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23 Jun 2016

Choosing Sports sunglasses- one question you should ask

When I go to sport exhibitions customers come in to the AMO sport sunglasses stand because they like the look of our products and often point to a particular type of sunglass that takes their fancy.

I will give them the product to try on and ask them ONE QUESTION. Based on this one question I will often propose a type or model of AMO sport sunglass to them.

I thought I would write blog to give you "quick guide" on my thoughts on this question.

The question I ask is:

What sport do you do?

For me, as a self confessed sunglasses "geek", endurance athlete, brand designer and brand owner it's a "no brainer". I would not wear trail shoes in a gym and not use my tri-bike on the trails.

The sport fundamentally determines the type of sport sunglasses you should choose as follows:

Question

Sport

What customer should be looking for

Suitable AMO sunglasses [CLICK LINK]

What sport do you do?

Cycling

(1) protection against grit, dust and insects, the sun’s harmful UV rays

(2) stylish and distinctive

AMO Thunderstorm

THUNDERSTORM sunglasses feature a wrap-around frame providing protection, no side shield distortion and reducing light leaking in from the sides: they are ideal for long workouts in environments where optical clarity and protection are essential for performance and safety

Road running

(1) lightweight and comfortable

(2) an amazing fit that will not bounce on the face

AMO Typhoon

TYPHOON sunglasses are thin-armed ultra-lightweight sports sunglasses are incredibly lightweight and with adjustable temple arms

Trail Running

(1) adaptable for all trails and all lighting conditions

(2) super comfortable and adjustable

AMO Typhoon

TYPHOON sunglasses are thin-armed ultra-lightweight sports sunglasses are incredibly lightweight and with adjustable temple arms

Triathlon

(1) tough, can stand up to being dropped, sweated upon and dumped during those triathlon transitions

(2) adjustable temple arms and nose pieces so that the sunglasses do not slip down your nose when you are on the bike and in the tri prone position

(3) suitable for all sports and lighting conditions

AMO Transformer

TRANSFORMER sunglasses combines adaptability, strength, lightweight materials and interchangeable lenses and arms (using AMO’s ‘Fit-lock’ system) to create the ultimate high performance sports sunglasses for all sports and all lighting conditions.

Mountain Biking

(1) superb optics adaptable to rough terrain and be able to see the path ahead

(2) offer protection against the perils of dust, branches, mud and stones

AMO Thunderstorm

THUNDERSTORM sunglasses feature a wrap-around frame providing protection, no side shield distortion and reducing light leaking in from the sides: they are ideal for long workouts in environments where optical clarity and protection are essential for performance and safety

Water sports

(1) wraparound large lenses which give full UV protection

(2) adjustable temple arms which mean the sunglasses will no fall off

AMO Thunderstorm

THUNDERSTORM sunglasses feature a wrap-around frame providing protection, no side shield distortion and reducing light leaking in from the sides: they are ideal for long workouts in environments where optical clarity and protection are essential for performance and safety

For more information see this link which provides lots more information and detail about differing characteristics, suited to different sports/uses:

Of course it goes with out reason that really good sport sunglasses will also have:

· Superb optics;

· Impact protection up to ANSI87.1;

·Hydrophobic or anti-fog lens coatings;

·100% UVA/UVB protection;

· Engineered and designed by athletes; 

·  Field tested by athletes.

These are my views. If you have any comments on this blog then please let me know your views in the remark column below.

As a reward for reading this far, AMO sunglasses is offering you an additional 10% discount if you purchase a new pair of AMO sunglasses. Just enter the discount code BLOG1076 at the AMO shop.

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im Hallworth is an endurance athlete and multiple ironman and the co-founder of AMO sunglasses.

Are you can find more blogs about sports sunglasses at the following web page http://www.amosunglasses.com/latest/blog

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Thunderstorm series

Protection and clarity for cyclists, mountain bikers and triathletes

Firestorm (red) - pictured with mirror-finish medium-dark lens. Also available in Snowstorm (white), Twister (green)

PT10revised

Typhoon series

Lightweight and comfort for ultra runners, marathon runners, cyclists and triathletes

Nimbus (white) - pictured with optional NXT polarised dark lens. Also available in Cirrus (yellow), Gale (pink)

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Transformer series

Strong and lightweight for multisports athletes including ultra runners, marathon runners, cyclists, mountain bikers and triathletes

Ironcatcher (black) - pictured with Revo blue lens. Also available in Prowler (white)

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