Sundog Bolt Sunglasses Review

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Sundog Eyewear Bolt sunglasses offer amazing comfort with a light weight frame and adjustable nose pad.  TrueBlue lenses provide exceptional clarity and eye protection.

Introduction

When I moved a couple years ago, my new eye doctor really drove home the importance of wearing quality sunglasses all the time in sunny Florida.  I assumed polarized was better than the average lens and picked up a pair of Sundog Weirs at a great price to wear golfing.  I enjoyed them, but found myself removing them to putt.

Fast forward to the PGA Merchandise Show where I met Gary Makar of Sundog.  He gave me the run down on their current product line and most importantly the newest lens technology called True Blue.  Developed by Dr. James Gallas, True Blue provides eye protection beyond ultra violet light by filtering the blue light portion of the visible light spectrum.  With no dry erase board nor the time to enlighten me in the full science of the technology, Gary suggested I visit www.truebluelens.com, selected a pair of Bolt frames with the True Blue lenses and asked me to keep them on even when putting.  I’m glad he did.

Style

Overall I like the look of these sunglasses.  The color adds a little pop to the athletic style.  The lenses are a good size for my average oblong face and wrap around just enough that you don’t see the edges.

For off the course, one of the lifestyle models would be a great choice, and there are many models to choose from.  In the golf arena, Sundog sponsors Charlie Beljan and Paula Creamer.  I don’t think anyone looks at Charlie with an eye on fashion, but Paula exudes style.

Performance

I’ve been amazed at the comfort, both for my eyes and on my face.  The frames are very lightweight and the adjustable nose piece provides a perfect fit.  The temples have just the right amount of gription (stop trying to tell me that’s not a real word spell-check) to not slip off my head even when sweating.  The squeeze of the frames does not cause any long term discomfort around my ears.  None of my other sunglasses, sporty or casual, allow me to wear them for 4 to 5 hours without irritation of some sort, and those cost 2 to 3 times more.

The comfort for my eyes has been impressive.  This has to be attributed to the True Blue lenses.  But don’t take my word for it, here’s what Dr. Gallas says: “effects associated with unfiltered Blue Light exposure produces the short term phenomenon of ‘veiled glare’ which results in vision irritation (dry, burning, itchy eyes, fatigue, and headaches).”  The visual clarity in all light conditions and times of day is awesome.  I don’t see any color or vision distortion.  So yes, I do now wear them putting.  The lenses have held up extremely well with no scratches to date.  I am meticulous about only wiping the lenses with a microfiber cloth like the one that comes with the sunglasses.

Conclusion

We all end up with favorites.  Whether it’s a t-shirt, box of cereal, or spot on the couch, it’s the one you gravitate to the most often.  After a couple of months of testing, I’ve reached that point with my Bolt sunglasses by Sundog Eyewear.  Even with a couple of other more well-known brands to choose from, I find myself automatically reaching for my newest pair of Sundogs.  The lenses have held up extremely well with no scratches, and when the daily grime gets a bit thick, I like to wash the lenses with a little dish soap.  A hard case would be nice, but at a price point of $69.99, I won’t complain.

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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4 Comments

  1. How does the Trueblue lenses differ from polarized lenses? Is one better than the other for golf specifically?

    • Matt Meeker

      You can read all the details about how the True Blue lenses work from the links. Having worn both polarized and True Blue lenses extensively on the course, I find the True Blue better for golf. Especially in seeing the subtle variations of the greens.

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