Nov 20, 2016

Styling and Profiling: XX2i Brazil1 Review | BibRavePro

Disclaimer: I received the XX2i Brazil1 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 to review find and write race reviews!

If you're familiar with my blog, you know how I love me some sunglasses. You'll also know my brand of choice is XX2i. As a BibRavePro, I've had the lucky opportunity to review several pairs of their sunglasses: the France1, USA1, Australia1, and the Bermuda1. I recently received a new pair from their line of casual sunglasses to put to the test, the Brazil1. Read on to find out how these new frames stood up to the test.

So, what are these glasses?

The Brazil1 is from the line of casual glasses from XX2i. They first made fantastic performance sunglasses (see: France1USA1Australia1). Then, they took that same technology and materials and applied them to sleek and stylish designs for your everyday wear. The Brazil1 gives you a sleek and simple frame with just the right touches to make it stand out. Here's how they describe them:
With its extremely versatile and stylish frame, the Brazil1 is sure to be the first casual sunglass you grab as you’re headed out the door. Decorated with small silver accents and a unique keyhole shaped nosepiece, the Brazil1 turns head with sleek lines and simplicity. Available in Matte Black, Matte Tortoise, White & Black, and Crystal Black, the Brazil1’s classic color combinations make it a standout piece without speaking too loud. Using the same advanced materials as XX2i’s performance models, the Brazil1 comes standard with polarized lenses that employ 8K 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

How do they feel?

I like everything about this frame. The shape of the frame fits me really well and wears comfortably. I like how the shape looks on my face, and is very much a style I like. I received the Matte Black, which is my go to choice for sunglasses. I love how they look with the little touch of silver, giving them just a little something. The frame feels like but still sturdy. I don't feel a worry they're going to break. Well, I worry I might break them, but at my fault, not theirs (luckily, the lifetime, no questions asked warranty quells any worry I may have). I also can't say enough about their lenses. They call them their "8K optical technology" and whatever they do, they look fantastic. The world just looks nicer with them on, haha.

Now, I did mention that they fit my face just right. While the performance line has adjustable temple tips and adjustable nose pads, the casual line does not. My wife like the look of these glasses, and loved the lenses, but on her face, the bridge and top of the frame just didn't fit her right. They were not quite comfortable (I could tell she wanted them to fit well so she could steal them though). Luckily, they also offer a 365 day money back guarantee, so if she had bought them, she'd still be alright.

I put these glasses through their paces, first out and about in Virginia. I used them for driving to and from work, out on walks, bright and not so bright days, and they worked great. Then, I recently took a week long trip to Florida (Walt Disney World, to be precise) and used these glasses every day. The Florida sun was no match for these glasses. I was also able to throw the zip case in my backpack to store them in and the soft microfiber bag in my pocket for quick on and offs (and many cleanings of the two year old's fingerprints). I even wore them for most of the 12 hour drive back home. The whole trip they were comfortable, did their job as sunglasses should protecting my eyes, and frankly, I feel they just look good (which is really the second most important job for sunglasses.

Special Sale (Limited Time)

For a very limited time, you can save 60% off the MSRP of $99.99 with limited discount code: BRAZIL1. The code is valid only from now till midnight Tuesday (November 22nd), so act now to save. That's HUGE savings off these great glasses that really are worth every penny. You may be cool now, but are you "two year old in sunglasses" cool? Don't forget, that comes with 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 lens cleaner), free U.S. shipping, the 365 money back guarantee, as well as the no questions asked lifetime warranty.

The Takeaway

These glasses are now my go to pair for everyday wear. I feel good in them, they look great, and the lenses are awesome. While I'm not one to mind wearing performance sunglasses all the time, it's nice to have a separate pair for just that purpose. These sunglasses give me that everyday wearable pair that add that little bit that only a good pair of sunglasses can.


This week's #bibchat will of course feature XX2i. Stop by on Tuesday, November 22nd at 9pm EST to join in the good times that is bibchat. Interact with the XX2i 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.

What's your go to sunglasses?


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