Great optics paired with a stylish frame made these sunglasses a hit with me.
- Excellent optics
- 100% UVA/UVB protection
- Stylish wood inlays
- Premium craftmenship
- Made in the USA
- A little heavy
I admit to being a lover of sunglasses, having pale blue eyes that are super light sensitive has made me so. These Shwood Canby sunglasses check off all the boxes for me. The name Shwood should give you a hint into the fact that this line of American made sunglasses either have frames made from wood or incorporate wood inlays for a dynamic fashion statement.
The pair I received paired Italian cellulose acetate frames with an inlay of ebony for a great look. German 5 barrel metal hinges open and close beautifully with not a hint of slop.
The Grey CR39 lens (allyl diglycol carbonate (ADC) a plastic polymer) are scratch and breakage resistant and meet government standards for optical clarity and provide 100% UVA/UVB protection.
Testing of the Shwood Canby has been ongoing since early fall. I have worn them hiking, skiing, driving, and they have performed great at elevations up to 12,000 feet. The lens gives me crystal clear protection with a nice gray tint that really knocks out the suns glare. The frames fit really nice, and while heavier than a plastic pair of glasses they are still really comfortable. Style wise they are a real hit. They have a very "dressed up" look to them.
Frame/Inlay colors: Havana/Elm Burl, Black/Ebony or Midnight Surf Resin, Crystal/Elm burl or Abalone Shell, Dark Forest/Elm burl, Sweet Tea/Elm Burl
Lens tint: Grey, Grey Polarized
Retail price: $149-$199
Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)