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Zeal Essential Polarized Sunglasses


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Never lose.

You wouldn't call yourself competitive. You just have to win everything all of the time. The Zeal Essential Polarized Sunglasses block glare and keep your vision clear. Plus, tough construction and ProFlex rubber make these shades ready for hard hitting, aggressive fun.
  • Hyperion lenses give you the toughness of polycarbonate with the clarity of glass
  • Z Resin, made from natural castor oil, creates light, strong, and flexible frames without damaging the planet
  • Polarized lenses cut horizontal glare so you can see better on water, on the road, and pretty much anywhere else the sun shines
  • SPF film is imbedded directly onto the lenses to block 100% of UV radiation and 95% of HEV rays that can jack up your eyes
  • Environmentally friendly manufacturing process means a smaller carbon footprint
  • Hypoallergenic ProFlex Rubber lines strategic inside spots to prevent slippage
  • Item #ZEL0103

Z-Resin (castor bean oil)
Face Size
medium to large
Base Curve
Frame Dimensions
[lens/bridge/temple] 58 / 19 / 128mm
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Tech Specs

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Zeal Optics Ellume Challenge

Zeal set out to put our ellume lenses to the test in our backyard of Boulder, CO. A quick stop on Pearl Street Mall and Chautauqua Park proved to be the perfect sun-drenched testing grounds to demonstrate the color-enhancing clarity and craftsmanship in our plant-based, polarized lenses. Don't take our word for it; see for yourself.


Essential by Zeal Optics

The ESSENTIAL is just that. Anytime, anywhere, the ESSENTIAL defines the Active Collection by ensuring style is just as important as functionality. Essential has an updated wayfarer style that's just right for today.

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer
True to size

Fit is perfect for a medium head and they are comfortable to wear all day. The tortoise ones look sweet, only wish i could get a pair of the black ones too

>Rating: 5

The Title.

I've put it through the wringer

Great pair of polarized sunglasses at a great price. Dig how these look. And the rubberized points on the glasses help when you're getting your sweat on... like drinking cold beer on a boat in the sexy summertime hotness. And when you drink too much beer in the heat - you may have to throw up over the side of said boat... But fear not, your cool Zeal Essentials will stay right on your wasted, sweaty face. Only downside, (if it's considered a downside) is that these are for a medium sized dome, if not small/medium. I have a larger head and they fit a lot better after a few hot water dips in a pot to be stretched out a bit.

>Rating: 5

Essential is right!

I bought these for my boyfriend, after he bought me the Zeta. They look so good on him, and he uses them for everything! Must haves...

>Rating: 5


These are my favorite sunglasses. They ride shotgun with me when driving and join me in all activity, including Running trails, and hiking snow. The lenses are superb, and the proflex rubber keeps them snug on my face even when I am dripping sweat. Definitely a must have.


What are the measurements?

Measurements: Temple Length: 121 mm Frame Width: 128 mm Lens Height: 39 mm Lens Width: 40 mm Bridge: 16 mm


What are the fit of these glasses? The...

What are the fit of these glasses? The zeal website says medium on the page, but when I used their site to filter down only large/active style frames these stayed in the mix. I still own two other pairs of Zeals (Flyers and Emits) and they fit my very large dome very well but I am looking for a different style of shade. Would these glasses fit a very large head? I've seen a few pictures of people wearing them and they seem to have fairly large dome pieces such as myself. Thanks for any input.

I bought these about 2 months ago, and have a fairly large dome. They're a little tight on me. I can't wear them ALL day.