Zeal Optics

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Based in Boulder, Colorado, Zeal Optics® strives to deliver high performance for those seeking outdoor adventure. By staying true to the ideas of using less, giving back, and exploring more, Zeal sets their sights on something higher than being an eyewear company. By pursuing projects and partnerships to reduce their environmental footprint, Zeal aims for social change that allows others to make the most of the outdoors. Part of these partnerships includes working with athletes and ambassadors that share that same vision and passion for nature. Those with a background in surfing, endurance running, trail running, mountaineering, skiing, and snowboarding all rely on Zeal’s sunglasses and alpine goggles.

Driven by their passions, Zeal knows that life is about having fun and making memories, and their high-performance optics provide you with the clearest vision possible. With this in mind, you are encouraged to get out there and put their gear to the test, because when the Zeal team isn’t putting in the hours to perfecting designs, they’re out there doing the same thing. Every piece of equipment is developed by those who love and appreciate outdoor performance and want you to have the best experience possible.

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Windsor

Windsor

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are great glasses super modern looking and great for the sun.

on September 25, 2018

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Penny Lane Polarized

Penny Lane Polarized

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love these sunglasses! I thought they would overwhelm my small round face, but they are perfect. I wear them everywhere and I feel like a rockstar! I like them so much that I bought two colors.

on July 31, 2018

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Magnolia

Magnolia

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I LOVE these glasses. I wear them while trail running, and they are no-bounce, no-slip, and very lightweight and comfortable. The lenses are very sharp and clear, and the shape fits my face well. I have a little bit of a larger head, so it's hard to find glasses that look proportional and not too small, but these look really cute.

on July 16, 2018

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Capitol

Capitol

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought these sunglasses for my husband who has had trouble finding glasses to fit his large size head. These are the perfect fit and stylish to boot! He loves them and reports it’s the most comfortable pair he has ever owned.

on July 16, 2018

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Magnolia

Magnolia

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are very nice glasses. Love the plum color and the tint on the lenses. Nice and lightweight. I have a large head/big face and it's been a struggle trying to find a cute pair of glasses that are polarized AND that are big enough for my face. These almost fit the bill, however, I just felt like they needed to be a little wider on my face. They were comfortable and didn't squeeze my head and they didn't move with my cheeks when I smiled. Just aesthetically speaking, I would like them to be a smidge wider.

on February 16, 2018

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Nomad

Nomad

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great looking goggle. I may have just had a defective pair from manufacturer. Used for a few runs and later found them to have fogged up between the lenses, so you couldn't even wipe it off. Luckily brought a back up pair to finish up the day...

on February 04, 2018

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Penny Lane Polarized

Penny Lane Polarized

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love these glasses. I was looking for a pair of sunglasses to run in but also to wear around. I love that these are more fashionable than most sport glasses and they stay on my face!! They also provide a lot of coverage so my eyes stay protected.

on June 22, 2017

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Penny Lane Polarized

Penny Lane Polarized

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I wear my sunglasses everyday and also wear them when I run. They stay put and never bounce when I run. They are stylish but super functional. I love them!

from Colorado on May 03, 2017

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Brewer

Brewer

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are very comfortable to wear. I have a larger head and they fit very nicely and do not hurt over my ears after wearing them for an extended period. I would suggest getting a new case to carry them in as the one provided 'sheds' dust on the lenses. It wipes off with the cleaning cloth but kind of a pain. The optics are maybe not quite as nice as an mainstream brand (Maui, Oakley, etc.) but still are good and I would recommend them especially for the price.

from Minnesota on February 02, 2017

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Idyllwild

Idyllwild

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Love these! Super lightweight and they stay in place no matter how hot the weather or how long I run. I highly recommend these sunglasses.

on October 22, 2016

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Tracker

Tracker

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have a weird shaped dome; it's big and my nose is oddly disfigured after several accidents. Well, I'm not that bad off. These are some of the best fitting glasses I've ever owned. And you're talking to a guy who has literally worn sunglasses everyday for 20 years. They stay snug when bending over as well as fit on the brim of a hat when going indoors. I almost forget I'm wearing them sometimes. I've gone through three pairs of these. Not because they're cheap, but because I west them everyday, for every occasion. That kinda use will generate some blemishes, all of which were my responsibility (softball tournaments, international travel, dumping them into my hat with my keys and wallet, etc.). Do yourself a favor and get these so you can stop paying for Spy, Oakley, and other overpriced crap.

from Casper, WY on October 21, 2016

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Brewer

Brewer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Oakly is still the big gun. This is close to it..very attractive.

on August 08, 2016

Cascade

Cascade

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

poor quality. brand tries to be all hipster cool but its mediocre in its execution. the army green canvas case is unfinished on the inside and leaves lint all over the lens of the glasses... really stupid design! they also fit huge. sent back right away.

