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Ryders Review

Sunglasses that I LOVE! Amazing! I don’t look like I’m blasting off into space while running. So excited to share these with you guys! A while back I tweeted about not having any good running sunglasses. I have tried to run in the warmer summer months with my Forever 21 pairs, but they just slip down my nose the whole time. Talk about annoying and super lame. I tweeted that I wanted some sunglasses that didn’t look like I was about to blast off into space when I was working out. I was shocked to see how many people responded with the same problems, no sunglasses were cute AND made for running. I got a few comments to check out Oakley, which I did. Over $100 for sunglasses that I’m running in is most definitely not in my budget. I am pretty rough on glasses, hence why I always get my regular ones from Forever 21. Then when I accidently smash them, I don’t feel like I killed half my bank account in with my designer shades.

I was contacted by the kind and generous people at Outdoor PR and they sent me some awesome shades to test out from Ryders. LOVE. They are straight up amazing! I, like usual, was skeptical when I first tried them out. I thought they would for sure slip down my nose when I showed the first sign of sweat. They fit my head well and never flopped around when I was running even on longer runs and now I can’t imagine running without them. I also totally love the color and shape, and best part ever… They LOOK AWESOME! It was simply amazing to know that I didn’t look like a grasshopper while running! I wear the Dutchess.

I love¬† how big these are. The look fashionable and totally can be worn when I’m not running as well. They are really dark and the best part is that now I can stare at everyone when I run like a creeper and no one even knows I’m staring! The only hard thing was trying to figure out which ones would best fit my face online while searching for them on the Ryders Website.

I really like the side view of the glasses as well. They are super comfortable and I’ve run with them so much that I can’t imagine them not blocking the sun from my eyes. They really protect my eyes since they are really dark and have UV protection as well. Quite a change going from nothing to these bad boys.

The key to them staying up on your nose while running is the little nosepads that the glasses have. They are awesome and stay up even on long runs when I become a sweaty mess. They don’t get fogged up either and really are fantastic. I was surprised when I never had to push them up ever.

Here’s a close up of the nosepads. They make a huge difference and make the sunglasses super comfortable as well.

Ahhh how I love these sunglasses! I do have like 10 pairs of regular ones that I don’t run in, but these seriously are perfect for working events, running and anything active. The best part is that they are only $39.99! That is something that I could pay and wouldn’t be devastated if they somehow got messed up in my gym bag, or I sat on them or something. I love these glasses so much that I wear them often even when I’m not running!

Check our Ryder’s Sunglasses here. The ones I tested were the Dutchess!

Since they rock, they also sent me a pair to giveaway!

Here are the ones that are up for grabs!

Please ignore the fact that I can’t close my mouth because of a giant coldsore. :/

Enter by leaving a comment on this post about your favorite thing about this summer. My favorite thing? Vacation in big bear last week and I know I’m going to just have a BLAST this weekend at my friend Nina’s Wedding in North Carolina!!!

Also, get another entry, if you tweet about the giveaway. Include @chicrunner in your tweet and include and something creative about the giveaway.

Good luck, I’ll pick the winner next Monday!


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  • Reply Brittany

    Oh I am sorry about the coldsore…no fun! Those are super cute and I definitely have the same problem…I hate slippage when I run! UGH…my favorite thing about this summer has been hanging out with family…nothing too exciting since we’ve all had to!..but I love the random work nights that we get together and just hang out, play games, watch movies…it breaks up the monotony of the week. I am going to miss summer!

    August 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    Sweet glasses. I don’t own any but actively seeking. My favorite part of summer is getting sweaty while running.

    August 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Brandi

    Love them!!

    My favorite thing about this summer has been enjoying being out on the lake with friends and hanging by the pool. Oh and our Camp HunnyPop!!! :)

    August 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply jeri

    my favorite part about summer is the long hours of sunshine. I’m already starting to miss them. :'(

    August 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Heather

    my favorite thing was my disney cruise I took this summer!

    August 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    I actually really like the blast-off ones that you gave me! But you are right, these are SO MUCH more fashionable.

    Gimme! LA is fashion-crazy! I need these!

    August 31, 2010 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Angie Bishop

    I think my favorite thing has been that we have not had to turn our AC on once. Its been hot but with our house fan it has been pleasant. I have had many things get in my way of fall marathon training but I have stayed flexible and kept on going. Fall is my favorite and looking forward to it!

    August 31, 2010 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Angie Bishop

    I tweeted about this giveaway!

    August 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Melinda H.

    The best thing about this summer was hanging out on the boat every weekend! :)

    August 31, 2010 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Amy S

    Fresh tomatoes are my favorite thing about summer. The kind that are actually red on the inside with lots of juice! :) Love your blog!!! Amy

    August 31, 2010 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply crystal

    hurry up and get to NC – I am so excited to meet you!!!!! :)

    August 31, 2010 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Anne

    I am so happy to have rediscovered running this summer :)

    August 31, 2010 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply jolynn

    my favorite thing about the summer has been mowing lawns each week. I am weird i know!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply erika

    My face thing about this summer is going to be the camping trip to Myrtle beach that begins on Thursday!!! Can’t wait!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply erika

    Tweeting as well…runnererika

    August 31, 2010 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    My favorite thing is a tie between taking up running and going on my first vacation to the beach with my bf!

