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I would describe myself as a competitive trail and road runner who likes to ride a bike and is getting into triathlon too. 
 
I wear road running shoes on the road and trail running shoes on the trail. Everything has to be technically specific and purpose made for the sport. I’m a perfectionist in that sense. 
 
After the shoes, the single most important piece of equipment in my race bag is my sunglasses. And this is where AMO's performance excels. 
 
Not only are AMO sunglasses designed specifically for sport, with a range of high quality technical features, but they convey so many benefits to me as an athlete that I just feel more secure running in them or riding with them. 
 
SUNGLASSES THAT STAY IN PLACE
 
On the trails you’re either running uphill or down steep descents. Most sports sunglasses bounce around and constantly need to be pushed back on your nose (especially when racing downhill) which is an unwelcome distraction and genuine hazard when you need to focus on the terrain in front of you. 
 
Not so with my AMO sunglasses. With an adjustable nose piece and flexible arms they fit really well and stay in place, even on hot sweaty days when my sunscreen is running down my face.
Adjustable nose pieceAdjustable nose piece
 
SUNGLASSES WITH PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES
 
The other feature I consider essential on the trails is fast reacting photochromic lenses. Running through dense forest which changes quickly from light to shade and back, I used to find myself constantly pushing my sunglasses up on my head because I couldn’t see clearly in shady spots, then pulling them back down as soon as we broke back into open space and bright sunlight. It was a frustrating, energy wasting experience until I started wearing AMO Ironcatcher sunglasses with photochromic lenses.
 
Ironcatcher with photochromic lensIroncatcher with photochromic lens
 
The AMO sunglasses photochromic lenses react quickly and effortlessly adjusting the amount of light to match the conditions. Now I can keep them on and run through just about anything, confident that they will adjust naturally to maintain the perfect light conditions.
 
SUNGLASSES DESIGNED WITH COMFORT IN MIND
 
Comfort is obviously a vital aspect of any piece of equipment. I have worn my AMO sunglasses for close to 8 hours in ultra races and never felt any of the irritable hotspots around the nose, or tightness on the temples that you get with other brands. The AMO sunglasses just fit really well and continue to do so all day long.
 
SUNGLASSES FIT FOR ANY SPORT
 
Even as a newbie to the triathlon scene I notice a huge difference wearing AMO sunglasses.They are made to such high standards that they offer unsurpassed levels of eye protection and comfort. 
 
My AMO sunglasses provide me with a great field of vision which is essential on the bike and their anti-fog technology ensures that they never, ever fog up when I‘m riding which is critical. I have had stone chips and all sorts of road debris hit me in the face and my AMO sunglasses have taken it all in their stride. 
 
One feature that I never thought I would use is the fact that the lenses are interchangeable as I love the AMO photochromic lenses. However early in the morning or at night when the light conditions are very different it is great to be able to switch to clear or light enhancing lenses so that I can ride in any conditions knowing that my eyes are protected.
 
A TRUSTED INDEPENDENT SUNGLASSES BRAND
 
I also really like the idea that AMO is an independent brand that makes hard core sunglasses for endurance athletes. I know that every feature in my AMO sunglasses has been designed and tested by people like me with the sole purpose of improving function and enhancing performance. 
 
Of course it doesn’t hurt that they look great and come in a range of cool colours and styles. 
 
I have been fortunate enough to find myself on the podium at races from time to time and I always wear my AMO sunglasses with pride as they play a small but vital part in my success. 
 
 

Check out our current range of AMO Sunglasses here. BUY NOW at our web shop with discount code MO10 to get an immediate 10% discount.

For more third party reviews on AMO sunglasses go to: http://www.amosunglasses.com/latest/independent-reviewers

For more information on the benefits of sport sunglasses for athletes go to our blogs at http://www.amosunglasses.com/

I first heard about AMO sports sunglasses almost by accident. It is strange how often the small things in life can make a real difference to you. I had been involved in X-Terra and adventure racing all around the world and was being sponsored by CHIRU bikes when the founder of AMO Sunglasses (Tim Hallworth) who was friends with the CHIRU bikes founder,asked me to become a profiled athlete for AMO sunglasses.

