Friday, April 22, 2016

Shades of Blue: XX2i Bermuda1 Sunglasses Product Review

"Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2i Bermuda1 sunglasses  to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"

I’ve talked about this before…one thing runners can’t have enough of are shoes and sunglasses. I’m tough on both. When I’m not losing sunglasses, I’m always on the lookout for what’s new. While I’m not the Imelda Marcos of sunglasses (in her case it was 1000’s of pairs of shoes,) I own probably nine pair of sunglasses. Most of them are for my run world. Some are for work or play, but it’s tough to find a pair that transcends across all aspects of my life.

My favorite new sunglasses company is lessor known XX2i Optics. Lessor known means you won't see them advertise during the Super Bowl (yet) but they are winning over athletes with their quality and value (as they are considerably less expensive than other well-known brands that have expensive marketing budgets that drive up the price of the product.)

I already own two pair that I use for running (USA1’s reviewed HERE.) They are light, have fantastic lenses, nose grips (for those long sweaty runs) and don’t slip on your face.

Last time I checked, the sun is shared everywhere around the world, but my hometown of Denver is not called the Mile High City for it’s liberal policies, but is indeed a mile high…and closer to the sun. We also sport more sunny days than most cities in the U.S. Native Coloradoans like everyone outside of Colorado to think it’s snowy and gloomy nine months out of the year to keep it all to ourselves. That combined with my history of sun damage means that I’m always wearing a hat and sunglasses when I run, and almost always in a pair of shades when I’m outside.

With that, I was able to test drive XX2i’s latest pair of sunglasses being launched with BibRave's twitter #Bibchat on April 26th at 9PM ET—the Bermuda1’s. Join the #bibchat and you can be the first to hear more about these new sunglasses, how to buy them, and their 50% off promotion!

Here is the info we received about the Bermuda1:
“As XX2i’s first casual model, the Bermuda1 is the ultimate go-to sunglass that goes easy on your wallet. Available in classic Matte Black, Matte Tortoise, White & Black, and Crystal Black, the Bermuda1 is the perfect accessory for adventure, whether that be a trip to the beach or a quick walk with the dog. Using the same advanced materials as XX2i’s performance models, the Bermuda1 comes standard with polarized lenses that employ 4K optical technology, ensuring the utmost frame durability and lens clarity.”

I found the Bermuda1's to have a bit more casual style than the typical streamlined racing or running shades (their USA1’s or FRANCE1’s) that can fit into your lifestyle AFTER the run. Not that you can’t wear running sunglasses everywhere, but depending on the social situation you may opt for something that doesn’t look like you just logged a training run…believe it or not, I also don’t wear my running shoes to client meetings (in my day job as a technology geek.) I know you love your wraparound racing sunglasses, but does your sister want to see them in her wedding photo?

The Bermuda1’s have the same amazing set of polarized lenses my USA1’s have with a larger frame. I have the tortoise shell version with a light matte frame and blue lenses. I can wear when I'm active, at work, or at play. Like the rest of their sunglasses, they come with a lifetime warranty (no questions asked) and an amazing price point given the high quality. Best part yet…with this blog post, use discount code XX2iRocks to get 50% off!

Hope to see you on #bibchat and out on the trails in your XX2i's!



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