I just saw the weather report and it appears that for the next couple of days Southern Maine will be hitting temps close to 60*--I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. After a craptastic week of training, I need to get out to run and bike.
Since I will be outside running and biking most of the weekend in this sunshine, there is one thing that will not leave my head!!
That would be my pair of Ryder's Vela sunglasses!
I'm celebrating sunshine with a review of my Ryder's and a giveaway!!
I got two pairs of glasses from Ryder's over a month ago and I have had many opportunities to try these two pairs out:
- FRAME: NEON PINK
- LENS: PINK with FLASH MIRROR, POLYCARBONATE, 100% UV PROTECTION
- TINT: 37% VLT (visible light transmission)
- FIT: MEDIUM
- FEATURES: ADJUSTABLE ANTI-SLIP NOSE PADS, ANTI-SLIP TEMPLE TIPS
But there is also some science behind it.
Rose- and vermilion-colored glasses really do make the world seem brighter. They provide excellent low-light visibility and enhance contrast. They also enhance the visibility of objects against blue and green backgrounds, which makes them ideal for driving or exploring in forested areas.
|I love the mild pink tint of the lens|
- FRAME: WHITE
- LENS: YELLOW*, POLYCARBONATE, 100% UV PROTECTION
- TINT: 57% VLT (visible light transmission)
- FIT: MEDIUM
- FEATURES: ANTI-SLIP NOSE PADS AND TEMPLE TIPS
|Yellow lenses provide protection in low light. |
THE VELA: These have become my everyday running and riding glasses. I have tried so many pairs of shades over the last two years and each time they fall short of my expectations.
They either slip down my sweaty nose or rub up against my cheeks and slide around. I am constantly having to adjust them which is distraction and annoying. The other thing that would drive me bananas is most of the glasses I'd wear would get all fogged up!
Not the case with the Vela.
The nose pads are adjustable to get a perfect fit and they are constructed of a soft, rubber-like material that is non-slip. The lens wraps around the eye area providing great wind protection (it's been crazy windy lately!) which I like. There are also non-slip grips on the temple area of the arms.
This style comes in a variety of colors and lens choices-a three lens interchangeable option is even available. While pink is my favorite color, in honor of The Tiger, I think I will be adding an orange pair to the collection as well.
I am super pleased with The Vela-functional and fashionable-this is a cool looking pair of shades.
THE DEFCON:I have worn this pair out twice; once for a quick, 3-miler and then again for a 22 mile bike ride. Both days I opted to wear The Defcon because it was overcast and drizzling. I had never worn yellow lenses and the yellow provided a great contrast in the landscape. It also made the dark,dreary day a lot brighter.
I always like to wear glasses when riding and having the yellow option is a great alternative on cloudy/dark days so I am enhancing my sight-not diminishing it with a dark, tinted lens.
As for the frame design, I liked the way it wrapped around the side, again providing protection from the elements. The nose pads are non-slip but do not offer the option of size adjustment like the Vela. The temple tips are also non-slip and this style did pretty much stay put with only a bit of movement on my face. The frames are comfortable and stylish. The Defcon is also offered in black and camo frames with several lens options available.
Now it's time for YOU to get your very own pair of Ryder's and get out there!
How do you enter to win??
You MUST be a follower of my blog to enter.
If you are not already a follower, just click the little FOLLOW button on the right hand side of the screen. Once you do that THEN:
You must complete at least ONE of the following to enter
1-Visit Ryder's website and check out their glasses. What pair would you pick if you won? Why? Tell me in a comment.
2-Then go to their Facebook page and tell them Jen from Miles, Muscles & Mommyhood sent you. Tell them which style YOU love!
3-Follow Ryder's Eyewear on Twitter and sent out the following tweet: Win @RydersEyewear from @milesmusclesmom & look good training http://tinyurl.com/mmmvela
Easy peasy right? Please leave a separate comment for each entry. One winner will be selected from all eligible entries via Random.org or by Lola. Entries will be accepted until April 16th at Midnight.
**The Ryder's glasses were provided to me for review by Outside PR. The opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and I was not compensated for my positive comments in any way, shape or form.