By Contributing Editor Steve Casimiro, editor of Adventure Journal. See more of Casimiro's gear recommendations in our Ultimate Hiking and Camping Gear Guide >>
The Poc Sports Am might be the perfect sunglass. Just this week, two people have stopped me, said, “whoa, who makes those?” Then they grabbed the Ams off my face and tried to abscond with them.
Attention getting doesn’t equal flawless, though. Why these glasses rock is only fractionally about their distinctively happy oversized styling. It’s much more the lens quality, which is excellent all the way to the edges, and the coverage, with seems as ample as that of goggles without looking dorkly. And the photochromic transition from light to dark, so you can rock them in the beach house and stroll out to the sand without switching. And the lens material, NXT, which was developed for the military to be as close to bulletproof as possible and is guaranteed by Poc to be unbreakable (and is far clearer than polycarbonate).
It all adds up to a sunglass so good looking people want to steal it off your face and so functionally excellent that you’ll bust our every ninja move in the book to keep it there ($235).
Photograph courtesy POC