BibRave Product Review: xx2i Australia Sunglasses

Disclaimer: I received a pair of xx2i Australia1 Sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

As a runner, you know a good thing once you see it (or run it, try it, etc). When the chance came up to try another pair of xx2i sunglasses, I threw up my virtual hand to volunteer! I’ve tried the xx2i USA and the Hawaii’s and loved both pairs.

My Australia’s showed up in the mail a few weeks ago and was my first official piece of Bibrave Pro mail since moving to Spokane. We had the option of black, black/white and tortoise frames, and I went with the classic black (although the black and whites would have been a good color combination too!).

Decisions, decisions. @xx2i Australia or Hawaii today? #bibchat

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The Australia sunglasses have a polarized lenses, which helps with adjusting to sunlight. It also has a light frame (easy to forget that you’re wearing them), but stay in place the entire time you’re running, running errands or out and about. Additionally, they come with a removal padded insert that can help with extra protection. The insert easily pops in and out (I tried placing and removing the insert a few times, without issue). I haven’t had a need for the insert, so I’ve not used it, but it seems a bit on the bulky side to me (short runner problems!).

I’ve had a chance to wear the Australias on a few runs out in Spokane, where it doesn’t feel like death outside. They really stay in place well and don’t slide around, even without the insert. I’ve also had no issue with lense fogging and the the polarized lenses are spot on! I’m a huge fan of the way xx2i incorporates the light frames and the durability into their products, it really makes them easy to wear and ‘forget’ that you have anything on

Neighborhood run with my @xx2i! Might as well take advantage of heat for @honolulumarathon! #bibchat

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What’s even better about these lenses?? 8K optical technology. In English, it means that you can still get a clear image of what you’re looking at, even with the glasses on (at least that’s what I get out of it :-)).

Taking a rest day or going out and running errands? Feel free to take the Australias with you. They can double as a casual pair of sunglasses that give you the cool casual feel around town (and make people jealous that you have a pair and they don’t). They hold up in the 90+ degree heat in Spokane well and have a good fit to them!

The specifics: they retail for $124.99 and have a lifetime warranty (because xx2i is awesome like that). Also, you get 365 days to try them out and if you’re aren’t satisfied (but I promise you will be), you can return them, no questions asked. And because we love you, use xx2irocks for 50% off (I mean come on, why wouldn’t you want to try them!!).

Join use on 8/16 at 9pm EST/6PST for #bibchat with xx2i! I promise they’ll be around to answer questions and to help you find the best pair of sunglasses for you!

 

 

 

BibRave Product Review: xx2i Hawaii Sunglasses

Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2I Hawaii 1 Sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Hello from Burlington, Vermont! This weekend, I’m taking a stab at the Vermont City Marathon (another discussion for after Memorial Day) and I’ll be doing it with some specs from a BibRave favorite partner, XX2i. Awhile back, I got to test out (and immediately loved), the XX2i USA1, so I was excited to try some Hawaii 1s with the Honolulu Marathon now on my race list for December!

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USA1 Sunglasses on the left, Hawaii1 sunglasses on the right

The Hawaii1 sunglasses are a lighter weight than the USA1s and have thinner frames. Easy to adjust to your face and you sometimes forget that you’re wearing them. One of the things I’m still working on is that they slip some on my face.

Since the weather’s been nice out and it’s been staying lighter longer, I’ve been able to get in some runs outside after work.

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The Hawaii1s stayed in place fairly well during my runs. I’m working to figure how to adjust them just a touch, as they tended to slide some down my nose. They come with 3 different colored frames, but one colored lenses (no big deal!). I wore them out with some wireless headphones that also go over your ears to stay in place. Stayed in place, no problem! Also, I always wear my hair in a ponytail. I have no issues with hair and fly aways getting caught in the temple arms

Specifics about these fine little sunglasses:

  • lightweight
  • made out of carbon fiber!
  • bendable nose piece
  • rubber temple piece
  • lifetime warranty
  • 365 day return policy [but honestly, why would you want to?!]

The nitty gritty and where to find them:

  • Cost: $124.99
  • Website: http://www.xx2i.com/collections/hawaii1/products/
  • Free shipping in the United States

If the fact that I have 2 pairs of XX1i sunglasses isn’t enough to sway you, would 50% off with XX2iROCKS hopefully will.  Join us on Tuesday 5/31 for Bibchat at 9/8 EST/CST with XX2i!

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Happy Valentine’s Day Running Style

Enjoy some of these races with some discounts!

  1. The Lost Dutchman Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 8K (Apache Junction, AZ): 20% off with RRSVIP
  2. Augusta 1/2 Marathon (Augusta, GA): $5 off with AUG5OF
  3. Olde Gridled Grit 50K, Marathon and Half Marathon (Concord, OH): $10 off with OGG
  4. Running the Shoals Marathon and Half Marathon (Muscle Shoals, AL): 10% off with MRUNS10
  5. Platte River Half Marathon (Littleton, CO): 10% off with bibrave10
  6. 20/10 Mile Drop (Fairport Harbor, OH): $10 off for the 20 Miler, $5 off for the 10 Miler with DROP
  7. Pittsburgh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon (Pittsburgh, PA): $10 off with SHARETHELOVE
  8. Blooms To Brews Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and Relay (Woodland, WA): $8 off with flatandbeautiful
  9. Vermont City Marathon (Burlington, VT): $5 off with BibRave5
  10. Mad Marathon: $10 off with BRAVEBrenda, BRAVEEmily

The Extras

  1. Nuun: 20% off with nuunlove16
  2. 2Toms: 20% off with 2Toms20
  3. 2XU: 20% off with RUN20
  4. XX2i: 50% off with XX2iRocks

BibRave: Runner Discounts

Enjoy Cyber Monday a few weeks early!

  1. XX2i: 50% off with XX2iRocks
  2. 2XU: 20% off with BIBRAVE20
  3. Orange Mud: 15% off with BIBRAVE
  4. First Responders Half Marathon: 10% off with BIBRaveRocks
  5. Santa Hustle: $7 off Chicago, Galveston, Indianapolis with BIBRAVESH
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  7. F3 Half Marathon and 5K (Chicago): $6 off 1/2 Marathon with BIBRAVEHALF, $5 5K with BIBRAVE5K
  8. Sedona Marathon: 20% off with bibrave16
  9. Vermont City Marathon: $5 off with Bibrave5
  10. Platte River Marathon: 10% off with bibrave10
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