Typical! As soon as I sit down to write a review about sports sunglasses, the sun disappears and the rain clouds move in..again! Ah well, that’s Great Britain for you
It’s no secret that I’m a contact lens wearer and that I’ve suffered with chronic migraine for years. So, for me, it’s essential that I have good quality sunglasses and I’ve been lucky enough to be testing out a pair of Blaze sunglasses from Polaroid.
Polaroid may not be the first brand you think of when choosing sports sunglasses and I’ll be honest and say that I initially thought of the brand as being a bit old fashioned and more synonymous with photography. How wrong could a girl be!
These Blaze sunnies, that the lovely chaps at Polaroid sent me, are stylish and great looking. The wraparound frames give great all round protection from the elements, dust and bugs! I’m also really surprised by how light they are too, I don’t notice them at all whilst I’m running.
The arms are lightly cushioned so there’s no rubbing and they don’t feel as though they’re clamped to the side of your head either. This is the first pair of running sunglasses that I’ve worn that haven’t slipped down my nose or needed me to touch them until I’m home and ready to take them off.
But looking cool and feeling light and comfy are all very well but what about the lenses I hear you ask?
The Polaroid Blaze lenses are Filter Category 3 so they work extremely well on both overcast and sunny days. The red-mirrored grey lenses offer 100% UV400 protection and are great for my light-sensitive eyes. The Polaroid UltraSight™ lenses were developed at Polaroid’s UK Research Centre and are ‘designed to give both visual accuracy and full polarizing efficiency in a featherweight lens’ .. I have to agree with their marketing blurb – they are super-light and I’ve not experienced any sight deterioration due to the polarized lenses… you need to keep your wits about you when you’re running and I would go so far as to say that these sports sunglasses have enhanced my sight both in bright sunshine and on gloomier runs.
What to look out for when buying new running sunglasses:
- Clear all-round undistorted vision
- 100% UV protection
- Glare elimination
- Durable shock-absorbant frames
- Light-weight material
At £50.00 a pair, I don’t think the Blaze sunnies are overpriced considering that you can pay a lot more for other brands that do the same job. So, if you’re thinking of buying a new pair of sports sunglasses I would recommend you give Polaroid some serious thought.
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