I have a love hate relationship with sunglasses. I love them but I also hate how expensive premium brands are. I also happen to hate how rubbish cheaper sunnies are. If you’ve ever purchased a ‘no name’ brand you’ll know how the arms break off or the lenses don’t actually stop you squinting while driving. I’ve had a pair of sunglasses I purchased in Argentina more than two years ago that I love. They cost a small fortune but were worth the spend as they’re durable, look good and protect my eyes.
However, I want other options
Needless to say I was somewhat curious when an email popped up in my inbox for SunGod. The opening lines caught my attention where the introduction highlighted the overpriced designer brands saturating the current market and how many sunglasses, even premium brands, don’t last. We agree on that at least, so I clicked through to the website. SunGod allows you to design your sunglasses on the site: everything from shape, colour, design and the lenses you want. They offer up 4 different styles so you can choose something that suits your face. The styles are revolutionary, they’re common designs you’ve seen before. Helpful though because you’re ordering online and can’t test these out “IRL”.
Let me walk you through the online purchase process
Once you’ve designed your SunGod sunglasses you check out. They cost 65 pounds regardless of design which translates to roughly R1200. I was a bit nervous about shipping because I’ve found that, in the past, shipping goods from overseas is a ball ache. However, my sunglasses arrived 3 days after ordering them via DHL. They were also well packaged with extra protection so the box came out of the packaging without so much as a dent. They arrive in a box with a small cloth bag. I’d have preferred a proper hard cover box if I’m honest but I chose to forgo purchasing extra on check out.
The sunglasses themselves look rad. They’re exactly as I designed. Out the box I was a bit worried – they’re so damn light! My immediate concern was “cheaply made” but on exploring the detail of the glasses themselves this wasn’t the case. I have polarised lenses and really good hinges (you can usually tell when they’re those awful spray painted tin type hinges). SunGod also offers a lifetime guarantee on all their products – which no other sunglass brand offers from what I understand. Basically, if anything breaks they’ll repair it free of charge.
I really dig these sunglasses. I mean, truth be told, I designed them myself so they’re exactly the way I want but also, I’m just impressed by the speed at which they arrived and the quality considering the price. There are also a bunch of limited edition offerings and I’m seriously considering going back for the Hannah Whiteley SS glasses which look rather rad.
If you want to purchase your own pair of SunGod sunglasses you can visit their website here and get designing.
Disclosure: I was sent a promo code to test out the SunGod offering