Apr 23, 2016

Casually Cool: XX2i Bermuda1 Review | BibRavePro

Disclaimer: I received the XX2i Bermuda1 sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador, tell them I sent you), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

I love being a BibRave Pro. There's a lot of great perks, including, one you see a lot, testing out great gear. In just the past year, I've had the opportunity to try out 3 different pairs of sunglasses, two of which were from XX2i: the France1 and USA1. All of the glasses I've tried out have been geared towards active lifestyle, which for me means mainly running. This doesn't mean you can't wear them at other times. In fact, I wear my USA1 often, but casual sunglasses come in styles that these kind don't. XX2i has seen this fact, and will be releasing their first pair of casual sunglasses, the Bermuda1. As a BibRave Pro, I was given the opportunity to try them out as a preview, before they went on sale.

Casual, you say?

The pairs of XX2i I have tried out have been fantastic. They've both been high quality, comfortably, stylish, and well engineered glasses. They have a lot to live up to and I think they filled those frames nicely.

Here's what XX2i has to say about their newest addition to the sunglass family:
As XX2i’s first casual model, the Bermuda1 is the ultimate go-to sunglass that goes easy on your wallet. Available in classic Matte Black, Matte Tortoise, White & Black, and Crystal Black, the Bermuda1 is the perfect accessory for adventure, whether that be a trip to the beach or a quick walk with the dog. Using the same advanced materials as XX2i’s performance models, the Bermuda1 comes standard with polarized lenses that employ 4K optical technology, ensuring the utmost frame durability and lens clarity. All XX2i shades come with a 365 day money back guarantee and a lifetime frame and lens warranty. Learn more at www.xx2i.com

So, what'd you get?

I spent quite a bit of time wearing these glasses, on my commute and on the weekend. I have enjoyed these glasses. Let's start with the frame. The style is one with large lenses, and a big frame, which I really enjoy. They remind me a little of those cheap ones as a kid, that would have the black frame with neon sides, only these area actually high quality... and comfortable. They have that same high build quality their other glasses do. They fell solid and strong while remaining feeling light.

You get the same great deal you get with every pair of XX2i: the tank protector case (perfect for a less gentle person or parent with a destructo kid), a soft carrying bag (that is microfiber and therefore doubles as a lense cleaner), free U.S. shipping, the 365 money back guarantee, as well as the no questions asked lifetime warranty.

Well, how did they work?

I really enjoyed these glasses day-to-day. The frames are large but light, and comfy on me. Compared to the other XX2i frames I own, they do lack the adjustable nose and ear pieces, but for me, it was not an issue. That is more important for glasses meant for running versus these casual glasses, but it's still worth noting. The frame fit me perfectly, but I know that may not go for all. The lenses are fantastic and another reason why I really like these glasses. First, they're polarized, which is always a nice feature to have. Second, the particular lenses I had were the brown flash lenses. These are awesome for casual glasses. They work well in the sun, but they're also fantastic when it's a little cloudy or gray out. I wore them to work one morning where it was gray but kind of bright. It was amazing how much better it made everything look. I mean it really made the colors and everything looking better. I did the up-down glasses thing a couple of times to make sure I wasn't just seeing things.

The Takeaway

I've come to really trust XX2i as a brand for sunglasses. They're well engineered, comfortable and come with an awesome guarantee. I was excited to test their first pair of casual glasses, and wasn't let down. Stylish, solid frame, awesome crisp lenses, exactly what you want in sunglasses. There's only one thing I would change, and that was just the frame I was given was the matte tortoise, which isn't really my style, but you can;t really tell too often anyway, so you won't see it stopping me. When that's my only hold back, that's a pretty clear sign how good they are. It makes me excited to see what else they may come out with next.


This week's #bibchat will of course feature XX2i. Stop by on Tuesday, April 26th at 9pm EST to join in the good times that is bibchat. Interact with the team, with other BibRavePros, and all the other like minded runners that participate each week. You can plan on a giveaway of these great glasses, as always, so there's always that added bonus.


Want a pair of your own? Need a pair of casual sunglasses? How about a pair for your active life? Or perhaps you're me and just want some more pairs in other colors. Well you're in luck. Use the code XX2iRocks to save a huge 50% off at www.xx2i.com. Yes, that number is in fact half off your order, so don't delay.

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