Take the pot with only a pair of fours.
In the Zeal Rival Sunglasses, you can bluff your way to the jackpot when playing a high-stakes poker game where the pot is exclusively blue and green M&Ms (because everyone knows they taste the best). These full-wrap shades also work well to protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation when you're biking, running, or tooling around with the top down. Both the Z-Resin frame and the e-llume lenses are plant-based to keep your inner green happy. The lenses block UVA, UVB, UVC, and all HEV rays. Spits from an errant cloud roll off the lenses thanks to the hydrophobic coating. You can adjust the bridge and temple dimensions for a fit that seems tailor-made for your face. Incredibly similar to the Rival Team Edition, these peeper-protectors have a slightly more square-cut lens but both sets of specs will work wonders to shield your eyes from glaringly bright light.
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- Interchangeable lens system
- e-llume lens, plant-based
- Blocks UVA, UVB, UVC, and HEV light
- Hydrophobic and oleophobic lens coatings
- Z-Resin frame, plant-based
- Wrap-around frame
- Adjustable bridge and temple dimensions
- Soft case included
- Q & A
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.
Zeal Optics Rival Sunglasses
Built to move, the Rival knows no boundaries. From early morning rides to midday heat, this frame defends your vision for the long haul. Zeal's e-llume shield brings full-wrapped protection and clarity to every movement, ensuring all-day protection no matter where your journey takes you.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I play beach volleyball year-round and I've always had a difficult time finding sunglasses that fit, didn't fog up, stayed on while I'm diving around, were crystal clear, didn't mess with my depth perception and didn't shrink any of my peripheral. I know that's a long list. So when someone stole my $250 glasses, I was devastated that I had to find a new pair that didn't break the bank. These glasses knocked it out of the ballpark for me. I have the golden/amber ones and they are great in the bright sun and cloudy/overcast. I feel like I can track the ball well and they stay on my face after the roughest of dives.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
Love the cut of these! I wanted to continue to ride in shields but am sick of looking 'fast' with crazy lens cuts. These perform just as well as my Oakley's at a better price with an unassuming style.