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Review - Prada SPR 72G

Manufacturer: Prada Prada SPR 72G
Model: SPR 72G
Price Paid: $199
Made in: Italy
Lenses: Non-Polarized
Quality / Finish: 3.0 / 5.0
Durability: 3.0 / 5.0
Comfort: / Wearability: 3.0 / 5.0
Tint - Visibility Balance: 2.5 / 5.0
Peripheral Vision: 3.5 / 5.0
Lense Coverage: 4.0 / 5.0
Average: 3.2 / 5.0
What's in the box: Sunglasses, case, cleaning cloth and warranty booklet
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I bought these online at FramesDirect.com in January 2007. They are a nice looking pair of sunglasses which have brown havana frames and brown lenses. I admit I do feel very “OC Housewife-ish” when I wear them, but I get a lot of compliments when I do. One of my friends even went out and bought the same pair! I guess she really liked them.

Quality / Finish
The Prada SPR 72G are very stylish with some bling. They have a blade lens with a large silver star on each side where the arm meets the lens. These are my first pair of designer frames and I liked that they were high fashion yet not diamond encrusted which is a bit overkill for Portland, OR. This style is specific for women. They are a bit on the heavier side because of the size of the lens.

The frames are somewhat durable. I have dropped them a few times and they did not crack, luckily. The lens scratched but it did not split which I was worried about. The lens and frame are on the rigid side so you have to be careful and always store them in their case. If you sat on these sunglasses you would be in trouble.

Comfort / Wearability
These sunglasses are not that comfortable. They are all about the fashion not much about the comfort. I do not like the nose pads that attach to the glasses that rest on the bridge of the nose, I find that very uncomfortable. The lens is all one piece and I find that my cheeks touch the bottom of the lens thus transferring makeup and smudging the bottom of the lens. If you have long eyelashes they may touch the lens as well. I do not have particularly long lashes but every once in a while mine touch the lens.

Tint – Visibility
These lenses are not polarized. I find that a lot designer fashion sunglasses are not polarized. It seems cheap to me to not provide the best quality lenses available considering you are buying a name brand that should be synonymous with high quality. However the lenses are a medium brown tint. They are not the best protection on sunny days, but they work well on overcast ones. Again, these sunglasses are all about the look not necessarily the function.

Peripheral Vision
The frames are curved to form to your face and the blade lens spans temple to temple. Peripheral vision is good although once in a while the silver star on the temple is a bit distracting when you are looking over your shoulder to change lanes.

Lens Coverage
The lens is curved to form to your face and does cut down on the sunlight. With the wide arms and the silver start on each side it is tough for the sunlight to peek in. However, I wish the lenses were polarized and a slightly darker tint.

The sunglasses come in a hard black clam shell case covered in faux leather. Included is a black lens cloth with the Prada insignia. This is a great case easy to get into and sturdy to protect your investment.

These are very fashionable sunglasses. You are guaranteed to receive compliments and get noticed. If you are looking for comfort and anything more than just fashion, they may not be your best bet.

Reviewed by Cheryl, 30 May 2009


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