Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ryders Eyewear: VTX Sunglasses Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~*~lilshuga2001~*~ #100!


Ryders Eyewear VTX Interchangable Lens Sunglasses – Could it be? Sunglasses that cost 3 times less than the competition’s that perform just as well? At first, I was surprised at the MSRP of these sunglasses; at $59.99 you get sunglasses with grey flash lenses, a hard case, a cloth case that doubles as a lens wipe and lens holder that holds the two extra pairs of lenses – orange and clear. The adjustable anti-slip features on the nose pads and temple tips also allow you to fine tune the sunglasses to fit your face perfectly.

I wanted to use these sunglasses extensively before I wrote the review to prove its durability. I was still “sticker-shocked” at the great value of these sunglasses and I wanted to ensure that they continued to perform after numerous uses. I’ve had adjustable sunglasses in the past that cost more than twice the amount of these sunglasses, but ended up being disappointed. Changing the lenses ended up scratching them in the process which left the lenses damaged. With the Ryders VTX, this was not the case.

Thrash Test – Everyone has different sized faces and I love the adjustability of the nose pads and temple tips. After adjusting them, it felt like these sunglasses were custom made just for me. Even when I’m sweating like a pig, the sunglasses do not slip. Also, after several lens changes and using them in different climates from sunny, overcast, and in the rain, they have consistently performed well.

For overcast situations, I switched to the orange lenses which brightened the trails for better visibility. Sunny conditions necessitated the grey flash lens, which blocked the sun’s bright rays. I didn't have to squint and was able to keep my eyes on the obstacles ahead. During night rides, I rode with the clear lenses. It felt like I had no sunglasses on since the lenses were so clear, but I had the protection from the bugs that were flying at me.

Thrash TestPASSED!

Bottom Line – Great Value and Performance! I would pay $180 for these sunglasses since they are basically 3 different types in one, but at $59.99, you don’t have to. The VTX does what it’s supposed to do extremely well.

One lucky reader will with their very own pair of VTX sunglasses from Ryders!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Ryders Eyewear and tell me one other pair of sunglasses you would love to try out.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
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**This giveaway ends on November 16th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on November 17th.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Ryders Eyewear for this review. All opinions are my own.

156 comments:

  1. I like the fray.
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  2. I really like the Ollie. They look sporty and chic.
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  8. i like the duchess and the rock slide glasses they look sleek sean_n_dallas2009@yahoo.com

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  9. I like the Zephyrs
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  10. I like the Vela.

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  12. I'd also like to try out the Fray--love the shape.

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  13. I subsribe via email

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  14. i liked the Flange! how cool are they!

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  16. aniatI would like try the Duchess style in Tortoise TR90 :)
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  17. FRAY--NEON PINK, TR90...Love all the funky colors

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  18. I also like the Clamor glasses in tortoise!

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  35. I like the Ollie Sunglasses, the pink ones. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

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  36. I would love to have the BUBBA sunglasses. :)

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  37. I love the Socket.

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  38. follow you on twitter @5memb

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  40. I would love the Fray glasses.
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  42. I love the blue on the VELA style! Thanks for the review. I got your email (newsletter) and saw this so had to stop by. Love Funky Monkey giveaways. Love them more if I won. hee hee
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  48. I like Ryders Eyewear on Facebook on facebook
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  50. I love the Ollie glasses in neon pink.
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  51. I follow you on twitter as ptowngirl.
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  53. Besides the VTX, I'm torn between the Treviso or the Jolt, but if you were to put a gun to my head...it would be the Jolt (Please don't put a gun to my head!).

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  54. I like the Vela.
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  56. I love the OLLIE.

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  58. I would have to go with the Awol or Duchess. uheeter at comcast dot net

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  61. i like the drill

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  66. I like the Hijack in White.
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  67. I also subscribe to your posts via rss feed, follow you and Ryders on Twitter (twitter.com/velofreak) and follow Ryders on FB. so, that should be 4 additional entries. Thanks velofreak@live.com

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  68. I like the Jig. kkiddle at att dot net

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  69. i like Clamor just for wearing around, but like Jolt or Jig for training or racing.

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  70. I like the fray.
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  73. i like jig
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  74. I'd like to try the Fray Sunglasses. Thanks.
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  76. follow you on Twitter, partymix25
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  78. also love the vela sunglasses, they are all very cool, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

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  86. I love the duchess

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  87. http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/4275669961809920

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  88. i like jolt and shot. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  89. I would like to try the Shot, those look cool!

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  92. I would also love to have the Boss glasses

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  94. I love the Defcon glasses, thanks!

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  95. I would love to try out the FRAY sunglasses.

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  100. i like the duchess
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  101. I am a fan of the Fray.

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  102. Email subscriber.
    I would love to win these for my hubby for Christmas! His eyes are so sensitive when he goes out he sneezes, and if it is cold, they water. Poor guy. These are sharp looking! Would keep the wind out of his eyes for sure!

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  104. I'd like to try their DEFCON wraparounds! Thanks!

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  108. Follow Ryders Eyewear on Twitter -dresdenrain

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  110. Thanks for the giveaway...I like Ryders Eyewear "DEFCON" sunglasses.

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  111. Love the Clamor sunglasses.
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  112. Twitter follower (@beckytag)
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  118. I like Fray

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  119. I like the Clamor pair!
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  123. like ryders on facebook kathy l pease
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  124. i like Drill sunglasses.

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  125. I like Ryders eyewear on Facebook.

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  126. I would like to try the Clamor Sunglasses. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  127. I love the flange sunglasses. Thanks!
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  128. I love the Seeker sunglasses.

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  129. http://twitter.com/carafferty/status/4792675043643393
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  130. My hubby really needs new sunglasses so i would love the BUBBA for him.
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  131. Melanie Calcut is now a facebook fan of Ryders Eyewear
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  132. I like the saltydog thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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