Under Armour Power Storm Polarized Sunglasses

I have a hard time spending more than $25 on a pair of sunglasses, because I know it’s only a matter of months before I lose or break them. When I go to the beach, they end up on the ocean floor. When I go on a hike, they end up crushed in my pack. Maybe I’m careless. Maybe I don’t mind picking up a cheap pair from the drug store rack every 6-8 months. Or maybe I’ve just never had a pair of sunglasses I really, really loved.

After several weeks of wearing the Under Armour Power Storm Polarized Sunglasses, my attitude about eyewear has changed. These are worth the investment. And they’re worth taking care of.

For starters, UA’s Power Storm series claims to be “resistant to oils, bug spray & salt water.” And based on all the tests I’ve put them through, that’s true.

The frames are Ultra-light ArmourFusion® – a combination of titanium and Grilamid – which makes them strong and flexible. On the package, UA claims they’re “up to 10x stronger than traditional Polycarbonate lenses.” And if you’re a big enough geek to know/care about ANSI tests (you’re among friends, here), you’ll appreciate that these meet and exceed ANSI Z87.1 safety standards for eyewear. Otherwise, just know these are really, really tough shades.

Under Armour Power Storm Polarized SunglassesThe design of the frames is also smart. The blind spot in the peripheral vision is minimal, something I’ve found uncommon in a high-end pair of sunglasses.

But for me, there are three real reasons I love these glasses:

  1. Comfort. These are the most comfortable, well-fitting sunglasses I’ve ever owned. Their Three-Point Grip (both ears plus the nose) give a secure fit without pinching. They don’t feel cinched on, nor do they feel like they’ll slide off.
  2. Visibility. The polarized lenses eliminate glare without distorting too much color. It’s not just the world seen through a darker tint. UA also claims these block 100% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
  3. Carrying case. These glasses come with a good-looking, sturdy case that will protect them inside your backpack or from your behind if you accidentally leave them on the driver’s seat. Having sat on more than a few pairs myself, it’s nice to have something to protect my investment.

 Bottom Line:

These are the only pair of sunglasses I’ve owned that feel truly worth the cost, and this is the only review I’ve given with no cons to list.

Tech Specs:

Frames: Ultra-light ArmourFusion®

Lenses: Polarized, block 100% UVA, UVB and UVC rays

Availability: Available now

Colors: Satin Black & Shiny Black

MSRP: $144.99

Under Armour Power Storm Polarized Sunglasses

$144.99
9.4

Comfort

10.0/10

Visibility

9.0/10

Waterproofness

9.0/10

Durability

9.0/10

Packability

10.0/10

Pros

  • Three-Point Grip offers security and comfort
  • Blocks 100% UVA, UVB and UVC rays
  • Polarized lenses eliminate glare
  • Minimal color distortion
  • Minimal blind spot

Cons

  • I’ve never written a review with no cons to list. This is the first one. Bravo, Under Armour.
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