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I’ve been sporting some new shades by Under Armour lately. Correct, they don’t just make underwear. While these sunglasses can’t make me as good a golfer as Hunter Mahan, I can at least benefit from the style and performance of the Under Armour Hunter Mahan “Drive” sunglasses.

Under Armour Mahan Sunglasses

Under Armour Mahan Drive Sunglasses

UA Drive Sunglasses Features

The frames of the UA Drive sunglasses are ultra-light and very tough. They’re made from a hybrid of titanium and the plastic “Grimalid.”

The “ArmourSight” lenses deliver up to 20% enhanced vision and are very tough. They’re roughly 10X as strong as regular sunglass lenses. That may come in handy when some some 37 handicapper shanks one straight at your face. The lenses feature great contrast and “object illumination,” which helps when playing sports like baseball, or…. GOLF!

Under Armour Drive Sunglasses - click to zoom

Under Armour Drive Sunglasses – click to zoom

The nose piece is adjustable and features soft, comfortable pads. That’s a great thing for me since I have a Greek nose which has been broken twice.

If you like to accessorize, like all stylish golfers seem to do these days, the logos on the sides of the shades are removable with multiple colors available.

Most importantly, the glasses provide 100% protection against UVC, UVA and UVB rays.

Colors

The UA Drive sunglasses are currently available in two colors: White and Satin Black. Obviously my model pictured in this review is the Satin Black version.

On The Course – At The Barbeque

The clarity and contrast of the UA Drives is fantastic. The details one can make out on the course are very beneficial. Reading greens is great. Subtle undulations and breaks one may not be able to see with the naked eye are much easier to see.

The coverage of the lenses is such that I don’t really see the edges. No visual distractions. sometimes I forget I’m wearing them because of the wide coverage and the comfort.

The fit of the glasses, especially after tweaking the nose pieces, is great. No slippage or any movement during my spastic golf swing.

Last but not least, the style of these shades is manly and unique looking.

Conclusion

Under Armour has built up a solid and very reputable brand in the sports apparel world. Their products are well known for being high performance, durable and especially stylish. The $134.99 (retail) UA Drive sunglasses continue on and further build that reputation.

Well played.

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