Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ryders Running Sunglasses review

The Runningswede has been trying new 2014 sunglasses products together with Team Wicked Bonkproof founder/coach Caleb Masland. The sunglasses in this review has been tested during all kinds of weather conditions and work outs in New Jersey and North Carolina. We started to test the sunglasses back in February so the products has been trough a lot of different weather conditions. Brands featured in upcoming reviews are:
Julbo, Ryder, Sundog, Tifosi, Nike and XX2i. 

Last brand in this years review series: Ryders

Ryder has an impressive catalog of Sunglasses, the catalog cover all needs a runner possible can ask for high quality sunglasses to reasonable pricing. We tested Striders and Saber. 



Overall Rating: Average

Fit: Stiff/rigid construction leads to some discomfort around the ears after long-term wear. The shape of the bridge/nosepiece was visible when the glasses were on, leading to a noticeable black spot in my field of vision. The lenses did not touch my face in any way, but the frames rested on my eyebrows, leading to a steady stream of sweat down the lenses after a few miles.

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Sun Blockage: These glasses feature photochromic lenses, so they don’t get as dark as the lenses on other glasses. In full sun, they darken a fair amount, but not quite enough for my liking.

Venting/Antifogging: Aside from the noticeable sweat streams, these lenses stayed free of fogging.

Best For: Mixed light conditions on colder days when sweating won’t be as much of an issue. These would be an excellent go-to option for winter runs with partly sunny conditions.

Drawbacks: Rigid frames, not ideal for full-sun.


The Striders were my choice for Boston marathon, so no doubt about it. I 'm a fan of this product. Very sleek design. Sits really well on your face during run, no bouncing around.

Overall Rating: Excellent

As I mentioned Striders were my choice for Boston marathon and it passed the test with an A+ on this sunny Monday with 70 degrees weather. Design is great, you get fast feeling and fast look (if that matters) and the sunglasses "disappear" during your run.

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Sun Blockage: Striders came with a photocromic lens. The lens respond great to a sunny run and block the sun very well. lens feels a bit to dark on a cloudy day.

Venting/Antifogging: 3 hours of running in Boston during Boston marathon and no problems with fogging. I would say that Stryder fog free Sunglasses. 

Best for
Great products with the right price tag. Striders offers a fast sleek design. That fit well and disappear during your fog free run. Photocromic lens works really well and offer protection from sun and glare. 

Drawbacks: If you have a bigger face, Striders might run on the smaller size. Other then that none!


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