Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ryders Eyewear Review and Giveaway

Scott from Outside PR sent me a pair of Ryders Eyewear Sunglasses recently.  They are the Swamper photochromic.

The website describes the Swamper as "A classically-styled sport frame for men and women that’s packed full of technology. Adjustable hydrophilic nose pads and temple tips give the ultimate custom fit."


First impressions were good.  They fit comfortably and seem to be neither too tight on my head or too loose.  Perfect!  I don't know that I would have picked out these particular frames, but the longer I have them the more I like them.  I have worn them on many runs and have no complaints about them,  I would recommend to others.

The frames seem very durable and are lightweight.  The lenses are a polycarbonate material which is very durable and on top of that they have a scratch resistant coating. They come with a case to store them in but I tend to not use cases so I love the scratch resistant (not scratch proof I know) coating.

What I think is super cool about them is that they are Photochromic lenses.  What does that mean?  It means the lenses are somehow smart enough to get darker in bright sunlight and lighten up as the intensity of the sunlight lightens. 



They also have hydrophilic nose pads and temple tips which means when I get all sweaty they won't get slippery.

 In this picture the lenses are really light since I am in the house.  Sadly everytime I have tried to get a picture outside it has been cloudy, but I have worn them in bright sunlight and noticed the lenses darken.  AWESOME. 
It’s important to note that most car windshields block the UV light that’s needed for the Photochromic reaction to take place. For this reason, you should not expect the tint of the lenses to darken while driving in bright conditions. (from the website)

I love that they block UVA, UVB, and UVC rays as well as harmful blue light.  All of that means it helps protect your eyes against wrinkles, cancer and cataracts.  LOVE IT!

Want to win a pair of these fab beauties for yourself?


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Good Luck! I will post the winner the day after the contest ends on the 22nd.

I was given these sunglasses free of charge to review but was in no other way compensated.  The opinions expressed are indeed my own.

48 comments:

  1. Am I missing something...for some reason, I only see html code in place of your raffle lottery thing....or is that just me?!

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  2. nope, I see the html thing as well.

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  3. I only see the code for your raffle copter too :(

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  4. These glasses are very cool. Will be back to enter your giveaway once the Rafflecopter is working. Have a good one!

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  5. I love how these glasses get darker as the light increases. My contact-wearing eyes tear up sometimes in bright light. These glasses would be great!

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  6. I'm with you--I like how the lenses change color depending on the conditions!

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  7. I lIKE how these glasses get darker as the light increases

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  8. I LOVE how the lenses change! This would be amazing since I run in and out of woods on all my runs! :)

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  9. These look great! I really need sunglasses for running.

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  10. Wow, this is a different way to enter a raffle! Haha I have no idea if I did it right, but I hope so because those are some sweet shades!

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  11. I totally need sunglasses! These look great!

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  12. I skip sunglasses way too often... and am fair skinned and really know better. These look great, and I love that they block UVA,B&C rays!

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  13. Wow! This sound fantastic! Fingers crossed I win. :)

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  14. Oops! I didn't see the directions. :) I really like that they're somewhat sweat proof.

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  15. That's really neat that they change colour according to the sun conditions.

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  16. I have been wanting to try these for a while. I think they are pretty neat.

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  17. Great giveaway.. And loving the entry raffle thingamajig

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  18. Great giveaway. I've been wanting to try a pair of these for a while.

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  19. I love that these glasses are 'hydrophobic'!! That got my nerd cells excited!

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  20. I have been wanting to get a pair of sunglasses for a while. Winning these would be awesome!

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  21. I love that the lenses are photochromic! Also, nonslip is a major plus considering how much I sweat during a run in the summer.

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  22. I would love a pair of sunglasses to run in.... especially on sunny days in the WINTER!!!

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  23. I love that they block blue light. So important.

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  24. I really need a pair of sunglasses and I've never had sunglasses that are polarized.

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  25. I have never even heard of UVC rays! Now I want to block them! I am crossing my fingers that I actually win something!!

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  26. Oh my - those glasses are HOT! I need some!

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  27. ~K~
    i love the look of the sunglasses and the fact that they won't slip around. Sounds perfect! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  28. Like how they darken on their own

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  29. Those look SO CUTE on you! They actually are quite my style, I hope I win them :)

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  30. I love you in all the glasses you post! lol I really need these. I have been asking for a pair of sports glasses from my fam for xmas....so we'll see.

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  31. I would love a new pair of glasses. I love the changing colored lenses. So great!! Pick me!!

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  32. I love Ryders!! Great giveaway.

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  33. I like the "smart" feature--how they seem to know how bright it is outside. Sun is a huge factor in CO.

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  34. what a cool giveaway :) I want some!!

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  35. Awesome! I am always changing out my lenses to lighter and darker depending on the time of day or cloudiness, I would dig these.

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  36. I would love these because with bright lights and my contacts it makes seeing hard sometimes.

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  37. I love the sweaty non slip technology.. but then i am a girl with a flair for fligging sunglasses

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  38. I love how they darken in sun too!

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  39. Those look sweet! I'd love a pair that gets darker in the sun! Awesome!

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  40. I think it is so cool that the lenses change based on the light. It seems our clouds are always coming and going, this would be a great feature.

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  41. Very cute! I could use a real pair of sporty sunglasses. I have a cheap pair from Target and they don't really sit on my face very well.

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  42. I like cool sporty sunglasses like in this pic.The frames must be totally black for the thick frames to be stylish.
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