A couple years ago, I was fortunate enough to have Tifosi Optics send me two pair of sunglasses to test and try out for my Ironman training. Personally, I have found these two (both the Podium and the Lore) to be the best eyewear I have come across in years (and NO, I’m not just saying that because they were gifted….but that helps…). I have used them exclusively for cycling and running, which says a whole lot. They have made it through the 2015 Ironman, countless half marathons and all the training ups and downs I have had (which basically means they endured a heck of a lot). They have traveled internationally with me, and coast to coast in the US.
I can’t say enough about the quality and durability, but I’m going to do my best. In addition to their spectacular eyewear, this company treats you like family, sans awkward thanksgivings and other various holidays. Any issues, defects, even training mishaps…they replace your gear, no questions asked. I truly am a lifetime customer.
Pictured: The Podium and the Lore.
Not only are the glasses and interchangeable lenses durable and super high quality, but you get a solid case with a soft lining for the glasses and additional lenses. That is SERIOUS bang for your buck. Each pair has its own bag that fits inside the case. I am not sure it the bag was intended as a lens cleaner cloth, but it doubles very well as one.
I know there are a lot of quality sports eyewear out there. As athletes, we all find the gear we are comfortable with and we also know once we do…its hard pressed to get us to change our ways. I don’t know if it is superstition or simply the way we are wired, but we like what we like. However, I am here to say (with conviction, I might add), if you are looking for a brand of running/cycling eyewear you can fall in (and stay in) love with, Tifosi is the brand. Even if you are just curious, try them, I think you will find they fit the bill for whatever need you have.
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