The Sunglasses That Don’t Wear Out

Barrel hinges and impact-resistant lenses make Oakley's Tinfoils the toughest specs for summer.
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Barrel hinges and impact-resistant lenses make Oakley's Tinfoils the toughest specs for summer.
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Odds are, you’ve seen more than one pair of sunglasses fall apart when that little screw on the earpiece eventually breaks. Apparently, so have the guys who designed Oakley’s TinFoil sunglasses, a pair of shades that offer wear-anywhere looks with never-wear-out longevity. Its earpieces are attached with screw-free barrel hinges, which have far more longevity than the old screw hinges, while the faux half-rim design gives it a classic style that’s modernized by a sharp-edged, stainless-steel frame. The polarized, impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses provide a distortion-free field of view, while the air-filled silicon nosepieces and Oakley’s proprietary rubber earpieces keep them on your face no matter how bumpy the road gets.  [$240; oakley.com]