ALPE Eyewear Lens Guide: Find Your Perfect Sport Glasses

Choosing the right lenses for your sport glasses is essential for optimal performance, comfort, and protection. ALPE Eyewear offers a range of lenses designed to meet the needs of various sports and weather conditions. All our glasses feature PC lenses with a Revo coating for superior contrast, sun protection, and resistance to scratches and damage. Additionally, our lenses provide 100% UV protection (UV400) against UVA and UVB rays.

Lens options

Best for: Bright, sunny days.
Why choose it: The darkest lens in our collection, the silver lens is perfect for very bright conditions. It features a mirrored exterior that reduces glare, making it ideal for high-glare environments such as beaches or snow-covered trails.

GOLD (11% VLT)
Best for: Sunny weather.
Why choose it: These contrast-enhancing lenses are perfect for bright, sunny days. They filter out blue light and enhance depth perception, making them great for activities like golf and cycling.

Best for: Clear and sunny weather.
Why choose it: Our polarized lenses reduce glare, making them ideal for all-day activities such as running and cycling in bright conditions. They help relax your eyes and improve visibility, making them perfect for polarized running glasses and cycling glasses.

RED (17% VLT)
Best for: Mixed weather conditions.
Why choose it: Red lenses provide enhanced contrast and are suitable for various light conditions. They are versatile and ideal for running and cycling in changing weather.

BLUE (19% VLT)
Best for: All weather conditions.
Why choose it: This versatile all-round lens is ideal for activities like running and cycling in various weather conditions. It provides balanced light transmission, making it perfect for daily use.

PINK (21% VLT)
Best for: Trails and mixed weather.
Why choose it: Our most popular lens, the pink lens enhances contrast in varying light conditions, from cloudy to sunny. It’s perfect for trail running and hiking, providing adaptability and comfort.


Best for: Low light and overcast conditions.
Why choose it: Yellow lenses are designed for rainy, cloudy, or snowy days. They enhance contrast and brightness, making them suitable for low-light environments and activities like running and cycling in poor weather.

Best for: Protection in low light.
Why choose it: Transparent lenses provide clear vision with full UV protection, ideal for evening or night activities where eye protection is necessary without tinting

Understanding VLT (Visible Light Transmission) and Polarized Lenses

Visible Light Transmission (VLT) is the percentage of visible light that passes through a lens. Choosing the right VLT ensures optimal vision and comfort for your specific activity and weather conditions. Polarized lenses, which reduce glare from reflective surfaces, are also essential for certain activities. Here's a quick guide to VLT values and their suitability for different sports:

  • 9-12% VLT: Best for bright, sunny days.

    • Sports: Ideal for Golf, Cycling, and Cross-Country Skiing. These lenses reduce glare and eye strain, ensuring clear vision in intense sunlight.
  • 13-17% VLT: Suitable for mixed light conditions.

    • Sports: Great for Hiking, MTB, and Running in variable weather conditions. These lenses provide balanced light transmission, enhancing contrast and visibility in both sunny and cloudy conditions.
  • 18-21% VLT: Ideal for low-light conditions.

    • Sports: Perfect for Walking, Running, and Hiking in low-light environments such as early morning, late evening, or cloudy days. These lenses allow more light to enter, improving visibility and reducing eye strain in dim conditions.
  • Polarized Lenses (11-14% VLT): Best for clear and sunny weather.

    • Sports: Essential for activities with high glare, such as Watersports, Cycling, and Running. Polarized lenses reduce glare from reflective surfaces like water and roads, enhancing comfort and clarity during prolonged outdoor activities.

Refer to the lens guide above to select the best lens for your needs based on their VLT rating, your preferred sports, and whether you need polarized lenses for added glare reduction.