Erice is our rimless large design fit. It's so light weight and comfortable, you will forget you have it on. Constructed of grilamid TR90 combined with touch of rubber, the frame is sculpted with dynamic lines for a sleek sporty design. Attention to detail provides comfort and ensures durability, along with uncompromising style.
1 x 1 x 1 inches ; 3.2 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B01DX2HPVI
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- Item model number: 8504
Nice shades. The one I received has the entire verbage of Serengeti on the lens not the letter 'S' as shown in the picture.
Having gotten several years excellent use from glass-lensed Serengeti drivers and 555nm polarized sunglasses, when the frames on those finally broke it was time for replacements. I decided on the plastic lensed, more wrap around styles. First, I got the Maestrale in Drivers Polarized. Really love that one! I wanted something neutral for bright, clear days, and also when doing photography, so thought I'd try the newer Erice in the CPG lens. I will compare the two...
The main attraction is that the Erice is more open on top, so ought to ventilate and not fog up as much as the Maestrale. Surprisingly, it is not any better in practical use! Still fogs up easily in certain situations. Also, my eyebrows generate a lot of oil, and I have to clean the Erice as much or more than the Maestrale. The eye-side of the lens on the Erice is coated to reduce reflection, but this also makes it more "sticky" to clean.
On the other hand, the Maestrale, with it's closed bar across the top, really hugs the eyebrows and keeps the sun from peeking of the top.
The frame is thicker and rounds outward a bit more than the Maestrale. Sometimes this interferes with winter hats, etc. Also, it weighs a bit more, so won't stay on top of my head as well as the Maestrale.
Ultimately, I like the Maestrale better and hope they keep it in the line for many years to come.
By the way, both units come with the same semi-hard case and cleaning cloth, and both are made in Japan. They cost me about the same, too.