When the brains behind SunGod got in touch to ask if I was interested in reviewing their innovative custom-made classic sports sunglasses, I have to admit I was hesitant.
You see, I have one of those faces that just doesn’t suit sunglasses. Every time I sit on a pair or leave them on public transport (which is often) I have to go through the rigmarole of trying on hundreds more before I settle for some that pass for ok. I envy the people who can pull off wacky styles as a bold statement, because I know if I wore the same, people would point and ask ‘What was she thinking?!’
Admittedly, I’ve also never splashed out more than about £15, which could also explain where I’ve been going wrong, but thanks to SunGod, I now have some absolutely gorgeous sports sunglasses that I genuinely love – a pair of SunGod Custom Classics².
One of the best features of SunGod’s sports sunglasses is the flexible material the frames are made from. You can pretty much bend them back on themselves and they just spring back into shape. The lenses are impact resistant too.
Even if you could find a way to break these sunglasses, they come with a lifetime guarantee. That’s how confident the manufacturers are that their product will make it in one piece through all of your active pursuits.
A big bugbear for adventurous travellers is having to lug around heavy items. A few grams can make all the difference when it comes to deciding what to carry on a long-term backpacking adventure or a city break with a budget airline.
SunGod sports sunglasses are so lightweight they’re virtually weightless. When you have them on, you forget they’re there. I’ve worn mine all day long without experiencing that dull pressure ache you sometimes get with other brands.
The youthful team behind SunGod have managed to come up with a range of products that suit both sexes, most face shapes and a wide range of ages. They use a stylish material for the frames, with a brushed matte finish, and the branding is modern yet subtle. They also come in so many customisable styles, you’re bound to find something you like.
SunGod lenses have 100% UVA and UVB protection exceeding national standards, 4K Optics® (a technology also used by RayBan offering precise optical clarity), a triple-layer scratch resistant coating, an anti-reflective inner lens coating, and an optional advanced polarised filter, which eliminates harsh glare, enhances precision and improves depth of field.
If that all sounds like an explosion of technical jargon, all you really need to know is that they’re extremely effective at blocking out bright light without bathing everything in an unnatural tint. Everything appears clear and defined, and your eyes are protected from harmful rays.
SunGod must be one of the most flexible brands out there when it comes to allowing you the freedom to customise your sunglasses. Not only can you choose a different colour for the front of the frames and the arms, but you can have the arms different colours from each other – if that’s what floats your boat! There are loads of bright and cheerful colours to choose from, as well as a few patterns.
The lenses come in different colours too – including grey, pink, green, blue, orange and brown and, while they alter the way you look, they don’t have the annoying effect of applying a trippy filter over everything you see.
If you like to mix things up, you can even order a spare lens kit in a different shade. These come with instructions on how to replace them and it’s pretty straightforward.
SunGod ship around the world using trusted delivery providers. Wherever you live, you shouldn’t have to wait more than five to seven days and, if you’re based in the UK, you can choose to receive them the next day within a one-hour specified delivery window. All orders over £100 come with free shipping, and all Custom Classics come with a 100% microfibre white pouch that you can also use to clean them.
Custom Classics² start at £45. For polarised lenses, you’re looking at a price tag of £60. Considering their durability and the lifetime guarantee, that’s very reasonable. Take the time to design your perfect pair and you’re literally set for life!
In addition to the Custom Classics² described above, SunGod has launched the following products.
There’s little difference between Renegades and Custom Classics², except that the colour options for the frames are different and you can customise the colour of the SunGod icons.
Bang on trend, these Tom Cruise-inspired sunglasses were designed for fashion and comfort. The lightweight alloy frames come in gold, black and grey, with a cool matte finish on the lens tips. Lenses are all polarised and come in a range of colours too. A black leather storage case is included – all for just £50.
Designed for winter sports addicts, these goggles are built to enhance contrast and optimise clarity. The six varieties of refined tint lenses are made for optimum performance in different slope conditions, ranging from flat light to bright sunshine. There are ten strap designs to choose from, and four frame colours. All designs look really cool and cost just £85.
WIN YOUR OWN!!!
Enter today’s giveaway below, and you could receive a code to design your own pair of sunglasses (Custom Classics² or Mavericks), including free shipping to anywhere in the world! Their website gives you the option of saving various designs so you can go to town making the craziest creations you can think of. Then, share your ideas with your friends for a second opinion before biting the bullet and placing the order! These products make great gifts for travellers too!
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