Poc launches Elicit Clarity, its lightest glasses weighing just 23g
Poc has launched the new Elicit Clarity sunglasses, their lightest pair yet weighing in at 23g.
With lenses increasing so much over the last decade brands have had to respond by cutting grams wherever they can and these are not only frameless but constructed with carefully designed lattice structured arms that aim to balance low weight and strong support.
They have been made with a polyamide called Grilamid which is used not only for its weight saving properties but also for its resistance to flex fatigue and impact resistance.
On top of that, it has snap-in hinges that make lens replacement easy and allow the arms to come off in the event of a crash to minimize damage.
Meanwhile, the lens – which is a curved piece for optimal coverage and weight – features Poc’s sharpness-enhancing Clarity technology, hence the name, plus UV400, Ri-Pel and anti-glare treatments. scratches that prevent lens damage caused by dirt, water and salt among others and protect against UVA and UVB.
Poc Product Manager Oscar Huss said: “We know grams count, so we challenged ourselves to create the lightest possible performance eyewear, balanced with a large, modern protective lens for coverage. , improved visibility and protection.
“The easiest way to reduce weight would have been to reduce the size of the lens, but that doesn’t match the expectations of modern performance eyewear, especially protection and visibility.”
You may have already spotted the goggles in the wild as EF Education-Nippo’s Mitch Docker wore them during the pro season including Paris-Roubaix as well as his Length of Sweden race and was heavily involved in their testing.
Docker said: “The light weight means I barely notice them and they’re beautifully balanced. I’m a fan of the larger lenses and have ridden the Elicits in almost all weather conditions including my last race, Paris-Roubaix, which was very complicated but they managed everything.
Available from spring, they’ll come in white, black, orange, pink, purple and yellow and included in the price – a rather hefty €240 (around £205) – is a spare clear lens for the entire year use and an extra nose to change sizing.
For more information, visit pocsports.com