Friday, April 8, 2011

Vela, Velo, Voila! It's a Giveaway!

My future's so bright...I gotta wear shades!
Happy Friday!
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:

VELA


  • 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
Why pink a pink lens? Well other than it being my absolute favorite color, I just started swimming with a new pair of pink tinted swim goggles and I love them! The pink hue is very "happy".
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

  


DEFCON

  • FRAME: WHITE  
  • LENS: YELLOW*, POLYCARBONATE, 100% UV PROTECTION   
  • TINT: 57% VLT  (visible light transmission)
  • FIT: MEDIUM   
  • FEATURES: ANTI-SLIP NOSE PADS AND TEMPLE TIPS   
Why yellow? Yellow, gold and amber lenses provide less overall brightness protection, but excel in moderate-to-low level light conditions. They provide excellent depth perception, which makes them perfect for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports. They also enhance contrasts in tricky, flat-light conditions.

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.

Lola approved!




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??

It's easy!

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.

103 comments:

ann said...

I heart the Nitrous glasses

Kat said...

I think I'd go for the DEFCONs as well, since I have a ton of dark glasses but none that would actually help in low light conditions. Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth said...

I like the pink or blue Vela with the interchangable lenses!

Julie said...

I'm a follower!

Julie said...

I definitely need the Defcons for all our cloudy Oregon days training days in the winter and spring.

Erin said...

Hey Jen! I am so the Duchess!!! Those would be VERY stylish after a long run, nice shower and a protein shake, hangin' on the beach!
Tell Lola Cullen's Mom needs them :)

Julie said...

I liked on FB!

Morgan said...

I love those pink Vela's! So cute!!!! I left them a FB message!

BigHappyFamily said...

I follow you!

rachelanne229 said...

i LOVE the pink Vela! great giveaway!

BigHappyFamily said...

I'd pick vela in pink neon ... who wouldn't want to see the world with rose colored glasses?

TK42ONE said...

It was a close call between the Nitrous and the Zephyr but I think I'll have to pick the Nitrous. They just look cooler.

Lyndy said...

I love the Drill and the Solace! The Drill would be good for running, but the Solace are just so pretty!

Carly said...

I really like the clamor ones.

And I'm so excited about the warm weather too!

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

I love the Duchess style! So cute :) I'd probably get a different pair for running/climbing though.

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Commented on Ryders FB page

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

And tweeted giveaway :)

Courtney said...

Oh I like the Solace glasses in brown!

Finallyfit2011 said...

I follow you :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

Oooooh the pink "Hex" ones are awesome but I also like the vela.

Finallyfit2011 said...

Commented on their page :) :) xoxo

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

I am already a follower!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Love the CLAMOR or DEFCONS!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Commented on Ryders FB page!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

I'm now following Ryders Eyewear and sent out the tweet!

Zoë said...

I follow! :)

Zoë said...

I think the OLLIE looks pretty sweet! But I think I love the name of the DEFCON. :)

Zoë said...

Just wanted to let you know I added this giveaway to the new Running Giveaway Listing site Runner Swag:
http://runnerswag.blogspot.com

Katie said...

oooh, those pink velas are HOT! that's what i would pick!

Melissa Cunningham said...

im a follower!

Melissa Cunningham said...

LOVE the solace!

Jennifer said...

Following!

Jennifer said...

I like the neon pink Ollie's

Jennifer said...

went to FB and posted on their wall!

Penny said...

I love the HEX PINK ONES

Penny said...

already a follower

Kiley said...

Im a follower

Kiley said...

I'd get the VTX in red. I LOVE RED & VTX look most like my style

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm a follower!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I like the Defcon but there are many that are really nice!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

Commented on their FB wall!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I tweeted! (tracyrunning)

Rene' said...

i seem to like the Ollies, I like the pink color and the shape.

Rene' said...

I am already a follower:)

Rene' said...

Just commented on the Ryder's Facebook page.

Colleen said...

I'm a follower!!!

Colleen said...

I've been eying the Hex for quite a while... any of the pink ones would be awesome though!

Colleen said...

Posted on FB

Kristen said...

I like the pink Vela's!

Kristen said...

I commented on Ryder's FB page!

Kristen said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

Kristen said...

I also added the giveaway onto my blog!

Elisabeth said...

I love the Vela! I tweeted the giveaway and commented on the Ryder's facebook page.
Great blog! :)

Melissa said...

I follow you already.

Melissa said...

I would like the pink velas.

Wanna Be Iron Mommy said...

I like the pink velas, but not the ones with three lenses. I would only end up losing them, so I don't need the interchangeable ones.

Wanna Be Iron Mommy said...

I tweeted the giveaway (@want2bironmommy)

Wanna Be Iron Mommy said...

I liked and commented on the FB page

Melissa said...

I tweeted. :)

StaceyL said...

I follow you (here as well as on the streets...lol)

StaceyL said...

Those pink Velas rock! If they do everything you say they do then its just what I need! We can rock them together with our KBTC uniforms!

StaceyL said...

Tweeted it!!

Forward Foot Strides said...

I am a follower!

Trish said...

I like the Hex in pink!

Trish said...

Stopped by Ryders on FB!

Jason said...

I am a follower

Jason said...

I would get the VTX. They look bada** and the red ones look even better.

Jason said...

posted on their FB page.

Jason said...

Tweeted out the tweet.

scissorbill said...

I like the Clamor!

Aimee said...

I'm a follower!

Aimee said...

I love their glasses! The Vela ones look so fun!

ozone3 said...

I'd pick the Nitrous in Orange Fade.

ozone3 said...

I liked Ryders on FB & commented.

Jen Brannon said...

I like the solace in tortoiseshell... tres chic!

Jen Brannon said...

I liked Ryders on fb!

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I'm a follower.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I would choose the Ollie in pink.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

i like Ryders on FB and I told them you sent me.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I like Ryders on Twitter and I tweeted the giveaway.

Teamarcia said...

Follower!

Teamarcia said...

I love the hot pink Velas!

Teamarcia said...

I like Ryders on FB!

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

I am a follower!

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

I've been salivating over the pink Hex for months now.

nolls4 said...

I'm already a follower...

nolls4 said...

I like the Solace or Clamor..

nolls4 said...

Just left a comment on Ryders FB wall...

Megan said...

I follow Ryder's on Twitter, and just tweeted about the giveaway.

Megan said...

I'm new to running, but after this evening's outing, it's clear that I need some better eyewear... The Velas look cute, and lightweight, and I like what you said about them not slipping around!

Megan said...

I'm a friend of Ryder's on FB and left a comment on their wall.

Dash said...

I am a follower

Anne said...

I'm a follower!

Anne said...

I have a hard time finding sunglasses I like. And I love bright colors - so I might have to go with the Vela...but there are others I love too. That orange pair is calling to me...

Armand08 said...

Definitely I'd pick the Defcons!! They are the sporty style I love, and I actually don't have a nice sunglasses fur running. Those would be the best option for myself ;)

Dash said...

I like Jolt!

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

I like the Defcon's. I need to not squint when I go out on runs. These would be great.

Stacie said...

I follow Ryder's eyewear on Twitter & I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I went to Ryder's Facebook page and let them know you sent me.

H Love said...

I like so many...but possibly the Defcon!

nicole said...

I'm a follower! It would be a hard choice but I think the Defcon.

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