I figured I would start this review with a funny story, because who doesn't like funny stories? So, about 5 years ago I really needed some sunglasses that would fit with my cycling helmet. I had been running for years at that point, but regular sunglasses did the trick. So, I did what any responsible college student would and went to Walmart for a $5 pair of glasses. Fast forward to the beginning of this year, when I went to go put said sunglasses on and they completely broke at the lens. So I did what any responsible graduate student would do, I fixed them with Scotch tape. SO, when Bibrave asked me if I would be interested in testing out XX2i Optics I couldn't have been more ready (or desperate).
My Dual Pro Sunglasses kit came with two pairs of sunglasses (white with blue flash lens and demi tortoise with brown lens) and three sets of spare lenses (clear, yellow and orange). Included with these frames will be a tank protector case and two microfiber soft carrying bags that can also be used as cleaning cloths. They also came with a bunch of interchangeable pieces and many of the features on the glasses can be adjusted to fit your preference.
I have always thought tortoise looks better on me, but I really ended up loving the white glasses too! I love that you can change out the lenses depending on the activity you're doing. It makes them really diverse and prevents the need to own a million pairs of glasses (which I obviously don't since I'm using Scotch tape on mine haha!).
I was really happy to learn that the nose pieces were adjustable because when I first got them, I felt like they stood off my face a little too far. I also wasn't used to wearing glasses with nose pieces. However, once I adjusted them and got used to the feeling, I ended up loving them!
I've used them for a number of activities so far and have found them great in every case. I can't wait to race with them this coming weekend at the Tulsa Run in Tulsa, OK!
I would highly recommend these XX2i optics to anyone looking for a great pair of glasses. Also, don't miss out on the awesome coupon code below!
What's your favorite running gear this time of year? Anything you can't go without?