Gear Review – Nemesis Safety Glasses

 A review of Nemesis Safety Glasses. Affordable, light, functional, comfortable and durable.

Most of us lose, forget or damage something frequently.

For some, it is their car keys.

For others it is their phone.

Or maybe their lunch at home.

For me, it is sunglasses.

Over the years I’ve crushed, lost, dropped, left behind, misplaced, damaged and put God-knows-where more sunglasses than I care to think about.

I’ve worn everything from Ray Bans back in my Rhode Island Guido Days [1], to glacier glasses to drug store sunglasses to whatever I find at Tar-zhey or Wally World.

Living in Colorado, and being an avid outdoors person, sunglasses just aren’t for fashion. They are a  necessary item to block UV rays, cut down glare from the sun, help blocks the wind and other protection when outside.

My problem is that  I lose, damage, drop or otherwise mangle them just too darn much. Even the cheap $10-15 sunglasses add up.

I lost yet another pair on the Uinta Highline Trail.

But the trail gods provided. My buddy Mark spotted sunglasses with amber lenses. The frames were camo. Not my first choice of sunglasses, but they worked.

By the end of the backpacking trip, I enjoyed them quite a bit. Lightweight, durable and flexible frames. Comfortable to wear.  Lenses that wrapped around for good coverage.

Out of curiosity, I googled the brand of Nemesis sunglasses when I came home.

To my pleasant surprise, these now-favorite sunglasses were astonishingly inexpensive. Found as inexpensively as $15 for three pairs (including shipping!) And they came in various lens colors and color schemes: Mirrored, blue, amber (for better contrast), very dark and even clear.

Wanting an all-purpose one, I bought the black ones with smokey lenses.  Being safety glasses, they seem to be highly scratch resistant and durable.   The ones I bought claim to be anti-fog as well.  Curious to see how they work in winter. Naturally, they block out UV rays as well.

In short, I think I found my new outdoor sunglasses of choice: Light, durable, functional and inexpensive. And a past partner said they look good, too. 🙂

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Good enough for the president. Good enough for me. 😉

[1] We all have skeletons in the closet. Mine happened to have driven a ‘89 Mustang with chrome rims, had spiked and gelled hair, a gold chain, and an earring.  Do you want to see photos of those days in my late teens? Fuhgeddaboudit!

 

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