Alleycat

From: £120.00

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  • Frame : Paint Splat Matte
  • Lens : Violet Chrome (trail)
  • Nose Rubber : Black
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    Our low-light lenses are a customer favourite (just read the reviews!) and perfect for winter/evening rides. Add one to your pack and save over 45% off the regular price

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

All custom eyewear orders placed weekdays before midday 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.

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

FAQ’S

The Alleycat has easily interchangeable lenses. 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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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MARK SUMNER
Alleycat are ace

Best glasses I've have ever had, fit is perfect, opted for the violet lenses for Forrest riding but also added the clear option which I've used when the weather is over cast...well worth it 👍

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Nick Turner
First outing

Finally got out on the bike to try the new specs out. Absolutely amazing! We were riding a lot of trails which were a combination of fire roads out in the open and trees. Impressed with how quick the lenses changed going into the trees which was great meaning I didn’t ride into a mighty pine tree and die!

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Piers Neveu
Disappointed…

The purchase made me a bit disappointed. Disappointed that I’d wasted so much money on Oakleys over the years when these are immeasurably better in every single way. Looking forward to changing my snow gear next.

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Alejandro O'Neill
Perfect to ride!

Los recibí en Montevideo, Uruguay hace un mes y me están resultando espectaculares para rodar en ruta. Me encantan estos lentes!! Buenísimos

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Michael Vosseller
Give them a chance

After putting on the Alleycats for the first time, I thought they were too big and bulky. I considered returning them but the fit and lens quality were superb. Fast forward a few weeks and they are my preferred choice. My Melons do not slip, they do not bounce, the hinges are solid, and the mirrored lenses look sweet. Just give them a shot; they’ll earn your trust