My previous golf sunglasses were showing some serious wear, so I had been in the market for a new pair of golf-specific sunglasses. I was in luck on my trip to Fort Worth when Nike Golf put a pair of their new Victory E Golf Sunglasses in my room to test and review. I’ve been using these for a while now, and I share my thoughts on them here:
Out of the box these are very cool shades — they come in a large, hard carrying case with a cleaning cloth and an extra set of lenses. I have the Black/Red 060 model, and the first thing I did was swap the reddish-tinted lenses for the gray ones (my preference is for gray), and changing the lenses was easy and intuitive. The Victory sunglasses are very light, but you can tell the construction is solid and carefully considered.
The Victory sunglasses are a shield style, with no frame at the bottom. The top frame is a gentle curve from temple to temple, with a nose bridge piece and two temple pieces with the Nike swoosh on each side. The lenses attach at the top inside corner and fit tight to the front of the top frame, which creates a slick look. The earpieces are rubberized and adjustable, and have a spring hinge connecting them to the temple pieces.
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The frame is made of a matte finish magnesium, making these sunglasses very light and comfortable. The lens interchange system is easy to use and keeps the lenses tight in place. The lenses are big and cover a large area without distorting (top to bottom and side to side), and they also block out 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. The spring hinges allow the earpieces to flex when necessary, and the rubber coating on the earpieces make them comfortable on the ears. Personally I wish the earpieces were straight behind the ears instead of bent (my own personal preference), but this is a very minor point.
The Victory Sunglasses fit me right out of the box, but the nose piece and ear pieces are all adjustable, allowing a custom fit. They aren’t tight at the temples, nor do they feel loose at all, the fit is snug but comfortable.
I’ve worn these several times on the course and many times off the course in casual wear. My eyes are sensitive to light, especially in the bright sunlight here in Arizona. The gray lenses are a perfect tint for me, not too dark or too light, just enough to cool the harsh sunlight. On the course the optics are crisp and clear and make it easier to see the ball both in the sky and against the grass. The frameless design allows me to see out the bottom (when I’m over the ball) without any visual interference. The lightness of these sunglasses makes me forget I’m even wearing anything. Because they work so well on the course I wear them off the course as well.
The Nike Victory E Golf sunglasses are a great pair of golf sunglasses. They are very light and comfortable, and the frameless design minimizes any visual interference from the periphery of the viewing area. The lenses are crisp and clear with no distortion, they fit tight to the frame (especially considering their single connection to the inside top of the frame) and they are very easy to exchange. If you are looking for a new pair of sunglasses that can help you see the ball more clearly on the course, the Nike Victory sunglasses are worth taking a look at.
Here’s the official information from nike.com:
Find the fairway every time with the Nike Velocity E Golf Sunglasses, with a sleek metal frame and glare-resistant design that adapts to any light changes you encounter in your round.
- Nike Max Optics for precise vision from every angle
- Nike Max Golf Tint technology to increase visibility in shifting conditions
- No slip rubber bridge
- 100% UVA and UVB protection
Editor’s note: The product reviewed above was supplied by the manufacturer to the reviewer/author free of charge for reviewing purposes only. The reviewer/author was not paid for this review, and the opinions expressed in the review are strictly those of the reviewer/author.