Darby in green.

When the occasion calls for a pair of sunnies, the contemporary yet classic frame of the Zeal Men's Darby Sunglasses is never out of place. The E-llume Polarized lenses ensure crisp, glare-free vision while the sustainable castor-bean derived frames garner praise from mother nature as well as your peers.

Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

  • Z-resin frame is made from castor beans for complete sustainability
  • E-llume HD lens exceeds ANSI impact standards and provides optimized outdoor performance
  • SPF polarized film eliminates 99% of glare for crystal-clear vision
  • Proflex rubber material is injected into the frame for a soft and comfortable hold at your temples and nose
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ZEAL Optics Ellume Challenge

ZEAL set out to put our ellume lenses to the test in our backyard of Boulder, CO. A quick stop on Pearl Street Mall and Chautauqua Park proved to be the perfect sun-drenched testing grounds to demonstrate the color-enhancing clarity and craftsmanship in our plant-based, polarized lenses. Don't take our word for it; see for yourself.

Ellume - ZEAL's Plant Based Sunglasses

Experience the world through ellume, the ZEAL Optics plant-based lens. Engineered with polarized protection and color enhancers, ellume offers a lighter finished weight and incredible clarity while reducing our environmental impact.

Worth it for the price

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

i always have spare polarized sunglasses in the $50 range and got these to replace Oakleys that i lost. These are nice enough and i think the lens clarity is totally fine but when i hold these i feel i paid what they are worth and not that i got some great deal.

Cool shades

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I love 'em. The lens is crisp and clear. They are lightweight and they don't look like all the other glasses available for sale. Stand out and look cool in these shades. Ok, maybe I dont look too cool but it's not because of the glasses .

zeal darby sunglasses

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Look and fit great

What are the measurements?


Frame Width - 130mm

Lens Width - 60mm

Bridge Width - 16mm

Zeal Darby Sunglasses - Polarized

I'm on a beach! (Playa Hermosa)

I'm on a beach! (Playa Hermosa)

I'm on a volcano! (Poas)

I'm on a volcano! (Poas)

The best!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These might be the best sunglasses I've ever owned. They're lightweight, really comfortable, and fit my face really well (I'd guess I have a medium size face). I picked up the black frame/dark grey lens. They offer super crisp vision and a good amount of shade in bright sunlight without distorting colors. Rad style, too!

I also have to say it's pretty awesome that Zeal is using sustainable materials (plant-based rather than crude oil-based). Here's an article on the process, if you're interested:



  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

A good twist on a classic style. Lightweight and polarized. Insane lens! The wood-grain is what I got and they look really good!