In this long over due review, I am going to highlight some of the great features of two new XX2i glasses from running and cycling enterprises. For those of you not familiar with XX2i, these are high quality sunglasses for those looking for lower price points. However, as I’ve learned, lower cost doesn’t equate to low quality, as both these glasses feature awesome accessories, superb visual acuity, and a life time warranty!
Now I have to admit I was a bit skeptical that anything they sent over was going to match up to my Rudy Project’s, but I was impressed right out of the box. Below are my overviews of the USA 1 and France 1 Pro racing glasses. I highlight the features, without the fluff, and give you my honest take on each pair.
The USA 1 is advertised as being perfect for just about any activity. Having put these through the paces on my runs, road bike workouts, and occasional hikes, I can agree they are great for activity. However, I personally feel that these glasses work even better as great looking casual eyewear. They fit small faces well and the polarized lenses are simply awesome. In fact, I actually feel they improve my vision somewhat, and virtually eliminate fatiguing glare on bright days. As a side not, two of my neighbors tried these on without prompting and both were awed by the improvement in eyesight. If you’re looking for more options, don’t worry, because they offered with a variety of interchangeable lens options.
FEATURES: interchangeable lenses, adjustable temple tips and adjustable nose pads.
WARRANTY: Lifetime Warranty! No questions asked, you break or scratch them, send them back to be replaced for a nominal shipping and handling fee!
RETURN POLICY: 365 Days! We know it may take some time to try on and get comfortable with a pair of sunglasses bought online so that’s why we give you a full year to do so! That’s right, take up to 365 days to determine if you want to keep them and if not, send them back for a full refund less any shipping and handling fee.
Price as pictured: $79.99
Lens cost: $24.99
These are priced a bit higher than some other brands, but for the money you receive far more quality and numerous accessories than other companies offer. Plus you get the accessories, 365 day return policy and life time warranty. What’s not to like?
Like the USA 1, the France 1 feature great accessories and multiple lens options at an unbeatable price ($89.99). The glasses fit well with adjustable ear pieces and a sporty light weight design. In my book, with the warranty, these glasses out match the competitors out there in every category. Despite not including polarized lenses, the acuity is still top notch, and they proved a bit more versiltile for activity; personally I prefer more sport oriented frame designs that the France 1 offers. The fit is great and with all the accessories, you’ll be well-equipped for any condition. My only gripe, orange is not my preferred color, but maybe it’ll work for you if you win these!
Like all XX2i glasses, they come with a premium hard case, 365 day try’em or love’em period, and a time warranty.
Price as pictured: $89.99
Lens cost: $24.99 (If three aren’t enough!)
These glasses are an absolute bargain at $54.99, or $89.99, as shown. You cannot go wrong with then365 day trial and life time warranty. Plus, you can win the pair reviewed here by entering to win!