RedFin Amelia Sunglasses Review – An In Depth Test

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Sunglasses are essential to just about every sport in every season. Not only do they provide sun protection and allow you to see more clearly, but they add an element of protection for your eyes that is essential for fishing, hiking, or just being outdoors in any environment. In this article, we do an in depth review of RedFin’s Amelia sunglass line to see if they are worth the money.

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About RedFin | About The Glasses | Our Review | Summary

 

Our Testing

We brought these sunglasses on Colorado 14ers, full day fishing trips, backcountry ski trips, and even to the Mediterranean sea. This testing allowed us to experience the glasses in sunny environment, after sunset, in high winds, in heat, while sitting still, and while sweating like crazy, while trail running, and more. In other words, we put them to the complete test.

A little background on our testing: We are trail runners, fisherman, hikers, skiers, bikers, and we take our nutrition, our safety, our comfort, and athletic performance very seriously. Therefore, we make sure we test all the gear we recommend thoroughly.

 

Where To Purchase

You can purchase RedFin products on their site: RedFin

 

About RedFin

RedFin has a pretty simple story that is encapsulated in the video below. At the end of the day, RedFin set out to create the highest quality sunglasses as possible by partnering with Italian manufacturers, and Zeiss, one of the most well known, and well respected, lens manufacturers in the world. By creating and testing the highest quality frames, and lenses as possible, Redfin is fully aware that they aren’t trying to serve 100% of the sunglass market, but are trying to create a pair that is considered the best available.

In our review, we take this into account to see how well RedFin did at accomplishing this goal.

 


 

About The Glasses

Redfin Glasses While HikingRedFin has various collections of glasses with different frame styles to suit different use cases and look preferences. All of the frames are made in Italy, and all lenses are made from Nylon by Carl Zeiss Vision, one of the most respected lens manufacturers in the world.

Glasses have prescription customizability as well.

 

Specifications

Lens Height 38 mm
Lens Width 55 mm
Frame Width 141 mm
Nose Width 18 mm
Temple Arm Length 130 mm
Lens Material Nylon

 

Redfin Frame Measurements Amelia

 

Shipping

RedFin offers free shipping on all orders.

 

Returns & Warranty

RedFin offers a lifetime frame warranty, reduced cost for replacing damaged or lost items, a quality return policy, and exchanges.

Customers can return the purchased products within 30 days after receiving the product as long as it is undamaged, and in the same condition it was received. You can read more about the policy here.

 


 

Our Review

 

Comfort

RedFin Sunglasses For Fishing

Testing these glasses while fly fishing in various conditions showed us how well they performed. Great visibility into the water.

Simply put, these are the most comfortable sunglasses we own. They fit well under hats, under helmets, over neck gaiters, they don’t irritate the nose, they aren’t too tight, yet they stay on even during harsh movements. Our male testers all completely loved these glasses for their comfort. Our female testers found them a little loose fitting, and therefore we recommend females, or those with smaller heads to contact RedFin to see specifically which frame will best fit them.

5/5 Rating

 

Lens Clarity

These lenses are incredibly clear. They are clearly high quality, and comparable to the most expensive glasses on the market. Overall, we have only great things to say about lens clarity. This was the case on multiple lens colors as well.

Yet again, a 5/5.

 

Field Of View

These glasses have a great field of view. The shape and lenses don’t distort in the peripherals, and they do a great job of keeping a full field of view.

 

Lens Options

There is just about every lens color option. So whatever your use case, you can find a color that is perfect for you.

 

Price & Value

These are on the higher end of performance sunglasses. The warranty, quality, lens clarity, design, and comfort all warrant this price point. These glasses are extremely high quality.

 

Recommendation And Overall Thoughts:

Overall, we highly recommend these glasses. They are among the highest quality, and have a great warranty that lasts a lifetime for frames.

  • Great comfort
  • Great lens clarity
  • Tons of design and lens options
  • Great look

These will be some of our most used sunglasses for long days on the water.

Max DesMarais
Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about

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