At that time, knew nothing about AMO sport sunglasses and thought how good could their product be! I soon found out AMO sport sunglasses was a serious niche sport sunglasses brand founded by a very keen and active ultra runner and triathlete (Tim Hallworth) who was passionate about endurance sports and the sport sunglasses he had developed from nothing.

Since then, I have been using my AMO sport sunglasses at all my adventure races and in training for the last two years and they have been field tested in some of the most rigorous environments on the planet.

This gives me the credentials to write a review about AMO Sunglasses. The sunglasses model I use is the Transformer series.Let me start by saying that "I love them". It's often hard to say "why" as they are just on the critical part of my sports kit! They are hard wearing, practical and so reliable I hardly ever think about them. But, if I have to say why I like my AMO sports sunglasses these are the reasons:

1. Adjustability

I love the features of adjustable temple arms and nose pieces.The design is well thought through and they are easy to adjust "on the go" even during my races. This important feature means they do not cause me discomfort during my adventure races. If they are too tight or too lose I simply adjust them.

Adjustable nose pieceAdjustable nose piece

Adjustable temple armsAdjustable temple arms

2. Stability

The design of the AMO sport sunglasses is so stable that they do not move around on my nose despite my head moving around on my mountain bike and sweating in the most extreme environments.This is a very important as I hate sport sunglasses that bounce around on your face.

3. Temple Arm Options

Every day and every adventure race is different and sometimes I like to change my style.AMO sports sunglasses have multiple temple arm options and colours which mean you can change your sports sunglasses style to suit your style and mood. You can create your own style and individualise them.

Different temple armsDifferent temple arms

The temple arms are also easy to remove, you can change them as easily as you change your clothes.This is a great feature for AMO sports sunglasses and unique for nearly all sport sunglasses.

4.Lens Options

With AMO sports sunglasses you can get a variety of different lenses.All AMO lenses are of superb quality and have great optical clarity do the job of blocking sun and the harmful UV rays. but by now. I just take that for

  1. AMO lenses also give you a number of different colour options to suite your style e.g. red lenses, blue lenses, green lenses etc.

Other AMO sports sunglasses lenses have special features. For me, I love the photochromatic lenses which adjust the shade/darkness depending on the sunlight.

As an adventure racer, I often am in bright sunlight, cloudy environments and in the trees just in one adventure race/day so these types of lenses are ideal for me.

5. Lens coating and ventilation

Another special feature of AMO sports sunglasses is the special hydrophobic and anti-fog coatings they have on the AMO sunglasses lenses. With AMO sport sunglasses this is a great "standard" feature which allows the water to roll off the lenses or prevents fogging up of the lenses.

The lens coating when combined with the lens vents means that the AMO sport sunglasses are ideal for any environment and for my adventure races.

Hydrophobic CoatingHydrophobic Coating

FINALLY

Finally, my AMO sports sunglasses are just simply great fun.The different options for styles and colours means that I can adapt and change my AMO sport sunglasses for every race and the most importantly

they look so good they hide my face when I am suffering the most. I would recommend AMO sport sunglasses to any serious adventure racer.

You can find more about Jacky Boisset at his webpage www.myriametjacky.com.

Check out our current range of AMO Sunglasses here. BUY NOW at our web shop with discount code SB10 to get an immediate 10% discount.

For more third party reviews on AMO sunglasses go to: http://www.amosunglasses.com/latest/independent-reviewers

For more information on the benefits of sport sunglasses for athletes go to our blogs at http://www.amosunglasses.com/

As a professional ultra runner in the Compressport team I am privileged to get some great clothing and equipment provided to me.

Compressport has great gear for ultra running but they do not produce sports sunglasses.

When I was approached by AMO Sunglasses to use their sports sunglasses during my training and races I was intrigued by what they were.

This was a brand of sports sunglasses that was developed for endurance athletes and has a tags line "for athletes that sweat". Well, that's definitely me!

The company is not a big global brand but a niche home brand developed by a husband and wife team who are keen trail and ultra runners.

I admit, I was a bit sceptical as to how good or how different that AMO Sunglasses could be.

These are my views of the AMO Typhoon sunglasses that I use regularly in training and in races.

