100% Campo PeakPolar Review

Our Review

4/5
If you’re more in the competitive circuit then these are unlikely to for you – for everyone else we say they’re well worth a look.
Pros
  • Looks
  • Lenses work well for contrast on devices
  • Good fit on narrower faces
Cons
  • Frame style means limited field of vision compared to more performance orientated glasses

About the Manufacturer

100% have always been about mucking around on two wheels, but when the brand started in San Diego in the 1980s it was the American motorcross that was the focus. Growing from the moto “how much effort do you give”, 100% sponsored multiple major teams during the 80s and 90s and became synonmous with some of the biggest names in the sport. Starting with accessories and merchandise for MX, the brand branched into BMX and then into MTB and road cycling. With the sale and relaunch of the brand in 2012, the brand began to focus on performance eyewear and now produce performance and recreational eyewear across many disciplines.

100% are known for strong designs and colours and in the pro peloton you’ll find their glasses on the likes of Sagan and van der Poel.

Review

For 100%, the Campos are a more recreational leaning pair of glasses, displaying some vintage style while still retaining some of the performance features that have made glasses like the Hypercraft and S3 so sought after. The Campo frame has classic styling not dissimilar to a pair of Wayfarers (or Tifosi Swanks) that means that they’re easy to wear off the bike, although you do compromise on field of vision is you’re a more demanding rider.

Our Havana Bronze pair on test feature brown lenses with a tortoiseshell polycarbonate frame for a timeless look. The lenses on this particular model have been given the 100% Peakpolar treatment which is designed to reduce glare and provide polarized protection while still providing clarity on GPS and phone screens.

The performance elements on these glasses come in the textured rubber on the nose bridge and end of arms which are designed to make sure that the frame retains a good fit with movement and sweat.

We’re a sucker for retro frames and tortoiseshell so we were big fans of the Campo before we even put them on. We’d describe the fit as snug which suits us and our collective narrow heads fine – as much as we’d like to imagine ourselves in a pair of Speedcrafts smashing sprints like Peter we just look stupid and are nowhere near as fast.

It goes without saying that as a pair of recreational glasses the Campos are fantastic if a little expensive for what we would usually use in that capacity. They look great and are as at home on a coffee run as they are on a quick run with the lenses performing beyond the usual marketing hyperbole and providing very defined contrast on our screens compared to our usual pairs of casual glasses in bright sunlight.

On the road the contrast and fit are just as good, although on dimmer days you would like have them off or go for another set of glasses. Your opinion on these is likely to be dictated by what you’re using them for and how you feel about having absolute maximum field of vision. If you’re more in the competitive circuit then these are unlikely to for you – for everyone else we say they’re well worth a look.

Key Specifications

  • Frame: Polycarbonate
  • Lenses: Peakpolar treated

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