When the Peter Sagan signed with 100%, it was a slightly surprising combination – even for Sagan. Then again, it makes perfect sense. 100% is coming from a moto/MTB background and looking to break into the world of road cycling. Who better to pioneer new style than one of the fastest and most skillful riders in the pro peloton?Sagan’s nose knows: 100% Speedcraft Air sunglasses may use magnets for better breathing

Well, it looks like their first true collaboration may be as unique as their partnership. Details on the new Speedcraft Air are still limited with a full release scheduled later this year. But from the looks of things – these are not your ordinary sunglasses.

Sagan’s nose knows: 100% Speedcraft Air sunglasses may use magnets for better breathing
All photos c. 100%

Built with large, interchangeable 2mm thick six-base cylindrically cut lenses, the Speedcraft Air have the 100% look and provide the usual 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC protection. The frame includes a Megol rubber coated temple and more room between the lens and your face for better airflow and less fogging.

But where things really get weird is at the nose piece. At this point, 100% has simply said that the glasses include their “Patented AC Systems breathing technology”. But a look at the sticker like patches on Sagan’s nose, and the extra parts included in the kit photo above show that this isn’t your typical nose piece. According to our source, the rumor is that the glasses include magnets that go in or on your nose and then are attracted to the nose piece effectively pulling your nostrils open for better breathing.

Sagan’s nose knows: 100% Speedcraft Air sunglasses may use magnets for better breathing Sagan’s nose knows: 100% Speedcraft Air sunglasses may use magnets for better breathing

That may sound a bit preposterous, but it’s not the first product aimed at improving your breathing through your nose, and it’s not that different in concept from using a Breathe Right strip. Not to mention it seems that the design would also lend itself to a pair of glasses that will stay put on your nose no matter what.

Sagan’s nose knows: 100% Speedcraft Air sunglasses may use magnets for better breathing

Keep an eye out for Sagan’s eye protection in the future, and we’ll bring you the full release when we have it!

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29 COMMENTS

  1. When I see roadie clothing, sometimes I wonder if it was the result of a bet to see who could get people to wear the stupidest-looking kit in public.

    these glasses take that to the next level. “hey guys, cramming magnets up your nose will totally help you breathe better!”

  2. Or they could be adhesive magnets that go on the outside of your nose as sticking magnets in your nose would restrict the air passage … which is what is stuck to his nose in the two photos above …

    • Obvious that’s exactly what it is – mere nose stickers. Nothing fancy.

      Granted, the site is called “rumor”, but poor journalism to speculate from “our source” when all you need to do is look at the photos.

  3. I’m no optical expert, but wouldn’t a cylindrical lens introduce more distortion than a 3D formed lens? Seems like a cheap way of making lenses but maybe it doesn’t matter (or I don’t know what I’m talking about).

  4. It would be hard to get a good fit, depending on the size of your nose. I’ve used Breathe Rite strips and even those are hard to get in exactly the right spot, imagine it be even more tricky attached to glasses.

    Don’t know why Zach qualifies their method with “may” or “rumor has it that the glasses include magnets that go in or on your nose.” Look close at Sagan and it’s pretty obvious the magnets are under the stickers.

  5. > it’s not that different in concept from using a Breathe Right strip

    Yeah, the Breathe Right strip… another total waste of money.

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