Better than those a skydiver recommended
As a photographer and eye doctor, good vision is a high priority. These glasses make a view "POP", because of the polarized lenses. Also, the tinted lenses are the perfect hue and shade. I frequently wear them on top of my head as a headband and after months of wear, I haven't managed to stretch them out at all. They fit my face perfectly.
When I was on the beach watching kiteboarders on a 30 knot wind day, one of the kiters/sky-divers suggested I put on his "awesome polarized glasses". I decided to take him up on the offer, because he's more of a gear-head than I am. And I was excited at the thought of finding "even better" sunglasses. I took mine off and put his on and felt blinded. It was difficult to see out in the water because too much ambient light spilled over the edges in the wrong spots. And I felt wind across my eyelashes! I didn't catch the brand of his sunglasses.
But the Zeal's are great. They aren't always the trendiest, best-looking when walking around town. But they're not horrible. And a lot of people actually think they look pretty hot. I get compliments, though it usually isn't from my girl-friends who own 5 pairs of awesomely cool looking sunglasses.
My new favorites!
The Airestreams are my new favorite glasses. I was afraid that they'd be too large on my small face, but the design is perfect without making me look buggy or like a kid with their parent's glasses on. I use them cycling, running, lounging, working in the yard, driving, on the water and they stand up to every task. They stay put without bouncing while running, they provide near total wind block while riding, they stay clear while sweat rolls down my face while mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, etc. Then, a swipe over the lenses with the included lense cloth, has them cleaning up easier than I do and ready to wear to social functions.
I also love that each pair ships with it's own hard-case and lense cleaning cloth.
I have found that these oversized glasses vent well and offer a fuller field of vision than any other style I've tried. These fit well on a smaller face. Finally, something that the peanut-headed can feel confident in!
AWESOMENESS, and ATTRACTIVENESS
I have these in the "geo wood stripe" and they are SICK! Not only do they look HOT, but the lenses are CRYSTAL CLEAR and they sit the perfect distance from the eyelashes while also sitting close to the face. I had some cheapy polarized glasses before these but they were too hot as they didn't sit correctly on my face. These have adjustable nose pads that are PERFECT right out of the box for me. Oh yeah, and they also sit on the head perfectly, which for me, is a big deal! Otherwise, they'll get smashed in the purse. BUY THEM and thank me later:)
Awesome at twice the price!!!!
I have had these for about 2 years, I wear them every day--quit wearing my Chanel glasses as my "social" glasses I love these so much. Not a complaint except for the finish coming off a bit. Maybe from sun block is all I can think of. I would buy them at twice the price and still think they are a great value. I have done everything from running to snow skiing in them--NEVER a problem. Great quality and great lenses. They look great too! :)
Perfect for street AND sports!
I've been looking for the perfect shades for running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, traveling, and daily use. I read the previous reviews and decided to give these a try. I am SO glad I did! These are perfect. Lightweight, non-pinching, not too big, not too small, shield from the sun, ventilate just fine on hot days running or cycling and look GREAT on. Highly recommend these. I have about 15 pairs of sunglasses (I have an addiction) and this is the only pair I need.
I would buy this product again!
I have sensitive eyes. I was looking for a pair of sun glasses for skate-skiing (that would work for hiking as well). I needed a pair of sun glasses that wouldn't make the trails look dark in the shade but would block the bright snow when I skied through a patch of sun. These glasses work for me. I love them. They do fog when you stop, but as soon as you start moving again the fog goes away right away. Great coverage.
My favorite sungalsses ever!
These are by far the best sunglasses I've ever had. Not only are they lightweight and super comfortable, the lenses totally block the glare (even on snow) and are crystal clear. I've had these glasses for almost 2 years and they still look new. They've had some considerable abuse (like when I found them loose at the bottom of my roommate's purse), and do not have a scratch on them. These are truly high quality and super stylish shades. I love them!
Can't live without my Zeals
Perfection! The only "downside" about these about these glasses is that I couldn't get them surgically grafted to my face! I'm about to order my 2nd pair only because I lost them in the surf, my own fault. I also have a pair of "Dignity" Zeals which I love and will also be ordering a 2nd pair of those, this time with prescription lenses. For a highly sun sensitive and myopic person, these are this is the ultimate combo!
Fantastic running companion
These sunglass are awesome! I wear them all the time for running, hiking, lazing at the beach, driving, walking to and fro...whatever the case, they are comfy, stylish, and durable. Most sunglasses feel awkward/constricting, ultimately causing a headache after wearing them for a while but these have never done this. Totally worth the bucks.
This is the best pair of sunglasses I have ever owned! The optical quality is crystal clear, I can see straight through the water and they cut out all the glare. They fit my face perfectly and look hot! I get compliments all the time!