Most of us will break out the sunglasses at the slightest hint of sun in the summer, yet when it comes to winter sunshine often we just squint and bare it, It’s a strange relationship, that is probably damaging our eyes, but not me.
When Shade Station contacted me offering me a pair of their Oakley trek glasses I jumped at the chance, brown lenses and low winter sun make sunny winter walks so much better.
Oakley Bottle Rocket Sunglasses
When the Oakley Bottle Rocket Polished Black sunglasses arrived on my doorstep I was completely stunned at how light these stunning trail sunglasses are, when I tried them on it almost felt like there was nothing there, I’ll let you in on a little secret I own 2 other pairs of sunglasses, one a very cheap pair I wear for riding to work (changeable lenses) and one expensive Ted Baker pair I bought a few years ago, and both of them weigh about three times (or more) than these great Oakley’s.
Design wise the semi-rimless frame looks great, and the brown lenses suit my colour pallet! But it is in the superb comfortable feel that these shades give that best sells these glasses, the rubber trimmed arms sit snuggly but without being constricting.
Out in the Sun
When the glasses arrived (impeccable delivery by Shade Station, quick, painless and loved the chocolates that came in the box), I was really looking forward to trying them out but I hit a snag, yup, the UK weather, It has taken a good few weeks for a sunny day and me being at home (I work 12 hours so don’t see the sun) to coincide, finally the sun of winter arrived and I headed off out to try out the sunglasses (well I was going out for a photography session, but the glasses were on).
Anyway, onto the actual glasses in use…
I’m sure anyone who is an outdoors type person will understand what low winter sun can be like while out walking, running or cycling, well the brown lenses of these sunglasses help to reduce glare from the low sun, while not affecting the quality, the colour remains vibrant (sounds like I’m talking about a camera lens?).
The product states it offers UV protection, but I can’t lay claim to knowing what all that means apart from that my eyes should be pretty safe. here are the full lens specs:
- Optimized peripheral vision and side protection against sun, wind and impact via 8.75 base lens curvature
- Optical precision and performance that meets all ANSI Z87.1 standards
- Impact protection that exceeds Oakley’s High Velocity and High Impact Testing
- UV protection of Plutonite® lens material that filters out 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm
- Glare reduction and tuned light transmission of Iridium® lens coatings
- Available with Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses
If you are looking for quality comfortable, trail glasses, especially designed for outdoors people then I would definitely check these out, they are comfortable and stylish, and do the job you’d want them to as well (always a bonus). I’d also give a big shout out to Shade Station who supplied them; their service is super quick and very easy to deal with.
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DISCLAIMER: I was supplied these sunglasses free of charge by Shade Station, however the words are my own and I was free to say what I felt.
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