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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Andrews

Throwing shade with Shady Ray X sunglasses

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Shady Rays X sunglasses to evaluate as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to find and write race reviews!”

Summer has officially arrived in the south. I just returned from a two week trip to FL and it was hot. Like many runners in the summer, I tend to focus on protecting my skin from UV radiation with little attention given to my eyes. As I mentioned in previous sunglasses reviews I am not a fan of wearing shades because I do not like the dark tint. After several pair of glasses, I think I finally found a pair that is comfortable and the tint is not too dark.

Shady Ray X Series ( are polarized sunglasses that are perfect for running or chilling at the beach. I evaluated the Ocean Ice shades. I wore the shades during my weekly runs and while I was out and about. So how did they perform?

The Fit

The glasses arrived in a drawstring cloth storage bag. The frame of the glasses are fabricated out of polycarbonate. The polarized lens offer 100% UV protection and are shatter-resistant and anti-reflective. The design of glasses allowed for a comfortable fit for all the occasions I wore them. The glasses are not too loose or tight so I wore them without constantly having to adjust them. During my runs, the glasses didn't move or irritate my face or nose. I barely noticed they were there.

The best feature was that the tint was not too dark. Most sunglasses are too dark, which is why I typically do not wear them. The tint was perfect and I had no issues wearing the shades during the entirety of a run.

I also wore them during my trip to Daytona Beach during my Maycation. It was super bright and hot during my visit. The shades were great for the trip.

The Verdict

I think I finally found sunglasses peace. The tint and fit are perfect for me. I am wearing my Shady Rays sunglasses for the Peachtree Road Race in next month. I know the devil will be chasing us down Peachtree street and UV radiation will be intense.

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