Tifosi Tyrant polarized sunglasses perfect for sunny runs
By Henry Howard
As a morning runner, I often finish before the sun comes up. But as we near the summer solstice, I am finding that I am running more frequently with the sun out in all its glory.
It should be no surprise that we need to protect ourselves from the sun’s UV rays. That’s why I opt for sunglasses with 100% UVA protection. Recently, Tifosi offered to allow me to test a complimentary pair of their Tyrant 2.0 polarized sunglasses. I found the Tifosi Tyrant to not only offer safety but be incredibly comfortable, stylish and more.
I chose the Race Black Polarized version, which comes with blue-tinted lenses. There are several other color options for the Tyrants and additional models at Tifosi’s website.
Tifosi recommends these sunglasses for 10 different sports. I’ve tested my pair while running and cycling, finding them to be excellent. Here are five reasons why I believe the Tyrant 2.0s are the best sunglasses for runners:
• Packed with style: I love the shape of these sunglasses. The fit is perfect and I often forget I’m wearing sunglasses when I have these on.
• Lens technology: The vented lenses increase airflow to help prevent fogging. They are shatterproof and scratch resistant (not scratch proof) lenses with 100% UVA / UVB protection from harmful UV rays.
• Super lightweight: The frames only weigh 24 grams, ideal for wearing all day.
• Incredibly comfortable: The vented half frame, fully adjustable nose and ear pieces, hydrophilic rubber ear and nose pads increase grip the more you sweat. Tifosi’s Glide technology allows the frame to slide on comfortably, stay in place and provide a comfortable fit whether you are cruising along a trail or riding a bike over bumpy terrain.
• But wait, there’s more: The sunglasses come with a zippered hardshell case, which I appreciate since I will be taking these with me on work trips, as well as a microfiber cleaning bag.
I’ll be logging many miles with the Tyrants this summer. And, I look forward to breaking them out for my winter runs that end up taking place when the sun is out.