What do you get when you combine one of the premier manufacturers of cycling gear with one of the best performance sunglass brands in the game? The answer, as you may have guessed, is the new Hypercraft performance sunglass collaboration between MAAP and 100%, who have together set their sights on making your vision that much better on the road.
For the uninitiated, the importance of a good pair of sunnies to the avid cyclist shouldn’t go understated. Aside from protecting eyes from dirt, dust and an entire laundry list of projectiles, a pair of sunglasses will also ensure that you won’t suffer from cataracts, keratitis and other eye ailments caused by UV radiation when out on your bike.
Up until now, the cycling aficionados down at MAAP had you covered on everything except for your eyes. From gloves to padded shorts to bibs, everything had been considered to exact detail. At the tail-end of 2021, they even ushered the MTA Transit Apparel collection, which a new layer of diversity to its range.
With this two-piece set of Hypercraft sunglasses, MAAP has enlisted sunglass specialists at 100% to offer a performance-focused product that looks the goods too. Since the 1980s, the team at 100% have built their reputation on high-quality glasses and goggles in the motocross space, which has gained them the respect of the industry.
And as we see here, this was a collaboration that was just waiting to happen. It’s a partnership that plays to each parties strengths, covering form and function in equal measure.
The sunnies in question have taken 100%’s established Hypercraft model as its base and supercharged it. Coming in either the “Copper” or “Silver” colourway – depending on your preference – the specs offer a streamlined, laser-cut rimless shield, a lens treatment that repels water, dirt, and oil, alongside a full spectrum of UV protection and scratch resistance.
The limited-edition MAAP x 100% Hypercraft Performance Sunglasses are now available on the MAAP website with an RRP of $305. Click below to score your own.