This article was published on June 18th, 2013
The world’s top runners demand the top performance gear. It has to be durable, lightweight, and made specifically for runners. The makers at Sundog have been designing sunglasses made specifically for long distance runners. Just released is the new Mach series, part of the Summer 2013 collection by Sundog.
The R&D team at Sundog took a close look at the needs of long distance runners when designing these sunglasses. For example, they nose piece is adjustable for ultimate comfort and it has a special polymer which keeps the glasses in place, especially important when sweating or running in the rain.
The same polymer is also used on the temple tips of the arms, keeping the frames from sliding and bouncing. The lightweight frames are made with a patent resin that allows them to flex to adjust to the shape of the head. This particular style is well suited for people with wider faces.
Marathon runners spend a significant amount of time outdoors and are exposed to UV rays. While sunblock can protect the skin, the eyes also require protection. Again, the R&D team ensured that the lens for the Mach style didn’t just ensure the lens had UV blocking technology, but they also designed the lens so it wraps completely around the face, almost completely protecting the eyes.
Overall the design is sleek and sporty. While these are high performance sunglasses they won’t break the bank. They are actually significantly cheaper compared to other name brands, whose designs are not specifically made for runners. Perhaps it’s time to upgrade your running sunglasses and start getting maximum performance and comfort, just like the pros!
Original Style / Design: ★★★☆☆
Material / Workmanship: ★★★★★
Makes a Statement: ★★★☆☆
Price / Value: ★★★★☆