Product Type: Next Sunglasses
Newest Review: ... when I was headachey and having to go into work to sit at a computer all day!). Next describe them as being able to block 99% of the suns... more
~Just In Need of The Sun!~
Next Polarised Tortoiseshell Effect
Member Name: newby2
Next Polarised Tortoiseshell Effect
Advantages: look good, nice and dark
Disadvantages: don't block UV rays and don't match all my wardrobe
=Next Polarised Tortoise Shell Rimless Sunglasses==
After having had my lovely Aviator Sunglasses from Next for a good couple of years without loosing them or breaking them I guess it was only a matter of time before something happened to them i.e. me sitting on them and crushing them into an unwearable formation. Well the £12 I paid for them back then certainly was worth it and I did indeed get my moneys worth. So bearing in mind these Next glasses stood the test of time I decided to purchase my subsequent pair from the very same place.
These rimless tortoise shell polarised glasses caught my eye and the brown shades they were made up from matched well with the outfit I was wearing at the time whilst shopping in town. I have to say that having worn them a good times the will not necessarily go with every outfit I choose to wear and I have also bought a darker coloured pair to match the blacks that I wear much better.
Anyway I paid a good price of £17.50 p for this pair of glasses and made sure that they suited me by asking my ever critical mother who was accompanying me on my said shopping trip. She gave the go ahead and I purchased them along with a few other goodies from the store. So far I have had a fair bit of use out of them in the few months I have owned them and although the rain has hit us hard I find myself wearing them a lot for driving and wonder if it is really necessary to be wearing them but since I fear the frown line more than I fear being looked at oddly I think I will wear them as much as possible.
The glasses themselves are surprisingly sturdy for a non-branded made and they seem up to the standard of my previous Aviator glasses that lasted so well. Considering their rimless design I would have thought they would be slightly more flimsy but this seems not to be the case. The gold knot type design which holds the lenses onto the arms of the glasses is made of a good strong metal which not only looks very nice but doesn't seem as though it will tarnish and because it is a good deal set away from the skin doesn't irritate or rub in the slightest.
The glasses overall are very comfortable to wear and the lightweight design of them makes it feel as though I am sometimes not even wearing any glasses. However I know I am because of the lovely shading effect the glasses have on the brightness of the day and they do indeed give a good deal of blocking out of the sun. These glasses are categorised at a dark tint and for use in sunny conditions (and I found also pretty good for when I was headachey and having to go into work to sit at a computer all day!). Next describe them as being able to block 99% of the suns glare although seeing as they are the cheaper type of glasses there is no mention on them that they block any of the suns harmful UV rays but with glasses this is always something you get what you pay for.
However I do find that these glasses are very comfortable to wear and that they do indeed give a good shading from the suns rays (even if not the harmful ones). They look good and even if they don't go with every outfit I wear they do seem to match with a lot and are ideal for driving. I think there are a few draw backs with the glasses such as the fact they don't block out harmful rays and that they don't seem to be able to match my wardrobe entirely so therefore I will be awarding a 3 out of 5 stars. Like I said you generally get what you pay for with glasses and although these look good there are better ones out there but you should be expecting to pay a lot more than the price I paid for these.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read
Summary: a fair pair of cheaper glasses