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I bought my pair of Bloc sunglasses when I was on holiday in Devon and realised that I had forgotten to take my golfing glasses. My eyes are quite light sensitive and water constantly if I am out in sunlight and not wearing sunglasses. I had an ordinary pair but they were a bit big and flashy to play golf in and I do prefer a smaller more sporty looking pair for golf. I bought these from a small village shop which sold a wide variety of sunglasses and I bought the tortoise shell ones for £15.00. They had been reduced from £25 as it was coming towards the end of the holiday season so I had a real bargain as they can range from £23 to about £45. They also had them in black and dark grey but I thought the tortoise shell ones were a bit more feminine as I felt that the darker shades looked a bit too manly for me.
The frame is lightweight and is made from TR90 which apparently is a thermoplastic polyamide which is flexible, lightweight and strong. They have moulded nose pads which are very soft and comfortable and they prevent the glasses from slipping down my nose. My nose is quite narrow at the top so I do sometimes have trouble with glasses slipping but these stayed at the top of my nose and I felt confident that they wouldn't slip down.
The lenses of these glasses have quite a dark tint and they wrap round the side of your head so you are getting maximum protection against the sun. The only thing I would change about them is that they were curved over my ears as the arms are quite straight and although they are tight enough on me not to fall down I would like to feel that extra support of the arms curving over my ears. Also if you were using them for more extreme sports you may want to feel that extra bit of security.
I wore the glasses for the whole week when I bought them as I played a lot of golf and was wearing them for about five to six hours (includes putting practice and getting warmed up first before the men reading this are thinking oh no, another slow woman golfer holding us up!!) The glasses were extremely comfortable and did feel very light to wear and with the wrap around design at the sides they really did stop the sunlight sneaking through and affecting my eyes.
I now keep these in my golf bag all the time and use them every time I play and would say that they are the best pair of sports glasses I have had. I would happily have paid more for these glasses if I had known how good they were and would definitely replace them if they ever break or wear out. I think that they are a great pair of glasses which look very smart and stylish and I highly recommend them.
I had never used of Bloc sunglasses until a few months ago when I came across a range of Bloc sunglasses where I was in the Debenhams store in Cheltenham. Bloc seem to do a wide range of sunglasses and I think there is probably something for everyone - and there is a wide range of prices also and so there should be something to suit everyones pocket. The sunglasses I opted for were the Bloc white plastic frame sunglasses. These sunglasses were reduced from £36.00 to £28.80 - and I feel that this was a really good price which I was happy to pay.
The Bloc white plastic frame sunglasses are kind of sporty in design and I like this because I think they tend to add to the casual look that I often like to go for. The fact that they are white means that they re slightly different from the typical black frames that I would normally go for, but equally because they are white they pretty much go with any coloured outfit I wear.
The sunglasses are comfortable to wear, despite not being as lightweight as some other sunglasses I have owned. The arms are contoured so that they sit against the side of my face comfortably and they have a little bit of a rubbery feel which means that the frames do not slip once I have them on. I would prefer it is they were slightly curved to fit behind the ears because I always feel that sunglasses are more securely fitted on my head when there is a curvature to them. However, I do like the nose grip on these glasses because the nose grip is soft and helps to keep the glasses in place.
The lenses are slightly tinted and so they do distort the colours when you're wearing them. However, the lenses do provide 100% UV protection and so from a comfort and health perspective this is a real selling point. The lenses to also tend to follow the contours of the eye and so there is very little stray bright sunlight that enters through the glasses - which again adds to the comfort factor.
Overall, I do actually like these sunglasses and I would recommend them because they are comfortable to wear and they also block out bright light very successfully.
Fine, comfortable glasses that work well until you scratch them. Being Plastic this happens too easily. Unfortunately Bloc don't sell replacements lenses for these glasses online and... this is a big AND... they don't reply to queries from customers asking for help; trust me I've tried 8 times! With customer service like that I won't buy Bloc again... Which is a real shame.
I bought a pair of Bloc sunglasses for the absolutely brillian bargain price of £10 from a Costwald Leisure doscount store up in the Lake District one time when we were up there doing some hiking as I had forgotten to bring a pair of sunglasses with me and ther was a fantastic but rather low in the sky winter sun and I needed some protection for my eyes and to enable me to see clearly while climbing. The sunglasses were discounted from an rrp of £30 in the shop.
The ones I have are not the same design as the ones in the picture that Dooyoo have used, mine are black in colour however the frames does not completely surround the lens and the bottom of the glasses is just the lens only. The sunglasses are lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear as they are so feather like light on my face and there is a generous nose bridge as well so even after wearing them for an entire day of exertion walking and climbing they do not leave any marks and are really comfortable to wear.
They have a wrap around effect lens which provides full uv protection to the eyes and the lens is mirrored as well with a sort of bluey red effect that sort of looks like a film of petrol has been rubbed over the lens to give the colours you get when petrol mixes with water and forms a film on the surface.
They are not the most feminine of glasses however they are exc ellent for outdoor activities and running, I also wear them when cycling as well, they stay in place and do not more around and they give me a wide range of vision which is very important especially when biking.
For me they have proven to be pretty robust although the Bloc lettering has come off on one side of the glasses howevr they were an absolute bargain for a tenner and my only regret is that I did not get a second pair for when I either lose or break these.
