Dragon Alliance is a surf brand out of California that is making some eco-friendly sunglasses that, hell, even we climbers might love. In fact, I do. I test-drove a pair of the Renew LL Ion’s, which I chose because these frames are actually made out of recycled water bottles.
Recycling is one of those abstract things that we all do while standing athwart to any tangible evidence of its implications. I was psyched to own a piece of garbage that might otherwise end up in the ocean that has been transformed into a functional, comfortable, stylish item of gear.
What I love most about these sunglasses is just how light they are. These XL frames offer tons of protection from the sun for moonfaces like mine, while essentially weighing nothing at all.
At $139 these aren’t the cheapest shades, but they’re certainly competitively priced for what you might expect to pay for high-quality sunglasses. Still, at this price, I would’ve loved to see the addition of polarized lenses, which I find help reduce the glare on sun-blinded granite walls. Still, your purchase helps support the Surfrider Foundation’s clean-water initiative, so at least your shameless consumerism is supporting something worthy.
Dragon Alliance seems like a great company making stylish sunglasses, including some that actually float in the water, which I hadn’t heard of till this year, so check them out if you need some new shades.
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Originally posted 2020-09-08 15:29:31.