A Review of the Under Armour Big Shot Sunglasses

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An in depth review of the Under Armour Big Shot Sunglasses A Review of the Under Armour Big Shot Sunglasses www.runnerclick.com

I’ve always been a fan of Under Armour products, especially their clothing line.  Under Armour makes high quality products, so it should come as no surprise that their Performance Eyewear are high quality too.  Just recently I had the opportunity to try out a pair of their Big Shot sunglasses from their Performance Eyewear line.  Now, let me start off by saying that the Under Armour Big Shot sunglasses are marketed for baseball players.  Am I a baseball player? No.  Does that mean runners can’t use them?  Quite the opposite.  I found out pretty quickly that all the technology Under Armour put into these sunglasses were quite useful for runners.

See Like an Athlete.  Or at least that’s what the box said.  Did they work for me? Did I love them? More importantly, did I “see like an athlete”? Keep reading to find out what I thought about the Under Armour Big Shot sunglasses.

Fit

Let’s start off with the AutoGrip temples. The arms of the sunglasses are flexible which help keep the sunglasses in place without digging into the sides of your head.  Obviously, this is an important factor when running as you don’t want your sunglasses to bounce around on your face, nor do you want the digging uncomfortably into the sides of your head.  I tried these glasses on long, slow runs as well as short, fast runs and even some gnarly trail runs.  No matter what type of run, these glasses stayed in place.

Even though these glasses were designed for people with larger heads, they did not feel too loose and they did not bounce.  The AutoGrip temples certainly do their job, providing a custom fit.  Also, I can’t overlook the comfortable rubber nose pad which was easily adjustable for a solid fit.

Coverage

The lenses themselves are big, but not in a bad way.  They cover the whole eye and go beyond, extending past the sides of your eye as well as down towards your cheek in order to completely block out the sun and debris. It is worth noting that the lenses themselves did not touch my face, which could obviously be a problem and a rather annoying one at that.

Look

These are some bad ass looking sunglasses.  They are sleek and stylish and personally, I liked the blue polarized lenses.  However, if you want something more neutral, they do come in black and gray lenses as well.  The frames themselves do not encompass the entire lens but rather give that “floating” look.

The color combo I got to test out was the shiny black frames with the Blue Storm Polarized lenses.  The current styles offered on the Under Armour website are the Big Shot Multiflection in the shiny white frames and gray with orange Multiflection lenses, as well as the Big Shot Storm Polarized in the satin black frames with gray polarized lenses. However, you can find many more color options on Amazon including the shiny crystal tortoise frames with black lenses, satin carbon frames with black lenses, shiny crystal clear frames and frosted clear lenses and more.

Polarization & Glare Protection

The lenses in my pair were the Blue Storm Polarized Lenses. Specifically, the lenses are Under Armor’s UA Storm Polarized which are supposed to eliminate glare, reduce eye fatigue and enhance color retention.  The patented ArmourSight Technology boasts 20% enhanced vision.

Whether it was a bright sunny day or an overcast, dreary gray day, I had no problem seeing my path clearly and defined.  And glare?  What glare? Not with these glasses. I didn’t squint once.

And unlike other sunglasses, including the cheap ones I am guilty of wearing every now and then when my “nice” ones are lost, I was super impressed how different my eyes felt after the run.  I had no problem keeping these glasses on my face long after my run was through.

UV Protection

We all know (or should know by now) UV protection for your skin is important, but it is also important for your eyes too.  As with all Under Armour Performance Eyewear, these lenses block 100% UVA, UVB and UVC rays.

Durability

The ultra-light ArmourFusion frames are made of a combo of titanium and Grilamid. These materials make it not only light weight and flexible, but very strong.  The ArmourSight technology in the lenses make the lenses 10 times stronger than your standard polycarbonate lenses.  The lenses are resistant to oil, bug spray and salt water.  Needless to say, these glasses are super durable.

With the price of these glasses (which I’ll get into in a minute), I expect these sunglasses to be super durable.  Luckily, Under Armour did just that.  Though these glasses are super light in in weight, you can tell just by holding them, they are a sturdy, well-made pair of glasses.

Cost

The Under Armour website has them for $145, but you can get certainly styles on Amazon for as low as $85.  These are not cheap sunglasses. Nor should you expect them to be.  A lot of thought and technology went into these sunglasses.  As with most running gear, especially shoes, you get what you pay for.  These are an investment. For some, the price may seem a bit much, but considering their effectiveness and durability, you will have these glasses for a long, long time.  But if you can get a pair for $85, definitely go for it.

Bottom Line

Did I like them?  Yes.  I really have no complaints about these sunglasses.  They were solid, sturdy, flexible and comfortable.  They looked really good to.  Perhaps they look a touch too big on my “average” size head, but other than that they did the job they were intended to do and they did it quite well.

Don’t let the “Baseball” category they are put in make you turn the other way.  These are  certainly great for running.  And with the variety of lens and frame colors to choose from, you are certain to find a color combo right for you.

So go ahead.  See like an athlete.  I did.

Under Armour Big Shot (Unisex)
  • Under Armour Big Shot (Unisex)
  • 4.8 out of 5
    Our rating
  • Titanium frame
  • 100% UV protection coating
  • Multiflection
  • Price: See Here
Under Armour Big Shot (Transperant)
  • Under Armour Big Shot (Transperant)
  • 4.6 out of 5
    Our rating
  • Titanium frame
  • 100% UV protection coating
  • Multiflection
  • Price: See Here
Under Armour Big Shot (White/Red)
  • Under Armour Big Shot (White/Red)
  • 4.7 out of 5
    Our rating
  • Titanium frame
  • 100% UV protection coating
  • Multiflection
  • Price: See Here
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