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Well Worth the Money compared to other brands.
on April 5, 2012
I had intended on getting the ZONE XL version of these but instead picked up the the ZONE original which I'm finding I like the SUBTLE FORM of. Now that I'm pushing 40 it's a lot less about flash and a lot more about finding things that FUNCTION AND LAST. I feel like I have glasses from a slightly advanced alien race when I pick them up; first thing you'll notice is the surface of the lenses themselves...mirrored, but BLACK MIRRORED...NOT THE SILVER flash you get at Wal Mart for 15 bucks. After owning a pair of Oakly M frame sweeps for several years and having them eventually degrade to something I ended up literally tossing away in the trash; what a waste of 190 bucks on Oakly; no offense Oakly fans...but my experience left a bad taste in my mouth when the arm of those M frames busted off...yeah I sat on them a couple of times, but when they finally came off I noticed they were hinged with a very small piece of plastic into plastic...seemingly not all that hard of a plastic either. With these bad boys you know you're holding a hardened piece of frame and lens; made of superior materials that may look the same until you see something from the mother ship;)) Putting them on they spring apart to squeeze gently but firmly in place on your head and rest comfortably on my nose bridge; although leaving a slight gap, which is my only complaint; these are NOT ADJUSTABLE...I found the fit to be very relaxed and tight at the same time, I think they put the pressure pads in just the right place at the back and inner part of each ear piece; this is kinda where the "rubber meets the road" with these. Obviously a lot of thought went into the design process of the materials they chose to use. I have yet to endure these to a long term test of life throughout, God willing, many more sunny days and years to come when these will not only make me feel just plain cool...but also well thought and ruggedly built with a surface that stands the test of time. I have a feeling they will. I'll just have to make sure I don't sit on this pair:)]]]]]] In my opinion, these are among the best sunglasses you can get regardless of how much you may pay for other brands and I feel that the STYLE of this NON XL version of the ZONE flows more naturally with the face; wrapping around nicely and contouring closes to the eye sockets and extending back far enough to cover half of your peripheral view...the sides of the lenses kind of disappear when focusing on what's in front of you. The POLARIZING effect is SUPERB and the clarity is razor sharp. The lenses even seem to completely resist my finger prints. SORRY OAKLY...but I'm afraid you sport a good look with a high end price tag you can bout to your friends about, yet they don't offer high end material. That sums up this Verdict; hope it helps.