Review: XX2i Hawaii1 Sunglasses

Disclaimer: I received a pair of XX2i Hawaii 1 Sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

The Hawaii1 are my 3rd pair of XX2i sunglasses and they are my new favorites.

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I’ve been wearing the USA1 glasses since December and I really like them, they are lightweight, comfortable and polarized.  If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen me wearing them for the last few months.  And you can read my review of them here.

I’ve also got a pair of the new casual Bermuda1 glasses, which have the best lenses, but aren’t quite as comfortable as the USA1 & Hawaii1.

What is special about the Hawaii1?

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From the XX2i website: Carbon fiber and Polarized 8k optics combine in XX2i’s new Hawaii1 performance sunglasses.  Extremely lightweigh & easily adjustable the Hawaii1 instantly adapts for any face shape or activity.  Together with a completely bendable nose piece and rubber temple arms, these shades won’t budge or slide when you need to keep your focus.

They come in 3 different colors, white, which I have, black & tortoise.  The white & black have polar grey lenses while the tortoise have the awesome polar brown, which I have on the Bermuda1.

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What I like about these glasses, they are super lightweight.  I didn’t have to make any adjustments at all to make them fit perfectly.

Another nice thing about these is that the bottom of the lens doesn’t have a frame around it so I can look down and see my phone without having to take off my glasses (in light other than direct sunlight).

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The only complaint I have about these is the little rubber pieces on the arms.  They get stuck in my hair especially when it’s wet and sweaty.  I’ve figured out a way to take them off without pulling out my hair now, but that was a bit of a problem for me at first.

Even with the hair pulling issue, I feel like I would reach for the Hawaii1 9x out of 10 over any other pair of glasses.

The Hawaii1 retails for $124.99 but you can save 50% by using the code XX2iRocks.

And if you join #BibChat tomorrow at 6pm Pacific, you might have a change to win a pair for yourself.  I promise you will love them.

Want to see what my fellow BibRavePros have to say about the Hawaii1? Check them out below.

Angie    Gina     Erin    Sarah M     Christine    Frank

Buff in the Wild

Disclaimer: BibRave and BUFF have partnered up for a BUFF prizepack giveaway, and as part of being a BibRave Pro, I am giving you a chance to win! Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

Ever since I was introduced to Buff last summer I have been a huge fan of their products.  I’ve been able to try and test out the Original Buff, the UV Half Buff (my current favorite) and I’m currently trying the UV Full Buff. After trying the UV Half Buff with BibRave, I was so excited I bought a special one at TRT 100 last summer.

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Funny enough, after seeing me with my buffs on Instagram, my dad got Buffs & Buff Hats for Sean and my uncle for Christmas last year.

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So what is Buff in the Wild?  BibRave & Buff have partnered up to give one lucky winner $215 worth of Buff Gear!!

Here’s the rules & what you need to do to enter:
1. Take a #BUFFIE with a BibRave Pro and post it on Twitter or Instagram.
2. Tag @BibRave & @BUFF_USA (same handles on both Twitter and Instagram).
3. Use hastags #BUFFIE AND #BibChat.
4. Contest runs May 1–31, 2016.
5. For US residents only.
6. Photo must be taken at a race (so not the expo or a training run)
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Where will I be this month?

Whoo’s in El Moro 50k, Crystal Cove, CA- May 7
PCT 50 (crewing for Sean), Cleveland National Forest, CA – May 14
Nanny Goat 24 hour, Riverside, CA – May 28/29

I don’t have my outfits picked out yet, but follow me on Instagram to see my Flat Jenny pics the day before each race.  But I think, I’m pretty easy to spot with my Hot Pink Running4ThoseWhoCan’t hat on ;).

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Get your camera ready & I hope to see you out there!

If you aren’t in Southern California, there are BibRavePros racing all over the country so you have plenty of opportunities to get your #Buffie!

Angie      Mark       Karen      Brenda      Heather      Katherine

Lisa         Samantha      Elizabeth       Gina