from Virginia on July 13, 2016

Penny Lane Polarized

Penny Lane Polarized

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I absolutely love these sunglasses! Yes, they are huge, and I have a somewhat small face, but I like to block out the maximum amount of light possible and avoid eye contact with people, and these babies get the job done. Every other pair that I have had has had annoying problems like slipping, nose pieces tangling in my hair when putting up on my head, light entering sides, pressure points, etc. I mean, I could go on and on; you guys probably know already. But the design and materials of this Penny Lane pair is genius. I can sweat like a pig and move around like crazy and they do not move a millimeter, or cause any discomfort in the process. About the lenses - I am impressed. I like grey/black polarized lenses, so that is what I bought. The clarity and degree of shading is perfect in my opinion. These must have been designed by athletic, outdoorsy people because it is easy to see what is going on around you, even in bright sunlight and more dim conditions. I keep these on even at dusk and have no problems seeing. I forget that I have them on sometimes because they are so comfortable. The notch above the ears gives a locking effect and eliminates pressure in that area. So smart! I really feel like the character of these glasses is sporty/athletic, but the style is sophisticated and does give off a 60s vibe. The different color choices change the overall tone and style. I feel that the lighter, contrasting color frames are more sporty-looking than the black and tortoise styles. It is obvious that I am thrilled with my Zeals, right?! I lost a pair recently and it hurt to kick out so much money to replace them, but there was no question that I could not live without them. Try them out! You can always send them back if you do not like them. I think they are unique looking now in 2016. Everyone is wearing 80s styles now, but I am telling you... These are still cool!

from USA on May 03, 2016

Essential Polarized

Essential Polarized

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My husband and I both ordered about 10 pairs of sunglasses on Zappos - we were determined to find a pair that we liked that was affordable. We both picked Zeal! These are really nice sunglasses and we both like them more than our more expensive ones!

from Columbus, Ohio on November 30, 2015

Kennedy

Kennedy

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have enjoyed my Zeal Kennedy sunglasses very much. A friend of mine had a pair while we were fly fishing and I tried them out. The ellume polarized lenses really made a difference on the amount of trout I could see in the river and where the holes and structure were under the water. The frames are light and comfortable and the proflex design allow them to stay on your face with the rubber nose and ear pieces to help. The frames also seem to be very durable as well. It's almost like they aren't even there. I also like the stylish frames and have received many good comments from friends. I would definitely recommend.

from Oxford, MS on September 02, 2015

Brewer

Brewer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I just love them! Everything comes alive with these lenses! I got them at Goodwill! Excellent deal!

from San Antonio texas on August 09, 2015

Brewer

Brewer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really love these shades. This is the second pair I have owned. They are super light but still have a top end polarized lens. Plus people are always asking me "what kind of sunglasses they are" since the brand is relatively unknown. You definitely can't find these in a sunglass hut

on June 09, 2015

Penny Lane Polarized

Penny Lane Polarized

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love these glasses! I like fashionable sunglasses and usually buy the cheap variety, as I live at the beach and lose them or they slide of my head & break. All that changed recently when my friend was donning these fabulous stylish functional sunglasses in a gorgeous aqua green color. I was initially attracted to the style. When I tried them on, the extra added bonuses were the reason I ended up buying - the lenses are polarized, cutting glare & making them perfect for being in and on the water. I stand up paddle board & these cut the glare on the ocean. Secondly, they are slip-proof! You can look down, shake your head, bounce around, jump and they stay put! No more sliding glasses or having to wear Croakies to keep your eyewear in place. this is the most I've spent on sunglasses and they're worth every penny. Stylish, awesome colors from which to choose, the polarized lenses that help you see the world more clearly on bright sunny days and they stay on your head. Great for athletes who sweat & water activities. I'm a fan!

from Naples, Florida on May 24, 2014

Brewer

Brewer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Excellent pair of glasses. I have 3 pair, 2 black, 1 wood grain. They fit great, feel great, look great. Durable, quality made. They have a special rubber insert there they touch your skin on your nose and above your ears making them super comfortable. Could wear them all day.

from San Diego, Ca on March 15, 2014

Fargo

Fargo

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I was really excited to get these, but I was not impressed. For the price I have seen better quality. I love my zeal sunglasses, but the goggles just felt cheap and I could see glue on them as well. I didn't try them on the mountain so that might be different.

from Henderson, NV on March 03, 2014

Fargo

Fargo

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is the first goggle I have found that truly fits my face! I have a tiny face, and I have a very hard time finding a goggle that fits, yet still allows me to see most of the world around me. The spherical shape of this lens allows me to still have a great view of the outside world, while still finding a frame that fits my face!

on January 02, 2014

Snapshot

Snapshot

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This pair of Sun Glasses have a large frame and large lenses, they are the same size as mens Maui Jim's and Costa Del mar's for much less. The frames are well made and offer a snug fit. If you look closely at the picture you can see the inside of the frames have rubber around the ear lobs and also around the nose piece to prevent slipping. The only down side is the lenses are not polarized.

from Texas on September 29, 2013

Essential Polarized

Essential Polarized

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Great and comfortable, my husband has a pair and loves them, but they were a bit too big looking for my face. But they felt amazing!

from United States on September 24, 2013

Penny Lane Polarized

Penny Lane Polarized

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

The style and shape are nice but the color is much darker than pictured. They look black. I'm returning them for that reason.

from San Antonio, Texas on September 21, 2013

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