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Winter is finally fading away, Spring is ramping up, and Summer is right around the corner. What does that mean?? It means the SUN is coming out and shining brighter than ever (for real, the sun shines bright at 5:30 am here in Japan). So it’s perfect timing to test out some new shades! I chose the Rubber Mint/Aqua Preumium Polarized Knockaround sunglasses to try, but I also received a bonus pair! Yay for SWAG! 🙂
I’m all about wearing sunglasses and I feel like you can never have too many pairs! Another fun fact about Japan – people here don’t wear sunglasses! That’s right, even on a bright day you’ll see most people wearing hats or holding umbrellas to block the sun. If you catch anyone in shades, chances are they are a tourist, an expat, or Yakuza (Japanese mafia). It’s also Wisteria season here and these flowers create very whimsical scenery!
When I first saw the black frames, I kind of thought they had a masculine appearance…but I actually liked how they looked with the green lenses! I always like to have a black pair of shades in my stash because black goes with almost anything!
After “knocking around” in my black frames, I took the Rubber Mint/Aqua shades for a spin! I took them around Japan and despite the light-colored lenses, these did a really great job of blocking out the sun! And even though the word “rubber” is in the description, they are really smooth and don’t pull your hair or anything.
Then I had to put them to the true test – How would they do on a RUN?
These sunglasses are super lightweight, so I was surprised that they didn’t budge during my run – and they even held up in the wind! I also didn’t have any issues with the lenses fogging up which is something that can be super annoying.
And the best part about Knockaround sunglasses? They are SUPER affordable! The Polarized Premiums are only $20! I’ve lost expensive sunglasses in the past plus I have small children who have complete disregard for my accessories, so I don’t have to stress too much if I lose these guys (although I would still be sad).
Here are some other things I love about these Polarized Premium Knockarounds:
- Bigger frames – I like larger lenses so it blocks out more of the sun!
- Reflective lenses – My kids really enjoy making faces at themselves. 😉
- Polarized lenses and UV400 protection
- Fun Colors – They come in lots of fun and bright color combos!
- Includes pouch – This was a really nice touch – most sunglasses at this price point don’t come with any type of extras
- Born in San Diego – The company is headquartered in San Diego and this beautiful city will always have a special place in my heart!
- Snoop Dogg – Even celebrities are rockin’ the Knockarounds!
Overall, I really like these sunglasses and plan to wear them frequently! The only negative I found was that the lenses weren’t the easiest to clean, but I may try a different cloth and see if that works.
And just to make things sweeter, you can save 20% on your own pair with code “BIBRAVEKNOCKS”! Plus free shipping on orders over $50!
And join me on #Bibchat on Twitter on 5/8/18 at 6PM PST for your chance to win a pair! 🙂
So are you ready to “knock around” in a new pair of shades?? This guy is…