Ombraz Classics Armless Sunglasses
The Ombraz armless sunglasses are—without competition—the…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140
The Ombraz armless sunglasses are—without competition—the best pair of shades I’ve worn. And I have owned a lot of shades, because an active lifestyle tends to destroy sunglasses.
- Secure fit
- Don't fall off
- Easy to store and pack without fear of breaking
- Awesome lenses
- Can store around your neck
- Need two hands to adjust
- Learning curve with longer hair
- While driving there is a learning curve to take off and on
Sunglasses can be frustrating, because my active lifestyle tends to destroy sunglasses. They’ve fallen off my face on runs and hikes; I’ve lost countless pairs in lakes and rivers (even while wearing Croakies). I’ve never dared to take a pair of sunglasses climbing for fear of watching them plummet to their doom while checking out my footwork.
But Ombraz has taken a new approach to the athlete’s shades, creating a pair that has no arms, just an adjustable strap attached to the frames that tightens down on the back of your head. You can wear a pair of Ombraz for an entire day without the typical headache from the arms of sunglasses squeezing your temples, and for the same reason can comfortably wear a helmet. They’re also easy to pull off your face and dangle around your neck if you need to see into a deep, dark crack for a gear placement.
By eliminating sidearms, Ombraz has also eliminated hinges and screws, the main breaking points on normal shades. They have handmade acetate frames built for durability, and polarized Zeiss lenses that are scratch and impact resistant, water repellent, and decrease smudging. Being the clumsy sunglass-destroyer that I am, I’ve found these guys hanging out at the bottom of my crag-bag among cams and quickdraws more than once, and still not a scratch.
To top it all off, Ombraz plants 20 trees for every pair sold, sequestering 330 times more carbon than it takes to manufacture and deliver a pair of armless sunglasses.
I bought these a few months ago. I've worn them for three months now and I am in love with the armless design. Great for everyday use, hiking, beach, climbing you name it.