Casual and Cool-XX2i Bahamas1 Review

Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2i Bahamas1 to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!”

When does cool become casual, and vice versa? The answer lies with XX2i’s latest product, the Bahamas1. I became an instant fan of XX2i sunnies when I first tried their France 2, so I was thrilled to get a crack out their latest masterpiece. The sunnies arrived in what i think is standard extras: hard case, cloth pouch, XX2i decals, and sunglass arm strap. The color I received was Crystal/Black with Polar grey lenses.

From the first moment you put them on, the polarized lenses transforms everything into a world like that of the movie Avatar. The shades are lightweight on your face, but well manufactured. And if your beloved XX2i happen to break, they carry a lifetime warranty! Scratches etc on your shades will be replaced, no questions asked. I thought I had experienced polarized shades before but nothing similar to this. Wearing the shades almost gave my iPhone a 3D effect.  On a sunny day, these shades make the sky look ALIVE.

These shades will work well with pretty much anything you wear. I wear them with my work attire every day, and they flow very well. I received numerous compliments about my cool shades. Step out of your suit/business attire and right into you casual wear without missing a beat. The black and grey combination make the Bahamas1 very flexible, and therefore easily matches lots of color combinations.

No doubt about it, invest in a pair of these beauties. From the light weight to the durability, these shades are worth the hype. The stylish colors are sure to make any casual ensemble pop with personality. Don’t stop there, throw them on with your business attire and watch the compliments roll in. Did I sell you on them??? Are you ready to own your own??? Use Code: XX2IROCKS to save 50%

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Keep Me Shaded-XX2i France2 Review

Disclaimer: I received XX2i France2 shades to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!”

As a active runner, I often encounter the dilemma of finding the right kind of shades to rock on my runs. I have tried several, but to this point I hadn’t found a pair of shades that “checked all the boxes” for me. A few were successful in keeping the sun at bay, but as the mileage started creeping up, I would run into the problem of the lenses fogging up. The are very few things more annoying than having to pause your run, stop your gps watch, and unfog your shades. Another problem was the shades not being quite tight enough and moving around during the run.

Enter XX2i and their brand new France2s. This was my first time trying a XX2i product, so I was excited to give them a try. I had heard good things about them from other runners that had tried one of their products in the past. The shades arrived in a nice hard case, along with a cloth bag and other small goodies. (I keep mine in the hard case at all times, when I am not wearing them). The color I was sent was hyper orange, and while I usually don’t go for bright colors, these were quite snazzy. In addition, the hyper orange will go great with my BibravePro shirt.

You receive 2 different nose guards, but I keep the original white one on. Without hesitation, I threw on the shades and took them out on a sunrise 5 mile run. First thing I noticed was how immediately clear everything got. After about 3 miles in, I completely forgot I was wearing any shades. I finished my 5 miles and not once did the shades fog up or move an inch while I was running. I was pleasantly surprised and extremely pleased. Through several more runs, these shades held up to the warm weather and frigid temperatures.(welcome to NC weather) I got loads of compliments from all my running trainees during our workouts. Outside of just running, I also threw on these bad boys for a quick hike and also while I was just driving around. I coach and play on a coed softball team, and you best believe I will be breaking these out for the sunny games.

I have no complaints about these XX2i France2 shades, and I would highly recommend them.

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Pros:                                                                            Cons:
Stylish                                                                        None
Snug Fit
Don’t Fog up in Heat
Lifetime warranty