Gear Review: XX2i Optics Bahamas1 (+ discount code)

 

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I was lying on the ground to take this photo of my XX2i Optics Bahamas1 sunglasses when Buddy Cat (my boyfriend’s and my cat) came to see what I was doing. Behind the sunglasses, you can see the case that comes with them. (Vanessa Junkin photo)

Disclaimer: I received a pair of the XX2i Optics Bahamas1 sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

 

Now that I have a quality pair of casual sunglasses — the XX2i Optics Bahamas1 — I’ve put more of my cheap sunglasses in the donation bag.

I got to test the XX2i France2 sunglasses earlier this year, and although I’ve never considered myself much of a sunglasses person, I loved them, and I was excited for the opportunity to test the XX2i Optics Bahamas1.

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Here I am wearing the XX2i Bahamas1 at a Baltimore Orioles game. (Vanessa Junkin photo)

The Bahamas1 sunglasses come in four colors, and I chose the matte tortoise with polar brown lenses. The lenses I had in the France2 were a different color, and when I looked through those, I didn’t see a tint when I looked through them. The color of the lenses in my Bahamas1 do provide a different tint, and while I preferred no noticeable tint, it was not difficult to get used to. As I noticed with the France2, it’s easier to look at a phone with the sunglasses off.

 

The XX2i Optics Twitter bio reads “Clear Vision — Brilliant Style.” I would agree with both of these things. One thing that stands out to me is just how clear they are to see through. Although I was careful with the sunglasses because I knew they were good quality, I did not experience any kind of scratching or problems. There is also a “no questions asked Lifetime Warranty,” according to the website.

The XX2i Bahamas1 sunglasses do come with a padded case, along with a bag and strap for behind the glasses.

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I wore the XX2i Bahamas1 at Food Truck Sunday Funday at the Carroll County Farm Museum. (Vanessa Junkin photo) 

I also think they look cool, and they definitely have a more casual look than the France2, which are sporty. I wore the Bahamas1 for a variety of activities, including a Baltimore Orioles baseball game, on a boat, to a food truck festival, while driving, while playing softball and while running — although they are more casual, they also worked for running.

 

I also noticed that the sunglasses feel very light.

In the past, I had not spent much on sunglasses (and these were free to me as a BibRave Pro), but now that I have been able to test these better-quality sunglasses from XX2i Optics, the difference in a quality pair is quite clear. (Did you get the pun?)

The Bahamas1 are $99.99 — but be sure to read the next sentence! Use the code “xx2irocks” to save 50 percent at XX2i.com.

Also, join BibRave, fellow BibRave Pros, XX2i Optics and me for Tuesday night’s #BibChat on Twitter at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 20. Hope to see you there!

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