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Dragon Rake Sunglasses ($85;

Nov 20, 2003
Outside Magazine

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OK, there are lots of good eyeglasses on the market. But the Dragon Rakes are among the best I've ever used. From their grippy, flexible temples to the precise placement of two air vents in each lens, the Rakes reek of careful thought. I wear mine mostly for bicycle riding, and they're ideal for high-speed activities. But they're equally useful for just about any outdoor pursuit—hiking, kayaking, skiing, you name it.

The wrap design offers good eye protection and blocks plenty of sun, and the UV-blocking, polycarbonate lenses are fairly easily snapped out for interchangeability to a yellow or clear lens from the fair-weather bronze. And when I'm not really using them, they still look pretty good just perched atop my head.

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