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Lazer Magneto cycling glasses attach to your helmet, not your ears

Cutting-edge design from Belgium uses magnets for a comfortable fit

Van Gogh self-portrait, but with Lazer Helium bike helmet, Magneto glasses, and no ears

Magneto cycling glasses attach to the strap of your helmet, not to your ears.

Lazer Sports‘ unique Magneto cycling eyeware is now available in Canada. As Lazer’s Van Gogh “No ears needed” ad suggests, the cycling eyeware uses rare earth Neodymium magnets to attach to your helmet strap securely. Without the skull-squeezing temple arms of conventional glasses, Magneto glasses keep your head dry, cool, and comfortable under your helmet.

Originally designed for Lazer Sport’s Helium road helmet, the Magneto glasses now bring Carl Zeiss optics and a vented, wraparound-style lens to most bike helmets.

New for 2013, Lazer Sport has added more lenses, colours, sizing, and accessories:

  • 2 frame sizes – medium/large (M1) or small (M1-S)
  • 2 lens technologiesregular (interchangeable UVA and UVB shatterproof polycarbonate, $115*), or light-adaptive photochromic (non-interchangeable, $140*, M1 only)
  • 6 frame colours – Crystal yellow, red, smoke; and Gloss white (M1), Crystal smoke, blue (M1-S), matte black (photochromic M1 only)
  • Prescription lens adaptor (optional)
  • Clips to attach eyewear to the helmet when off the face (optional)
  • Magneto glasses include:
    • 2 magnetic clips to attach to any helmet strap
    • 3 interchangeable lenses – smoke, yellow, and clear (regular lens only)
    • Traditional arms for off-the-bike use
    • Hard case and cleaning bag
Andre Greipel and team Lotto-Belisol compete in the Lazer Helium helmet with integrated Magneto M1 eyeware.

Andre Greipel and team Lotto-Belisol compete in the Lazer Helium helmet with integrated Magneto M1 eyeware.

Reviews in BikeRadar.com and CycleBoredom.com have been keen:

True innovations are few and far between these days but Lazer have managed just that with their new Magneto Eyewear System…” Read review in bikeradar.com

“…From initial appearances, the Magnetos are big in every sense imaginable. There are many that will overlook, bypass, or ignore these beauties simply on their incredible ostentatiousness. However, I’m drawn to this like a hipster moth to a fluoro flame. Factoring in the outside the box technology applied here…at $115 they’re a steal.” Read review in cycleboredom.com

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Manufacturer’s suggested retail price, Canadian currency.