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Zeal Capitol Polarized Sunglasses

$148.95 - $149.00

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    • Matte Black/Ellume Copper, One Size
      $148.95
    • Matte Black/Dark Grey, One Size
      $149.00
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      $148.95
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      $148.95
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    3 Reviews

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    Goes well with epic views.

    Inspired by the glistening golden dome of Colorado's capitol building and the breathtaking views from Capitol Peak in the Rocky Mountains, the Zeal Capitol Polarized Sunglasses combine classic style worthy of the city with outdoor-ready tech. The wayfarer-inspired shape and keyhole bridge offer a timeless look that's at home in any setting. Meanwhile, polarized lenses deflect glare from shimmering alpine lakes and blinding snowfields, and Pro-Flex nose and temple pads keep the shades on your face when you're huffing and puffing up the trail. Plus, the lenses and frame are made from bio-based plastics that are more sustainable than traditional petroleum-based plastics, so you can have a clear conscience when you're taking in sweeping vistas.

    Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

    • Classic style with modern, sustainable materials
    • Ellume bio-plastic lenses offer crystal clear optics
    • Polarization eliminates glare from water and snow
    • Z-Resin bio-plastic frame is easier on the environment
    • Pro-Flex nose and temple pads for comfy, secure fit
    • Item #ZEL001Y

    Tech Specs

    Lens
    Ellume bio-plastic
    Polarized
    yes
    Frame
    Z-Resin bio-plastic
    Hinge
    pin
    Face Size
    medium
    Base Curve
    6
    Frame Dimensions
    [lens/bridge/temple] 57 x 48 / 19 / 135mm
    Recommended Use
    casual

    Tech Specs

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    Great optics and looks w/a sturdy build.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I was given this product by Backcountry to review, but this review Is my personal opinion.
    Impression: The Zeal Capitol sunglasses have quickly become part of my daily carry. While I've used Oakley Frogskins as a sad excuse for daily shades for about a year now, the Capitol's have quickly replaced them for time in the city and on the river. These have become my go-to's for fly-fishing, beach trips, spring ski-touring, and sunny beer drinking. The quality of their construction and their durability outstrips other sunglasses at this price point. The photos on Backcountry do the appearance and color justice.

    Fit: The lenses are large and the frame is comfortable on my average-male-sized face. The rubberized pads on the nose and temples keep these sunglasses far more secure than I'm used to, while also not being noticeable during use. The hinges are tight and the hold a fold well.

    Optics: The Ellume Copper lens is a moderately dark tint that hits the goldilocks zone for both semi-bright use in forested areas as well as in bright sun on the ocean or mountain. The lenses are plastic, so they're safe for velocity sports, but the optical quality is high, and while I've babied them, they're pretty resistant to scratches. The polarizer is high-quality, far better than Oakley and Revant lenses I've used, giving great visibility into rivers and reducing glare off of snow. It was a really nice tint for spring skiing up on Mt Hood, and while the sides obviously aren't shaded in the way that one would want for a true glacier sunglass, their large lenses cover the field of view well enough to take out on half-day tours without worrying about going sunblind.

    Bottom line: While I got recruited for this review, I'm allowed to say bad things. I've got nothing bad to say about the Zeal Capitol sunglasses, and I would gladly pay for these shades. As a daily driver, they're sturdy, secure, good-looking, and have great optics. 5/5.

    Great optics and looks w/a sturdy build.

    Lightweight and Built to Last

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These glasses are lightweight and built to last. The nose and temple pads create a more secure fit not only when you are wearing the glasses but also when they are up on my head/hat I don't have to worry about them slipping or falling off.

    Shady

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    I give these a 5 of 5 because they're high quality and look good. Really like the tint of the elume copper. On the larger side