The sun is harsh, and generally hates backpackers. Protecting your eyes should be a high priority, especially if you’ll be outside for days on end. The Frazier sunglasses are stylish, comfortable, lightweight sunglasses built from Grilamid with a soothing UV protection applied directly to the lenses. This is what I thought.
I’ve been using these for a few weeks now, and I can happily say that they are some of the best I’ve ever tested. What sets them apart is the comfortable build; A combination of smooth curves, an exceptionally light weight frame, and the soothing UV protection that’s used in the lenses.
The body is very ergonomic, seemingly molded to wrap around the contours of my nose and ears, without feeling sharp or edgy like many sunglasses do. There are no abrasive seams or hard corners here. The nose is built with two soft pads near the back, which helps keep the glasses in place while moving, but also provide a little bit of give and makes them gentler on the bridge of the sniffer. The Grilamid plastic body provides some flexibility, but still manages to resist scratching and being crushed while being as light as possible. I can barely feel them on my face, often forgetting they’re there, and they’ve held up great while being stuffed inside backpacks and left in the heat of a my car for days on end.
The UV tent is worth giving special attention. I’m not sure how to explain it, but it provides a soft, warm, natural feeling light that’s polarized, filtering out harsh high intensity light without muting out the world around me. I actually prefer how the environment looks with these sunglasses on, and it doesn’t block so much light that I can’t use them when the sun is fading. When it comes to sunglasses, UV protection really is of the highest priority, and these have kept my eyes comfortable in every condition I’ve been able to test them.
Overall, they’re an excellent set of glasses with very little to complain about.
They’re available now at prices ranging from $95 to $155 depending on the color and styling.
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