Posted by Elana Rabin // Jun 29, 2018
Revant Optics S1L Sunglasses: Built to last
Any product that can withstand the unintentional beating my gear typically endures is a winner in my book. Revant Optics’ S1L sunglasses fit the criterion.
It can be hard to believe these days when a brand boasts products built to last for a lifetime – particularly with sunglasses that tend to have a lifespan of maybe a year (if they’re lucky). While I’ve only had these sunnies for a few months now, they’ve been trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and to the beach.
The first detail of the S1Ls I noticed is that they stay put – when running, when sweaty, when doing cartwheels. This has never been the case with any sunglasses I’d used before.
The second detail I noticed – I can see everything and very clearly. The Elite lenses used in all of Revant frames are no joke – everything is crystal clear and the shape of the lenses allow peripheral vision. Also new to me, since I generally go for the lifestyle, flat frames. The S1Ls perfectly hug my face, protect my eyes, and don’t give me a headache after hours of wearing them.
The third detail requires an anecdote – I recently traveled to Italy’s Amalfi coast on vacation and after a 3-mile humid trail run with variable terrain, and lots of tourist-dodging, my husband and I stopped for a drink at a hut overlooking a cliff. While posing for a photo, I slid the sunglasses up to the top of my head, but leaned back too far and the S1Ls took a 30-foot fall to a concrete ledge. Looking at the splayed pieces below, I was sure this was the end, but upon retrieving each piece, I was able to put everything back together (somehow without a scratch) in under a minute and they worked just the same for the rest of my run and to this day.
Even when the lenses get a scratch, replacements will be available for purchase on the Revant website forever, in addition to any other part of the frames that might break over the next indefinite number of years I plan to use these great sunnies.
The Revant Optics sunglasses come in different frame and lens designs. Be sure to check out Jackie’s review of the Revant Optics S2L.