Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2i USA 1 sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Happy 2016! I thought a great way to kick off the new year would be with a review and a sweet discount, so let’s get right to it.
What the “Sport Polarized Kit” Comes With:
- 1 pair of XX2i USA 1 white gloss, blue flash polarized lens sunglasses
- 1 hard case
- 1 soft pouch
- 1 sport strap
- 2 interchangeable nose pads (red and blue)
- 2 interchangeable temple tips (red and blue)
- 4 extra nose pad screws
- 1 mini screwdriver
- 2 XX2i stickers
I was nervous to try out the XX2i USA 1 sunglasses because I have a pretty narrow face, and a lot of times “sport” sunglasses just don’t look good on me. I was pleasantly surprised when I took these out of the package and tried them on. They fit great! The adjustable rubber nose pads were super comfortable and the sunglasses didn’t bounce when I ran with them. The rubber temple tips (aka arms) also helped keep the shades in place.
The polarized lenses are amazing! They are slightly tinted and reduce glaze – everything you want in a polarized lens. I wore them the other day when it was snowing (because I can’t go anywhere without sunglasses) and they were great.
XX2i also has a pretty ridiculous warranty – 365 days (yes, a full year) to try them out. If anything goes wrong, you can return them with no questions asked and only pay the shipping. For someone who is going to be active and outdoors often in these shades, I like not having to worry that I’m going to destroy my sunglasses and be out of luck.
The lenses are also interchangeable, so you could add prescription lenses if you wanted to. I didn’t try out this feature.
It was nearly impossible to change out the temple tips and the nose pads. Despite taking the advice of some other pros who suggested turning and pulling the temple tips, I wasn’t able to get them off. It was easy to take off the nose pads, but the screws wouldn’t go into the new ones. Upon further inspection, there was rubber blocking the holes and I tried to just push the screw through and use a needle to poke it out, but it just didn’t work.
The Bottom Line
I really love these sunglasses, and highly recommend them, and at a retail price of $59.99, it’s a great deal, too.
That being said, I recommend you buy the exact colors you like, because if you have my luck, you aren’t going to be customizing the nose pads and/or temple tips.
And here’s the promised discount code. It’s the only one that XX2i offers, and it’s an amazing deal – 50% off!!! Just use the code “XX2iRocks” when you checkout.