As an avid mountaineer and skier, I have come across dozens of outdoor brands over the years. I grew up with companies like K2, The North Face and Oakley. They were always hip, on the cutting edge and everyone bought them. The “follow the herd” loyalty worked out great until my mid-twenties. It finally became important for me to buy things for a purpose. This was especially true when I got into climbing and ski mountaineering. The North Face had cool gear but it wasn’t functional for certain backcountry treks. I was also a loyal Oakley wearer until a full day on El Dorado Peak with my Frogskins cost me a week of sunburned corneas. Trust me, you never want this to happen. You can get away with some dampness from your Gore-Tex jacket. But you only have one pair of eyes and it’s important to protect them.
Sunglasses are one of the most saturated markets out there and the titans of sports eyewear were still falling short. Fancy brands with large marketing budgets just weren’t giving me the performance I needed to do the activities I wanted to do. This was the case until I came across Kaenon Polarized five years ago. The founders, Steve and Darren Rosenberg, sought to create a new polarized lens that would allow users to experience unparalleled optical clarity and acuity. Kaenon patented SR-91 lens technology provides users with unbelievable clarity, crisp contrasts of light and dark, optimum glare reduction, high impact-protection and decreased lens weight. This is just the beginning. Kaenon thoughtfully developed these lenses for the millions of us who need prescription optics. Finally, you get what you pay for.
From the moment you grab a pair of Kaenon sunglasses, you will notice the sturdy construction and precise optics. These aren’t your ABC Store sunglasses. Your eyes will feel relaxed and comfortable in the light. There is no need to squint anymore. The secret lies in the SR-91 lens, which not only enhances your vision in different lighting environments, but also provides a truer and more natural color representation. The combination of the lens material and Kaenon’s Glare 86 polarizing element reduces glare almost 100 percent. The lenses also go through a rigorous four-layer coating to increase performance.
Go out and get a pair of Kaenons. You will never want to take them off.
Disclaimer: Kaenon Polarized provided AtlasOmega demo units for this review