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Enclave Eyewear 20&20 Review

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.

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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.

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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.

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6 Comments

  1. Eugene August 10, 2013

    Where are they made in?

  2. Rob August 22, 2013 — Post Author

    They’re designed in California. I would assume the parts come from multiple different locations. You can read more here: http://enclaveeyewear.com/pages/about-us

  3. Ken January 22, 2014

    Just wondering. Is that the matte black gold design? The frames look a little grey in the pictures.

  4. Rob January 29, 2014 — Post Author

    Hi Ken,
    These are not the matte black & gold design offered on the site. These must have been a Kickstarter exclusive or sold out. I believe they were called smoke. The ones on the site look like they’ll actually be matte black.

    Hope that helps!

  5. Tim June 24, 2014

    Had my pair of enclave in today.
    as they say in their video, it should be ray-ban/oakley-ish quality.
    well, that’s not really the case. it’s your gasstation quality with very fine glass in it!
    they feel light, but a bit cheap too. i love ‘m, but they’re not ray-bay/oakley-ish.

  6. Fritz Allen April 19, 2016

    I purchased 3 pairs of these glasses during their campaign, be careful, the Bradford flex tortoise color is just a skin over the frame and does not seem to be very durable as it bubbles and peals off, very disappointing, otherwise I like them

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