Under Amour Polarized Big Shot Sunglasses Review. After two months of use here are my thoughts on these new glasses.
Bright light, Bright Light, I say every time I step outside without my sunglasses on and long before Gremlins was ever a movie. I have been wearing sunglasses as long as I can remember, growing up in Florida you pretty much have to. In my pre-teen years my father bought me my first pair of polarized sunglasses. Enter aviator style wannabe Top Gun pilot (again way before the movie). After hitting my favorite pond for bass with my new X-ray fish finders there was no turning back.
With 40+ years of wearing vision enhancement devices I have been through most of the top brands. The exceptions being the very high dollar glasses. With that in mind I recently received a pair to test drive from Under Armour via Yak Outlaws. They are the Big Shot model with Shinny Crystal Tort frames and Green Storm Polar lenses. They come with a semi hard case and micro fiber cloth case which doubles for cleaning duty.
The semi hard case is black with a carbon fiber type of weave pattern sporting the Under Armour logo front and center. Upon opening the zippered clam shell case I was treated to great style from the start. Love the look and design. The next item that grabbed my attention was how firmly the frame arms snapped into place. Once opened up it gives them a feel of being all one piece.
Now will they fit my coconut noggin? Ahh like a glove. Super light weight with just enough flex to not put pressure behind my ears. The arms have a rubber section that grip perfectly so no falling off while looking down. The ergonomics on the nose piece are super comfortable as they leave no pressure points at the end of the day.
I have been wearing the Under Armour Big Shot’s daily for about 2 months now and overall super pleased with them. Two items that I noticed with them that should be mentioned. One as with all polarized sunglass you will get some color distortion if you are not looking through the sweet spot. It was most notable when just glancing down through the lower part of the lens without dropping your head.
The second and of somewhat bigger concern was on the water performance. The glare cutting ability was slightly less than my go to glasses at the same price point. Both issues relate back to lens quality. They are very minor and I am super picky when it comes to my glasses. Neither would keep me from buying a pair at a slightly lower price point. I only say that because at the same price point I can get a bit more performance.
Given all of the above I give them a rating of 9 out of 10. Under Armour is well on their way to being a solid presence in the realm of polarized sunglasses.
• UA Polarized lenses eliminate glare for clearer vision & reduced eye fatigue without color distortion
• ArmourSight lens technology provides enhanced, distortion-free vision edge-to-edge
• UA Storm lens technology provides an added layer of protection that repels salt water, oil, mud & everything else for easy cleaning & clear vision
• Z87.1 Rated UA Eyewear frames meet & exceed ANSI Z87.1 eyewear safety standards
• All UA Eyewear defends against 100% of harmful UVA/B/C rays
• ArmourFusion® Frames are built with high grade injected polyamide for maximum strength & durability
• UA AutoGrip self-articulating temples conform to your unique head shape without the squeeze
• Three Point Grip means a no-slip fit, providing ultimate comfort through fused rubber on temples & nose pad
• All Under Armour Eyewear is protected for life against manufacturer defects
• Fit: Large-Extra Large
• Lens: 65 mm
• Nose Bridge: 18 mm
• Temple: 129 mm