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The Good: Lightweight sunglasses that stay in place.
The Bad: You can forget you are wearing them.
The Novel: Their Happy Lenses may be an easy way to wake up on the right side of the bed.
MSRP $90-$130 (non-polarized v. polarized)
The girls and I grabbed these sunnies for a trek into the Marble Mountains. I ended up with the Happy Bronze Fade lenses. They had a really light tint. I found this perfect for our hike where the darkness thickened under large growth trees, but the sun exploded when you hit a meadow. With a darker pair, I find myself pulling them on and off depending upon the light level, but these were versatile enough to handle both light situations. The lense size was fairly large for my face, which isn’t exactly what I am used to for fashion, but functionally they gave me full coverage and no pesky light infiltration.
The Allures stayed snug on my mug the whole hike in and out, which is a respectable accomplishment. More impressively, they stayed in place for all the running and biking I have done since, which NEVER happens for me without securing them into place with a hat or headband. And the true test, they survived the famous ‘I forgot I had my sunglasses on’ jump into the lake. The rubber pads on the nose and temple tips were comfortable, but effective. D’s were not quite as snug and she could shake them off with some ‘I shake my hair back and forth action’, but without exerting pop music force they stayed in place for most adventures.
I am horrible to things, and sunglasses seem to get it worse than other inanimate objects. The Allures have yet to show a scratch from a month or so of purse to head to backpack to head action. And yes, it does come with a cute little protective baggy, but who knows where that stuff ends up a week or two after purchase. When I inevitably ruin them I will be quite sad.
I have no idea if their Happy Lens ‘fosters an uplift in mood and alertness’, but the color was quite pleasing and cheerful. Maybe Spy has found a way to give us rose colored glasses without having to wear pink (which I am a fan of, but not every day).
Bottom Line: These are now my go-to sunglasses for morning runs. So light I forget they are on, but they remain in place through multiple adventures.
Written by Jessica
Photos by Dan and Jessica
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