Rating: 4 / 5
For less than half an ounce and a handful of dollars, you can get a solid pair of shades from Gossamer Gear that keep your eyes protected. I always hesitate to get expensive sunglasses since I can be pretty tough on them. These keep my eyes almost as protected while weighing very little and not breaking my heart if something happens to them. They stay in place because of a nice elastic strap and adjustment. In addition, they are good at keeping the eyes from being bothered by bright sun. They aren't as good as a couple of costly shades I had in the past, but they are still quite respectable. The only reason I give them a four is that I found them very hard to put back in their "case," and I put numerous scratches in them while trying to do this. These stratches did make them a little harder to see out of, and the marks were somewhat annoying. I am sure with more experience this can be somewhat alleviated. Regardless, they are certainly worth checking out if you don't need an amazingly durable or high-performing pair of shades. For the price and weight, they are hard to beat.