I bought a pair of Bloc Blade sunglasses to serve as a utility pair- to use for cycling and running mainly. They're a simple black framed design, part wraparound sunglasses and part spectacles in terms of aesthetics. They wouldn't look out of place on a marathon runner, and neither would they turn any heads on the street, making them a very versatile pair of sunglasses.
Most importantly, the lenses have 100% UV protection so don't let their transparency fool you. The frames give a really close and snug fit without feeling like they're pinching. I like how the hinges are protected by the sturdy frame meaning that they're unlikely to break if you sit on them or they fall off. The nose pads are made of a really soft material that don't hurt my nose unlike many cheaper models that I've used.
I used these sunglasses during a summer holiday in the French Alps and they performed very well. Most notably, when I took a tumble on a mountainbike while wearing them, they stayed on and remained intact (which is more than can be said for my pride!). I'd also recommend them for driving as you'll soon forget you're wearing them and the frames don't interfere with your peripheral vision.
I bought my Bloc sunglasses in July 2009 ready for my 3 week trip to Borneo. My main concern was that they were fully UV protected, whilst also being durable, and being able to survive a lot of backpacking.
The glasses are very comfortable, and fit nicely on my head. They look good (unless people are too polite to tell me otherwise) and eliminate all of the glare from the sun.
I put them through their paces while we were backpacking, on trips in buses, on boats, and on a few dive trips. By the end of the holiday they were in just as good condition as when we left, although perhaps a couple of very minor scratches on the outside of the lens - but I cannot tell there are any scratches when wearing them.
I have also since used them on a 2 week diving holiday to Egypt, where they were also tested through more backpacking, and two weeks in Italy, and a week in France. I am not showing off about holidays honestly, I am just impressed that having been on 8 weeks worth of fairly hectic holidays they are still in great condition, with barely any scratches, and are showing no sign on giving up on me yet!
I would highly recommend Bloc to anyone looking for a good pair of sunglasses, at a reasonable price.
I have bought the brown 'Capricorn' model (which is also my star sign!) and they fit great. These look really stylish and they are quite a large frame so great for wearing when I drive with good peripheral vision and they look like designer glasses but with a much better price tag (only £30). Quite a dark lens so I only wear them when the sun is out, rather then to reduce glare, when I find the lens is a bit too dark for purpose.
I decided to invest in a brand this year (as I have a rather active summer break planned) instead of buying 3 or 4 pairs of cheap supermarket glasses (which keep breaking) and I am certainly impressed so far. These feel like a much better quality than the cheaper alternatives (though I'm not sure I should expect much from supermarket cheap glasses) and I expect they will see me through a few summers. Overall, a great purchase and a sound investment. The case doubles as a cleaning cloth too so I don't have to worry about the greasy finger prints from sun tan lotion
I got my Blocs from www.urban-myth.co.uk. I love 'em. Very cool, would recommend to anyone.
Glasses frame started peeling after several weeks. Now look unattractive. Still functional for cycling. Would not buy similar product Glasses frame started peeling after several weeks. Now look unattractive. Still functional for cycling. Would not buy similar product from this company again! Glasses frame started peeling after several weeks. Now look unattractive. Still functional for cycling. Would not buy similar product from this company again! Glasses frame started peeling after several weeks. Now look unattractive. Still functional for cycling. Would not buy similar product from this company again! Glasses frame started peeling after several weeks. Now look unattractive. Still functional for cycling. Would not buy similar product from this company again! Glasses frame started peeling after several weeks. Now look unattractive. Still functional for cycling. Would not buy similar product from this company again! Glasses frame started peeling after several weeks. Now look unattractive. Still functional for cycling. Would not buy similar product from this company again!
These sunglasses are well made and fit my face perfectly. Obviously people have different shaped faces and you do have to hunt around for the model that fits best. I was in Portugal this summer (where the sun can be extremely strong) and my cousin upon trying my bloc sunglasses immediatlely offered his Oakley sunglasses in exchange. What could I do, he's family right. To cut to the chase I have not worn the Oakleys since and have had to buy another pair of blocs.
When I was looking for some sunnies for me, I found that Bloc appeared to be in the right range of the market, not too cheap, and not to expensive. I need good sunnies as I go out in the sun a lot, so I wanted brand reassurance that my eyes would be safe, and I wouldn't be prone to headaches. Bloc sunglasses are, in these terms, very good, providing a good level of protection for your eyes. My problem with them was predominantly the fact that for 35 quid, you'd expect them to feel sturdy, and they don't at all. They feel flimsy, and just like "normal" sunnies, liable to break. So on first "feel", I wasn't too impressed. Then I put them on, and yes, they felt a little flimsy on my face, but suited quite well, I was impressed, and almost ready to shrug my shoulders at their flimsiness and get them. Then I moved. The lenses are absolutely awful for my eyes! It's like having a pair of somebody else's prescription glasses on, I felt dizzy and faint in the shop, let alone in the sun. Walking along I felt unstable, and I feel that the lenses are pretty bad really. Not very impressive after all! Whilst they look nice, I wouldn't recommend these. Either stick to cheaper glasses, or go for slightly more expensive ones with better lenses. Again, thanks for the comments. I didn't actually buy these glasses I should stress, on account of the lenses! I actually (ahem) spent quite a bit more...but trust me, it's worth it.