1. COMFORT

The first thing that strikes you when you get them out of the box is how light they are.

They weigh just 26 grams (0.026kgs). That's very light. This is great as on those long endurance runs you do not want to feel the sunglasses on your face. Lightness in this way means comfort. AMO have certainly achieved that.

I see the thought that has gone into the design of AMO Sunglasses with the designers thinking about where the sunglasses touch the head. This is only at 3 points; the nose and the two temple arms.

At all these points there is soft rubber padding. This padding is both comfortable and sticky which means they are comfortable to wear do not rub the nose and at the ears on those long tail runs.

Top marks for AMO on "comfort"!

2. STABILITY

I hate wearing sports sunglasses that jump around on my face when I am running or slip down my nose.

I can see that AMO Sunglasses have thought of this, as they have developed features which help stability.

AMO Sunglasses have adjustable temple arms which can be adjusted or moulded to your head. This is a great feature as it means they can suit pretty much any head sizes and I could adjust the temple arms and the nose piece when running.

I remember one of the first time I used my AMO Sunglasses for a length of time I felt they were getting too tight on my head and were beginning to annoy me. Normally I would just take them off but with my AMO Sunglasses I simply readjusted the temple arms and continued my run.

This is a great feature.

I also found if I am are not wearing my AMO Sunglasses I can easily flick them on to your head and they will stay in place (despite my "no hair") due to the temple arms being adjustable and sticky.

The stability is also helped by the adjustable rubber nose pieces which can be adjusted for your nose type to prevent them slipping down your nose when running.

AMO certainly understand this important of stability and i can see the sunglasses are designed with this in mind.

3. FUNCTION

We all know that the basic function of sunglasses is to block the suns rays. Pretty much all sunglasses do this – some better than other.

For ultra running you want more than this basic feature and I can see that AMO Sunglasses are packed with additional features. For this is a key difference for AMO.

AMO Sunglasses are packed with more features that any other sports sunglasses on the market and whilst other sunglasses brands have some of these features with AMO Sunglasses you get them all.

These features including:-

 - Adjustable nose pieces [for Comfort]

 - Adjustable/flexible temple ends [for Comfort and Stability]

 - Removable temple ends for Transformer models [for Aesthetics]

 - Removable (replaceable) lenses [for Aesthetics & Function]

 - Soft rubber pads on nose pieces and temple end [for Comfort and Stability]

 - Hydrophobic lens coatings [for Function]

 - Anti-fog lens coating [for Function]

 - Super lightweight [for Comfort]

 - Lens venting [for Function]

These functions are self explanatory and explained very well on the AMO Sunglasses webpage and the AMO blogs so I will not explained them in detail but needless to say it is refreshing to have a brand of sports sunglasses that has really tried to pack in the important features for endurance athletes.

With all these features I simply would not use any other sport sunglasses.

4. DURABILITY

As a trail/ultra runner I want equipment I can rely upon.

My equipment needs to be tough to handle the rigors of the environments of my training and races from the mountains of Scotland (where I train) to the trails of Menorca and Hong Kong.

Lots of product claim to be durable. AMO Sunglasses is no exception.

I know the co-founder of AMO Sunglasses (Tim Hallworth) and he is a passionate train runner and ironman triathlete and he told me he design the sport sunglasses for himself to perform in extreme conditions. AMO says they are tried and tested by athletes. Tim did extensive testing during development and put them through the mill on my runs and races.

All I can say is that the AMO Typhoon Sunglasses that I have tested have never failed me in several 50km and 100km train races over several continents and during my training.

The only conclusion in using AMO sunglasses for over 2 years is that AMO Sunglasses are built to last and will not let you down.

5. AESTHETICS

I have put this last but it is still important. We all want to look good and I am no exception.

Sport Sunglasses are a "functional" accessory and should complement your sport kit and overall appearance. I personally find the AMO Sports Sunglasses look great.

But if you don't like the style I wear then AMO Sunglasses come with lots of lens types/options and colours.

I particularly love the AMO Transformer range of sport sunglasses that come with two removable temple arms. This means you can change the lense and temple arms to create or individualise a sports sunglasses to match you style and your kit.

