Back in December I left a review of the Shady Rays sunglasses I’d just picked up. I also promised a follow-up on that review. Six months have passed since then, making it time to fulfill my promise. Miraculously, six months later I still have both pair of sunglasses. Part if this is luck. I haven’t lost either pair yet. My spare pair is momentarily misplaced, but it’s somewhere in the house. I haven’t needed them in a few months, so I haven’t looked for them. I set them aside when I first bought them, but I had to use them when I left my primary pair at work one day. They never made it back to their designated set-aside location. When I need them, though, I feel confident that I’ll find them. A nice bonus, however, is that neither pair has broken in the past six months. That’s hardly a record for my sunglasses, but by my standards it’s a good run. My experience over the past few months also confirms my initial impression: Shady Rays built a sturdy product. I don’t know how they hold up to expensive sunglasses like Ray-Bans, but their construction quality definitely exceeds the Iron Man sunglasses I’d been wearing. I do have one complaint after some time with them, but it’s relatively minor. The rubber nose pieces detach easily and unexpectedly. My primary pair is missing a nosepiece at the moment. Shady Rays sells replacement nosepieces at a reasonable cost. I’ve never bothered to order any, but the option exists. Next time I find my nose piece – or, more likely, whenever I finally buy replacements – I plan to superglue them in place so that they don’t fall off. I would recommend the manufacturer do something similar in future pairs. In every other way, I’m even happier with my Shady Rays than I was when I first bought them. They’re durable, affordable, comfortable, and stylish – at least by my standards of stylish! I heartily recommend this product, especially if you manage to find one of their “two pair for $45” deals. Even at $45 a pair, however, these are reasonably priced for what you get. Update: 7/8/2019 I’ve left my final update in the Shady Rays saga. If you’re considering a purchase, I highly recommend that you read the last update beforehand.

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  2. Chip says:

    I just got my first pair today, the logo was already rubbing off right out of the mail and the quality is on par with the ones I get for a dollar from Dollar Tree. I am not impressed at all, glad that yours were better quality though.

    • Russell Newquist says:

      I am sorry to hear that, and also glad that you took a moment to reply. My experience was good, but it’s good for people to hear other answers – especially since this post has been the #1 result for “Shady Rays Reviews” on Google for some time now.

  3. Scott G says:

    Poor quality. Don’t wear sunscreen with these as the sunscreen causes the rubberized coating to wear off. Trying to get a refund, but probably stuck with another pair and not wearing sunscreen. Bummed.

  4. Vilma Palma says:

    I just got a blue aviator pair and the lenses are getting black spots on them. I think you can get these sunglasses somewhere else for like $5, no wonder they got that warranty going on, who else will give you 2 free replacements if you lose them or break them, that’s unreal. I think they cover the price of the sunglasses in the shipping and handle which is $9.00 per pair.

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