Gargoyles Striker Review + 15% Off!

Recently, I was afforded the possibility of trying out the Gargoyles Eyewear Striker performance sunglasses, courtesy of Gargoyles Eyewear. Above see what came to me in the mail -the sticker now is on my treadmill with other great product stickers!.

From the website:

Gargoyles Eyewear Technology

In 1979, Dennis Burns, founder of Gargoyles, revolutionized an entire industry with the invention of the Toric lens. Dennis noticed that flat sunglass lenses left the eyes more exposed to the elements and contemporary curved lenses were causing visual distortion and stress on the eyes. This innovation became the basis of a brand and an industry.

His solution was the Toric Curve Lens. A shape that allowed light to transmit directly to the eye. No refraction, no distortion. By the early 80’s, the Toric lens became the technology foundation for the Gargoyles Performance Eyewear collection. Precision-molded and hand-finished, the design provided 210° of wraparound protection.

UV and Lens Protection

All Gargoyles lenses guard your eyes from 100% UVA, UVB and UVC light (Ultra Violet Radiation). Our lenses are coated with a NASA derived scratch-resistant and anti-fog coating, which offer 30% more protection than conventional lens coatings.

Why Green

The Gargoyles trademark Green Lens provides the wearer with a unique balance of target and background brightness. Designed for the Field of Play, the Gargoyles Green Lens helps you locate and track objects in motion against a variety of outdoor backgrounds including Earth, sky and water.

Our green field of play lens has a transmission which is tailored to accommodate playing field sports and outdoor activities where tracking objects in motion is critical. The Green Lens controls low-level blue light while the middle range of light is selectively manipulated to provide optimum visual stimulation and distinctive object illumination.

Clarity – Light – Time – Distance

The skinny on the glasses:

• Lightweight flexible Nylon frame material
• Pin Stop Hinge
• 8 Base EVS Lenses
• Shatter-resistant ballistic defense lenses
• Soft rubber temple tip inserts
• Polarized styles available
• 100% UV Protection

I wore these glasses for just about everything I could think of: from running, cycling, gardening, wandering, and hanging out, to a wedding. So light and comfortable, felt like an integral part of me. With a bike helmet on, the glasses were comfortable both under and over the straps, since the arms are slender and lie flat on the temples. The clarity of the optics is amazing, with the impression that there is nothing in front of your eyes, except everything is clearer and sharper. For someone with a face as wide as mine, these are really comfortable, no pinching, and, to me, flattering. Judge for yourself:

(All right, so even if I’m not that attractive, the glasses are amazing!)

The Striker model is part of the Instinct Collection, made to be distinctive with a balance of both form and function. Other collections include Classic, Stat, Function, Protective, and Optical. They also have very cool black or white t-shirts with cool Gargoyles graphics.

These glasses are HIGHLY recommended! Please run out and get yourself a pair or, if you want to take advantage of the 15% off I mentioned, head over to and enter “pursuit” (all lower case) in the discount code box.

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(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog – courtesy of Gargoyles Eyewear. I did not pay for the item, receive payment, or agree to give it a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)

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