There are no many options you can be individual. As far as I am aware only AMO Sunglasses are able to offer a level of customisation for both their lenses and their temple arms and it really makes AMO Sunglasses different. see AMO video link:https://youtu.be/Q_xK07i8mAA

I really think that AMO Sunglasses customisation is a great feature for the look of the sunglasses/

CONCLUSIONS

I don't often write reviews of products but AMO Sunglasses are definite worth considering when you buy you next pair for your ultra marathon or trail race.

I have no hesitation of recommending AMO Sunglasses for runners.

A third party review of AMO sunglasses written by runner Casey Morgan.

Check out our current range of AMO Sunglasses here. BUY NOW at our web shop with discount code CAM010 to get an immediate 10% discount.

For more third party reviews on AMO sunglasses go to: http://www.amosunglasses.com/latest/independent-reviewers

For more information on the benefits of sport sunglasses for athletes go to our blogs at http://www.amosunglasses.com/

The first thing you notice is the bullet-shaped protective case. This thing looks and feels like it could be dropped from the top floor of a tall building and an egg inside wouldn't crack. That's just the beginning. What's inside is even more impressive.

AMO, (Advanced Multi-sport Optics) contacted us and asked if we'd like to try out a pair of their top-of-the line sports sunglasses. AMO is an up-and-coming brand but with a global following that provides high quality sports sunglasses and is fighting hard against the mega sports brands. It is niche, small but very interesting.

The pair they sent us was their Ironcatcher model, which looked very similar in style to another well-known name. However, digging in, one finds that these are not simply knock-offs, (though they do cost less), but that the AMO brand is out to beat the competition in quality and, from what we can see, they've succeeded.

The AMO frames are made from Grilamid TR90 – the best of the best. It is lightweight, resistant to stress cracking and material fatigue and stands up well against UV exposure and extreme temperatures.

The polycarbonite NXT lenses are vented for optimal performance when going fast, (think running, cycling). NXT lenses hands-down beat other lenses on the market. They're optically clearer, UV resistant, with hydrophobic and anti-scratch coatings. They are also interchangeable and easily clipped in and out of the frames.

Maybe the greatest benefit to the athlete is the way these glasses fit. With an adjustable nose piece and adjustable temple arms, you can actually contour your AMO's to fit your face, the way you like. This customization option means it is almost like ordering from the factory to meet your individual specifications. I can tell you that I've never worn a pair that fits better than these. We also liked the cool style feature of being able to switch out the black temple arms with an included set of yellow that give the glasses a hot two-tone look.

They market their products for action sports like cycling, running and triathlon. Being a baseball dad and having to wince at the cost of the most popular baseball sunglasses out there, I could totally see these for hardball players too. But whatever your sport, we'd be surprised if you didn't find them to be superior in quality to those big boys. And you'll be surprised that once you put them on, you won't want to take them off.

A third party review of AMO sunglasses written by runner Brian Gotta ,you can find the original blog at http://www.sportsproductreview.com/review/2016/7/15/july-15-2016-up-and-running.html

Check out our current range of AMO Sunglasses here. BUY NOW at our web shop with discount code BG10 to get an immediate 10% discount.

For more third party reviews on AMO sunglasses go to: http://www.amosunglasses.com/latest/independent-reviewers

For more information on the benefits of sport sunglasses for athletes go to our blogs at http://www.amosunglasses.com/

The following are independent reviews done of AMO’s sports sunglasses. AMO does no pay for any independent reviews.

It’s a thrill to have new brand or product contact Functional Running out of the blue. I got this same buzz when AMO Sunglasses (Advanced Multisport Optics) dropped us an email about reviewing their sports sunglasses, dimmed somewhat for my distaste for wearing sunglasses while running.

My problem isn’t the sunglasses; it’s the shape of my head. Truly, given our harsh Australian sun and my delicate, ghost white skin, the more sun safe practices I can slip, slop and slap on the better. But over the years I’ve been through my fair share of sunglasses and for me wearing them is rarely a pleasurable experience.

