Gear Review

5 5

These were the keepers!

A while back, I lost two pairs of sunglasses into the river in two weeks. I resigned myself to buying yet another new pair of sunglasses and ordered five, yes, five pairs to compare and contrast.I can't tell a lie—as I asked everyone I knew what they thought, these were definitely the most divisive of the bunch. Big glasses seem to get that reaction—you either love them or hate them. Personally, I loved them right off the bat; despite the fact that they are big, I like big, and they fit perfectly (and I have a pretty small head). I especially love the fact that they don't slip when I'm running or rowing and that the lenses cover the entire eye area. Once I have them on, I can completely forget I'm wearing them. Two minor criticisms—on the bike, the wind rushes by more audibly than normal and the wider arms end up slightly reducing the field of vision when you turn your head over your shoulder.Super-detailed specs: at their widest, the glasses are 140cm wide. The distance between the ends of the arms is 91cm.Each lens is about 45cm high x 60cm wide and the frame of each eye is about 54x70cm.