We are certain that over The Watercraft Journal’s 5 years of publishing, we’ve either lost, misplaced, outright destroyed or had fling off our faces no less than a dozen pairs of sunglasses. Heck, we’ve published half a dozen pairs of shades, goggles and goggle/sunglasses hybrids during said time. Eyewear, as it seems, is incredibly difficult to keep comfortably perched on our noses while performing hours of test riding. That’s why we were so pleased with WindRider’s newest addition to its massive catalog: the Polarized Floating Sunglasses.
No they’re not made out of bamboo or high-tech carbon fiber, or feature kitschy features or doodads. Nope. They’re lightweight, flexible and affordable – and yes, they do float, and without big chunks of foam glued to their sides either. In all honesty, we were pretty dang impressed. So much so that we gave the WindRider Floating Sunglasses a very praising review. Not only did they pass the ol’ budget test ($44.95), but they shined when it came to comfort, and most importantly, never moved a centimeter when we swiveled our head left to right while riding.
Our appraisal of the WindRiders was so high that we personally reached out to let them know how much we liked them; and that we really wanted to keep WindRider’s Polarized Sunglasses front-and-center on our bi-monthly YouTube show, “Long Haul.” They liked the idea too, and now have become our Official Sunglasses of “Long Haul”. You’ll be seeing a whole lot more of our WindRider sunglasses over the coming weeks and months, as well as first-hand reviews of some of their cold-weather riding gear, accessories and safety gear too – so stay tuned!