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Why You Should Choose Bamboo and Other Wood Based Sunglasses

For years the market has been stocked with the same old sunglasses, which offer some aesthetic variety of plastic frames, but not much else. That is why designers have taken to bamboo and other woods as top choice material for modern sunglasses. Fashionably, there is no question that the unique variety of wood grain looks great on a frame, but many wearers are leaning toward these new shades for other reasons. As the market is overflowing with cheaply manufactured oil based products, bamboo and other wood based sunglasses offer the opportunity to be a conscious consumer. Besides looking and feeling great, these natural materials just happen to work better as lightweight, practical frames too. Sustainability: Bamboo is a highly sustainable...

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How much do our sunglasses weigh?

Lets find out. I've had a few people ask me how much our sunglasses weigh.  Being part or all wood & bamboo they are actually lighter than standard metal and plastic sunglasses. All of the glasses weighed today were compared to Rayban Wayfarers and measured on a Dymo Digital Postal Scale. Make sure the scale is at 0.0 The Rayban Wayfarers weigh in at 1.3oz. Our Duncan rosewood sunglasses weigh in at 0.8oz. Our Bryson bamboo arm sunglasses weigh in at 0.9oz. Our Frisco bamboo & wood arm sunglasses weigh in at 1.0oz. Summary All our of current models are lighter than classic Wayfarers by Rayban. The biggest difference was 0.5oz. To give you an idea of how much that is,...

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Polarized vs. Non-Polarized Sunglasses

Which Should I Choose? Deciding on the right pair of sunglasses can be tough, particularly if you’re considering polarized versus non-polarized lenses. This guide will help you to understand the difference between the two, which choice is best for you, and how to tell whether or not your sunglasses are actually polarized. The main thing to consider when you’re making your decision is what you are going to be doing when you're wearing them. Polarized Sunglasses: Polarized sunglasses are specially designed to reduce the effect of glare and the intensi-ty of light. Glare is a problem anytime light reflects off of a surface and disturbs your vision. There are two types of glare: discomfort glare, which causes the viewer to...

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