After the initial back and forth AMO surprised me with a request for a head shot of me, a picture of me in my running kit and to know my ‘normal’ terrain. This was to match my head profile, lens and colour scheme. I ended up claiming trail to be a more natural running environment for me but I had serious concerns a head shot would result in AMO abruptly ceasing all further communication. Curiosity won out and I sent over a dorky blank faced selfie and my most recent trail running glamour shot.

A pair of AMO (say ‘ammo’) Sunglasses appears in the post a week later and I’m gearing up for another ill fitting, cheap feeling and temporary addition to my running kit.

On the contrary, my AMO experience has been fabulous. I’ve barely let the Ironcatcher frames I was sent leave my head and they’ve been invaluable for all things outdoors, not just running. The fit has been great, the visibility fantastic and given my tendency to lose or destroy pretty much all small and delicate things around me, the durability must be at the serious end of the robust spectrum. The only thing I can’t vouch for is how my peanut head ends up looking in them.

About AMO

AMO puts itself out there as comparable to Oakley or Rudy Project. I’m not going near a comparison review, this is just for your information in respect of the quality you can expect to be looking at.

They’re an offshore company geared especially towards the endurance, running, multisport athlete. What I also like is they make a point of selling to people who like to get down and dirty in their chosen sport. AMO want it known that their gear isn’t for show, so you’re supposed to be taking this stuff into the thick of it all.

Features and Performance

There’s a long list of features on the AMO website. You can click here if you want to head over for a read.

In respect of performance while running I found the lens clarity to be precise and the weight to be nominal so that the glasses became unnoticeable (a very good thing). The adjustable nosepiece and arms mean I can manage to latch the things fairly securely to my head. Breathability was high so there has been no fogging whatsoever, and after just under a month of daily wear I haven’t been able to scratch the lens yet.

At the risk of putting forward what sounds like a gross exaggeration, these are the best sunglasses I’ve ever worn in respect of comfort and fit. My first fitting wasn’t great at all, but after discovering the nose piece and arms were adjustable the AMO Sunglasses have fit wonderfully.

Running in them has been painless, which is really as much as you can ask for from your equipment. Nothing you wear can make you a better runner, but it can make you a worse runner. Best is if you don’t realise you’re wearing anything at all. The only reason I know I’ve got the AMO Sunglasses on is I’m self conscious about how child like my head can look when I’m wearing sunglasses.

Final Say

AMO Sunglasses certainly have the feel of quality. You get a cool bullet shaped glasses box, the interchangeable arms swapped out effortlessly, they fit like a dream, there’s a backstory and I got the rock star treatment when they requested need photos to match my head shape, colour scheme and lens requirements.

The AMO price point is at the upper end of the scale so you’ll expect great returns for your investment. I was sent a pair of the Ironcatcher frames with NXT lens for an advertised price of $188USD (around $260AUD). You will be thinking carefully about your purchase for that price.

I guess the question is, would I buy them myself? Even as I write this I hesitate over burning $260 on a pair of sunglasses. Then I think about the way they’ve worked for me, the hours they’ve put on my face already, and the answer isn’t that difficult. Sure I would; I use the AMO sunglasses more than twice as much as my Garmin watch, which was far more expensive, and the sun protection I get is more valuable to me than any pacing feedback or Strava upload.

Glasses are as individual as your shoes. AMO have been great for me. It was a boon to have the AMO team contact us out of the blue and trialing the Ironcatcher frames has been fantastic and I can happily vouch for the quality of the pair I’ve been reviewing.

You can check out a lot of the AMO back story on their website and browse the range yourself.

You can also check out the Australian distributor here.

It’s a thrill to have new brand or product contact Functional Running out of the blue. I got this same buzz when AMO Sunglasses (Advanced Multisport Optics) dropped us an email about reviewing their sports sunglasses, dimmed somewhat for my distaste for wearing sunglasses while running.

My problem isn’t the sunglasses; it’s the shape of my head. Truly, given our harsh Australian sun and my delicate, ghost white skin, the more sun safe practices I can slip, slop and slap on the better. But over the years I’ve been through my fair share of sunglasses and for me wearing them is rarely a pleasurable experience.

