Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2i Brazil Sunglasses as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Sunglasses, they come in all shapes, sizes, price points and design there is something for everyone. If you live in Southern California like I do, they become a basic part of your day, just like car keys, or hand sanitizer. Needless to say when I was offered the opportunity to review a pair of XX2i casual shades, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. XX2i has a huge line of products for both men and women with the main focus of their products targeting an athletic audience. However, there are also a couple options of “casual” frames for everyday wear, including the Brazil 1 which is the frame I received.
The Brazil 1 is a pretty basic design, however there are various color combinations to choose from. I received a matte black set, which I found perfect for everyday use. The frames (which are super light) encase polarized lenses that employ 8k optical technology. This technology ensures frame durability and lens clarity. To prove it, XX2i backs their products with a money back guarantee and a lifetime warranty. (From what I have heard from other BibRave Pros, they really do stand behind this warranty, and will replace them if you have any issues)
I used these frames for driving, lounging by the pool, commuting to work, hiking and even out for a run. They were extremely comfortable and very lightweight, I barely remembered I had them on. The best part about the fit, was that it was secure, no movement or jostling even when running.
What did I like:
*So lightweight, not heavy on my nose
*Frame was well fitting, not too snug, not too loose.
*Protection from sunlight was superior.
*Scratch resistant (warrantied)
*Subtle logo (the logo doesn’t obstruct the view on the lens)
*Received a soft and hard storage case, which is super versatile.
What I wish was a bit different:
*The polarized lens caused a bit of a blue tint on shiny objects when driving. (I got used to it though)
*The lens was quiet large for my face, I wish they had a smaller option.
*The overall design was pretty basic. I usually like a more stylistic frame.
XX2i sunglasses are suburb and I would definitely purchase a pair specifically for running. The weight and fit were so comfortable that I will continue to use these casual options on a regular basis. If you are an athlete, you definitely need to shop the options XX2i has available, as I am sure there will be something for you. The money back guarantee and the lifetime warranty make this is no-brainer deal.
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"Disclaimer: I received a SPIBelt Performance Series to try as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
Have you ever gotten ready to head out for a long run, wearing your new favorite leggings, only to realize you have no pockets? Well, don’t panic I have found the perfect solution. Spibelt Performance Series.
This elastic, adjustable belt with an expandable pocket fits along your waist. It’s really a perfect option when you don’t have pockets and need to bring a few things along for a run, workout or even just a walk in the park.
I received this pocketed belt to test out and I will just say up front, I was pleasantly surprised. It was super comfortable and subtler than I expected. I found this version of the Spibelt to be very versatile, and not just a “running” product. I tested this product for a couple training runs, a trail race and even to go to yoga. I also wore it one day when running errands and didn’t want to drag along a purse with me.
This belt is definitely a value at $26. It seems to be durable, so you will definitely be able to use it for a few seasons without a lot of wear and tear.
Here is what I liked:
What I wished was a different:
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