Gear Review: Native Eyewear Penrose Sunglasses

To all of my narrow-faced friends out there: tired of your sunglasses sticking out from your face like a cartoon character? The Penrose polarized sunglasses solve that problem, giving your skinny face that nice tight hug you want from an athletic pair of shades.

The design is simple but flattering, with a classic square frame that isn’t overwhelming, but gives great coverage. Because of the narrower frame and smaller design, they are meant for women’s faces, but there are comparable men’s varieties available as well.

The Penrose boast the Native N3™ lenses, which will block up to four times more infrared light than regular polarized lenses, and provide the protection you want on exposed peaks and bright, uncovered trails. I have the pair pictured in the image, which have a neat wood-patterned frame and green reflective lenses. This meant that on my last sunny hike, my partner wouldn’t stop staring at herself in the reflection, but that’s a small price to pay.

These sunglasses are sturdy and incredibly comfortable, and they don’t slide around your face even as you grow increasingly sweaty. The little rubber patches on the noseband really do the trick, and the tight fit means I can go for a run and not worry about them falling off and bouncing all over the place.

At $149, these shades are reasonably priced, especially when you consider Native Eyewear sunglasses are backed by a lifetime warranty.

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