Monday, July 23, 2012

Review of the New UA Core S Sunglasses

The Magnetic Lenses are 100% my favourite
feature in these awesome glasses!
I was contacted a few weeks ago by EyeKing asking me if I wanted to review a pair of Under Armour's new Core S sunglasses. Obviously I said yes as it is something I have never done before, and I thought it would be fun. It has, and I love the glasses. As I said, I have never done anything like this before, so bear with me throughout this post. They are very lightweight, and are amazing for all aspects of America's pastime! Whether it is playing baseball, watching baseball, or even umpiring baseball, they are perfect for the game we all love. I'm sure they are great for other sports, but I have not tested that out. I'm basically just going to say a lot of things about the glasses that I like, and then I'm going to give some links and other info about the product.

Things I Like About Them
1. The coolest thing about these glasses by far is the patented magnetic lenses. When you buy the glasses they come with two sets of lenses. The Crimson colour, for low light, and the Game Day MultiFlection lenses, for direct sunlight. The ability to mix and match these two lenses is amazing, and allows for much better visibility in some cases. I was umpiring a game and the sun was in my left eye, while a tree cast a shadow on my right eye. It was still bright on my right side, so I still wanted to use sunglasses. I has the crimson lens in the right eye, and the Game Day MultiFlection lens in the other. It worked out perfectly as I was able to see everything without worrying about a glare or anything like that.
Defying Gravity!
2. I already mentioned this above, but they are so light. It is awesome having such comfortable glasses that aren't heavy to carry around.
3. The glasses are very comfortable, and don't make your face itchy when wearing them.
4. I'm told they block all these different types of rays from the sun, and that can never be bad. More on this below.
5. As showcased by Reds Second Baseman Brandon Phillips when turning double plays, the sunglasses stay on your hat when turned upside down and don't fall off due to the "Cap Gripper".

The glasses are available in white or black. I have them in black.There are a lot more details about the sunglasses that can be found in the info below, or in the links below. 
Description of Sunglasses:
  • Powered by SWITCH patented magnetic interchange lens system—high-energy magnets embedded in the lenses and frame that let you swap lenses quickly and easily as light conditions and activities change
  • Ultra-light ArmourFusion® frames built from a combination of titanium and Grilamid® for maximum impact resistance
  • ArmourSight® lenses deliver up to 20% enhanced vision edge to edge, and are up to 10X stronger than ordinary polycarbonate lenses for ultimate durability and performance
  • WIth Purchase: 2 sets of lenses are included: Highly scratch-resistant Game Day Multiflection™ lenses to deliver superior visual contrast and object illumination & Crimson lenses to heighten visual acuity and enhance color, delivering a brighter field of vision especially in lower light conditions
  • 3-point grip and soft, adjustable nosepad and temples ensure a comfortable, secure fit
  • Cap gripper delivers a secure, slip-free fit when worn upside down on your hat
  • Advanced cushion hinge absorbs shock so you can keep moving without distraction
  • Airflow technology directs air through the lens to keep you cooler
  • All Under Armour® Performance Eyewear lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays
The EyeKing Blog
Video showcasing the glasses functionality:
Technology explained:

They are available for sale at Under Armour.

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  1. How is the size and fit of these sunglasses? Will it be comfortable for people with a big head and wide face??

    1. They are one size fits all glasses if I'm not mistaken. Perfect fit for everybody.

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