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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Andrews

Running in shades

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Rudy Project ImpactX 2 shades to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!"

Well let me first say that I am one of the few people that do not like sunglasses. For some reason I don't like the idea of seeing darkness when it is bright outside. I decided to try the Rudy Project ImpactX 2 ( shades to see if they would change my view on sunglasses. So, did they change my mind? Let's see..

The package

The glasses are packed in a durable grey hard shell case. The case is great for protecting the shades and makes them easy to find. A white draw string bag is also included for storage.

The Fit

The shades are lightweight and they have a straight ear holders. This design is new for me since most glasses and shades have a curved ear holder that can cause irritation after prolonged wear. The ear holders are comfortable and the glasses don't fall when walking (I have no experience of running in them since I am on injury reserve).

The nose piece is also comfortable. The nose piece is not your standard eye glasses design and it is easy to clean. It does not collect dirt or algae (My prescription glasses do this and it looks gross).

UV Protection

The lens are polarized and change color depending on the sun's intensity. I found them great for providing UV protection without the tint overkill that I hate in regular sun glasses. They were stylish and because of the light tent sometimes I forgot I had them on.

The verdict:

I really like the Rudy Project Impactx 2 glasses and I will definitely keep them in my essential equipment for my running adventures and future Ironman aspirations.

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