Product Review: Shady Rays Sunglasses

Disclaimer: I received an Shady Rays to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

Remember my last blog post in which I detailed our trip to Charlotte to pick up our new truck camper? Did you happen to notice anything wildly stylish from my brewery pictures…?


That’s right, I was lucky enough to test out a pair of Shady Rays Signature Series Sunglasses! (Hint: Be sure to read through to the end for a discount!) 

I thought that the Shady Rays were packaged nicely and liked that they included a sticker with the order. My husband will be the first one to tell you that I’m a total sucker for a brand sticker. I can’t wait to slap it somewhere!


My first time wearing the sunglasses was at Birdsong Brewery in Charlotte. It had been pretty dreary in PA so this was my first opportunity to test them out in the sun. I immediately noticed (and loved) how the lens color didn’t distort my actual vision. Polarized sunglasses should make everything look brighter and crisper – and they did!


After a couple of short runs, I finally was able to wear them for a race. I had a 5k on the books and was hoping to PR (spoiler alert: I did!) I was really putting the Shady Rays to the test because in addition to the sunglasses, I was also wearing a hat AND AfterShokz, so I had a lot of stuff happening behind my ears. Here’s another spoiler alert: THEY DID NOT BOUNCE! 

Aside from the frame color and the lenses, I really love the design and how light they are. They’re incredibly stylish and versatile and I was happy that I was able to translate them from hanging out at the brewery to running.

Here’s the other thing that’s awesome: Shady Rays is a pretty fantastic company. I’ve been trying to be more conscious about the companies that I’m giving my money too, and Shady Rays passes the test: Not only do they donate 10 meals to fight hunger per order, but they offer free lost or broken replacements and stand behind their product 100% with a lifetime craftsmanship warranty. This little tag told me so once I took them out of the box!


At $45-60 a pair, I can definitely see myself purchasing more in the future! I have the Signature Series in Emerald Ice Polarized and am loving the Golden Timber Polarized and the Black Glacier Polarized.

So it’s clear that I am loving Shady Rays, and now you can too! Shady Rays is offering 50%  off any 2+ pairs from the Shade Shop with code “RAVE“!

Can’t wait to hear what you think – but you heard it here first, you’re going to love them!

happy trails and miles,
x Stephanie