“ Manufacturer: Ray Ban / Type: Sunglasses „
I know, I know, I know, it seems a bit crazy to be buying a pair of expensive RayBan sunglasses for a child! However that's exactly what I've recently bought!
I treated my little nephew to a pair of RayBan Junior childrens sunglasses on a recent winter holiday. I bought them from Sunglass Hut in Heathrow Airport and they had quite a large selection of the RayBan Junior sunglasses out on display. They had a wide range of styles and shapes for both boys and girls; they even had Junior Wayfarers and Junior Aviators! I didn't think that the prices were actually that bad either, the cheapest pair that I spotted was around £35, and the most expensive air seemed to be around £60.
My little nephew chose his sunglasses himself, with help from both me and his mum as to which sunglasses fitted him, and which were too big. On the whole most of the RayBan Junior range did seem to be aimed at slightly older children as most of the sunglasses were too big for him. He is only 3, but he does have quite a big head (he takes after his dad!), I would say that after seeing the range that 4 (or 3 with a big head!) is probably the youngest age that the RayBan Junior range is suitable for due to their size.
However the pair that I ended up buying him are perfect, they are not too big at the moment, and he should get a few more years out of them, providing that he doesn't lose them or break them!
They are a red plastic wraparound frame, which curves around his face really comfortably, and they are really quite a lightweight frame. The frame is a dark metallic red colour, and the lenses are the RayBan grey-green colour. The sunglasses that he chose also came in a glittery black frame with silver mirrored lenses, however he wanted the red pair! These are a really trendy and stylish pair of little sunglasses, and he looks really cool and cute in these. I paid just over £40 for them, they were one of the cheaper pairs in the shop.
The RayBan Junior range are the same superb quality as the regular adult RayBans, they are also just as stylish. My little nephew loves his RayBans and has worn them at every opportunity. He has been surprisingly gentle and careful with them, he always takes them on and off with two hands like we taught him to, and he always puts them back in his 'blue' case, never just his case, always his 'blue' case! He loves that he looks just like daddy and the other grown ups in his sunglasses.
It's just as important to protect childrens eyes as it is adults, so I was more than happy to buy these for him. Depending how well they last I will probably continue to buy them for him in the future as he grows out of them, or needs a new pair.
I guess that my only gripe with the RayBan Junior range is that they don't come with a hard case to protect the sunglasses. They just come with a nylon drawstring bag, the drawstring bag does however come in quite a few colours (red, blue, green, orange are the colours that I remember), and the sales assistant showed my little nephew all the colours that they had and let him choose his own. He chose a blue bag, he's a typical boy and loves anything blue! I did also buy him one of the Sunglass Hut hard plastic cases for just a couple of pounds so that his sunglasses can be stored in a hard case and so are protected a little bit more against knocks or crushing when in a bag or rucksack.