Kenneth Cole Sunglasses Review

Certain sunglass lines by Kenneth Cole may be out of the Cheapism price range, but the Reaction line (starting at $20, Amazon) appeals to frugal consumers with its stylish looks and modest prices, according to Kenneth Cole sunglasses reviews. At Amazon, for example, buyers of the KC1098 aviator sunglasses give a nod to the comfortable fit and fashionable design. One user reports they do a fine job protecting his eyes and others comment on the adjustable rubber-padded bridges. A few, however, complain that the glasses arrived with broken and/or bent parts whereas others see value in the brand name. The handful of Kenneth Cole sunglasses reviews at Overstock also commend the sizing and styling.

Like the other inexpensive sunglasses we researched, the Kenneth Cole Reaction offerings are available in men's, women's, and unisex styles. The lens material in most models is polycarbonate, although some lenses are just plastic; we did not find any polarized options at the lower end of the price zone. Not all models are labeled as providing 100 percent UV protection, with some product descriptions including the less specific phrase "maximum UV protection." Kenneth Cole sunglasses are available in many different tints, including some with a gradient or fadeout coating that makes the lenses darker at the top and lighter at the bottom.

The Kenneth Cole brand is certainly well-known and the entry-level lines are reasonably priced. But look closely at the product details to be sure you're buying a pair with essential features, such as durable polycarbonate lenses. Try to avoid models with regular plastic lenses because they don't afford the best clarity and are not impact-resistant. More importantly, stick with the styles labeled "100 percent UV protection" to guarantee that your eyes are adequately shielded from harmful ultraviolet rays.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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