you can do so here and if you need just an extra low light lens, you can grab it here. You can see how to change your Alleycat lens here

The Alleycat lens ratings are as follows:

Low-Light = S0 (86% VLT)
Amber = S2 (29% VLT)
Violet Chrome = S2 (25% VLT)
Red Chrome = S2 (28% VLT)
Silver Chrome = S3 (19% VLT)
Smoke = S3 (19% VLT)
Photochromic = S0 – S3 (85% – 18% VLT)

The higher the category (and lower the VLT %) the more light the lens blocks, so an S2 lens is often good for if you’re riding in varying light conditions, whilst an S3 lens will perform best if you’re mostly riding bright conditions. You can check out our in-depth video on the lenses further up this page or you can access it here.

Our photochromic lenses are not made by Zeiss, as Zeiss currently doesn’t make a photochromic lens in a shield option. However, they are from one of the worlds leading photochromic lens makers and the optical quality is also fantastic.

We offer a lightweight, low profile optical clip that connects to the Alleycat nose bridge. This can be purchased on its own or with prescription lenses from Zeiss included. You can check all of our prescription options here

The main difference is in the lens technology. The Alleycat trail lens optimises for orange/green environments whereas the snow lens filters out more blue light, as there is a predominance of this in snowy environments. As a result, you’ll get much better definition, contrast and depth perception when in the snow. Also, the snow version doesn’t come with a low-light lens included, which the Alleycat Trail version does.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Lauren
Alley Cats

Perfect glasses for all conditions, and never steam up!!

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Jeremy Watson
Alley Cat awesomeness!!

Worth every dollar spent for these premium shades!

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Old man Paul
Alleycat trail sunglasses

Ive tried many riding glasses in my time, but always end up binning them off due to being uncomfortable, loose and bouncy, annoying (I have sensory issues) or literally just seeing the frame in your peripheral vision. Not with these, they are a game changer, they grip hard and don’t bounce about but you can’t really feel them, not much frame to see either, I wore these for hours and totally forgot they were on my face! Snapping the lenses in and out are a breeze if you follow the instructions. Try them you won’t be disappointed.

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Alex Marchant
Awesome bit of kit

Blown away by these! Awesome looking glasses and amazing quality. Be a Melon fan for life I think! 🙌🍉

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James Severn
Alleycat Photochromic

I've just spent a week in Samoen (French Alps) so here's the low down from me....I wanted glasses that work well in the sun but also in the dark singletrack and Samoen has plenty of that, conclusion is they are awesome. Reaction time from sunlight to dark is so quick I didn't even think about it, clarity is perfect, the shading in bright sun light is just enough for me (seeing as living in the UK is like living inside a Tupperware tub I like to know it’s a sunny day) and the fit and form works for me.

Overall performance - excellent, did everything I wanted, price - justified, if I sat on them and crushed them would I buy again – definitely.