By Chris Stubbs
I got my hands on these sunglasses a few weeks back and it’s been an ace time to test them out with bright days illuminated by a low blinding sun, so typical of autumn days.
Bollé Slate Sunglasses
Bollé have a pedigree in snow and action sports, across a variety of disciplines, I found the Slates a good and ready inclusion to any paddler’s kit bag.
They arrived well packaged and protected in a velcro-sealed soft case, hardened at the front. Out in the open and they’re lightweight, good looking and on point as far as styling goes with their reflective blue lenses. They’re also very robust, with the ultra wraparound frame, and angled lenses, which backs up the claim of them being perfect for watersports with good protection from the side.
Furthermore the thermogrip rubber inserts on the nose pads combined with the keyhole nose design and temple tips keep the glasses snug and in position, even when wet. The polarised lenses keep the reflections to a minimum and are impact-resistant.
Great looking, with modern styling, the Slates are excellent sunglasses that a large number of paddlers will find favour with. Check out the other colour combos of Matte Black Blue (featured), Matte Storm Lagoon and Matt Black.
Prices approx: UK: £80.00; US $99.00