Editor’s Note: This edition of Gear We Test is presented by RAEN.
From the consumer’s perspective, there are only a few variables that distinguish a pair of quality shades from a cheapo pair you don’t mind losing, trampling on, or just flat out get tired of over time.
Good lenses. Fit. Durability. I’ve rarely paid attention to much else when it came to my sunglasses, to be honest. I’ve just learned that paying good money for something nice means I’m more likely to take care of it — less likely to lose it at the beach or leave it behind at a pool. But learning exactly what makes for a quality pair of sunglasses can bring a whole new appreciation. In the case of RAEN‘s line of eyewear, the process behind its construction and design has been built right into the brand’s story.