Polaroid is a familiar name, and probably most folk think of the instant-print cameras that were once very popular and still crop up on US dramas now and again when they’re recording a crime scene. But the name comes from the polarized lens material that they pioneered way back, and today they’re still making top quality lenses, and right here in the UK too.
Their range will soon be seen in outdoor stores nationwide, and as a long-time user I think that’s great news. The polarised lenses stop glare dead, filter out 100% of UV and come in various outdoor-useful colours and flavours. They’re also kind to your eyes, no distortion across the curve of the lens, so they stay invisible. The frame styles have caught up with the times and mostly look either badass or glamorous.
I’ve been wearing several different pairs for everything from biking to winter walking in the past few months and they’ve been issue free. I’ll get some reviews up at some point, it’s vital and oft overlooked bit of kit.
For your free Polaroid shades there was a question…
Who is the coolest shades wearer of all time?
- Dirty Harry
- Harry Callahan
- Clint Eastwood from ’71-’76
Well, it was any or all of course. Holly’s assured me that she’ll tell me the winner after dinner…