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Reviews > Eye Protection and Binoculars > Sun Glasses > Tifosi Swank SL Sunglasses > Test Report by Kurt Papke
Tifosi Swank SL Sunglasses
|Height:||6' 4" (193 cm)|
|Weight:||230 lbs (105 kg)|
|Email address:||kwpapke (at) gmail (dot) com|
|City, State, Country:||Tucson, Arizona USA|
The test product is a pair of lightweight polarized rimless
sunglasses with rubberized non-slip nosepad and shatterproof
scratch-resistant lenses. It is available in a number of
frame and lens colors. The "SL" distinguishes it from the
base Swank model which has full rims and thus is slightly heavier.
||Woodgrain with brown lens
|Country of manufacture
||30 day return policy
||Grilamid TR-90 Frame
Nosepiece has hydrophilic rubber pad
|Lens light transmission
||23 g (0.8 oz)
I am looking forward to getting these sunglasses out into the
Arizona sunshine and seeing (literally) how they do!
|April 4-5, 2019
||Coronado National Forest, Huachuca Mountains
near Sierra Vista, Arizona
|Partly cloudy, windy. Highs around 65 F
(18 C), lows around 44 F (7 C). Very windy.
|May 5-6, 2019||Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Mountains just North of Tucson, Arizona||AZT: Gordon
Hirabayashi TH to Hutch's Pool
|Mostly sunny, slight breeze. High of around 85 F, low of 46 F (29-8 C)|
|May 18-19, 2019||Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Mountains just North of Tucson, Arizona||AZT: Marshall
Gulch TH to Lemmon Pools
|Mostly sunny, slight breeze, 36-60 F (2-16 C)|
|May 22-31, 2019||Various locations near Juneau, AK||Alaska
Dayhikes & Kayaking
||Dayhikes from 1-4 miles
|Near sea level||Sunny, 50-65 F (10-18 C)|
|June 22-23, 2019||Mount Baldy Wilderness, near Pinetop, Arizona||Mount Baldy Loop||20 miles (32 km)||9190-11142 ft
|Sunny, breezy, temperatures 30-68 F (-1-20 C)|
|July 6-7, 2019
||Tonto National forest, Pinal
Peak just south of Globe, Arizona
|Partly cloudy, 55-70 F
I used the sunglasses pretty every day for driving, yardwork, bicycling, etc. They were very comfortable and did a great job of protecting my eyes. I noticed that some of the windows in my car got a "rainbow effect" from the polarized lenses, but any polarized sunglasses would have exhibited the same phenomena.
The Tifosi sunglasses do a great job of staying in place.
When I am bicycle riding I have a tendency to look down, and some
sunglasses will slide down my nose, but not these.
This was a single-night car-camping trip to do some reconnaissance for the upcoming Arizona Spring Hammock Hang next month at this campground. I wasn't able to reserve the group campsite, so I wanted to check out the single sites and get an assessment of the winding mountain road leading up to the site.I wore the sunglasses on the drive to the Huachuca Mountains, the drive up (and down the next morning), and during a short day hike to the Reef Townsite mining area that dates back to the turn of the 20th century.
This was an overnight car-camping trip to a campground I had never been to before, despite being less than 3 hours from my house by car. Most of the sunglass use on this trip was the six hours of driving. I did some short day hikes up at the peak, but the Ponderosa pines had me going in and out of the shade all the time. Great driving glasses, very comfortable and the polarization keeps the glare down.
Great polarized sunglasses for all-day use. They don't slip
or slide on the nose, nor do they press into my temples. The
lenses are very clear and resist scratching. Quite often by
this point in the evaluation I will have broken the frames of the
sunglasses under test, but the Tifosi Swank's have resisted my
many "attempts" to break them. Good job!