Under Armour Big Shot Sunglasses

Like most people, I am fairly picky when it comes to sunglasses. To began with, my shades need to be wide in order to fit my wide face. Those aren’t always easy to find, and I’ve often been disappointed with how some brands size their frames. In addition, style is important. I’m tend to favor a more horizontal frame, as opposed to large circular or square lenses. Function is also something that I consider, as I need my sunglasses to perform in the backcountry. I recently tried out the Big Shot sunglasses from Under Armour. They managed to check all the boxes.

The Big Shot’s frames are a wide 65mm. That size makes them fit like a charm. In addition, the lens coverage is excellent. Even my peripheral vision is covered by the dark lenses. They are comfortable. The nose piece is composed of a flexible rubber. It can be adjusted to fit the user’s bridge. The nose pad and temple pads are made of a rubber that doesn’t slip. Under Armour refers to this as their Three-Point Grip, which makes sagging sunglasses a thing of the past.

The Big Shots fit nicely under a cap, with just the ear pieces sliding underneath. The lenses are dark enough to hide the eyes, but are not mirrored. They block 100% of UVA and UVC rays. They have a sleek look, and give the appearance performance sunglasses.

I have used my Big Shots on a couple of separate trips, in addition to using them as my everyday sunglasses. I sued them exclusively on our national parks road trip in late August. They proved to be very durable on that trip. At one point, forgot they were on top of my cap. When I took the cap off, the Big Shots went flying across a grocery store parking lot in western Nebraska. They didn’t have any damage. I thought the lenses would be scratched, but to my surprise, they weren’t. Ever since then I’ve considered them to be my most durable pair of sunglasses.

I also used them on my 30-mile Xtreme Hike. On that hike, I put on the Big Shots early in the morning and didn’t take them off until I had completed the hike. Durability was not an issue. And I was happy with how they functioned during the day: protecting my eyes, while being comfortable enough to wear all day long.

I’ve been very impressed with the Big Shots so far, and I’ll continue to use them through the winter months. For performance, fit, durability and looks, the Big Shot sunglasses check all the boxes.

These sunglasses were sent to me for review.

One Response to “Under Armour Big Shot Sunglasses

  • A little sporty looking for me, but if they fit wide faces, I’ll have to check them out

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