Anna G.wrote a review of Zeal Dakota Sunglasses - Polarized on November 15, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I really wanted to love these sunglasses when I found them at a local gear shop (did not buy from Backcountry, but want this community to be aware of the issues with this product). Looking at them, they are a great riff on a basic shape and I loved the matte finish, polarized lenses and minimalist design. They look and feel great on, and they're biodegradable?? How cool is that? Unfortunately, I am about to send my pair back for their second repair. The first break was less than 2 weeks from purchase and the arm snapped right off behind the hinge when I was putting them on. This week I noticed the frame cracked on the nose side of the lens and when it snaps, the lens will pop out. I have been very gentle with them and they have been in a case or on my face the whole 2 months I've owned them. I have to give Zeal credit for having a great repair policy and waiving the fee for me the first time, but I wouldn't recommend these frames to you unless you get 2 pairs--one to use until they break and then another one to wear while you wait the 2 weeks it takes to have them repaired. Sorry Zeal, but I think this material needs some more testing before you charge $170 for it!!