Friday, March 31, 2017

Product Review: Bollé Sunglasses

Over the course of the last year, we’ve taken a strong sun-safety stance on American Golfer. That said, while it may be common for golfers to lather up with sunscreen before teeing off, far too many continue to neglect their eyes.

In a nutshell ... Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause everything from cataracts to cancer. Two suggestions: Wear a hat and find the right pair of sunglasses.

As far as shades go, take a look at Bollé. The company has a dozen golf-specific styles from which to choose.

Distortion is the No. 1 complaint I hear from golfers trying to play with sunglasses for the first time. Bollé understands that and has developed lenses that are some of the most distortion-free available. Their Modulator V3 Golf lenses are made with Trivex - much better than polycarbonate, which is used for many sport sunglass lenses - for advanced optical clarity.

These sunglasses will not negatively affect your game, but can actually improve it. How? The tint of the lenses is designed to highlight subtleties of the course. Reading greens becomes easier, whether it’s sunny or overcast.

The lightweight, flexible frames come complete with temple tips and nose pads that keep the sunglasses comfortably in place throughout the round.

Another complaint I’ve heard from those trying sunglasses while playing ... seeing the frame while looking down. Bollé’s answer to that: all golf-specific sunglasses in the collection (including the new Flash, Flyair and Attraxion models) have rimless or semi-rimless frame designs.

Perhaps the coolest feature of these sunglasses are the photochromic lenses. This technology is embedded into the lens at a molecular level to automatically lighten and darken according to the conditions - darker when the sun is glaring and lighter when it temporarily hides behind a cloud.

As for color ... Whether you’re looking to fly under the radar (matte black) or live out loud (neon yellow), Bollé has you covered.

Both the Bolt S (left) and Bolt (right) retail for $169.99 and come with a hard case and microfiber cloth carry bag.

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