FR -- Native Dash Sunglasses Brian T
- Here is the FR for the native dash sunglass report. You can view it in
the test folder here
or the text is below.
One thing to note, I had to edit the html file manually at work to add
the converions after I had created the text below in the RW at home.
Since I couldnt do it all at home, I DO NOT HAVE the conversion in the
text below. HOWEVER They are in the HTML file loaded to the test
FIELD LOCATIONS AND CONDITIONS
Since the initial report I've worn these glasses everyday for the past
two months for a total of 60 days. Conditions have ranged from cool
crisp mornings to 100+ F in the desert. I've worn them on five
different four mile (6.4 km) trail runs and one six mile (9.6 km)
road run for the Bolder Boulder Race. I've worn them while driving to
work in the morning, due east and the sun is directly in my face for
30 + mins. I wear them for work, while playing sports, excercising,
and even while building stuff.
PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD
These glasses have performed great for the abuse I have put them
through. hey have been dropped a number of times (at LEAST close to
10) on anything from rocks to pavement to grass. There are a few chips
in the lenses but nothing majore that I can notice while wearing. I
had to use the macro setting on my camera and get within 2-3 inches (
CM) to take the picture to see the chips. <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT
= "scratch1" IMAGE CAPTION = "Fig 4">>
There are maybe a dozen or so little chips on the front of the lenses,
and some minor chips on the edges.
<<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "edge" IMAGE CAPTION = "Fig 5">>
<<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "scratch2" IMAGE CAPTION = "Fig 6">>
The lenses have fogged up on me some. On 26 May 2008 I ran the Bolder
Boulder 6.2 mile (10K) road race. Temperatures were about 52 deg F
(conversion), cloudy, and rainy. It rained on me about mile 5 (K), and
the glasses started to fog up. I took them off, and propped them on my
head and they fogged over even worse. At that point I had to take them
off, wipe them down with my shirt, and then put them back on my face.
I also noticed one morning while playing ultimate frisbee that the
glasses would fog up on me ever so slightly. It happened just after a
long sprint. I was walking into a stiff wind (about 8 mph) and I was
breathing really heavy. I noticed the wind was pushing my breath back
into my face and fogging up the glasses. This didnt last but just a
second or two and immediatly cleared up. Since those times I have not
noticed them fogging up anymore.
A couple of things have broken on the glasses and case. The first is
the nose piece on the glasses. When I received them, I noticed a few
days after the initial report that one of the nose pieces were coming
out. I only glued it back in place around the 24th of July. I waited
as long as I could, and surpringly it held up well, but eventually I
had to glue the piece back in place. Fig 7 is a picture taken about a
week and a half after I glued it back in place. Unfortunatly I used
superglue and I already need to try and glue it in place again or send
them back to the company. <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "nose"
IMAGE CAPTION = "Fig 7">>
The other thing that broke is the zipper handle on the sunglass case.
<<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "case" IMAGE CAPTION = "Fig 8">>
Its not really a big deal, just makes the case a bit harder to close
now. If thats the least of my worries then I have it made.
Now the good stuff! Like I said earlier I've worn these glasses every
day. Recently I wore them while working in the Las Vegas, Nevada heat.
Temperatures ran around 105-107 F (C) for the whole time I was there.
I didnt work directly in the heat all day, but I did have to go out in
the heat numerous times in the day. I also ran in the late evenings
outside with the sunglasses on. The glasses stayed in place on my face
great, even while pouring down with sweat.
I also wore the glasses on the drive to and from Las Vegas, for a
total of 4 days total, 2 there and 2 back (16 hours drive time). On
the way back, I noticed with my oily complection that the glasses
would slip down my nose some. I fixed this by wiping the bridge of my
nose off occasionally, and cleaning the nose pieces of the glasses.
So far I absolutly love these glasses. They are light, durable, and
fit well on my face.
This concludes my field report. Please check back in about 2 months
(Oct 2008) for the long term report.