I didn’t know how I would like the Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses. I am a big fan of Tifosi, but the wrap-around Sledge style seemed excessive. Recently this wrap-around style has become popular again. I’ve seen dozens of people wearing and running in different brands, and I always thought it looked intense. But running in the desert this summer, I’ve realized that I need something more than I have.
I like all of the Tifosi sunglasses I own and I’ve reviewed other Tifosi Sunglasses here. Tifosi is my sunglasses brand of choice for running and living life. They are high quality, come in various models at different price points, and I like the people who work at Tifosi.
About the Brand Tifosi:
Tifosi has been around in the running world for years. In 2003, Tifosi created an eyewear brand for quality, style, function, and value. It’s now the #1 selling eyewear brand in specialty cycling stores. Tifosi makes several models of running sunglasses as well as cycling and casual. Their $25 sunglasses don’t scratch easily, and they don’t bounce while running. You don’t have to spend a fortune on good sunglasses.
Tifosi makes several models of running sunglasses, including:
- Tifosi Swank
- Tifosi Swank XL (as the name suggests, bigger than the original Swank)
- Tifosi Swick ($25)
- Tifosi Smoove ($25)
- Tifosi Svago ($25) Rounded lenses (I wish the Svago looked good on my face)
- Tifosi Swank SL ($25) is a Lighter, more streamlined version of the Swank
- Tifosi Shwae ($35) aviator style
- Tifosi Sledge ($79.95) wraparound style
About the Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses:
- Frame: Light & Durable Grilamid TR-90
- Interchangeable Lens: Smoke / AC Red / Clear – Shatterproof polycarbonate lenses for bright and low light scenarios
- Included with the Sunglasses: Zippered Hardshell Case & Microfiber Cleaning Bag
- Weight: 37G
Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses Features:
- Interchangeable Lenses
- Vented lenses
- fully adjustable ear pads
- hydrophilic rubber ear and nose pads that increase grip the more you sweat
Truthfully, I didn’t know a lot about “Polycarbonate Lenses.” What does that mean?
Full Polycarbonate Lenses allow Tifosi Sunglasses to be:
- Impact Resistant
- Scratch Resistant
- Prevent fogging
This means that, unlike many brands that scratch easily, Tifosi Sunglasses are much more resistant. In the past, I’ve had trouble with some sunglasses scratching easily.
My Experience with Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses:
As mentioned, I was unsure how I would feel when the Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses arrived at my house. Would I look like a derp? Would they feel heavy? Would I like to run in them? While I want my other styles of Tifosi, I need something that has more peripheral protection.
I ordered the “Moon Dust” color, black with little colorful spatters. It almost looks like paint spatters, but it’s not too noticeable and doesn’t look weird. I like the color, and I am happy with it.
I immediately put the Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses on and thought: would these are lightweight and comfortable. I looked in the mirror and thought, wow, I look like I went back to the 80s. Now give me a day when my hair suffers from a big hair day, and I’m good to go.
My first run in the Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses felt great. They didn’t slip; they had the protection for my eyes that I was looking for. I also looked so intense no one talked to me. I was convinced and I am a huge fan. The sweatier I get, the less I worry about them falling. The nosepiece stays put even when you’re drenched in sweat.
Interchangeable Lenses: I won’t lie, I was super nervous about changing out the lenses of the Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses, but it’s easy. Each lens provides different protection. While I don’t exactly need the clear lenses, It’s perfect when it’s extremely windy and kicking dust-up. Right now, it’s so bright the tinted lenses are fine on windy and dusty days.
I don’t wear them as much as “living life” because I have frames that look less intense, like the Swick. The Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses are my go for running or working out.
The Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses are the most expensive sunglasses I own. While yes, there are plenty of brands and styles that are more expensive, they are worth it. I see a noticeable difference in protection and comfort. What makes Tifosi sunglasses better and worth it? They are more scratch-resistant and durable. This means if you accidentally sit on them, you don’t have to worry about them breaking or scratching up the lenses. Plus the lenses don’t peal like several other brands (almost like a bad tint job).
Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses Conclusion:
As much as I want to be anti-wrap sunglasses style movement, I am a huge fan of the Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses. They stay put, and I don’t have to worry about them falling. They feel good. I never knew I needed a bonus: I look intense in every race photo.
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