When I was offered a pair, I had no idea what style I'd get, so initially I thought that I'd try them, I'd let Jordan try them and we could both give them a review. When I opened the envelope and saw the Solace, I was excited for me, but quickly realized this would be a solo review. He did, however, let me take a rock-star picture of him in the glasses:
|Ryders in action at the Saint Henri coffee house|
So what do I think? I'm a big fan. You've already seen them in action during my trip to Vancouver:
|Ryders in their home town.|
In fact, I ran 14 (very hilly) miles in them while in Vermont and this is where I discovered that they also fit under my running hat. This was a huge surprise to me as I figured that pairing with a hat was one thing they wouldn't be able to do. But it worked out and I was thrilled to have sun protection for both my eyes and face!
Things I love:
-they are big- so they protect more of me from the sun (and as someone with a small head- they are big without being too big)
-love the tortoise shell
-comfortable (no bouncing when I run, comfortable in every day life too)
-very reasonably priced (even though I didn't pay for them- I would)
Things I don't love:
-I have to admit- when I'm running they don't make me feel very "bad ass", which is something that a sportier frame might do.
-the way they fit my face means that the top of the frame hits my forehead a bit- so if I'm really sweating and wearing a lot of sunscreen, I end up with a nasty combination of sweat and sunscreen on the top the lenses
-I don't mind it- but when my mum tried them on, she didn't like the colour of the lenses- the brown was a little weird for her
All in all- thumbs way up for the Ryders Solace and for Ryders in general- I actually own a pair that have made an appearance on the blog before (on this post). Comfortable, versatile, and good looking. While they won't become my every day running glasses, they have quickly become my every day sunglasses that have the added bonus of being run-friendly.
So- would you like to win a pair of Ryders? Here's what to do:
1 entry- go visit Ryders online and let me know what you think. What style do you like best? Where would you take your Ryders this summer?
+1 entry- check out Ryders on Facebook and "like" them (then let me know in the comments)
+1 entry- follow Ryders on Twitter and tweet something like "I like sunglasses- and I want a pair of @RydersEyewear. Good thing @moultgard is giving a pair away!" (so maybe follow me- @moultgard while you're at it!)
Edited to add: You don't have to be a blogger or have a login account to enter- just make sure you leave some identifying information in your comment like "Hi, I'm Jessica from Whitehorse, and I'd wear my Ryders all summer long- longer than all you southerners because we get more summer sun"
You have until 10 pm EST on June 1st to enter. Good Luck!
**Full disclosure- I was given these sunglasses free of charge in exchange for my review. The review is my opinion and I will always give my true opinion of any product I review.**