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Last month I received a pair of sport sunglasses from xx2i Optics to try out and review. I am really big on wearing sunglasses while I run to protect my eyes. I have blue eyes and they can be very sensitive to the sun. I am almost always running with a visor/hat and a pair of sunglasses to protect myself from the harsh Louisiana sun.
Now I’m very particular about my running sunglasses. I have a very narrow face and a lot of sport sunglasses are just too big on me. They either flop around or I feel ridiculous. That was not the case with the xx2i USA1 glasses. The frames fit very nicely on me and the nose grips helped hold them securely on my face.
I liked that they come with both a hard case and a soft pouch (which can also be used as a cleaning cloth) for transport and they even came with two different color interchangeable temple tips and nose pads.
These glasses are outfitted with polarized lenses which are also interchangeable if you want to change out the color. Mine came with the Blue Flash lenses which I really liked.
In south Louisiana we always have humidity and lens fogging can be a real issue on our balmy mornings. I never had an issue with these glasses fogging up. Now I did have to wipe the moisture off the outside of the lenses one particularly foggy morning but it was so wet out I don’t think any amount of anti-fog would have kept them clear. But to their credit they did not fog on the inside – the moisture only collected on the outside.
I also used these glasses during several races and they performed great! I actually totally forgot I had them on. They were comfortable, lightweight, did not slip or fall, and the lenses were clear throughout the race.
Some other great things about any sunglasses you purchase from xx2i Optics:
- Sunglasses come with a lifetime, no questions asked, replacement warranty! This is HUGE for a sunglass killer like me.
- They have a 365 hassle free return policy. That’s right, you have a FULL YEAR to try them out and return them if you don’t like them for any reason.
- Shipping is always free to the U.S.
I totally love my sunglasses and I’m actually ordering me another pair of the France1 frames which come in a ton of fun colors and lenses.