Sunglasses by Zeal
Who : Zeal
What : Sunglasses
Where : Your local Zeal dealer
When : Multiple styles Available now
Why : Z-Resin Frames, Ellume lenses, Polarized Lenses, ProFlex Rubber.
How : All of the “plastic” sunglass frames are made from plant-based resins. This all started with Z-Resin, a proprietary, plant-based material from Switzerland. Instead of crude oil, it’s made from the castor bean, an efficient, fast-growing perennial that is easy to grow, withstands drought, and thrives on marginal lands. Z-Resin doesn’t compete with food crops and also significantly reduces the amount of CO2 released during manufacturing. E-llume is the world’s first lens using a plant-based bonding agent, replacing petroleum-based materials. With optimum clarity, this lens is proof that environmental initiatives are not a deterrent to an incredible optical experience. In conjunction with our Z-Resin frames, ZEAL is leading the way towards completely removing crude oil from sunglass production. E-llume lenses don’t skimp on protection or prevention either, with complete protection from UVA, B and C as well as HEV light. The ProFlex material is strategically injected into each frame to provide a soft and comfortable hold. With incredible performance characteristics, it can withstand extreme cold and hot temperatures, ensuring that your sunglasses stay in place no matter what.
Personal Thoughts : Some of the best fits in the world of eyewear. I’ve had a lot of different frames on my face in the last 18 years. Not only do they fit well, but the tech will blow your mind. Most frames (weather “performance” or “fashion” frames) feature the ProFlex rubber to keep your shades in place. I’ve never had a pair fall off my noggin! The majority of their shades are polarized as well which knocks out 99% of glare and reflection (once you’ve had a good pair of polarized glasses you won’t go back). Head to your local dealer and try some on and you’ll feel the difference right away. Plus you’ll be getting the most Eco friendly glasses on the market, global warming means no snowboarding!