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Whether you're relaxing on sun-drenched beaches of the Cote d'Azur or taking the paddle board out for a spin on your favorite mountain lake, Vuarnet's VL 1301 Polarized Sunglasses are made for sunny days spent on the water. Available in three different lens tints, each option is polarized and made from a natural mineral glass that delivers distortion-free views. The polarized lenses reduce glare and help eliminate the harmful effects of UV rays, which makes these sunglasses ideal for days spent around water. Like all Vuarnet sunglasses, the VL1301 is made in France and features a lightweight acetate frame for long-lasting durability and day-long comfort.
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- Polarized lens technology
- 100% UV protection
- Glass lens material
- Polar brown, blue, and lynx lens tints available
- Anti-glare coating
- Hydrophobic and oleophobic coating (brown and blue tints only)
- Acetate frame
- Made in France
- Item #VUA000L
- Q & A
Vuarnet VL 1301 Sunglasses
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These sunglasses have one of the best lenses I have ever looked through. The clarity and quality is unparalleled. I enjoy wearing them more than anything I have owned in my thirty years.
There are a few drawbacks.
I find that the lenses get dirty very easily and rather quickly. I am pretty pedantic about cleaning and handling but maybe I just rub them when I'm not aware because they end up smudged often and even the lens cloth isn't sufficient. I end up washing with soap and water.
The hinge isn't very robust and I have had the screws back out a couple of times. I feel like I have to handle these with kid gloves and it would be nice to have something a bit sturdier, especially considering the price.
Finally, I use these skiing and personally don't find the blue Polarlynx lens dark enough on very bright days. I am aware that Vuarnet make other lenses for being on the snow, but I just want to remark that if you have light sensitive eyes these are not the darkest glasses you could go for and certainly not ideal for bright days on the snow.