Rachel Brumfield can be seen racing anything from the Resolution Run to Eleven Miles to Paradise, but also likes to explore and spends time in the mountains during the summer. You can follow her adventures on instagram @rachbrums.
Finding a good pair of sunglasses is no easy task. I’m not sure who a sunglasses designer has in mind when they’re dreaming up their next design – but it’s definitely not me. The combination of a low bridge, chubby cheeks and longish eyelashes usually force me to settle for something that meets a few criteria: doesn’t look awful, doesn’t cost a fortune, and actually semi-block the sun. I’ve had the most success so far with Goodr, which mostly fit and are perfect for running.
Tifosi Optics, however, takes it to the next level. Their Swank model are hands-down my new favorite sunglasses. Here are a few reasons why:
- Fit: These sunglasses fit perfectly. No headaches from too-tight-around-the-ears, no marks left on my nose, no hitting my chubby cheeks. I like that the design is very neutral, suiting a wide variety of face shapes.
- No-slide: Like Goodrs, Tifosi has mastered the sweat-proof glasses. They don’t slide down your sweaty nose or fog up, and they stay put on your face while running – even downhill!
- Quality: For a $25 pair of sunglasses, these feel very high-quality. The lenses are a scratch-resistant, shatterproof polycarbonate (good news for those of us who are constantly dropping, sitting or stepping on our sunglasses). The frames are bendy and don’t easily break. The lenses, while not polarized in this version, offer 100%UVA/UVB protection and a glare guard. Plus they put the brand on the top of the lens and the earpieces, which makes them seem extra designer.
- Look: The Swank rides the fine line between the ultra-popular classic Ray-Ban style and something a little more toned-down, with subtle curves and a narrower lens. I think it is a shape that would look good on just about anyone and is a great unisex style. The Swank also comes in a huge variety of colors. I opted for something neutral, so I could wear them for any occasion. Other options included fun summer colors like bright orange, ultra violet and powder blue.
Overall, I give the Tifosi Swank sunglasses two thumbs-up. They are my go-to everyday pair of sunglasses. They more than check all the boxes: look good, feel great, don’t break easily, don’t slide down your face while running and won’t break the bank. I’m delighted to have found an affordable pair of sunglasses that are so comfortable and versatile – now go get yourself a pair!
Happy summer adventuring!