    September 1, 2010 at 4:37 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Or actually first vacation with my bf to the beach. I’ve been to the beach many times before haha :)

    September 1, 2010 at 4:37 am
  • Reply Leslie

    Good to know there are fashionable running sunglasses!
    Favorite thing about this summer was laying by the pool on the weekends!

    September 1, 2010 at 5:47 am
  • Reply F. Plvan

    Lake George, NY! Best vaca evah!

    September 1, 2010 at 6:35 am
  • Reply Suzy

    My favorite thing about summer is gardening. I love playing in my gardens.

    September 1, 2010 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Page

    Holy amazing! 120 comments?!?! Sha-bam!

    Soooo, my favorite thing about summer would have to be the fresh food. Yes, I’m all about the food and the bounty we get from Josh’s family garden will make any gal happy!

    September 1, 2010 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Stylish1

    I love those! Oh and my favorite thing about summer is camping with friends and family :)

    I don’t always get to see everyone throughout the year be we usually set up at least 1 weekend where we ALL go camping and have a ball!

    September 1, 2010 at 8:38 am
  • Reply elizabethlacy

    I love those sunnies!

    My two favorite things about summer are having a vegetable garden and being able to pick veggies from the backyard AND my birthday (which was yesterday). :)

    September 1, 2010 at 8:57 am
  • Reply Julie

    My favorite thing about the summer was going to Mexico for vacation!!

    September 1, 2010 at 9:43 am
  • Reply stacy

    My favorite thing about this summer is that I started training for my first marathon! NYC!!! Love the shades…..I have hand me downs from my stepdad that he wore fishing and while they are very high quality, i don’t feel sassy in them. I kind of feel like a cop in them!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Meghan

    love these! they are so cute they might actually motivate me to run! :)

    September 1, 2010 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply carmen

    Fav thing about the summer? All my veggies that are finally growing!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real)

    My favorite part of this summer was for sure visiting my bestie in SD, and taking a “jeep wine tour” through temecula! Uber fun, and great to see my best friend again!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    Amazing sunglasses! Thanks for sharing your review with us!

    I’m a nanny of 8 month old triplets, so my summer has been spent pushing a heavy triple-stroller around the neighborhood. I’ve loved enjoying summer with them! What I wouldn’t have given for a pair of glasses that didn’t slip down my nose every time I bent over!

    September 2, 2010 at 2:24 am
  • Reply Arielle

    My favorite thing about this summer -getting up at 3 am for long runs. Im training for my first marathon in November. I would looooove to run in sunglasses that dont slide down my nose!

    September 2, 2010 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Kyle Janet

    My favorite thing about this summer was the DOWN time. I needed it – now my full-time school schedule is quite the contrast!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Kyle Janet

    Oh, And i tweeted about this!


    September 2, 2010 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Emily

    runing friendly sunglasses… yeah, that’s on the To Do list. Yours are cute!

    My favorite thing this summer was last weekend’s End of Summer Fire Run – it was my first race! Sure, my pace was only nominally better than the 75+ winners… and still! It was my first race and I was faster than my usual – despite unhappy calves! :-)
    ~ @emjohnston

    September 2, 2010 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Christine

    Favorite thing about this summer was being able to run 5 miles without stopping!!!! 4 months ago 2 miles made me want to die. YIPEEEE!!!

    September 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply jess

    my favorite thing was using the pool at my new condo! :)

    September 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Crystal

    Love those sunglasses! They would be great for running outside in the Texas heat

    September 2, 2010 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply brenda

    My favorite thing about summer in general is running through all the sprinklers in my town! It’s so hot and I’m sure I look crazy… but how can I resist? :)

    September 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Kristy

    My favorite thing about this summer was running two miles with my 7-yr old son. At one mile, we took a break and watched a blue herron and mink search for dinner.

    September 3, 2010 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Lesley

    My favorite thing about this summer was my trip to Virginia and showing my children where I grew up and went to school.

    September 3, 2010 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply Ranay

    My favorite part of summer is all the fresh fruit I can pick- who can ever get enough of that?

    September 4, 2010 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Courtney

    I didn’t know Ryders had such cute shades!
    My favorite thing about this summer was my long runs with my boyfriend followed by breakfast at our favorite spot on the beach.

    September 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Leigh

    My favorite thing about this summer is…..this is the summer I became a runner (sort of). I am a newbie, but just finished my second 5k yesterday and am signing up for 2 more before the end of fall….loving it & your blog!

    September 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Erin

    My favorite thing is school starting again so I can get back into my running schedule.

    September 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Just a few of my favorite things | Chic Runner

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    December 9, 2010 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Jaime

    SOOO excited!! I have been looking for some sunglasses that can handle my sweaty self, and these are on their way! And they didn’t cost an arm and a leg – which I love even more!! Can’t wait to get them and go for a run! Living in Arizona, these are almost as essential as a good pair of running shoes!

    January 16, 2011 at 7:31 pm
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