ROKA was formed in Austin, Texas in 2011 by two former Stanford All-American swimmers with the mission being to build the world’s fastest wetsuit. Over the years, they have branched out into fashionable eyewear alongside their wetsuits and goggles, thanks to their experience and love for the great outdoors.
Ok, so the middle of winter isn’t necessarily the time you will be looking for some new sunglasses. However, with wet roads and the low sun, it is just as easy to become dazzled at this time of year as it is in summer, plus everyone looks cool in sunnies and it will detract from the extra chins you gained over Christmas.
Brought onto the market in spring 2017, the Tifosi Synapse sunglasses have a sport lens cut, making them versatile and suitable for any type of sport activity. The Synapse’s feature ‘Tifosi Light Night Fototec’ lenses, which are designed to adjust to changing light conditions. Packed full of technology these glasses have a 30g frame that is very comfortable to wear; you can easily forget they are there!
The 6th Sense sunglasses are without a doubt the most technical thing I have ever had on my face, although for the majority of the time I would forget I was even wearing them. They performed really well against the dazzling low light you get this time of year, they reduced glare and were extremely comfortable to wear with an adjustable nose piece that can be moulded to fit any nose and weigh in at an impressively light 28g.
The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL is the next generation of Oakley’s bestselling Flak Jacket XLJ. Straight out of the box you get a hard protective case, a scratch proof Microbag, nose pads and the glasses themselves. The first impression from handling these glasses is how light they are - the frames are made from Oakley’s trademark O-Matter, a superlight and flexible plastic, with Unobtanium® (a rubber material to you and me). Earsocks and nosepads keep the glasses firmly in place even getting more grippy with perspiration.
We have lucked out with our summer this year - in between the usual rain and blustery winds we have had some wonderfully sunny days. Unfortunately, this has resulted in my partner’s usual dodgy sunglasses tan line along the right side of his face. Normally I would see the funny side of this, but with our wedding fast approaching I struggled to find it amusing. So, imagine my relief when the Maui Jim Breezeway Sunglasses turned up in the office with its super thin, anti-stupid-thick-tan-line frame.