If your like most lifeguards your frugal with most of expenses, except when it comes to entertainment and eye protection. We know your all experts on the pre-party, so we wanted to share our experience with Image Sunwear’s Lifeguard Polarized BLACK sunglasses Model:420808GB
Now we know what your thinking… How can an inexpensive pair of shades be just as good as my $200 glasses? “No way I’m I going cheap on my eyes!” That’s exactly what went through my mind as I swapped out my expensive Kaenon shades during our Project in the Dominican Republic. The DR has a UV Index of 12, which is literary off the chart! So if there’s a place to test the Model 420808GB’s this was it!
The Model:420808GB really surprised me, I used them throughout our project in the Dominican Republic (in & out of the water), with no complaints of eye-strain or fatigue. I liked them so much I took them across the Atlantic and used them as my main pair of shades during our last ISLA project in Eastern Europe. With out a doubt these are the best pair of budget shades ever!
I found the Model:420808GB lenses performed well, without any major limitations. The nylon frames were light and went relatively unnoticed while worn. The BIG wrap-around style provided great eye coverage with no visible light leakage. The square-ish non-reflective frames are finished nicely while being fairly scratch resistant (I’ve droppend them over a dozen times). The earpieces have a sleek taper to the tips that don’t put too much pressure on your dome. However, the nylon-on-nylon hinges and rub-away logos suggest limited durability.
Overall: ★ ★ ★ ½
Lenses: B+ (PC)
Fit and Finish: B-
Final Word: Great pair of back-up or in the water shades; lots of value here. If the lifeguard logos are you thing they won’t last under heavy use.