After the initial back and forth AMO surprised me with a request for a head shot of me, a picture of me in my running kit and to know my ‘normal’ terrain. This was to match my head profile, lens and colour scheme. I ended up claiming trail to be a more natural running environment for me but I had serious concerns a head shot would result in AMO abruptly ceasing all further communication. Curiosity won out and I sent over a dorky blank faced selfie and my most recent trail running glamour shot.

A pair of AMO (say ‘ammo’) Sunglasses appears in the post a week later and I’m gearing up for another ill fitting, cheap feeling and temporary addition to my running kit.

On the contrary, my AMO experience has been fabulous. I’ve barely let the Ironcatcher frames I was sent leave my head and they’ve been invaluable for all things outdoors, not just running. The fit has been great, the visibility fantastic and given my tendency to lose or destroy pretty much all small and delicate things around me, the durability must be at the serious end of the robust spectrum. The only thing I can’t vouch for is how my peanut head ends up looking in them.

About AMO

AMO puts itself out there as comparable to Oakley or Rudy Project. I’m not going near a comparison review, this is just for your information in respect of the quality you can expect to be looking at.

They’re an offshore company geared especially towards the endurance, running, multisport athlete. What I also like is they make a point of selling to people who like to get down and dirty in their chosen sport. AMO want it known that their gear isn’t for show, so you’re supposed to be taking this stuff into the thick of it all.

Features and Performance

There’s a long list of features on the AMO website. You can click here if you want to head over for a read.

In respect of performance while running I found the lens clarity to be precise and the weight to be nominal so that the glasses became unnoticeable (a very good thing). The adjustable nosepiece and arms mean I can manage to latch the things fairly securely to my head. Breathability was high so there has been no fogging whatsoever, and after just under a month of daily wear I haven’t been able to scratch the lens yet.

At the risk of putting forward what sounds like a gross exaggeration, these are the best sunglasses I’ve ever worn in respect of comfort and fit. My first fitting wasn’t great at all, but after discovering the nose piece and arms were adjustable the AMO Sunglasses have fit wonderfully.

Running in them has been painless, which is really as much as you can ask for from your equipment. Nothing you wear can make you a better runner, but it can make you a worse runner. Best is if you don’t realise you’re wearing anything at all. The only reason I know I’ve got the AMO Sunglasses on is I’m self conscious about how child like my head can look when I’m wearing sunglasses.

Final Say

AMO Sunglasses certainly have the feel of quality. You get a cool bullet shaped glasses box, the interchangeable arms swapped out effortlessly, they fit like a dream, there’s a backstory and I got the rock star treatment when they requested need photos to match my head shape, colour scheme and lens requirements.

The AMO price point is at the upper end of the scale so you’ll expect great returns for your investment. I was sent a pair of the Ironcatcher frames with NXT lens for an advertised price of $188USD (around $260AUD). You will be thinking carefully about your purchase for that price.

I guess the question is, would I buy them myself? Even as I write this I hesitate over burning $260 on a pair of sunglasses. Then I think about the way they’ve worked for me, the hours they’ve put on my face already, and the answer isn’t that difficult. Sure I would; I use the AMO sunglasses more than twice as much as my Garmin watch, which was far more expensive, and the sun protection I get is more valuable to me than any pacing feedback or Strava upload.

Glasses are as individual as your shoes. AMO have been great for me. It was a boon to have the AMO team contact us out of the blue and trialing the Ironcatcher frames has been fantastic and I can happily vouch for the quality of the pair I’ve been reviewing.

 

You can check out a lot of the AMO back story on their website and browse the range yourself.

You can also check out the Australian distributor here.

A third party review of AMO sunglasses written by runner Will Lind,you can find the original blog at  http://www.runningfunctional.com/amo-sunglasses-review/.

Check out our current range of AMO Sunglasses here. BUY NOW at our web shop with discount code WL10 to get an immediate 10% discount.

For more third party reviews on AMO sunglasses go to: http://www.amosunglasses.com/latest/independent-reviewers

For more information on the benefits of sport sunglasses for athletes go to our blogs at http://www.amosunglasses.com/

The following are independent reviews done of AMO’s sports sunglasses. AMO does no pay for any independent reviews.

