FR - Dual Eyewear SL2 - Lori Pontious
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I have been using the glasses almost continuously since they arrived.
The week I received them, I took them on our winter training for
Search and Rescue for three days, navigating and searching in the
snow. I have also taken them on dayhikes weekly, on backpacking trips
to Henry Coe State Park (twice, for a total of three nights out) and
Yosemite National Park for an overnight on Dewey Point in the snow.
I've also worn them on Search and Rescue trainings in March and
April. The glasses were part of my uniform while driving a go-cart
around a local park helping with the implementation of the annual
March of Dimes event. I have taken them on two fishing trips to the
Kings River and gone snowshoeing with them. I took them with me on a
camping trip in Pinnacles National Monument. I keep them in my car
and use them on my daily commute, and have at times put them on
indoors when I needed to read something and did not have my reading
glasses with me.
The glasses have been subjected to temperatures as low as 15F (-9 C)
and have been used in the rain. Since spring is here, they have also
been in the car baking as the usual Fresno area warming has sent
temperatures rising to 90F (32 C).
On my very first field use of the glasses, I dropped them while
getting out of the car and promptly stepped on them while wearing my
winter boots. After a few moments of shock, I picked up the glasses
and discovered that the lens had snapped out of the frame, and re-
inserting it fixed the problem. It was a good thing they landed in
snow! The lenses didn't have a scratch on them and the frame was
flexible enough that it didn't snap.
With the unintended durability test out of the way, I proceeded to
wear them every time I went outdoors. I wore them on a number of
trips and noticed that under some conditions I experienced a little
fogging, but with the application of Cat Crap (an anti-fogging
substance rubbed on the lenses of glasses to prevent condensation)
I have used the bifocals to read maps, GPS screens, books, labels,
instruction sheets, and anything else I've had occasion to look at in
the course of my daily activities. I find that while hiking in rough
sections of trail, I am bending my chin down in an attempt to see
over the bifocal, which puts my focal point uncomfortably close and
interferes with my perception of obstacles in the trail. Sometimes
it's easier just to take the glasses off for a while. While fishing,
the glasses are a great help; I can tie fishing knots easily now
without having to take off my sun protection.
One of my problems with most glasses is the pressure on my nose;
heavy glasses can trigger a sinus headache. I have not had this issue
with the SL2s. They are light as a feather, and I hardly notice them
while I'm wearing them. The glasses also stay put while I'm active. I
haven't had any issues with them sliding or falling off. Nor do they
pinch my head, as I have experienced before with sunglasses.
I continue to like the glasses more and more. They are in more or
less the same condition as when I got them, without signs of wear. I
will continue to use the SL2s on my hiking adventures, and I will be
back in a couple of months with my long term report. Thanks to Dual
Eyewear and BackpackGearTest.org for the opportunity to test the Dual
Eyewear SL2 glasses.
* Light weight
* More durable than I expected!
* bifocal interferes on rough sections of trail
> HTML: http://tinyurl.com/6v366f3Hi Lori...
> Field Report
Thank you for your Dual Eyewear SL2 Sunglass report. It's been a crazy
week and I didn't see your report until today. Next time please remember
to CC or BCC your editor directly. Thanks!
Try as I might, I could only find one tiny edit for you too take a look
at. Quite the nice report, and the editing was a piece of cake.
When you are satisfied with your report please upload it to the proper
folder. And also please remember to delete the copy in the test folder.
James E. Triplett
Dual Eyewear SL2 Monitor
The glasses have been subjected to temperatures as low as 15F (-9 C) and
have been used in the rain.
[EDIT] Please put a space between "15" and "F".
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