I used to never run with sunglasses. Maybe it was due to never finding a pair that I liked? Or the fact, that it was one more thing to remember in the morning, before heading out to run. It was not until recently (over the summer), that I started trying different sunglasses out. Every time I put on a pair of sunglasses, I had a massive headache. This was extremely uncomfortable during any run duration.
When looking at sunglasses, specifically for running/ active activities, fit, comfort, how secure, and lens are very important. Many running sunglasses have one or two of these categories down, but are lacking in the others. For me, fit and how secure are completely necessary. Since my search I could not find a pair of sunglasses that truly worked for me.
When I was able to review Ombraz Armless Sunglasses – No Sidearms. No Problems. I was excited and optimistic. Never having luck in this category, of course I immediately thought my search was over! For this review, I received the Ombraz Classics.
For those who have never heard of Ombraz Sunglasses, they are “carbon-negative, armless sunglasses that solve a problem and serve a purpose.” The sunglasses have a built in cord, that is custom woven. There are two options for lens, polarized and non-polarized. Regardless of the lens chosen, each is coated for smudge and scratch resistance. The frames are handmade, from a plant based acetate. The frames are durable, flexible and sandblasted for a matte finish.
When I tried the sunglasses on, I was shocked at the fit. They fit snuggly on my face and felt like regular sunglasses. The main difference, no arms!! I absolutely love this feature. Hello no headaches!!
Comfort, in this case was solid. They are the most comfortable sunglasses I have ever worn. Having no arms created immediate comfort. The cord is very strong, yet light. The overall design is amazing. The frame sits with ease and is flexible and strong.
How secure is very important in running sunglasses. The last thing I want to worry about, is if my sunglasses will stay on my face, or if my sunglasses will fog. These sunglasses fit snuggly on my nose the entire time wearing. I did not have to stop and adjust the cord. They were very secure and stayed in place.
Lens are vital in running sunglasses. Eye protection and visibility are key. These lens are great. They are treated to be smudge and scratch resistance. In this case, the lens on the pair of glasses I received were polarized. I am so happy these lens were polarized, especially when running in the conditions I run in. When testing these glasses, I ran several distances and locations. I ran through thick trail and ran on road. I used them when really sunny, and when cloudy. On every run, I honestly forgot I was wearing sunglasses at all. The Ombraz sunglasses are my go-to. Whenever someone asks me about sunglasses for active people, there is only one brand I think of. If you are in the market for a new pair of sunglasses, try Ombraz Armless Sunglasses – No Sidearms. No Problems.
Cost: $140.00 Available HERE
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