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Tested: REVO Headway

revo-headway-sunglassesThe Claim: REVO’s Headway sunglasses feature the brand’s Crystal Lenses. The polarized glass lens protect eyes and promise to resist scratching while significantly cutting down glare.

The Trial: I used the Headway sunglasses for kayak and stand-up paddleboard expeditions on Lake Tahoe, plus mud season mountain bike rides.

The Verdict: REVO tailored The Headway for summer use, with an eye to the water sports crowd. (Each pair includes a leash with small buoy attached, keeping glasses afloat if you drop them overboard.) The larger frame offers a wrap-around style to shut out errant sunbeams. Low weight plus flexibility add to the comfortable fit. Crystal Lenses proved highly scratch-resistant, showing no damage from rubbing in the sand. Stellar glare reduction at high noon provided optical clarity, allowing me to see Tahoe’s beautiful hues instead of eye-numbing glare. Lenses stay clear during strenuous exercise, but may fog up when you stop to catch your breath. The metal hinges aren’t foolproof, but for a sunny day on or near the water these are a standout choice for eyewear. $209; revo.com —Ryan Dunfee

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