“Sometimes self confidence and feeling fast is as important as being fast.”
Its the middle of a Canadian winter and unfortunately most of my runs are in the early morning and evening (with no or diminishing sunlight) – but I am testing out sunglasses.
The quote at the top is saying that one’s confidence can play a big role in racing and pushing yourself. Sometimes things like sunglasses – that work and make you feel cool can help!
This week’s blog is about my review of XX2i sunglasses. I noticed the shades on social media and got hold of them to find out more – eventually 2 pair showed up in the mail (fun). As a runner who wears glasses I am always looking for great sunglasses with good coverage and optics I can run with (without prescription) or cool frames that could work for work/running (such as the Oakley ones I wear).
Both glasses came with hard cases, extra temples and nose pieces, screws, screwdriver, strap and cloth bag. I was impressed – most glasses – even more expensive models usually come with less.
France2 and USA1 are both $59.99 – what I think is a great price. The glasses also have lifetime warranty and 365-day return policy – not bad!
I have worn other sunglasses in my life and in the past have reviewed Sundog Eyewear sunglasses. Sundog have great lenses and options and XX2i may be an even better deal for similar quality eyewear. Like running shoes – each of us has a different face, style preference and of course budget. Both glasses I tested look cool and fit great on my face. The nosepieces are easy to adjust and even tested out the strap. The lenses were clear and not too dark. The France2 did not fog up as much as USA1 (both fogged up only a bit during cold winter runs).
Thanks for letting me test XX2i!
Have fun, run hard, look cool if you can – life is short.
See ya out there running friends!
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