A little while ago Ultra168 was contacted by a new brand of sunglasses I’d never heard of, AMO. Want to take them for a test drive was the question? So what better way to put them to the test than to get a  couple of Ultra168 Supporters to put them through their paces for a completely unbiased review of what they’re like. 

The following are independent reviews done of AMO’s sports sunglasses. AMO does no pay for any independent reviews

The first thing about AMO is that the sunglasses are custom made for you in terms of the fit. First up to take us through how he went with them is Geoff Millar, an Ultra168 Supporter from Sydney.

I really didn’t know what to expect of the AMO’s as they’re a brand I have heard very little of. I have run in the same pair of ‘sunnies’ for many years, which until now I was relatively happy with. I am a runner of many distances, from marathon to ultra and spend a few hours on the road and trail each week, hence always looking for a sunny that can meet a few criteria. Ultimately I want to know if they can provide me with protection, durability and ease of storage. So what do I look for?

  • Durability – as I break most of them!
  • Weight – light so you don’t know you’re wearing them.
  • No slip – so you don’t have to keep pushing them up your face as you sweat.
  • No steam – this would be a game changer as my current pair of Oakleys steam up every run
  • Storage – ease of it

And finally, and most importantly! So that I don’t look like too much of a tool out on a run 

When the very well wrapped package arrived at my desk, I felt like a kid at Chirstmas and when I opened up the box, the excitement and respect for the AMO brand grew instantly. The packaging was very sleek and amazingly well presented so much so the only other product I have ever had the same experience with was Apple.

Every minute detail in the packing had been planned to offer the best experience possible, they sure know how to make a guy feel special!

AMO Running sunglassesAMO Running sunglasses

AS I opened each box, the excitement grew. Finally after marvelling at the packets for so long, I eventually tried on the ‘sunnies’ and what a great looking pair they are, very similar to what I was wearing currently, but made from a somewhat different material.

The package contained: 2 x lenses, 2 x arm sets, 2 x cases and additional nose piece and some lens cleaners.

AMO Running sunglassesAMO Running sunglasses

I jumped onto YouTube and checked out the AMO tutorial on how to change the lens and arms. These were really helpful, otherwise I would have most likely snapped them! I was nervous doing this, as they are very thin to keep the weight down, but after around 10 changes, I’m still yet to break them! It has also gotten a lot easier to change as I am more confident with the process.

I was excited to head out for my first run in them, so chose to run home that night. It was dusk and the sun was still up, but going down so I opted for the Photochromic lens and fully black arm.

Carrying a bit of an injury at the moment, most of my runs start in the gym, so I headed there or 40 minutes to get a good sweat on and as I left the gym, entered a pretty cool night. I expected to run home with my glasses on my head, which steam instantly in a change of environment. But to my welcome surprise, the AMOs didn’t steam up at all. Instead, they let in a lovely golden glow and enhanced the running experience too by bringing in more light.

I have run and ridden in these ‘sunnies’ for over 3 months now and almost every day and they are simply brilliant. I enjoy wearing them, they do what they’re supposed to do and do it very well. Regarding the ‘steaming up’ point I made previously, I have since tested this to the extreme and they still haven’t steamed up. One of my big frustrations with my Oakleys is that they acted as more of a   hair band than sunglasses. I don’t know how AMO have managed this, but it really is a game changer in the sunglasses department!

I also managed to test them on the trails too and in the slight darkness of a Sydney morning with the photochromic lenses, they let in enough light for me to be pretty nimble on some technical trails. As I ran along the trails, I didn’t even notice them on my head for the most part. They have arms made of malleable plastic that bend into the back of your head to keep them pulled against your face while the nose clasps wouldn’t slip down in the rain either.

As the day got a little hotter and brighter, the glare from the water next to the trail did not impair my visibility in the slightest. Even as I ran harder and sweated more, there was still no movement and no condensation on the lenses.

AMO exceeded all my expectations, overachieving in all of my criteria. I would not hesitate in buying these sunglasses. I am looking ordering my next set of arms to match my fluorescent green trainers!

 

A third party review of AMO sunglasses written by a Sydney-based ultra marathon runner ,you can find the original blog at http://ultra168.com/2016/04/29/amo-sunglasses-review/

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