Mar 18, 2017

Spring Ahead with XX2i France2 Review | BibRavePro

Disclaimer: I received the XX2i France2 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 there's one thing I've had the most opportunity to test most as a part of the BibRavePro program, it's sunglasses. Frankly, I love that. There's something about a good pair of shades on a sunny day that I just love. I can't really say what it is, but I do love sunglasses. Maybe it's because I've had glasses since a young age and therefore I never got to wear them, but now I have contacts and I can, but I digress. The very first pair I got to test were the France1. Now, I have for you their evolution: the France2.

What makes these different from the original?

Both the France1 and France2 are half rim sunglasses, featuring interchangeable lenses as well as adjustable temples and nose page. The key difference comes in the lenses themselves. While the France1 lenses rounded in from the edge of the frames, the France2 gives you a larger lens that flairs out a little, giving you a wider area of coverage.

How do they feel?

XX2i has making sport sunglasses down right. The frames are always light but durable. If anything should happen to them, you also have a lifetime warranty to back them up. The France2 come with the adjustable nose pads, which are fantastic to have. I also used to have a problem trying on so many sunglasses just to find the ones that fit just right. When it comes to these, a little squeeze, a little push, and they're sitting on my face just how I want: comfortably and secure.

I love the new lenses of the France2. They fan out and cover more, giving you a better covered field of vision. It's great on those very sunny days, but also when it's windy. Windy you say? Yes, because more coverage means less likelihood that the cross wind gets in behind your glasses and into your eyes. All around, the lenses are fantastic.

How do they look?

The France2 sunglasses are very sporty. That's not to say you can't wear them any time, but that depends on your personal style. I like the sporty look, and works well for me personally to get away with that anytime. I'm not exactly fashion runway ready 😉. I got the Hyper Orange with Orange Flash lenses and White temple tips. These are on the "louder" side, but they are absolutely fantastic with my BibRave gear. I even make a motion that these should be considered the unofficially official BibRave sunglasses (not that I have the kind of power or anything though.

Special Sale (Limited Time)

For a very limited time, you can save 50% off your purchase at XX2i with limited discount code: marchbibrave. The code is valid only until March 28, so act now to save. That's HUGE savings at just the right time to get yourself set for spring and the summer. 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. And if you need an excuse, just have the Easter Bunny bring them for your basket this year! They'd fit perfectly next to that chocolate bunny.

The Takeaway

While I've loved all the glasses I've tested, these have jumped up the bracket for their wide coverage of lens. No other pair I have matches that field of vision coverage. With XX2i, they always do all the little things right, so it's hard to go wrong. These glasses in particular will be my go to pair anytime I'm running in my BibRave gear and plenty of use otherwise. If you're a half rim kind of sunglasses person, I highly recommend checking these ones out further.


This week's #bibchat will of course feature XX2i. Stop by on Tuesday, March 21st 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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