The future’s so bright, I gotta wear [polarized, photochromic] shades

I am married to the Consumer King, Upscale Division. He would be happy to advise you on any important purchase, and will likely upsell you and make you glad that he did. (If the man worked on commission, we could both retire.)

So when he told me about a pair of sunglasses that are supposed to be perfect for cycling, according to Men’s Journal, I figured the price tag would be painful. No! Under $100. I am now the proud owner of these Tifosi Dolomite 2.0 beauties.

Photo on 4-24-14 at 1.06 PM

Based on this sunny morning’s commute, they are indeed perfect for cycling: wraparound frame, vented lenses, comfortable (adjustable) temple and nose pieces, polarized (non-negotiable, for me) and photochromic. What’s not to love?

As I was walking through the Union Square farmers’ market, a man called out, “How do you like the Brompton?” I zoomed over for a chat and an introduction to Maggie’s features. He lives in Cambridge, where he is part of a city council initiative to encourage more cycling as an alternative to cars. He’s especially keen on folders, not only for mobility but also for portability – they move easily into elevators and under office desks, requiring no special accommodations to fit an urban environment.

He didn’t ask about my cool new shades, but I really enjoyed showing off my Brompton.





About Unfolded NYC

I live in Manhattan with a husband, two cats and a Brompton M6L named Monty. Contact me: unfoldednyc at gmail dot com (you know what to do)
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2 Responses to The future’s so bright, I gotta wear [polarized, photochromic] shades

  1. MG says:

    Glad you like your new purchase! I love using polarized lenses with a bit of wrap-around coverage for both cycling and running. I have a pair of Smiths that have a great rose-tint and the world really does look better (i.e., rosier) through them :).

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