My linux/nerd blog/thing has recently been overrun by reviews. I recently joined kickstarter and thought I’d check out something small. I wanted to check out the process and see how smooth it went.
This time, I paid $30 for a pair of shades. Some people may think this is alot, others may not. I’m kind of new to the shades fetish. I have the following in my stable at this time: Dragon – Jam – Matte Grey & Green Ion, Spy – Logan – Black Ice, and 2 pairs of Oakleys. By far my favorite are the Dragons. Whether it’s my emotional attachment and a reminder of my trip to San Diego, or just that they’re so comfortable and original, I have lost this pair in the ocean and have replaced them, that’s how much I like them.
I dumped my cash on these on September 23, 2012. I received the finished product on December 25, 2012. It was a bit behind schedule, but what can you expect with a founder in college (posting multiple delays regarding school work, finals, etc… i can relate) and multiple set backs due to customs, dmca issues, and providers. Overall, the process went well for the owner of Enclave, Daniel Kane. You can find the original project here.
In the videos, the glasses were described as high quality with ton of lingo I truly couldn’t care less about nor comprehend. It sounded really cool though. These shades are fair quality. They are nowhere near ready to compete with the big names listed above, but for a good pair of polarized sunglasses the cost is almost on par. I will say this, these will be my toss around shades. I have a trip to Guatemala coming up; these will be the glasses I bring. For $30, I won’t be too sore if I lose them and I’m not attached to them by any means. Of all my sunglasses, these are the only ones that I don’t get compliments on. I’m not sure if it’s the cheesy emblem on the side reminiscent of a big TYPE-R badge on a riced out 89 carolla, or if the colors I selected are just not cool. I imagine these would go over well in the summer time at the beach, or at some dubstep show. Unfortunately, for me and these glasses, they arrived in the winter and I hate dubstep.
Would I buy these again? For $30, hell yes. I’ve had them for over a month and they don’t have a scratch on them and don’t seem to be falling apart yet. They feel light. I have yet to try twisting them or anything shown in the kickstarter video. I don’t know that I will. They were $30 after all. I would say, before pulling the trigger on these, head to the nearest 5 gas stations and check out their selection. You’ll likely find something similar and save $15 bucks.